Frequently Asked Questions
The lips are one of the most alluring facial features. Plump, attractive lips can be a dramatic enhancement of your natural beauty. If you inherited less full lips, or they are thinning due to the natural aging process, lip injections can provide a non-surgical option for lip enhancement for a full, voluptuous pout. Dr. Michael Morrissette’s understanding of facial beauty and balance makes him the best choice for lip enhancement.
What are Lip Injections?
Lip injections are a simple, easy way to receive a more appealing pout – when performed correctly. Through a series of carefully placed injections, Dr. Morrissette can sculpt plumper, more youthful lips. Thinning lips and smile lines can add years to your appearance, but modern aesthetics makes it possible to create more natural allure. When you are seeking to enhance the size, shape, and overall look of your lips or want to reduce and smooth lip lines, Dr. Morrissette can help.
What are the Benefits of Lip Injections?
Lip injections can do wonders to heighten the beauty of your facial features. There is a delicate balance that should exist between the upper and lower lip, with the lower lip being slightly more prominent providing a natural pout. Lip injections can not only enhance lip size, but can achieve the following:
- Enhance small lips
- Correct lip asymmetry
- Smooth lip lines
- Create a more appealing overall facial look
What are the Best Dermal Fillers to Use for Lip Injections?
Dr. Morrissette uses Juvéderm injectables for lip augmentation. These hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers work with the natural building blocks of your own skin to plump lips and reduce lines and wrinkles around your mouth. Hyaluronic acid has an amazing capacity to attract moisture, providing natural-looking volume and fullness. Juvéderm Ultra XC brings natural-looking lip volume, and Juvéderm Volbella creates a subtler enhancement, and works to soften the appearance of vertical lip
How Does Hyaluronic Acid Work?
Hyaluronic acid is an almost miraculous part of you’re the structure of your natural skin. It works to deliver nutrients, hydrate, and add cushion. Unfortunately, with age, the body stops producing as much HA. The Juvéderm line of HA lip fillers are made from non-animal, stabilized hyaluronic acids, and are the filler of choice for a subtle lip enhancement that looks and feels soft, plump, and natural.
What Can I Expect During my Lip Injection Procedure?
Lip enhancement is performed in the comfort of our comfortable Ventura offices, where our entire staff is focused upon providing the most positive patient experience. Dr. Morrissette will perform a series of tiny, strategically-placed injections to your lips to add volume and fullness. A topical numbing cream may be applied to ensure your complete comfort during the procedure. Your non-surgical lip augmentation can be performed in less than 30 minutes, easy to fit into a busy schedule.
Your friends may not know exactly what is different about your look, but will notice you look younger, renewed, and more attractive.
What is the Recovery Like?
Since lip injections are a minimally-invasive procedure, there is no downtime required following lip enhancement. You may experience some mild swelling or bruising at the injection site. This is temporary and should subside within a few days. You should avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, or any pressure on your lips (sorry, no kissing) for 24 hours following lip injections to allow the filler to settle into place.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Michael Morrissette?
Dr. Michael Morrissette has a keen artistic eye and achieves truly beautiful results in administering injectable dermal fillers. Lip injections are a delicate procedure which must be performed carefully, correctly, and in the right quantity and location. As acclaimed, double board-certified plastic surgeon, he has skills and experience beyond the ordinary. A sought-after speaker on facial plastic surgery and a true authority in his field, you can expect beautiful results. Whether you’re
looking for a subtle enhancement to your lips, or a more dramatic change, Dr. Morrissette can help you achieve your vision.
How Much Does Juvederm Cost?
Per Realself, the typical cost for Juvederm ranges from $200 to $1,625 with an average cost of $750.