Full lips and lip augmentation are all the rage now. The “Kylie effect” is in full swing and everybody (well almost everyone) wants in on the action. But how big is too big? What filler is best used? Should you go with a doctor or nurse practioner as your provider? So pucker up (pun intended) and let’s get started.
Research. Research. Research.
Before you go to your first appointment, do your research. Browse the internet, ask friends and people you know about their experience, look up before and after photos. The internet is a great place to find information on the different fillers (Restylane, Voluma, Juvederm etc) available on the market today and compare treatment cost.
Determine How Big You Want To Go
Do you want va-va-voom lips or are you more of a natural fullness kind of person? This is an important question to answer before your appointment. It will help you guide the provider in the direction you want to go and ensure you are happy with your results.
Set Realistic Expectations
Be honest with yourself and set realistic goals. The best way is to begin gradually and incrementally go from there.
Set A Budget
The cost of fillers can range anywhere from $400 and upwards depending on whether a doctor or nurse practioner administers the treatment. Side bar – ensure that whoever performs the procedure is board certified. Keep in mind that most fillers on the market today are hyaluronic acid-based and will be absorbed by the body over time. In other words, there’s upkeep involved to maintain your look.
At WellMedica, we prefer Restylane for patients who want lips that look natural and not overdone. Restylane® Silk is the first FDA-approved product specifically designed for lip augmentation and the smoothing of wrinkles around the mouth in patients 21 years of age and older.
If you’re interested in plumping up your lips for that perfect pucker, call 703.787.9866 to book a complementary consultation with Dr. Dima Ali.