At Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics, our professionals offer patients in and around the Sheepshead Bay, NY area solutions for facial enhancement. Whether you were born with thin lips, are seeking volume enhancement of the lips, or want to address changes to the lips caused by aging, we welcome you to book a consultation visit with Dr. Tatiana Khrom, dermatologist, and her staff to discuss solutions such as Restylane injections for lip augmentation.
What is lip augmentation?
With today’s amazing advancements in dermatology and non-surgical solutions for the face and body, it is easier than ever to achieve a more aesthetic appearance without the need for plastic surgery. Dermatologists such as Dr. Tatiana Khrom can address a variety of concerns patients may have, including thin lips. Lip augmentation is a way of reshaping the lips and adding volume to make them fuller and more attractive. The best way to achieve this is with cosmetic injectables such as Restylane.
What is Restylane?
Restylane is a popular brand of dermal fillers that is often used in conjunction with other brands such as Juvéderm. Restylane is formulated with hyaluronic acid, which is naturally present in the body and can absorb water, allowing it to create added volume where it is injected. Because it is thin and gel-like, it can be easily used for lip augmentation procedures. Additionally, patients may use Restylane elsewhere on the face for the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds, or in conjunction with other injectables. Many patients will find Restylane to be a wonderful solution for their specific needs, while remaining affordable for lip augmentation. Restylane is approved by the FDA for cosmetic enhancement of the lips and provides patients with a solution that looks natural without the need for surgical intervention with a plastic surgeon.
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What can I expect during my lip augmentation procedure?
During the lip augmentation procedure, patients start with a consultation appointment with Dr. Tatiana Khrom and her team. We will evaluate the lips, discuss with patients what they would like to achieve with treatment, and then work with them to determine if Restylane is best for their needs. Once patients have decided to move forward with cosmetic injectables, they are made comfortable in the treatment chair. There may be some minor discomfort as Restylane is injected into the lips, because the area is so sensitive. However, it takes just minutes and anywhere from 10-20 injections along the lips to create the results patients desire. Some patients will find that they like the addition of lidocaine with their Restylane to make the injections more comfortable.
Once the procedure is complete, patients are given information about what to expect afterwards. Post procedure, many patients may notice some short-term side effects including:
Many of these are mild, and they will resolve on their own with time. Patients can take this time during their appointment to ask their doctor any questions they may have about the results of their procedure.
How long do Restylane injections last?
Most patients will enjoy their lip augmentation for approximately three to four months before reinjection is needed. The body will naturally absorb the Restylane, so the reduction in results will look completely natural, as will the injections themselves.
Ready to take the first step in lip augmentation?
Contact Dr. Tatiana Khrom at Khrom Dermatology and Aesthetics to discuss your options and ask if Restylane is right for you. We offer this and other cosmetic injectables that can be used anywhere on the face to turn back the hands of time! Call the office to book your appointment at (855) 507-7282 and visit us at 2797 Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, NY, near Sheepshead Bay. We welcome new patients ready to enhance their appearance without the need for plastic surgery!