Best Lip Injections Toronto

Lip fillers Toronto

Treatment areas

Mini lip plump
Regular lip plump

How it works

Lip filler is a non-surgical way to give you fuller and more youthful lips. Lip fillers are best done conservatively and over time, using a hyaluronic acid filler – a soft gel-like substance that plumps and hydrates the lips from within.

Before & after

What are lip fillers or lip injections?

Lip fillers are hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that add hydration and natural volume underneath the skin to enhance your lips. It is a more sustainable solution to add natural lip volume. Hyaluronic acid exists naturally within our body, and depletes as we mature. At the same time, we lose fat within the lip as we age, causing more wrinkles and the upper lip elongates and tucks under. The best lip injections in Toronto involve adding small amounts of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to restore lost volume and improve lip show. Hyaluronic acid lip fillers can look natural when done correctly. It is important for us to discuss your desired goals and expectations. It is a great way to enhance your natural lips without going to the extent of having invasive or permanent surgical lip lifts. The beauty of hyaluronic acid lip filler is its ability to metabolize over time and the injections can be reversed if necessary. The dissolvability of lip injections is one of many benefits to using lip fillers.

How long do lip fillers or lip injections last?

Lip fillers last anywhere from 3 months to 9 months, depending on various factors such as age and metabolism, the type of dermal filler, amount of filler in the lips, amongst other factors. We find that the best lip fillers are cumulative, lasting longer with subsequent treatments. The more treatments received, the more you can build the lip into a natural lip filler treatment. Botox can also be injected in the lips to provide a lip enhancement, however, the results do not last as long and it is not as sustainable as lip filler. The mini lip plump is our most popular treatment, which uses the best lip filler in Toronto to create hydrated lips for a subtle lip filler result.

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How much are lip fillers or lip injections?

Lip fillers in Toronto vary depending on the clinic and injector. On average, the cost of a mini lip plump and a regular lip plump ranges between $450 to $650, respectively. The cost of lip fillers is more than Botox in the lips since they last longer, restore lost volume, hydrate the lips, and is a more sustainable treatment for giving you a subtle lip enhancement. Botox in the lips does not provide the same effect or result as lip filler, and we are limited with how much Botox that can be injected into the lip. Ultimately, the difference between a mini lip plump and a regular lip plump is the volume injected. A mini lip plump aims to improve hydration to the lip, like a natural lip gloss that fills in fine lines within the belly of the lip, but doesn’t necessarily add volume. A regular lip plump may be selected if you’re interested in both hydrating the lip and adding volume. For your first treatment, we typically recommend a mini lip plump for starters. The only time we recommend a regular lip plump is if you naturally have medium to full-sized lips.

Do lip fillers or lip injections last longer the second time?

Lip filler and the best lip injections in Toronto tend to build over time, adding longevity and volume with each treatment. We find that hyaluronic acid filler in a mini lip plump and regular lip plump never fully metabolizes, so subsequent treatments add dermal fillers to the pre-existing filler. This is what makes it possible to build lips over time if that is your goal. Most times, we recommend a mini lip plump every two to three months until you are happy with the volume presented. More often than not, lip filler lasts >6 months, with a portion of it metabolizing naturally but the rest still remaining. The reason why a lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid lip filler is more sustainable than the Botox lip flip is because of its buildable longevity. Hyaluronic acid lip fillers are our most popular treatment next to Botox and Dysport for the forehead and eyes.

What not to do after lip filler or lip injections?

After your lip injections in Toronto, you will want to avoid any social activities for a few days as your lips are likely to be swollen with some bruising. The lips are a vascular area and always susceptible to swelling and bruising at baseline. The best lip injections in Toronto are guaranteed to swell for a few days, as hyaluronic acid lip filler is meant to pull water in. We recommend icing the lips frequently after your treatment for the first two to three days to reduce swelling and bruising. If you have a history of cold sores, we recommend a prophylactic dose of medication that prevents a cold sore from appearing after your treatment. This will be discussed with you during your appointment, as every lip plump Toronto appointment begins with a consultation. Lip filler in Toronto takes up to two weeks to settle in. If you’re considering adding more lip filler, a second treatment should be done at minimum after the two week mark. Immediately after your treatment, avoid exercising for a few days since exercising makes your body hot, and heat = swelling. Although this won’t change the result of your treatment, it will prolong any swelling and associated downtime. For this reason, we recommend laying low for a few days after your treatment during the initial swelling phase.

How long does swelling last after lip filler or lip injections?

After your lip injection treatment, you’ll experience immediate swelling and possibly bruising. Since lidocaine is pre-mixed into the syringe of hyaluronic acid filler, you will experience numbness to the lips which will make them feel more swollen. Swelling after lip filler lasts a few days, and the filler takes up to two weeks to fully reduce and integrate into your lips. There are things we can do to reduce swelling, including icing the lips frequently, and avoiding exercise. We also recommend avoiding anything that makes your body hot, such as sitting in a hot tub, visiting a sauna, or taking extremely hot showers. We know that heat makes swelling worse, therefore, to reduce any swelling after your lip plump, we recommend keeping your body nice and cool for a few days after your treatment if possible. It is worth noting that individual results vary, and swelling varies. Some individuals will swell more than others. The safest and most important thing to do is to ensure you avoid any social events for a few days after your treatment.

Do lip fillers or lip injections hurt?

Contrary to popular belief, lip injections don’t have to hurt. Typically, the best lip filler in Toronto includes topical and injectable anesthetic for your comfort. This means that your lips will feel like you’re at the dentist (but more fun) and you will be numb with minimal discomfort that quickly subsides once the numbing agents kick in after 1-3 minutes. On average, lip filler is considered mildly uncomfortable, near a two out of ten, ten being the worst pain imaginable. To ensure you are comfortable, we numb your lips with a potent numbing cream, and use injectable lidocaine to reduce any discomfort you may have. Lip injections do not have to be terribly painful. The best explanation to describe the treatment is similar to a strong pinch. It’s temporary and short lasting. In our opinion, there are other treatments that cause more discomfort *cough* laser hair removal *cough.* If you have any concerns prior to your treatment, be sure to let us know and we can help you through your treatment to make you comfortable.

How long does it take for lip fillers or lip injects to settle?

The best lip plump uses hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, which add hydration and subtle lip enhancements which can be seen immediately after the treatment. Since hyaluronic acid pulls water in and plumps, it is normal for the lips to initially swell and look extra hydrated in the first few days. After two to three days, your body reabsorbs the excess water in the lips and the initial swelling subsides. There will still be some fluid retained until the hyaluronic acid dermal filler fully integrates into the lips, which takes up to two weeks. Overall, the final result of lip filler will settle at the two week mark. After two weeks, we can assess whether or not you would like another lip plump for added hydration.

Can you eat after lip fillers or lip injections?

The short answer is yes, you can eat after you receive your lip augmentation. The long answer is that anything hot will worsen swelling, which means spicy food or hot food (temperature-wise) should be avoided to reduce as much swelling as possible after your treatment. Additionally, the treatment involves injections into the lips which take one to two hours to seal. Within that time, it’s preferred that you avoid food or anything that will introduce debris to the lips to avoid the unlikely but possible risk of infection. Therefore, avoiding hot/spicy food and eating within one to two hours after your treatment is recommended. If you experience low blood sugar and need to eat after your treatment, you can do so, ensuring you keep the lip area as clean as possible.

Are lip fillers or lip injections safe?

Yes, lip fillers and lip injections are safe when done properly by an experienced healthcare professional and when hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are used. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are the newest and best product available for natural lip fillers and subtle lip fillers. Lip filler in Toronto is safe with a low risk for complications or side effects. As with any cosmetic treatment, there are benefits and risks, and individual results may vary. One of many benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers is their reversibility and dissolvability. It is easy to dissolve hyaluronic acid filler using an enzyme that a healthcare provider can inject, which works within minutes to dissolve the filler. It is important to visit a reputable injector who only uses Health Canada approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. When considering safety of the procedure, it is important for you to consider the materials and type of filler the injector uses, as well as injector experience. Rest assured that you are in good hands at Lift Clinic for the best lip injections in Toronto.

 

How long for lips to heal after fillers or injections?

After your lip filler treatment, whether it be a mini lip plump or a regular lip plump, you can expect two to three days of social downtime. This means that you can run errands, work, and be productive, but avoid anyone you would not like to know you have had a recent cosmetic treatment done. These days, it’s common to wear a mask in public if you’re running errands. If you have an important family dinner, a wedding, or another event, we highly recommend scheduling your lip filler in Toronto appointment two weeks before to ensure adequate healing time. Although the most downtime occurs in the first few days, you can expect it to take two weeks for all of the dermal fillers to settle. Lastly, you want to have time after your treatment to ice your lips frequently, and be sure to avoid a few days of aggressive exercise so that you can reduce your risk of prolonging your downtime.

How long after lip fillers or lip injections can you kiss?

It is a priority of ours to ensure your best lip filler treatment is comfortable and simple for you. As part of your comfort during your lip plump, we use topical and injectable numbing to improve your experience. That being said, your lips will feel numb for about thirty minutes after your treatment, which would make it pretty difficult to kiss. We also want to do our best to avoid any infection with the lips after your treatment. Since we have a huge host of bacteria in our mouths, we recommend avoiding kissing for one to two days after your treatment. That way, you’ll experience less risk of infection immediately after your treatment. It’s always beneficial to lay low for two to three days after your lip plump to ensure you have ample time to ice your lips and reduce any potential side effects. A popular day of the week is Thursday and Friday for dermal fillers treatments, with the weekend allowing for social downtime to rest and ice the treated areas.

Are lip fillers or lip injections permanent?

Lip fillers aren’t permanent. We use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, which is the only type of dermal filler which should be used for natural looking lip fillers. Hyaluronic acid exists in our body as a natural sugar molecule which plumps and hydrates (think of the pregnancy *glow* because there is more hyaluronic acid). Hyaluronic acid lip filler is not a permanent filler, as our body metabolized a portion of it in time. In our experience, lip filler metabolizes anywhere from six to nine months, with some percentage of the lip filler remaining. Lip filler will have better longevity with subsequent treatments. The beauty of hyaluronic acid lip filler is that it mimics natural hyaluronic acid in your body, which inevitably depletes as we mature. It’s what makes hyaluronic acid dermal fillers so wonderful.

Can I lay down after lip fillers or lip injections?

Yes, you can lay down after lip fillers and it will not have an effect on your treatment results. If you are a stomach sleeper, we recommend avoiding this as a general rule to always improve your skin and reduce lines. We recommend avoiding any added pressure for prolonged periods of time immediately after the injections to err on the side of caution. This means avoiding stomach sleeping for a few days post-treatment, and generally afterwards since it’s not ideal for aging. The best way to reduce any downtime is to ice your lips frequently to reduce swelling and bruising. Whether this is done upright or lying down is up to you.

Can I put lip balm on after lip fillers or lip injections?

We recommend avoiding applying any products to your lips immediately after the injections. This includes Chapstick, lip balms, lip stains, and/or lipstick. With the best lip injections, we recognize that there is a small risk of infection. To reduce this risk, we use a surgical prep to clean the skin prior and during your treatment. After your treatment, the lip injection areas take up to two hours to close, which means we should avoid applying any products to the area. Instead of applying any products to your lips, we recommend icing your lips frequently. We are available to answer your questions via email if you are curious to know more about your aftercare following lip fillers.

Why choose Lift Clinic Toronto lip fillers or lip injections treatment?

In our opinion, Lift Clinic Toronto offers the best lip fillers for many reasons. We use hyaluronic acid filler in lips to ensure a natural lip filler result. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule which can naturally plump and hydrate the lips to reduce wrinkles and replace volume lost as we age. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are also dissolvable and reversible, giving you an option to add or remove lip fillers as you please. Additionally, we offer a mini lip plump and a regular lip plump depending on your goals. Based on your goals, we offer a mini lip plump and a regular lip plump. Our approach stays conservative with the amounts of filler we use, and using hyaluronic acid filler that closely mimics your own natural hyaluronic acid. Our ethos heavily surrounds natural enhancements, rather than giving you unnatural results.

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