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Lip Fillers | Cheek – Jawline – Chin Augmentation
Lip Augmentation | Fillers | Russian Lip Technique | Facial Injections in Los Angeles
Natalie, RN is an expert injector specializing in facial injections. She has been thoroughly trained by Dr. Grigoryants and is the primary injector at our office. Many women and men in Los Angeles and out of town come to Natalie for injections . She performs:
– Lip augmentation using the technique referred to as the Russian Lip Technique. This lip filler injection technique helps produce more pouty lips, accentuate the cupid ‘s bow, while maintaining a natural shape . This is a very popular technique requested by many women in Los Angeles.
– Treatment of smile lines and marionette lines.
– Cheek, jawline, and chin augmentation with fillers.
What type of fillers are using for injections?
We use some of the best hyaluronic acid fillers including Versa, Restylane, and Juvederm UltraPlus XC, and Voluma. These are hyaluronic acid based gel derived from non-animal sources. Different areas of human body, including the skin, contain hyaluronic acid. We do not use all the available fillers on the market. Having tried nearly all fillers over the years, we selected these hyaluronic acid fillers for their versatility, best safety profile, and high patient satisfaction.
Are filler injections painful?
Most people tolerate injections well. We apply a strong numbing cream which contains three anesthetics including Lidocaine, Benzocaine, and Tetracaine prior to injections. In addition, the fillers we use contain Lidocaine as well which numbs the area as the filler is injected.
How long do hyaluronic acid fillers last?
The fillers last months to years depending on the person’s metabolism and area of injection. In the lips and smile lines, the fillers last months to a year. The fillers last up to a year or more in the cheeks, jawline, and chin and several years under the eyes in many patients.
What are side effects of filler injections?
Bruising, swelling, and lumpiness may office and resolve over time. Certain pre-existing facial asymmetries and imperfections may not be correctable with fillers. A very rare complication called embolism may occur when a filler is accidentally injected in a blood vessel resulting in a decreased blood flow. Allergic reaction to lidocaine in the filler is possible in people with allergies to Lidocaine.
What to avoid before lip injections?
Patients should avoid medications and supplements which may increase bleeding and bruising including aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication ( e.g advil, motrin, excedrin etc), alcohol , fish oil, vitamin E, and herbal supplements 1 week before the appointment.
This patient underwent lip injection with hyaluronic acid filler using a Russian lip technique to produce a pout / bow shaped lips.
This patient previously underwent lip injection elsewhere and requested to have more pouty lips and accentuate the cupid’s bow.
Russian lip technique injection to augment the upper and lower lips using a hyaluronic acid filler.
This patient had flat lips. A hyaluronic acid filler was used to slightly increase the volume and pout of the lips maintaining a natural look.
Lip Implants – Dr. Grigoryants offers also permanent lip augmentation. Silicone implants for lip augmentation are available in the United States. They are very soft and provide a natural feel. These implants are inserted through a small incision in the corner of the mouth. Different sizes of implants are available. Samples of these implants will be shown to you by Dr. Grigoryants during your consultation to decide what size would work best for you. We have experienced a very high satisfaction rate with these lip implants.
This patient underwent upper lip augmentation using a soft silicone lip implant. Small (3mm) incision was placed in the corners of the mouth. The small scar cannot be seen. The lip feels smooth to touch. Silicone lip implants offer a permanent solution for lip augmentation.
Upper and lower lip augmentation using silicone lip implants.