What is lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation, also called lip fillers or lip injections, is a quick, convenient treatment that uses injectable dermal fillers to enhance the appearance of the lips, turning a thin smile into a voluptuous pout. Research has shown that full lips help create a more youthful appearance. A study in seven different universities found that rosy, firm, full lips make a woman appear younger — even when she has wrinkles, under-eye bags, or signs of facial aging. 

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Key benefits of lip fillers and injections

  • Quick and convenient treatments
  • Less bruising and swelling than surgery
  • Minimal downtime
  • Visible improvement right away
  • Long-lasting results
  • Treatment is reversible if needed

Dr. Ataii's Lip Augmentation Patient Before & Afters

Lip fillers vs. lip augmentation surgery

Before lip fillers, the best way to enhance the size and shape of the lips was surgery, which included an implant in the lips. This is still done, but lip injections offer a non-surgical alternative to those who may not necessarily want to undergo an invasive procedure. Lip fillers can achieve the plumper, “bee stung” lips you once had — or that perhaps you never had but always wanted.

Lip injections allows you to get the results you want without the added cost, recovery time, or risk of infection associated with implants. We also prefer fillers for purely aesthetic reasons, as they allow for finer contouring of the lips that isn’t possible with implants.

What to expect during the treatment

Before your lip augmentation treatment in San Diego at Laser Cliniqúe, your skin may be numbed to make you more comfortable during the lip injections. An ultra-fine needle is used to inject the product into the lips and along the edge of the lips to make them appear fuller, plumper, and more attractive. Results are immediate, with the lips gradually plumping as the product is placed.

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Lip fillers downtime and results

It’s very important to keep pressure off of the lips during recovery — so stay away from that lipstick! No cosmetics or Chapstick should be applied for the rest of the day. You should also refrain from exercise or anything else that will increase blood flow to the face for 24 hours following your lip fillers in our San Diego practice.

Many patients experience swelling, bruising, tenderness, itching, and/or slight pain at the injection sites. Gently applying an ice pack will help to ease these side effects.

Your results should last from several months to a full year, depending on the type of filler used and your specific anatomy. Over time, as your body absorbs the natural solutions used in the filler, a touch-up may be needed. If, for any reason, you’re unhappy with the appearance of your lip enhancement, good news: lip injections are reversible with a product that dissolves the filler. Our experienced injectors make the need for reversals very rare, but if needed, reversal is an option.


How much does lip augmentation cost?

The cost of lip augmentation will be determined by how much filler is required. To make our services available as widely as possible, Laser Cliniqúe routinely offers specials to our patients.

How many treatments will I need?

A conservative to moderate lip augment can be done in one treatment. More voluminous lips may require a second treatment.

Who is a candidate for lip augmentation?

Anyone who is over the age of 18 and is unhappy with the size or shape of their lips may be a good candidate for lip injections. You should be in overall good health, without any active infections, such as herpes. You should also not be allergic to any of the ingredients in the lip fillers. During your consultation for lip augmentation in San Diego, we will determine if you’re a good candidate for this treatment.

Why choose Laser Cliniqúe for lip augmentation in San Diego?

Whether nature has given you thin lips or your lips have lost volume over the years with age, lip augmentation with injectable fillers can give you fuller, poutier, more sensual lips with simple and convenient treatments from Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego. We make lip enhancement affordable, safe, and beautiful, providing personalized care and personable service for each and every patient that walks through our door. Founded by Dr. P. Alexander Ataii (the Patients’ Choice Award winner 2007-2020), Laser Cliniqúe has thousands of rave 5-star reviews and is known for being a friendly, passionate, and patient-centered practice that values exceptional results above all else. In fact, it’s the highest 5-star reviewed medical spa in Southern California.

For nearly two decades, we have served the beautiful, beachy city of San Diego and its surrounding communities with a range of safe and effective surgical and non-surgical treatments that have helped people feel much more comfortable and confident in their own skin. If you’re considering lip augmentation or lip fillers in San Diego, we invite you to reach out to us! We look forward to serving you.


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