Jun 28, 2019
Facial Aesthetics

How Often Do You Have To Get Lip Injections?


our smile, more often than not, is the first thing people notice about you. This means that many people will do what it takes to have a beautiful and healthy smile that they always feel confident in. What people don’t realize is that this smile confidence often goes beyond the teeth themselves and branches to the lips and skin surrounding the mouth. For many people, their lips are their biggest smile insecurity—but luckily, it’s safer and easier than ever to get lip injections to give you the smile of your dreams.

What are lip injections, how often do you have to get lip injections, and where can you get lip injections in Pittsburgh? The smile experts at Sixth Street Dental Aesthetics are here to break it down for you.

What are lip injections?

Answering Your Biggest Questions About Lip Injections in Pittsburgh

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Most people have heard about cosmetic treatments like Botox and Juvederm, but not many people know what they are and how they work. However, the hype around the Kardashians and Kylie Jenner’s lip injections in 2015 have increased interest—and as a result, the number of treatments—in lip injections.

With lip injection appointments up more than 43% since the year 2000, men and women of all ages are interested in getting ‘the look’ of the time. Since lip injections are a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment and are approved by the FDA, people are more interested than ever in learning how they work.

Lip injections like Juvederm are created with hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occurring compound in the body. Hyaluronic acid stimulates the production of collagen when injected into areas like the lips and cheeks. Collagen, which is also naturally-occurring in the body, is a connective tissue that creates fullness and a youthful look in the face.

There are a variety of reasons why people choose lip injections. While frequently used to reduce the signs of aging, more young men and women are using lip injections than ever before as a sort of cultural zeitgeist. Additionally, people use lip injections to fix a variety of smile insecurities, including:

  • Imbalanced facial proportions
  • Lack of lip symmetry
  • Gummy smiles
  • Naturally thin lips

With great benefits like boosting confidence while being a safer, more efficient treatment than ever before, it’s no wonder lip injections are on the rise!

How often do you have to get lip injections?

Simple upkeep on your new favorite facial feature

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You’re going to love your lip injections so much, but can you keep up with them? All cosmetic procedures—from breast augmentations to botox—include some level of upkeep. Juvederm lip injections are no exception. Collagen is essentially the support structure for your skin that becomes weaker over time, leaving your skin with less fullness and elasticity. Because the collagen naturally wears down, you’ll need to keep up with regular lip injections.

So how often do you have to get lip injections? Juvederm is one of the most trusted, longest-lasting lip injections you can choose from. Juvederm lip injections last anywhere from 3-6 months from injection depending on the individual.

Luckily, the wearing of collagen is gradual and your lips won’t just ‘deflate’ one day. When you receive your lip injections, your doctor will talk to you about your aesthetic goals and create a treatment plan for you depending on how long your lip injections last.

With a quick application, short recovery times, and long-lasting aesthetic treatment, Juvederm is a great option for lip injections to give you the results you want. Stopping in to your doctor to get lip injections only 2-4 times a year means you will have the full, beautiful lips you’ve been dreaming of with simple upkeep.

Where can I get lip injections and get my lips filled?

One convenient location for lip injections in Pittsburgh

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If you’re looking to get lip injections to achieve the look of the times or fix your smile insecurities, Sixth Street Dental Aesthetics is the perfect choice for obtaining lip injections in Pittsburgh. Dr. Zotis and her team are committed to not only giving you spectacular aesthetic results but to also ensuring you are treated in a warm and comfortable environment. Treatment begins with a consultation where we discuss the vision you have in your mind for how you’d like your lip injections to look.

From there, the team at Sixth Street Dental Aesthetics will talk you through your options and answer all of your questions, such as the frequency you will need to get your injections. Once we finish planning it out, you’ll come into the downtown Pittsburgh office for treatment.

Ready to take the next steps and explore lip injections to help enhance your smile? Get in touch with Sixth Street Dental Aestheticsto learn how you can finally get the look of your dreams.

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