Dr. Pirani prides himself on helping his clients achieve well proportioned beautiful lips, without overdoing it. He is also one of the only local experts who can use a variety of products to increase longevity!
In women, beautiful, full, plump lips are associated with youth and attractiveness. Dr. Pirani takes great pride in helping his clients develop well proportioned beautiful full lips, without overdoing it. This is why Dr. Pirani is known as an expert lip augmentation & lip injections Toronto specialist.
Dr. Pirani was one of the first Toronto lip injections experts to use a revolutionary new injectable filler for lip augmentation & lip injections and peri-oral rejuvenation – Volbella™ with lidocaine. This is a new groundbreaking injectable filler which uses Vycross™ technology to increase the longevity of your results. It is a part of the JUVÉDERM® product family.
Volbella™ is a hyaluronic acid based filler with lidocaine incorporated into the product for increased comfort. In a recent European study, Volbella™ was shown to provide a smooth and natural improvement in lip fullness that lasts for up to one year. In the same study, 98.3% of subjects reported that Volbella™ treatment achieved their desired goals for lip fullness. Over 80% of subjects were still satisfied with their Volbella™ treatment 12 months after treatment.
How Does Lip Augmentation Procedure Work?
Plump lips are a sign of health and beauty, and as age takes its toll on our bodies, our lips get affected as well. Lip augmentation involves the use of lip injections containing Hyaluronic Acid to make your lips look fuller, so that you will have years shaved off, to look younger and healthier.
The gel in the fillers which are injected into your lip area help to give support and shape to your lip tissue. Lip injections also help to smoothen out wrinkles and laughter lines that form around our lip area.
The most important step in the lip augmentation process is choosing the right doctor. Make sure that you know how much training, experience, certification and knowledge they have. You also need to share all pertinent information that could affect your procedure. When you have chosen the right doctor and technique, then let your experienced doctor work their magic.
The reason why Dr. Pirani is the choice of many for their lip injections is because he has years of experience behind him and continues to update himself on the topic, so that you always get the best you can possibly get in the field of lip augmentation.
What is Unique about Volbella™?
Volbella™ has Vycross™technology which incorporates both short and long chain hyaluronic acids to create more efficient cross-linking than other hyaluronic acid based fillers. This results in longer product duration. Most other hyaluronic acid based fillers only last up to 3-6 months in the lips and perioral area.
Vycross™ technology also produces a higher viscosity gel which produces greater lift capacity and feels smoother and softer than many other dermal fillers. This makes Volbella™ an ideal product for lifting and enhancing lips while creating a natural result that feels soft and smooth.
Who is a Candidate for Lip Enhancement & Lip Injections with Volbella™?
If you are concerned about any of the following, then you may be a candidate for Volbella™ treatment:
- Deep lines around your mouth and the corners of your lips
- Poor lip definition
- Small or deflated lips
Choosing The Right Lip Filler
A common misconception is that all lip fillers are exactly the same. Even though they are comprised of hyaluronic acid for the most part, there are many different brands with different purposes. When it comes to your lips, you need to make sure that you get it right the first time.
Fillers made up of hyaluronic acid are the best choices when it comes to your lips. Since it is a natural substance, your body will accept it easily and give you that natural appearance you are looking for. The cushion and volume that you get from HA fillers also make your lips not just look natural, but feel soft and natural.
The two most common injectable used for lips are Volbella and Restylane.
Pros of Volbella Lip Filler:
- Soft and smooth composition
- Can last up to 18 months
- Minimal swelling after procedure
- Plumps lips out softly
Pros of Restylane:
- Stiff enough to help shape the lips
- Plumps lips out fuller
The best dermal filler that you can receive for lip enhancements is Juvederm Volbella. Volbella is a hyaluronic acid injectable, which is a naturally occurring substance in your body. Specifically, Volbella is designed to enhance lips as well as correct fine lines and wrinkles that appear around the lips.
While Restylane can still be a good choice for some patients, Volbella has the ability to fill in finer lines because it is a softer solution. It also has a longer life because it actually contains less HA than other fillers. Talk about your expectations from lip injections with Dr. Pirani. Together, you can go over the pros and cons and decide which is ideal for your situation.
How Much Does Lip Fillers Cost?
The price for lip fillers varies depending on the type of filler that you are receiving, as well as how much filler you would need in order to achieve the look you were hoping for. Dr. Pirani will be able to go over your specific costs with you at your consultation.
The lip fillers themselves cost $750 for the first syringe and each subsequent syringe is $700. It is impossible to know about many injections or syringes of filler that you would need without first discussing it with Dr. Pirani.
If you are concerned about the cost, consider how much you might have already spent on cosmetics in the past year with the goal of achieving the look that you can get from one lip filler procedure. The best part is the results do not disappear at the end of the day, but will stay with you for several months.
Who Performs The Lip Injections at The Toronto Plastic Surgery Center
As your lips are one of the most visible parts of your body, you don’t want just about anyone to work on them. Understanding your concerns, Dr. Pirani himself administers all lip injections so that there is no room for error, leaving you with perfect lips that will have you smiling all day long.
No nurses or assistants perform the lip injections at the Toronto Plastic Surgery Center. When you make an appointment there, you want the best – and that is exactly what you get.
How Long Does Lip Injections Procedure Take?
One of the best things about receiving lip injections is that the procedure itself does not take too much time at all. In fact, in some cases your procedure can take as little as 15 to 20 minutes, making it possible to have it done on a lunch break.
In other cases, however, the procedure could take up to an hour. The time difference is because every person’s procedure is customized to meet their specific needs. Some patients will want fuller or more defined lips than others, which might require more injections.
Even though the procedure is short, depending on your line of work, you might not want to go back to work immediately after. You can expect some swelling and bruising for the first couple of days following your lip injections, so make sure not to have anything major scheduled in the days following. Do not get injections right before a wedding or major event.
Are There Side Effects?
If you choose to go with an inexperienced doctor, you could face unexpected and unwanted results and dangerous side effects. But with Dr. Pirani, your lips are in good hands. When he administers lip injections, you walk away with the lips you wanted, with least amount of side effects.
At the most, you may have slight bruising, minor swelling or redness which will dissipate after a few hours. If you carefully follow Dr. Pirani’s after care instructions, you may not even face these minor side effects.
How Long Will The Results Last?
How long the results last depends entirely on your body type. If you are on the leaner side, you may metabolize the formula faster. As the filler is made of Hyaluronic Acid, which is a substance found naturally in our bodies, the formula may naturally break down faster. However, your lips can be full and plump for at least 4 – 6 months.
If you regularly get lip injections, your lips may retain the volume and shape for longer. Patients who also get regular Botox treatments may find that their lips retain their plump shape for up to a year before needing a touch-up.
When is the Recovery Time Following Lip Injections?
You may find light bruising, swelling and redness after your lip injections, but these will clear up hours to a day after your treatment. As the filler gives volume, you are advised to not massage the injected area and to allow the formula to settle in well.
Apart from following your doctor’s post treatment advice, there is no additional downtime. You can go straight back to work or home. You do have to take certain precautions for up to 4-5 hours after your lip injections to avoid bruising later. This includes avoiding blood thinning medications, strenuous exercise and lying down. Dr. Pirani will advise you better after your lip injections are administered so that you walk away looking naturally young and healthy.
What Happens To Lips During Aging
Your body naturally undergoes many changes as it ages and the lips are no exception. As you age, your facial profile will become flatter, with your nose becoming more prominent and the lower part of your face becoming smaller. This means that your lips will lose their fullness and thickness the older that you get.
Just like in other areas around your face, your lips will lose collagen as you age. Lip size is ultimately a genetic consideration, with some people maintaining a good level of fullness while others losing collagen rapidly. Your collagen and hyaluronic acid levels will deplete as you age, which is why collagen and hyaluronic acid injections are so effective to plump out lips.
If genetics are not the reason your lips are thinning, you might need to consider your habits. Smokers lose more fullness quicker than non-smokers, developing thin pucker lines all around the mouth, making you look older. Lip injections can help with that, putting your appearance back where you want it to be.
Is There Anything I Can Do To Prepare For Lip Injections?
Before your lip injection appointment, there are some things that you should pay attention to.
- Avoid blood thinning and anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
- Increase your intake of dark leafy greens to help boost your vitamin K level.
- Plan to take the rest of the day off from work if you are worried about swelling.
- Have an ice pack ready in your freezer in case you experience any discomfort after the procedure.
- Eat something before the procedure. Your lips will likely be numb after and it is dangerous to try to eat when your lips or mouth are numb.
Are Lip Augmentation Results Permanent?
When it comes to lip fillers, the results will not be permanent. Because they are made up of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance, your body will eventually metabolize it, returning your lips back to their previous appearance. On the plus side, if you are not completely satisfied with your lip injections, you can be reassured that the procedure is not permanent and will eventually fade away.
The amount of time that the lip filler will remain is not something that you will be able to know unless you have had them already. The results will remain at different times based on your metabolism and the type of filler that you are having injected. Volbella, for example, can last up to 18 months, whereas Restylane is more likely to last 6 months to a year. Even though the lip fillers that Dr. Pirani uses are all hyaluronic acid, the formulas and manufacturers are all different.
When Will I See Results?
A big difference between Botox and fillers is the amount of time it takes to see results. Since lip fillers are placed under the skin, filling in space, you will be able to see some results fairly quickly.
Immediately after the procedure and for several days, you can expect to see some swelling of the lips. Because of this, it will be hard to determine what exactly your final results will look like once the swelling goes down. It can take up to two weeks for all swelling and bruising to subside. Only then will you be able to see what your results truly are.
After the swelling has subsided, you will know if you want to have your lips fuller or thinner in the future. You should make sure to follow-up with Dr. Pirani after the procedure to know what you might like to have happen differently in the future.
The Science Behind Lip Fillers
As technology continues to advance in other areas, it should come as no surprise that cosmetic procedures also benefit. The science behind lip fillers is what makes the procedure so effective.
To begin with, quality lip fillers will be developed using hyaluronic acid. Both collagen and hyaluronic acid are naturally occurring substances in your body. This means that they both already exist or have existed in your lips. Since lips will thin as you age, resulting in losing your collagen and HA that was there to hold the shape, you can receive HA injections that compensate for the loss.
Hyaluronic acid is such a natural part of you that your body will not only accept the filler when it is placed, but it will also eventually metabolize the substance, putting your lips back where they were before the injection.
In many patients, the upper lip will extend from the base of the nose and will account for about one-third of your total lips, with the bottom lip taking up the remaining two-thirds. Adding filler to the thinner lip will give you a completely natural look, as your body is able to use the injected hyaluronic acid naturally.
While most fillers contain HA, the scientific formula between them is different depending on the brand. Dr. Pirani will be able to determine what is right for you and make a plan to get your injections completed as you want them to be.
Can Men Get Lip Injections?
Men can absolutely get lip injections. Lip injections are available for everyone, regardless of gender. Men, like women, can suffer from thin lips as well as fine lines and wrinkles around the lips. Lip filler can help fill out thin lips as well as remove the appearance of lines around the lips, giving you a more desirable appearance.
Cosmetic procedures are never just limited to women. Men can also benefit from these advanced techniques, helping improve their self-confidence. Beyond lip fillers, men commonly benefit from receiving Botox, which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles throughout the face. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Pirani today to find out what lip injections can do for you.
Does Lip Augmentation & Lip Injections Hurt?
Dr. Pirani is one of very few Toronto lip augmentation & lip injections specialists that uses microcannulae to inject lip fillers. Microcannulae dramatically reduce the pain, bruising, and swelling associated with lip augmentation, compared to injecting with a traditional needle-tip. Combined with topical anaesthetic, Dr. Pirani’s patients find lip augmentation to be virtually painless. Very few medical injectors in Toronto perform this unique injection technique
Lip Injections Consultation
There is a large amount of information to review during a lip augmentation (lip injections) consultation. Dr. Pirani will usually spend up to an hour with you during this initial consultation. He will go over risks and complications and give you an idea of what you should expect in terms of results and recovery.
Although this initial consultation is quite thorough, the following treatment sessions can take as little as 15 – 20 minutes. Many patients come in for Volbella™ treatments during their lunch breaks to maximize efficiency. Dr. Pirani and the Toronto Plastic Surgery Center team will do everything they can to accommodate your time constraints and busy schedule.
Dr. Pirani performs all JUVÉDERM® Volbella™ and Botox Cosmetic® treatments himself. We do not use nurse injectors at The Toronto Plastic Surgery Center.
To schedule a consultation with Toronto JUVÉDERM® Volbella™ specialist, Dr. Pirani, call 416-360-8772.