Lip Enhancement St Petersburg

Lip augmentation can do wonders for the entire look of your face, plumping the lips for a fuller, more sensual appearance and confident smile.

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The Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive Lip Enhancement

The Non-Surgical Lip Enhancements are a Safe & Effective way to provide definition, a little extra fullness, more dramatic plumpness, or fill wrinkles and folds around the mouth, bringing back a more youthful appearance. Plump, youthful lips never go out of style! Turn Back the Clock!

Lip Enhancement, Lip Augmentation, or Lip Fillers includes a suite of procedures that add or restore volume to the lips and smooth vertical lines around the lips and mouth. While surgical procedures, such as lip implants, remain an option, most patients are increasingly searching for minimally invasive treatments to achieve very natural-looking results that can last for up to 18 months. Keep reading to learn more.

Our Lip Enhancement Procedures are provided by our Licensed and Board-Certified Physician, Dr. Eddie Ariss, MD. As an Advanced Dermal Filler Injector with over 11 years of experience with injectables, Dr. Ariss uses specialized techniques and medical equipment to provide you with the most comfortable procedure possible to help you achieve smooth, voluptuous lips with a natural look.

Utilizing FDA Approved Cosmetic Dermal Fillers, Dr. Ariss can instantly add volume in and around the lips, all with minimal to no downtime. Dr. Ariss’ specialty with lip enhancements is to enhance your natural lip anatomy without overcorrecting. You will be left with natural-looking and feeling lips.

We offer a variety of Cosmetic Dermal Fillers.  Most commonly, we offer the JUVÉDERM® Collection of Fillers by Allergan with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC,  JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC, & JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC products. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as the Juvederm Collection, are a popular non-surgical & non-invasive option, offering temporary lip enhancement at an affordable cost. When administered by an experienced provider, dermal fillers can last 9 to 18 months for lip enhancements and achieve soft, natural-looking results. Depending on the product, fillers can boost lip volume, enhance lip shape, and smooth vertical lip lines (perioral rhytids). We find this collection has longevity in the market and has consistently provided the highest quality patient results.

Each product is utilized for specific aesthetic purposes. The cost for your procedure will vary based upon the filler utilized, the size of the syringe utilized, the number of syringes needed, and the length of time required for your procedure. Dr. Ariss provides a NO COST, NO OBLIGATION Consultation to evaluate your concerns. He will customize your treatment plan with specific filler(s) recommended for YOUR optimal results.

Our primary focus is to provide outstanding patient care and results.  We make a commitment to our patients that the products utilized during our procedures are only FDA approved products available in the USA, and we do not take part in illegally ordering these products from outside the country.  We are listed as an authorized provider on all the manufacturers’ websites.  Also, we do not take part in any deceptive advertising, and all of our pricing and sizing are disclosed to our patients upfront.

Additionally, Dr. Eddie Ariss is a participating physician in the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions Program.  The BD Program is an exciting Rewards program from Allergan (the makers of Botox Cosmetic, the Juvederm Family of products (Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella) and Latisse which offers you points for each Allergan treatment receive or product purchased.  The points you earn today can be redeemed for instant savings on your future visits.

The Brilliant Distinctions Programs is also a safeguard for you as a patient.  The reason is, a provider purchasing illegal products from outside the country, cannot put a falsified lot number into the system to issue Rewards Points to you. So, it is a red flag to you as a patient if a provider is not offering the Brilliant Distinctions Rewards program.

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Should I Consider a Lip Enhancement Procedure?

If you are bothered by the appearance of thinning lips, lines around your lips, asymmetrical lips, or your lipstick is not applying as smoothly as it used to, cosmetic treatments can address your concerns and help you feel more confident in your smile. Changes that a highly-skilled provider can make through a lip enhancement procedure include:

  • Restore volume to thin or aging lips
  • Smooth vertical lip lines
  • Improve symmetry between the upper and lower lip
  • Refine the shape of thin or flat lips

How Does it Work?

JUVÉDERM® is a clear gel-like substance composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally exists in the body and provides suppleness and moisture. These injections add the lost hyaluronic acid back into the skin, restoring a fresher, more youthful fullness to the face and lips.

What are the Benefits of Cosmetic Dermal Fillers for Lips?

  • Treatment visits take less than 2 hours.
  • Dr. Ariss can adjust the amount of filler used to achieve results with precision. over a couple of appointments, to slowly build up to your desired lip shape.
  • Little to no downtime is needed.
  • Improvements are usually noticeable immediately after treatment.
  • Results are final within two (2) weeks.
  • Side effects are typically mild and include temporary bruising, swelling, or redness at the injection site. Serious complications are extremely rare when a qualified provider performs your treatment.
  • Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can also be dissolved with hyaluronidase injections to reverse an undesirable result or avert a potential complication. It is very rare to have to reverse an HA filler but nice to know you can if needed.

What things should I consider before Cosmetic Filler Injections?

  • Treatments must be repeated periodically to maintain results
  • Beautiful, natural results require a provider with immense skill and experience
  • A very small percentage of patients may be allergic to ingredients in manufactured fillers

Who can Perform Cosmetic Filler Injections?

In Florida, ONLY properly licensed physicians or mid-level providers (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) with proper training & certification can perform Cosmetic Dermal Filler Injections.

How do I choose the right Physician for a lip enhancement treatment?

The most important decision you will make when considering a lip enhancement procedure is who will perform your procedure.

Always check a provider’s credentials before agreeing to treatment. Choosing a Florida Licensed Physicians or Mid-Level Provider (Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) with proper training & certification to perform Cosmetic Dermal Filler Injections is a good place to start.

Ask the following questions:

  • How many years’ experience does the provider have in performing this specific treatment and with the product they are using?
  • How often does the provider treat patients for this procedure?
  • Will you show me before-and-after photos of other patients you’ve treated?
  • What do you need to know about my medical history before treatment?
  • What are the possible side effects of treatment?
  • How many injections will I need for optimum results?
  • How long will my results last?

Review the manufacturers’ website to see if the provider is listed on the FIND A SPECIALIST page, and are they offering the rewards programs offered by the manufacturer.

Unfortunately, there are unscrupulous providers illegally importing or purchasing products that are not FDA Approved. These products can be purchased much cheaper, and these providers may offer treatments at very low prices. These illegal products jeopardize patient safety, and this practice is a criminal offense. All providers should be able to show you a Pedigree for the products purchased. This Pedigree shows the origin of the product. We have our Pedigrees available to our clients for review upon request.

Is it painful?

No, it is not painful. Most people would describe some discomfort but tolerable. We apply a high grade medical numbing cream to the treatment areas. We allow the numbing cream to absorb for 30 minutes before the doctor performing your injections. We also utilize cryotherapy (either with medical ice rollers or our Zimmer machine) to add additional numbing just before and after injections. Cryotherapy also helps to reduce inflammation and bruising. You can drive yourself after your treatment.

Can Cosmetic Dermal Fillers be used in other areas?

Yes, Cosmetic Dermal Fillers have been approved for use in other areas of the Face and Hands to revolumize, and smoothen for a youthful glow. The JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, which is not listed above, is not typically used in the lip enhancement procedures but is used in cheeks to revolumize and lift the midface to provide a more rested youthful look. It’s still you, just Fresher!

Are these Fillers Silicone-based products?

NO. These products are not Silicone injections or Silicone based. Please see the information on Hyaluronic acid above.

Silicone injections (not be confused with implants) in the lips are not FDA-approved and carry serious risks. In the past, physicians were injecting small drops of silicone into the lips. Unfortunately, silicone migrates and can end up in areas outside the lips, and can create undesirable lumps. Removing free-floating or migrating silicone can be extremely difficult and prove to be impossible in some cases. In 2017, the FDA issued a warning against using injectable silicone for cosmetic use, saying that “The only FDA-approved injectable silicone is silicone oil for specific intraocular ophthalmic [inside the eye] use.”