Lip augmentation

Lip augmentation, also called lip fillers, lip enhancement or lip injections can temporarily or permanently improve the size and shape of your lips.

Lip augmentation
Dr. Ilona Shternfeld is a board certified ophthalmologist, with international training in cannula technique, extensive experience with Botox, dermal fillers and dry eyes syndrome .  She is a three-time winner of America's Most Honored Doctors Top 5%.

Beautiful, natural looking lips are always our goal. So many patients are anxious to get lip treatments because they see so many weird, overdone, duck lips on social media. Dr. Shternfeld will make sure your lips are balanced, symmetrical, proportionate with your other facial features and natural looking. Different fillers can be used for this procedure and after learning about your goals and carefully assessing your face, your lips can be enhanced to be more plump, symmetrical and make your smile more beautiful.

Every face is different and different techniques need to be used to create the best results. Dr. Shternfeld has taken courses by many world famous injectors, such as Julie Horne, Arthur Swift, Shino Bay and many others. She is constantly learning to bring you the best results with special attention to safety, great outcomes and minimal bruising. She trained in Canada to learn Microcannula techniques, which reduce bruising, swelling and enhance safety.

Lip augmentation can increase the fullness and enhance the definition of your lips to create a more desirable and youthful appearance and defined smile. It can also help turn the corners of the mouth upwards. The treatment can be tailored to your needs providing a natural or fuller look.

Different kinds of fillers can be injected around the mouth and into your lips. Nowadays, lip filler injections are usually based of hyaluronic acid, used for filling the wrinkles, hydrate your skin and volumize the soft tissue. Fillers are a long-used substitute aimed at adding lift and restoring areas of loss of volume.

Benefits of Lip augmentation:

  • Adds more definition and extra volume to your lips
  • Improves the natural shape and plumpness of lips
  • Decrease smoker’s lines around the mouth
  • You see instant improvement, but at its best after 2 to 3 weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Lip augmentation is a non-surgical procedure that is performed under local anesthetic. At Inner Glow AestheticsMD, it is carried out by a fully qualified and highly experienced nurse or physician.

The procedure typically takes around 30 minutes to perform and you can resume your normal daily activities immediately after treatment. Fillers are injected using very fine needles in small controlled doses just under the skin surface of your lips where enhancement is desired to give a smoother, firmer and more voluminous appearance.

How long does lip augmentation last?

Lip fillers generally last for 9 to 12 months but this might vary, based on several factors such as – the volume of filler to be injected. Your lifestyle changes that include excessive smoking or direct exposure to sun rays might affect how long the results should last and how soon the body breaks down the filler.

Are lip fillers safe?

Patients who undergo injectable methods with lip fillers will be given a thorough consultation to evaluate their goals. Our clinic is safe, and the treatment will always be in experienced hands.

Will lips get hard after performing lip fillers?

After the treatment, your lips will be somewhat tender and sore for the first few days and you might feel swollen and unevenness. Your practitioner will give an indication of how the lips will appear in the days and even weeks following the treatment.

Will I look very different with my lip fillers?

No, your practitioner will discuss a customized plan that will satisfy your requirement at the consultation. We use natural contours of your face for guidance so that your facial expressions won’t change.

When can I wear lipstick or lip liner again?

You should not wear any makeup on your lips for 12 hours after the treatment.

Can lip fillers be removed?

We will spend time with you so that we understand your expectations. In case you were not satisfied with the results, your practitioner will be able to administer a solution to dissolve lip filler immediately, however, we do not advise dissolving HA filler if not absolutely necessary.

Will my lip fillers look natural?

Yes, lip fillers should appear natural, your practitioner will discuss a suitable plan during the consultation to get you the best possible result.

If you are looking for the fuller lips, look no more. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and explore all options available. We look forward to refreshing your aesthetic.

About Dr. Ilona Shternfeld

Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Physician Dr. Ilona Shternfeld is a board certified ophthalmologist, with international training in cannula technique, extensive experience with Botox and dermal fillers. She was trained in the use of Botox in the 1990’s for facial and eye movement disorders and is a specialist in both medical and aesthetic injections. Her knowledge of the delicate eye and orbital anatomy has brought her patients from all over the country to have their under eye area treated with fillers. Dr. Shternfeld loves subtlety and works to keep you looking your best at any age. Dr. Shternfeld combines her passion for Aesthetic Medicine with her love for eye care, specializing in Dry Eye Disease. She is the only provider of IPL for evaporative dry eye disease in Hartford County.

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