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Achieve Plumper, More Defined Lips

Here at Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness, we understand that lips are a focal point of the face that strongly influence your appearance. 

More voluminous, symmetrical lips can create facial harmony and balance while conveying youthfulness and beauty. However, aging, genetics and other factors often lead to thinner, less defined lips over time.

Fortunately, Dr. Soni offers advanced injectable lip augmentation procedures to add volume and shape for naturally beautiful lips. 

When paired with an effective lip plumping gloss, you can achieve a maximized aesthetic impact. In this post, we’ll explore how lip fillers and lip gloss work together to enhance your lips.

How Do Lip Fillers Work?

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Dr. Soni relies on dermal filler injectables like Juvederm and Restylane to expertly reshape and contour the lips. These hyaluronic acid gels integrate into the dermal layer of the skin, providing immediate plumping, definition and hydration benefits that visibly restore lip structure.

During your consultation at Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness, Dr. Soni will assess your facial anatomy, lip shape, volume loss and aesthetic goals. He will then develop a customized treatment plan to meet your needs, which may involve:

  • Lip border definition to sharpen the edges
  • Cupid’s bow accentuation for more curvature
  • Lip body augmentation to add fullness
  • Vertical lip lines smoothing
  • Lip asymmetry correction

The filler injection process takes about 30 minutes to complete and requires only a simple local anesthetic. You’ll notice an instant improvement in the look and feel of your lips. While initial results will last 6-9 months, repeat treatments can extend your transformation.

What Are Lip Plumping Glosses and How Do They Work?

Lip plumping glosses feature special ingredients that create a tingling or swelling sensation upon application to physically expand the lips. This enhances their natural shape and volume while smoothing fine lines. Common plumping agents include:

  • Peppermint oil – Causes mild irritation to bring blood to the surface of lips
  • Cinnamon extract – Boosts blood circulation for a plumping effect
  • Capsaicin – Found in chili peppers, it triggers vasodilation
  • Hyaluronic acid – Binds moisture to visually fill out lips
  • Menthol – Provides a cooling, tingly feeling to lips

When layered over lip fillers, plumping glosses can maximize their volumizing effects while keeping lips hydrated with continued use. The gloss also reflects light to make your lips appear smoother and fuller.

Dr. Soni may recommend applying a lip plumper gloss 2-3 times per day after receiving injectable fillers. This helps preserve the augmented shape and hydration from the hyaluronic acid filler.

Benefits of Combining Lip Injections and Lip Plumping Gloss

Getting lip fillers and regularly using a plumping gloss offers cumulative and synergistic perks including:

  • Enhanced volume – The fillers add 3D fullness from underneath while the gloss swells the upper layers of the lips.
  • Better definition – Fillers reinforce structure and shape, while the gloss fills in fine lines for added contour.
  • Longer-lasting effects – The hydrating, nutrient-rich gloss helps maintain the benefits from the dermal filler treatment.
  • More comfortable recovery – The cooling, moisturizing gloss soothes and protects lips after injections.
  • Natural-looking results – complimentary products lead to subtle but impactful enhancement.
  • Confidence boost – You’ll love the way your revitalized lips look and feel.
  • Convenience – Easy to apply gloss as needed over filler results.

What to Look for in a Lip Plumping Gloss

With countless lip glosses on the market, it can be tricky finding one that delivers legit plumping action without irritation. Here are the key features we recommend looking for:

  • Hyaluronic acid – The same hydrator used in lip fillers that provides intense moisture
  • Vitamin E – A powerful antioxidant that nurtures and protects lips
  • Peptides – Protein fragments that help produce collagen for firmness
  • Natural oils – Shea butter, avocado oil and coconut oil hydrate while enhancing plumpness
  • SPF protection – Shields delicate lip skin from UV damage causing premature aging
  • Subtle tingle – Signifies the active plumping ingredients are working
  • A transparent pink tint – For a natural sheen and amplified lip color

Focus on glosses with a creamy thickness that adheres well to lips and avoids any severe stinging or burning. Always do a spot test before applying a new lip plumper gloss to your entire lips.

Caring for Your Lips After Filler Injections

To get the best lip filler results and healing, Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness provides these post-treatment care instructions:

  • Use cold compresses to reduce swelling and tenderness
  • Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours to minimize swelling
  • Gently cleanse lips each day using a mild cleanser
  • Apply [lip plumping gloss name] and lip balm frequently for moisture
  • Avoid excessive movement of the lips for the first few hours and when possible in the first week
  • Refrain from kissing, smoking or oral intimacy for a week
  • Wait 2 weeks for lipstick, drinking through a straw, dental work and facial procedures
  • Contact our office if you experience prolonged redness, swelling, bumps, irregularities or pain

Following Dr. Soni’s aftercare guidance allows the lip tissues to fully integrate the filler material. Be sure to come in for follow up appointments to monitor your progress.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

Depending on the filler formula used, lip augmentation results typically persist for 6 months up to 1 year. The gel material gets naturally absorbed into the body over this timeframe. Maintenance touch up injections can keep your lips looking fabulous.

Using a daily lip plumping gloss extends results by continuously stimulating blood flow and hydrating the lips. Just remember to schedule regular appointments with us to have the dermal filler replaced.

Are There Any Side Effects from Lip Injections?

Lip fillers come with minimal risks of side effects including:

  • Mild swelling, redness and tenderness for a few days
  • Small bruising at the injection site
  • Lip numbness lasting less than a week
  • Bumpiness or uneven texture that usually resolves within 2 weeks

Serious side effects like allergic reaction are very rare when an experienced injector like Dr. Soni administers the fillers. If you do experience concerning symptoms, call our office right away. Otherwise, side effects should clear up quickly.

How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost?

Pricing depends on the type/amount of filler used and number of syringes needed to achieve your desired outcome. On average, lip augmentation costs range from:

  • $500 – $800 per syringe of Juvederm
  • $600 – $1,000 per syringe of Restylane
  • Since most patients require 1-2 syringes per treatment, expect to invest $1,000 – $1,600 per session.

Keep in mind lip filler results only last about 6 months to a year. Maintenance injections are necessary to sustain your beautiful lips. Thankfully, lip plumping gloss can help extend your results while adding extra fullness and hydration daily.

Let’s Plump Those Lips!

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Full, smooth lips convey youthfulness and sensuality unlike anything else. At Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness, Dr. Soni specializes in lip reshaping and rejuvenation through dermal fillers. 

For maximized effects, he recommends complementing the injections with a daily lip plumping gloss. 

Together, lip fillers and plumping gloss offer the ultimate combo for supple, pillowy lips that complement your facial features. 

Contact Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness today to schedule your lip augmentation consultation with Dr. Soni. Discover what this dual-action treatment can do for boosting your beauty and self-assurance!

Lip Filler & Lip Gloss FAQ

Below are answers to common questions about getting lip fillers and using lip plumping glosses for optimized and safe enhancement:

What is the initial lip filler consultation like at Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness?

During your visit, Dr. Soni will evaluate your lip anatomy, shape, symmetry, volume loss and cosmetic goals. He will then develop a custom filler injection plan to meet your needs and explain the process so you feel fully informed and comfortable moving forward.

How long does it take for lip fillers to show full results?

You’ll see about 80% of the total effect right after your injection appointment as the filler material integrates into the lips. Remaining swelling dissipates within 72 hours revealing your complete lip transformation.

Do lip fillers change the way your lips feel?

Yes, most patients notice their lips feel smoother, fuller and softer to the touch after filler injections. The added volume also reduces fine wrinkles and lines around the lip area.

Can I get lip fillers if I have a history of cold sores?

Individuals prone to cold sores/fever blisters can receive lip fillers but need to take an antiviral medication before and after to minimize risks. Let Dr. Soni know your medical history so the proper precautions can be taken.

Will lip fillers negatively impact my dental work?

When properly placed along the lip border by Dr. Soni, dermal filler injections will not interfere with dental implants, crowns, veneers or other oral health treatments.

Is there anyone who should not get lip fillers?

Yes, lip injections would not be recommended if you have severe allergies/sensitivities, certain bleeding disorders, active skin inflammation or infection around the mouth, or unrealistic expectations for the procedure.

Can I make lip plumping gloss at home?

We do not advise making your own lip plumper gloss at home as it’s challenging to safely replicate the formula, sanitation standards and effectiveness of professional cosmetic glosses. Purchase high quality products instead of attempting home recipes.

How often should I apply lip plumping gloss each day?

For best plumping action and hydration, apply your lip gloss 2-3 times per day. Reapply anytime your lips feel dry. Avoid overusing to prevent irritation.

How soon after lip fillers can I start using a plumping gloss?

Dr. Soni recommends waiting 2-3 days after your injections before applying a lip plumper to allow the initial swelling to resolve. This prevents over-plumping the area.

Is there a lip plumping gloss that lasts all day?

Unfortunately, there is no permanent lip plumper. Even the longest lasting glosses require periodic touch ups. Reapplication ensures your lips stay maximally smooth, hydrated and plump. Carry your gloss for easy use throughout the day.

Will a lip plumping gloss help lip wrinkles?

Yes! The plumping action stretches and smooths out fine lines while the added moisture fills them in. With continued use, wrinkles become far less noticeable. It perfectly complements lip filler effects.

Let us know if we can answer any other questions about maximizing your lips through fillers and gloss. Contact Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness today to schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you put your most beautiful lips forward!

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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