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Lip Injections FAQs

How long do lip fillers last for?

Lip fillers typically last 12 to 18 months. The longevity of the results depends on the dermal filler that is used, as well as how quickly your body breaks down the active ingredients in the injections.

What are the long-term effects of lip fillers?

Although dermal fillers are safe and effective for lip augmentation, there are cases of long-term effects. Some men and women who use the products over a long period of time may experience stretching of the skin. This typically happens with older patients whose skin has lower levels of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.

Are lip injections painful?
Lip injections are performed with fine needles, so there is some discomfort as the needle is inserted into the skin. Your lips may feel tight and slightly tender after the injections. Symptoms typically last only two to three days. You can gently apply a cold compress to your lips, but you should avoid massaging the area.

What are the cons of lip fillers?
There may be some disadvantages of lip fillers, and you can reduce many of the risks by entrusting the treatment to the experts at Port City Plastic Surgery.

  • Lip fillers are short-term, lasting 12 to 18 months – may not be ideal for patients who want a permanent solution
  • Subtle results – implants may be a better option if you want a more dramatic change to your lip size and shape
  • Risk of infection, damage to blood vessels and nerves, scarring, and irregularities
  • Improper placement of the injections may result in lip asymmetry


DEKA DOT fractionated laser treatment for facial skin tightening
How long does DEKA DOT last?

DEKA DOT laser treatments stimulate collagen production. Your body continues to break down the collagen naturally, but the results may last up to two years or longer.

What does the DEKA laser do?

Dr. Widenhouse recommends DEKA laser treatments for poor skin texture, wrinkles, dark spots, and skin discoloration. The treatment may also be effective for softening scars from acne, surgery, and injuries.

What does DEKA CO2 laser do?

The DEKA CO2 laser stimulates collagen production by triggering your body’s natural healing response. The laser creates miniscule micro-injuries in the skin, and your body heals the column injuries by producing collagen fibers. Only the targeted tissues absorb the laser energy, leaving surrounding tissues unaffected by the treatment.

What is the best laser for face wrinkles?

CO2 fractional lasers, such as the DEKA system, are ideal for treating face wrinkles. These types of lasers produce small injuries in the skin that are not visible by the naked eye. The body heals the injuries with new collagen fibers to provide a support system for your skin and “lift” wrinkles.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]

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