Lip Augmentation Specialist

Mannheim Med Spa

Myriam Yokana, MD

Beauty, Cosmetic & Personal Care located in Franklin Park, IL

Fuller lips can enhance your look and combat the signs of aging. At Mannheim Med Spa in Franklin Park, Illinois, Dr. Myriam Yokana and the experienced team offer dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® to plump your lips and improve your appearance. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn how you can defy genetics and age to get the full, pouty lips you desire.

Lip Augmentation Q & A

Who is a candidate for lip augmentation?

Women and men who are bothered by thin lips and fine lines in the mouth area can benefit from lip augmentation. Injectable dermal fillers are one of the fastest, most effective ways to plump thin lips and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Dermal fillers add shape, structure, and volume to your lips to improve their appearance.

How do fillers plump the lips?

Dermal fillers, such as JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound found in your skin that adds volume and promotes tissue hydration and softness.

Dr. Yokana, or another member of the Mannheim Med Spa team, expertly applies fillers to your lip area. Once the filler settles, your lips should feel completely natural. Dr. Yokana uses her experience to evaluate your facial features and goals to determine just how much filler to inject and where.

Do lip injections hurt?

Your lip augmentation session lasts about 15 to 20 minutes and does involve being pricked with a needle, so it may feel uncomfortable. Talk to Dr. Yokana about applying a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort.

When will I see the results of lip fillers and how long do they last?  

The results of your injections are evident almost immediately. On the first day, your lips may look a little swollen. Once this swelling goes down after about 24 hours you’ll see your fully plumped lips.

Fillers applied to the lips last about four to six months. You’ll need regular treatments to maintain your results. If you have a higher metabolism, the effects may not last as long.

Is there downtime following lip augmentation?

You may have some numbness following treatment, but you can go about your daily activities right after treatment. You should avoid applying any pressure to the lips, however, for several hours following treatment to prevent uneven distribution of the filler.

There is also a chance of slight bruising from the injections, but this should subside in a few days. Do avoid intense exercise, facial massage, or facials the day of the procedure.

Get plumper, more luscious lips with dermal fillers. Call Mannheim Med Spa or book an appointment online to learn if you’re a good candidate for this minimally invasive procedure.