Dr. Rivkin uses Restylane or Collagen to plump up and even out lips. This creates soft, full lips with no lumping. The lip enhancement treatment normally takes about 30 minutes and results last six months. The injections are always painless because Dr. Rivkin uses a numbing injection of Lidocaine under the lip.
The filler is injected in small amounts, through a very fine needle, allowing for precision and minimizing trauma to the lips. In addition to plumping up thin lips, Dr. Rivkin can eliminate vertical lines and correct drooping corners of the mouth during the procedure. The end result will be fuller, younger looking lips with a natural appearance.
After the procedure Dr. Rivkin will ask you not to pucker your lips for about two days and to avoid rubbing and massaging the area during this time period. You may experience some swelling, which will go away in one to two days. While your lips are swollen you should avoid exposing them to extreme heat or cold beverages.
During your free initial consultation, Dr. Rivkin will evaluate your unique needs and desired end results, explain the procedure and help you determine which type of filler will work best with your body and skin type to achieve the look that you desire. You will have the opportunity to view before and after photos, so that you will know exactly what to expect from the treatment.
You can also read frequently asked questions about restylane here.
Dr. Rivkin’s patients know that they can get in touch with him at any time. He’s always in the office at Westside Aesthetics, and is personally involved in every treatment.
To learn more about Dr. Rivkin’s lip enhancement techniques or to schedule a free consultation in the Los Angeles / Beverly Hills area, contact us by phone or email.