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Lip Fillers in Tampa, FL

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Lip Fillers with Dr. David Halpern

Looking for a way to achieve fuller, plumper lips? Lip fillers may be the answer!

At our Tampa, FL, practice, we offer a variety of fillers that can help you achieve the lips you've always wanted. Lip fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment to create fuller, more voluptuous lips. At the office of Dr. David Halpern, we offer lip fillers to our patients in Tampa, FL, to help them achieve their aesthetic goals.

What are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are injectable treatments that can add volume and fullness to the lips. There are a variety of different types of lip fillers available, each made from different materials. The most popular lip fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) Dermal Fillers

One of the market's newest types of dermal fillers is calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA).

CaHA is a naturally-occurring substance that is found in our bones and teeth. It has been used in cosmetic treatments for many years, but only recently has it been approved for use in lip fillers. CaHA is a very popular choice for lip fillers because it provides long-lasting results. It can also be used to correct other facial wrinkles and imperfections.

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Radiesse

adds structure and support to your skin

Radiesse is a dermal filler made of calcium-based microspheres that help replenish lost volume in your skin. It is unique because it not only fills in wrinkles and creases but also adds structure and support to your skin. Radiesse is injected into your skin to temporarily add volume to your lips, cheeks, chin, or other areas of your face. The injection will smooth out certain types of lines and wrinkles.

Radiesse is often used to treat the following:

  • nasolabial folds (lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth)
  • marionette lines (lines from the corners of your mouth to your chin)
  • other types of wrinkles and folds in your face

The effects of Radiesse typically last for about 12 to 18 months. After that, you may need touch-ups to maintain your results.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid Dermal Fillers

Poly-L-Lactic Acid dermal fillers are made from synthetic polymers.

They are commonly used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, and other types of facial volume loss. As the PLLA filler is injected into your skin, it creates a scaffold-like support structure, adding volume and lift to your skin. Poly-L-lactic acid dermal fillers are often used to treat the following:

  • nasolabial folds
  • marionette lines
  • facial volume loss
  • other types of wrinkles and folds in your face

Sculptra

help restore volume to your face

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Sculptra can be used to add volume to the face and correct facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds.

Sculptra is injected into the deep layers of the skin. It works by stimulating your body's own collagen production to help restore volume to your face. Sculptra is a safe and effective treatment for adding volume to the face and correcting facial wrinkles and folds.

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Allograft Adipose Matrix Dermal Fillers

made from human donor tissue

Allograft adipose matrix dermal fillers are made from human donor tissue. The tissue is processed and purified to remove all cells, leaving behind a scaffold of collagen and other proteins. Allograft adipose matrix dermal fillers are often used to treat the following:

  • volume loss in the face
  • facial wrinkles and folds
  • other types of skin defects

Renuva

Renuva is an alternative to a fat transfer that can be used to add volume to the skin, smooth wrinkles, and plump the lips. It contains proteins, collagen, and growth factors found in adipose tissue. This injectable works anywhere that fat naturally exists, so it can also be used on the hands and other areas of the body.

Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers

add volume and hydration to your lips

If you want to achieve luscious, hydrated lips without overdoing them, then hyaluronic acid lip fillers are perfect. This type of filler uses natural sugars already found in your body to bind to water, adding volume and hydration to your lips.

Restylane

Restylane is a popular dermal filler used to correct various cosmetic concerns, including wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss. Our practice is proud to offer:

  • Restylane Lyft - treats nasolabial folds and can be used to restore volume in cheeks.
  • Restylane Sylk - smoothes wrinkles around the mouth while providing subtle lip augmentation.
  • Restylane Kysse - used exclusively on the lips, it smoothes wrinkles on the upper lip, adds volume, and improves lip color.

RHA Redensity

Dr. Halpern was one of the first physicians to trial RHA Redensity before its public release! This brand-new product utilizes the latest science and technology to provide optimum results. It's the only FDA-approved filler that works for both dermal injection and superficial dermal of dynamic perioral rhytids. This unique formula helps improve the appearance of aging skin by reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It also helps to improve skin elasticity and firmness while providing a protective barrier against free radical damage. RHA Redensity is perfect for those looking for a safe and effective way to reduce the signs of aging and improve the overall appearance of their skin.

Am I a candidate for Lip Fillers?

an excellent option

Lip fillers can be an excellent option for people looking to:

  • Improve the appearance of your lips, giving you a fuller, more youthful look.
  • Improve the symmetry of your lips and can give you a more defined lip line.
  • Hydrate your lips for a plumper, more hydrated look.
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth.
  • Help to give you a more defined and sculpted jawline.

Candidates for lip fillers must be at least 18 years old and not pregnant or nursing. There are no other specific medical disqualifications, but your doctor will need to know about any allergies or other health issues you have.

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Consultation and Preparation

At your consultation, your doctor will assess your lips and face to determine if you are a good candidate for lip fillers. They will also discuss your treatment goals and ensure you have realistic expectations.

Your Lip Filler Procedure

Lip filler procedures are typically very quick, taking only 15-30 minutes.

Your doctor will start by numbing your lips with a topical cream or local anesthesia. Once your lips are numb, they will inject the filler into your desired areas. After your procedure, you may experience swelling, bruising, and tenderness around the injection site. These side effects are typically mild and resolve independently within a few days.

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Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

Results from your lip filler procedure are immediate.

However, you may see some slight swelling and bruising around the injection site, which will resolve on its own within a few days. There is no downtime after your procedure, and you can resume all normal activities immediately. However, you should avoid strenuous exercise, sun exposure, and alcohol for the first 24 hours. You should also avoid touching or rubbing your lips for the first few hours after your procedure. This will help to prevent any infection or irritation at the injection site.

Lip Filler Swelling Stages

Immediately Following Your Procedure:

You will likely see some swelling and bruising around the injection site. This is normal and will resolve on its own within a few days.

Day One:

Swelling may fluctuate, but know that this is a normal part of the lip filler recovery process. Ice and over-the-counter anti inflammatory medication may be used to alleviate discomfort.

Day Two:

The swelling should start to dissipate at this point.

Day Three:

The swelling should be almost entirely gone by now. By this time, you should start to see what your lips will look like.

Two Weeks:

You will notice more normalcy in the appearance of your lips.

Four Weeks:

The filler will have settled in by now, and you will see the final results.

Why Dr. Halpern?

board-certified plastic surgeon

Dr. Halpern is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic procedures of the face, including lip fillers. He has been in practice for over 20 years and has helped thousands of patients achieve their desired results.

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Schedule Your Tampa, FL Lip Filler consultation with Dr. David Halpern Today

To learn more about lip fillers or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Halpern, please contact our office today.

Lip Fillers Frequently Asked Questions

Most patients report only mild discomfort during their lip filler procedure.

Lip fillers are generally safe and effective. However, as with any cosmetic procedure, there are some risks involved.

You should not get lip fillers while pregnant or breastfeeding.

You should wait at least 2 hours after your procedure to eat or drink. This will help to prevent any infection or irritation at the injection site.

No, lip fillers are not permanent. Results typically last 6-12 months, and follow-up treatments are available.

No, lip fillers will not ruin your lips and will be absorbed naturally by your body.

Lip fillers typically last 6-12 months before they need to be injected again. However, this may vary depending on the type of filler used and your individual body chemistry.

Costs can vary depending on the type of lip filler and how much will be used for your desired results.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. David E. Halpern today

Dr. David E. Halpern is Tampa’s nationally renowned triple-board certified plastic surgeon, carefully blending expertise and artistry with extraordinary care. For the past two decades, Dr. Halpern’s dedication to exceptional care and commitment to his patients have made him Tampa’s most trusted plastic surgeon. Place your confidence in the capable hands of Tampa plastic surgeon Dr. David E. Halpern by scheduling a consultation today.

Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery is located in the Hyde Park area of South Tampa. We serve patients in Tampa Bay, Hyde Park, and out-of-town patients across Florida and beyond.