Needleless Lip Fillers, Lip Fillers without Needles
Since the advent of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, patients have flocked to receive custom, rejuvenating lip augmentation with little to no downtime. However, as traditional dermal fillers require the use of needles, it can be a bit unnerving to try for the first time. Thankfully, technology amongst medical professionals has continued to advance, and needle-free injection is one of the newest ways to achieve the pout you want without a needle injection. Though the lip plumping from needleless treatments are not as affective long-term as traditional dermal filler injections, this treatment can be a useful option to explore. Needleless lip filler has been popular in the beauty industry since 2017, and it has held its own in the world of lip augmentation, as well as when it comes to reducing the appearance of fine lines.
If you’re considering trying lip fillers for the first time and are nervous to dive in headfirst, hyaluronic acid lip infusion may be right for you. Contact the office today to see how board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green can help you create a personalized lip filler treatment plan.
Hyaluronic Acid Lip Infusion
The needleless lip filler uses the same active ingredient as popular needle fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane: hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar found in the human body that is responsible for hydration. Unfortunately, as we grow older, both the natural production of hyaluronic acid and collagen fibers slows down, reducing our body’s ability to keep skin looking young and hydrated. Hyaluronic acid fillers promote collagen production, which causes rejuvenation within skin tissue, creating plumper, younger looking skin within the treatment area. Plus, as hyaluronic is a naturally occurring substance in the body, there’s an incredibly low risk for allergic reaction, even for those with sensitive skin.
During the process of lip infusion, a small tool is used to create high-pressure immersion of hyaluronic acid serum into the skin. The process converts the hyaluronic acid into nano scale molecules, inserted into the skin via the pressure technology of the needleless filler device. Hyaluronic Acid Infusion can also be used on a variety of treatment areas, including nasolabial folds (or “smile lines” between the nose and mouth), marionette lines (extending from the corners of the lips down to the chin, as well as acne scarring and the appearance of fine lines.
What’s the difference between Hyaluronic Acid Lip Infusion, Dermal Fillers, and Botox?
Hyaluronic acid lip infusion, dermal fillers, and botox are all often used in the same breath when discussing lip and cheek augmentation, as well as the reduction of fine lines. However, the three are all unique in their ability to create glowing, younger looking skin.
Hyaluronic Acid Lip Infusion is a needleless lip filler process that infuses hyaluronic acid serum into the skin through a pressurized device, which then enters the top layers of the skin. This cosmetic procedure is typically for those who are interested in trying hyaluronic acid treatment to improve collagen production within the lips, as well as certain fine lines or scar tissues, but who are nervous to undergo a treatment that uses needles.
Dermal fillers, the majority of which are hyaluronic acid-based, use a tailored serum in order to ignite collagen production and skin cell rejuvenation. They rely on the use of a needle to access the middle layers of the dermis, which leads to collagen production with longer lasting results than lip infusion. Dermal fillers are often used for not only lip augmentation, but also cheek augmentation that creates fullness in the face and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and scar tissue (such as that of acne scarring).
Botox is another kind of injectable that acts as a freezing agent for muscles within the face, forcing the muscles to relax and therefore reducing or eliminating the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines temporarily. Botox treatments are typically maintained every few months and can help you to appear younger and wrinkle free but, as Botox involves limiting use of muscles, it is not recommended for use on the lips.
What is the Hyaluron pen?
The Hyaluron pen is one of the newest lip injection techniques out there today. The Hyaluron pen treatment uses a jet injector with advanced pressure technology to thrust hyaluronic acid into the layers of the upper dermis. Unlike traditional needles, which do have a slight risk of popped blood vessels and bruising due to the injection occurring in the middle dermis layers, the Hyaluron pen targets the epidermis, creating hyaluronic acid absorption via nano scale molecules into the upper layers of the skin.
Though needleless hyaluronic acid lip fillers, such as the Hyaluron Pen, are safe for the majority of skin types, we do discourage patients from having the treatment if they are experiencing any of the following:
- Active irritation or viral infection (such as herpes or cold sores)
- Allergy to numbing agents (such as lidocaine)
- Contact dermatitis or skin irritation
- Previous issues with dermal fillers
- Pregnancy (or those who are currently breastfeeding)
Does the hyaluron pen work?
The Hyaluron pen does work for a variety of patients who are seeking fuller, plumper lips. However, the results are not as long-lasting as traditional hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. Typically, depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid infusion, the Hyaluron pen lip filler treatments last around 3-6 months.
If you’re looking for longer lasting lip augmentation that is pain-free and requires virtually no downtime, you may consider trying injectable dermal fillers. Though injectable treatments such as Restylane and Juvederm have a slight risk of bruising, most patients experience little to no downtime while achieving targeted results. Hyaluronic acid injectable lip fillers are the best way to create a dream look that lasts–oftentime with fullness in the lips for over a full year. The process for dermal fillers is quite similar to that of the Hyaluron pen, with a short in-office procedure, and Dr. Green specifically encourages patients to use needle-based lip filler in order to craft a natural, plumper look that they can fully benefit from.
Needleless Lip Fillers
Needleless Lip Fillers procedures are simple and easy, and can be used in combination with other injectables or lip augmentation treatments over the course of multiple treatments. Typically, a lip infusion treatment takes 30-45 minutes, and Dr. Green recommends that you avoid any common blood thinners such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or advil, for 1 week prior to the treatment. On the day of your treatment, you should be careful not to put pressure on the treatment area, wash the treatment area only with water, avoid wearing lipstick, and it’s also good to avoid any spicy foods. For the week or so after your lip infusion, you’ll want to avoid UV rays (direct sunlight, tanning beds), as well as any profuse sweating (saunas, heavy exercise).
Though needleless lip fillers like the Hyaluron pen can be effective for those interested in trying lip augmentation without the use of needles deep within the dermis, a hyaluron pen uses pressure to inject hyaluronic acid into the skin, which can lead to harmful side effects such as blocked blood vessels and irritation when the Hyaluron pen is in the wrong hands. If you’re interested in trying needleless lip filler, contact the office today to ensure that your lip filler is done in the hands of a medical professional who will prioritize your health and goals above all else. You can call in at 212-535-3088 or book a consultation online to learn more about how Dr. Green can create a customized lip augmentation plan to best fit your needs, safely and painlessly.