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Lip Confidence

Discover Your Lip Filler Options at Self Care LA in Santa Monica, CA

With the range of innovative dermal fillers available today, safely and naturally enhancing the shape and volume of your lips is easier than ever. At Self Care LA, our expert aesthetic injectors know how to craft results that reflect your vision while complementing your unique features for a beautiful refresh. Lip fillers can also help reduce the fine lines, "or lipstick lines," that often form around the mouth as we age. Contact Self Care LA for an individualized assessment with one of our knowledgeable and caring providers.

Lip Fillers at Self Care LA

Our Santa Monica lip filler providers take pride in crafting treatments around each client's unique needs. We stay abreast of the latest developments in aesthetics and are constantly deepening our expertise. Our goal is to provide exceptional results and an unparalleled client experience. Whether you want a dramatic transformation or subtle enhancement, we can craft the perfect lip filler treatment for you.

Shape & Add Volume

What are Lip Fillers?

Lip Fillers work to rebuild the volume that is often lost with aging and help smooth out lines on your lips. Lip Injections are ideal for enhancing the volume, symmetry, and contours of the lips. We offer treatments with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers from the Juvederm line and the Restylane line. We can help you select the best product and create the ideal treatment for your goals.

Natural Hydration

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by the human body that helps lubricate the joints and hydrate the skin. Many popular dermal fillers, such as those in the Juvederm and Restylane

line, are formulated with synthetic hyaluronic acid (HA). When injected beneath the skin's surface, this clear gel formulation draws moisture to the treatment area, which builds volume. Precise lip injection techniques allow great precision in crafting results around your specific goals.

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Benefits of Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are a minimally invasive and highly customizable treatment option for those wishing to achieve fuller, more shapely lips. The injection process typically takes around 30 minutes and provides results that last up to a year before requiring any touch-ups. Lip fillers can also smooth out the fine "smokers lines" or "lipstick lines" that often form on the delicate skin around the lips as we age.

  • Increased volume and fullness
  • Improved symmetry and definition
  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhanced lip shape
  • Boost of confidence

Am I a candidate for Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are a safe option for most adults who are in general good health. They provide a quick and non-surgical method of enhancement that does not require any downtime or significant aftercare. Results last for up to a year or more before any touch-up is required, making them an easy treatment to fit into your daily life.

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Consultation and Preparation

Your Self Care LA lip injection specialist will review your goals and medical history with you to ensure you are a good candidate for any treatment, including injectable cosmetic fillers. They will also spend time learning about your goals in order to recommend the best filler product, whether one of the HA fillers in the Juvederm line or the Restylane line.

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Your Lip Filler Treatment

The filler procedure is a quick in-office treatment that usually takes around 30 minutes. If desired, your aesthetic specialist can apply a topical anesthetic to minimize any potential discomfort before starting your injections. The product used and placement of your injections will be customized around your goals. Some products have a thicker consistency than others, allowing you great flexibility in how dramatic or subtle you want your results to be.

Results of Lip Fillers

Following injections with Lip Filler Santa Monica patients will likely see a change in the treatment area right away. However, your final results will continue to develop for up to four weeks following your visit. This is because the filler settles and integrates into the surrounding tissue, resulting in a more refined and natural look compared to what you see immediately after.

How long do Lip Fillers last?

The longevity of your Lip Fillers depends on several factors. The type of filler used plays a role, as different fillers have varying lifespans. Some fillers are formulated to last longer than others. Your individual body chemistry also affects how long Lip Fillers last. Some people metabolize the filler more quickly than others. Finally, the amount of filler used can impact how long it lasts.

Generally, more filler will last longer than less filler. This is because there is more product to be broken down by your body.


To maintain your desired results, touch-up treatments are recommended every six months to a year.

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Recovery and Aftercare of Lip Fillers

Lip Filler is a minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime. Here's what you can expect for recovery and how to optimize your healing and results:

  • Downtime: The beauty of Lip Fillers is that you can return to most of your regular activities immediately after your appointment. This means you can go back to work, run errands, or socialize without any restrictions.
  • Swelling and Bruising: Following your injections of Lip Filler Santa Monica patients may experience some mild swelling, bruising, or soreness around the injection area. These side effects typically subside within a few days. To minimize swelling, you can apply ice packs to the treated area for short intervals during the first 24 to 48 hours. This will help reduce inflammation and discomfort.

Additional Aftercare Tips:

  • Avoid Strenuous Activity: Strenuous exercise can increase blood flow to the area, which can lead to increased swelling and potentially shorten the lifespan of the filler. Avoid strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure and Heat: Sun exposure and heat can break down the filler more quickly. Wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher whenever you are outdoors, and avoid hot tubs, saunas, and very hot showers for a few days after your treatment.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water helps keep the lips plump and can help the filler integrate more effectively.
  • Avoid Massaging the Lips: Excessive massaging of the lips can displace the filler.
  • Use a Gentle Touch: Be gentle with your lips, especially during the first few days after your treatment. Avoid picking, rubbing, or kissing on the lips.

We will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions following your treatment to ensure a smooth recovery and beautiful outcome.

Complementary Procedures for Lip Fillers

Lip Fillers are a versatile treatment that can be used to achieve a variety of aesthetic goals. While they can be used on their own to create fuller, more defined lips, they can also be combined with other procedures to create a more comprehensive rejuvenation plan. Here are some popular complementary procedures that go well with Lip Fillers:

  • Botox Cosmetic: This injectable relaxes the muscles around the mouth, which can help prevent the formation of lines and wrinkles, often referred to as "lipstick lines." By relaxing these muscles, Botox Cosmetic can create a smoother canvas for Lip Fillers, allowing for a more natural and harmonious result.
  • Microneedling: This minimally invasive treatment involves creating tiny microchannels in the skin using fine needles. This triggers the body's natural healing response, which can improve skin texture and tone. Microneedling can be a great option to combine with Lip Fillers if you're looking to address not only lip volume but also improve the overall appearance of the perioral area (around the mouth).
  • Dermal Fillers in Other Areas: Dermal fillers can be used in various areas of the face to add volume and definition. Some popular complementary areas for filler injections include the cheeks, jawline, and chin. Adding volume to these areas can help balance out the effects of Lip Fillers and create a more symmetrical and youthful appearance.
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Safe and Effective

Why Self Care LA?

We take time researching the latest developments in aesthetics so that we can bring only the safest and most effective treatments to our clients. We care about providing results that make you look amazing and feel your most confident every single day.

Results of Lip Fillers

Following injections with Lip Filler Santa Monica patients will likely see a change in the treatment area right away. However, your final results will continue to develop for up to four weeks following your visit. This is because the filler settles and integrates into the surrounding tissue, resulting in a more refined and natural look compared to what you see immediately after.

Tailored for Your Needs

Schedule Your Santa Monica Lip Filler consultation at Self Care LA Today

Call us today to learn whether lip fillers are right for you. Our aesthetic team will take the time to listen to your goals, answer all of your questions, and educate you about your options. We love helping our clients look and feel their best!

Lip Filler Frequently Asked Questions

Patients usually find this treatment very tolerable. A topical anesthetic can be applied to minimize the sensation of the lip injections. You may feel a slight pinch or sensation of pressure, but this treatment is not typically painful.

Risks include swelling, soreness, or light bleeding at the injection sites. These side effects typically resolve within a few days. We are always on hand to answer questions and support you before, during, and after any treatment.

No, results are not permanent, but they typically last up to a year before any touch-up is required. This makes lip fillers a versatile option for updating your look as desired. Your Self Care LA aesthetic specialist will fill you in on the details of any treatment you pursue so that you know exactly what to expect.

You can resume most activities right away but will be advised to avoid touching the treatment area or drinking from a straw for a short period of time after your appointment. Your Santa Monica lip filler provider will give you detailed instructions to ensure a healthy recovery and optimal results after your visit.

The cost of lip fillers will depend on the product selected and the amount required for your needs. We can provide a cost estimate at your consultation.

Take The Time To Invest In Yourself

Schedule your appointment at Self Care LA today!

Ready to offer your skin a second chance? Our aesthetic specialists have years of experience delivering stunning outcomes. Schedule your consultation in Santa Monica today. We can’t wait to treat you to the self-care you deserve.

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