Lip fillers are an increasingly popular procedure for individuals wishing to enlarge or reshape their lips non-surgically. While this procedure is FDA-approved for patients over the age of 21, you may receive lip filler at 18 years old. Patients under 18 years old may be able to receive filler with parental consent, but reputable providers may refuse to do so until the patient is of age. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides lip filler to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
What are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are injectable dermal fillers consisting of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance of the body. Lip fillers are used to add or restore volume to the lips, and typically last 12 to 18 months.
Before your treatment, your provider will first apply a numbing cream to your lips to minimize any pain or discomfort. After about 20 minutes the lips are numbed and your provider will inject filler into the areas of the lips that could benefit from treatment. Your overall treatment should be about 30 minutes to an hour, and you may resume normal activities immediately. You may experience some swelling that will subside over the next few days.
I’m younger than 21 years old, is it safe to get fillers?
While the FDA does not approve the use of fillers in patients under 21, they are still safe and can be used as an “off-label” treatment. The biggest concern of the use of fillers in young patients is that they are mentally mature enough to be receiving treatment for the right reasons, and understanding that the cost of maintaining their appearance with filler can be high when starting at such a young age.
See a Trustworthy Injector
To avoid complications and unsatisfactory results, it is always important to see a professional injector that is adequately qualified to perform your injections. The best providers for lip fillers will be board certified cosmetic or plastic surgeons or dermatologists, or injectors that work under their supervision. If your injector does not proceed with treatment due to your age, do not get discouraged and seek treatment from someone unqualified. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides lip filler to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
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