Lip Injections Specialist

Nagi Ibrahim, M.D.

Aesthetic Physician located in Oceanside, CA

Enhancing your lips is as simple as a few injections with some numbing product and fine needles to minimize discomfort. With lip injections at the practice of Nagi Ibrahim M.D. in Oceanside, California, you can make your lips fuller or improve their shape for as much as a year or longer. To see if you’re a good candidate for hyaluronic lip injections, call the office directly to request a consultation or book online today.

Lip Injections Q&A

What are lip injections?

Lip injections are a type of cosmetic treatment that doesn’t involve any surgery or the extensive preparation and aftercare that comes with it. Lip injections won’t even leave scars. You can get them to make your lips plumper, fuller, or more symmetrical in shape.

Nagi Ibrahim M.D. uses injectables for lips that contain hyaluronic acid, a viscous substance that naturally lubricates your eyes, joints, and other tissues and allows for smooth movement. It also helps your tissues retain moisture. 

When injected into your lips, hyaluronic acid provides volume that looks and feels like natural tissue. Eventually, your tissues safely absorb it, and the results fade away. This happens after about six months or longer, depending on the product and your body’s reaction to it. 

What should I expect while getting lip injections?

Lip injections are easy procedures to prepare for and to perform. Nagi Ibrahim M.D. offers numbing options to make sure your experience is comfortable, like a topical or injectable local anesthetic. 

Using very fine needles to minimize pain and bleeding, your provider injects small doses of hyaluronic acid directly into your lips. Carefully, they place the injections to make sure both sides look even, and your lips look fuller but proportionate.

You should avoid putting too much pressure on your lips right after the procedure, but gently applying ice can help relieve discomfort and reduce some of the swelling. You see the results right away, but it might take a couple of days for your lips to feel normal again. 

Am I a candidate for lip injections?

Getting lip injections can significantly enhance your appearance or even out your facial proportions. They create a flattering frame for your smile, and you can get them again after your initial results fade to keep enjoying your larger or more shapely lips. Otherwise, you can use your results as a template for more permanent lip augmentation surgery. 

Despite the benefits, lip injections are not a great option for everyone. You should attend a consultation at Nagi Ibrahim M.D. to discuss your health first. You might be a candidate for hyaluronic acid lip injections if you:

  • Don’t smoke
  • Don’t have any active oral infections
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Understand the limitations of lip fillers
  • Want to try the treatment for yourself, not to meet someone else’s expectations

You should also be sure to mention any past or current health issues or allergies and list the medications you take during your initial consultation. 

Learn more about lip injections with hyaluronic acid fillers by calling Nagi Ibrahim M.D. or requesting an appointment online for a consultation today. 

*Individual results may vary.