STL Vein & Cosmetics
Varicose Vein Specialist & Cosmetic & Laser Center located in South County & Creve Coeur, St. Louis, MO
When it comes to getting fuller lips, cosmetic injections aren’t your only option. At STL Vein & Cosmetics, with two offices in St. Louis, Missouri, the team perform lip plumping with LipLase™, a proprietary Fotona laser treatment. LipLase is a non-invasive laser tool that naturally plumps up your lips. To schedule a lip plumping consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Lip Plumbing Q&A
What is lip plumping?
Lip plumping is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment available at STL Vein & Cosmetics. Instead of cosmetic injections, the state-of-the-art practice uses LipLase, a laser tool for their Fotona laser system.
With LipLase, the team gives you fuller, smoother lips by stimulating the production of new collagen. As you get older, you may notice changes in the fullness of your lips. This occurs because of a decrease in collagen production.
Collagen is a structural protein found in the dermal layer of your skin that provides strength and elasticity. By stimulating your lips to produce new collagen, the team at STL Vein & Cosmetics restores natural fullness to your lips.
How does lip plumping work?
With LipLase, the team at STL Vein & Cosmetics naturally plumps up your lips and improves the balance between your upper and lower lips. The laser system works by delivering consistent heat to the external and internal portions of your lip’s mucosa.
The heat energy created by the laser tool stimulates the production of new collagen in the deep layers of your tissue without damaging the outer layer. It also tightens the skin around the lips to improve the shape and smooth out fine lines.
What can I expect during lip plumping?
Lip plumping is a relatively painless, quick, in-office cosmetic treatment. During your session, your provider has you sit and relax in the exam chair. Then, they use the hand-held LipLase laser tool to deliver heat energy to your lips.
You may feel a sharp warming sensation during your lip plumping, but discomfort is fleeting and tolerated well by most patients. If you’re sensitive to pain, let the team know at your consultation so they can adjust your treatment plan.
Your lips may feel warm up to an hour after your session, but there’s no need for downtime, and you can resume your usual activities after your treatment.
How long does it take to see results from lip plumping?
You can expect to see results from your lip plumping right after your session. The LipLase laser tool restores color to your lips and tightens the tissue around your lips to create a natural fullness.
To get the best results, the STL Vein & Cosmetics team recommends a series of treatments to rebuild your lip’s natural collagen. They may suggest monthly lip plumping sessions for three months and then maintenance sessions every three months.
For naturally fuller lips without dermal fillers, call STL Vein & Cosmetics or book an appointment online today to schedule your lip plumping consultation.