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At our boutique practice in Richmond, lip fillers (also referred to as lip injections) are one of our most popular non-surgical procedures. It’s no secret that women want fuller lips. Social media, celebrities, and our favorite publications all present women with pouty lips. There are multiple reasons why your lips may not be as full as you’d like, usually aging or genetics are the leading factors. With today’s advancements with dermal fillers, we’re able to give you the lips you’ve always dreamed of, and the great news is, it takes a matter of minutes and no surgery is required.

Our lip injection patients find that we offer the best lip fillers in Richmond, VA. Below, we’ve included more information about the treatment and have answered some frequently asked questions that we commonly get in the office. To learn more, please contact us today!

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What are Lip Injections?

Lip Injections are composed of the same compounds that are found naturally found in your body. Using hyaluronic acid, the filler gives your lips added plumpness, making them appear fuller and more shapely than before.

With the use of the lip filler compound, you will be able to notice more volume, improve the structure of your lips, and improve the shape of your lips, making them more “pouty”.

Who are the Best Candidates for Lip Fillers?

Lip FIllers are fantastic for almost everyone but are ideal for anyone who wants to enhance the volume or shape of her lips without undergoing extensive surgery.

As one of the leading plastic surgery practices in RVA, we’ve seen thousands of non-surgical and surgical patients. Lip filler patients should be committed to good skin health because you will see the best results if your lips are supple and your skin is elastic and not dry. If you meet the following criteria, you’re a good candidate for lip fillers.

Candidates should not smoke cigarettes.

Candidates should commit to good skin health.

Candidates are anyone who wants to enhance the volume or shape of their lips without surgery.

What are the Benefits of Lip Injections?

Lip fillers can offer you a variety of benefits for your lips in addition to your overall well-being. Here are some of those benefits:

Full Control Over Lip Volume – You will be able to discuss how much volume you’d like to add with Dr. Hubert during your consultation. This will give you complete control over the size of your lips through the adjustment of filler according to your requirements.

Fewer Allergic Reactions- In the past, collagen-based dermal fillers from animals were used, but they tended to result in excessive inflammation and swelling around the lips. Now, thanks to the modern use of a form of hyaluronic acid, there are fewer adverse reactions.

Long-Lasting Results – Lip fillers can last up to almost a year in some patients, after which time your body will gently absorb the filler.

Achieving Your Desired Lip Look – Unlike surgery, lip fillers aren’t a one-and-done treatment. You can return to get additional lip filler as often as you’d like to add additional volume if you so desire.

What’s the First Step?

The first step to getting lip fillers in RVA with Dr. Darrin Hubert is to book a consultation. During your appointment, you’ll be able to explain exactly what you’re hoping for with the treatment. Dr. Hubert will examine your lips and give you his recommendations. If you’re happy with expert opinion, we’ll be able to provide the treatment right then and there or book a time for you to come in that you’re more comfortable with.

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What to Expect on the Day of Lip Fillers?

Dr. Hubert will begin by applying a topical numbing agent to your lips, which will help reduce any possible discomfort at the site of the injections. Some patients may choose to have nerve blocks performed for the upper and/or lower lip with tiny injections similar to the dentist’s office. The nerve blocks can get your lips very numb. However, they will also affect your speech, and you can’t eat or drink anything for an hour or two until they wear off. Next, he will use a series of fine needles to inject the filling agent under your lips in a controlled and deliberate manner, which usually will take only a few minutes. You are awake the whole time. So Dr. Hubert can often show you the progress in the mirror to help judge when the right amount of correction has been achieved. Once Dr. Hubert is finished, you will be able to notice the effects of the filler immediately.

*We do advise our patients to avoid the use of lipstick or balm before their lip filler therapy.

Why Choose Dr. Hubert?

While there are many places to get lip injections in Richmond, by going to Dr. Hubert, you’re going to a board-certified plastic surgeon. This means Dr. Hubert has extensive training and experience in surgical and non-surgical treatments. Unlike injectors without this background, Dr. Hubert is an expert in both the aesthetics of the face and reconstructive surgery of the face. Both of these aspects play off of each other to provide the patient with the most optimal scenario for achieving the best results. Dr. Hubert is a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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Lip Injections Recovery

Due to the quick and easy nature of this procedure, you will be able to leave our office almost immediately following your treatment. You will receive a cold gel pack as you leave the office and for the ride home to minimize any swelling or bruising. You will be able to see the results of your treatment for several months, up to a year, depending on how your body receives the filler and the amount injected.

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How Much do Lip Fillers Cost in Richmond?

The cost of lip fillers in Richmond will vary depending on the amount you’re receiving. The hyaluronic acid (HA) comes in measured, pre-loaded syringes, usually 1 cc. You can’t reuse or share syringes, so it is important for Dr. Hubert to help you pick the right amount. But we won’t let any go to waste. Any leftover filler, after your lips are done, can be used elsewhere, for example in your cheeks or nasolabial folds. To get the most accurate cost, please contact our office.

Schedule Your Consultation

Our RVA lip filler patients find that the treatment almost instantly gives them more self-confidence. If you’d like to schedule a consultation or an appointment with Dr. Hubert, please contact us today. We look forward to helping you get the lips you’ve always dreamed of!

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Your Lip Filler Questions Answered

How often do I need lip fillers?


As often as you’d like. Due to the quick and simple nature of administering the Filler, you can repeat the procedure as frequently as you and Dr. Hubert agree upon during your consultation. Most patients tend to get treatments once or twice per year.

Are lip injections painful?


There is a small amount of discomfort associated with lip injections. However, the numbing cream definitely takes the edge off. Also, modern fillers are mixed with lidocaine as well, so it helps to numb the tissues as the filler is injected.

How long will lip fillers last?


On average, Lip Fillers can last between several months and almost a full year, but after your lips return to their natural state, you can easily and quickly get an appointment to get full lips again if you were satisfied with the results, or even speak with Dr. Hubert about adjusting the amount to give you an ideal appearance.


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Dr. Darrin M. Hubert extends a warm welcome to patients from other cities, states, and countries. We understand that finding your perfect match in a surgeon may require you to travel far away from your home and we are thrilled to help you plan your exciting journey to beauty and confidence.

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