During Your Consultation
What is a typical consult and treatment like? During the initial meeting, we will discuss your goals, review your medical history, and educate you on the filler selections. You will learn how to prep for the day of treatment(avoid blood thinners such as NSAIDs, alcohol, fish oil and vitamin E supplements for two weeks before your injection). Up to 80% of patients may experience some form of bruising so it’s best to plan your injection around your social calendar. Be sure to plan on no vigorous work or athletic activity for 48-72 hours. At the time of your consult you may request before-and-after photos of previous patients and ask questions. Feel free to browse our before and after pictures in our photo gallery now from your computer or device.
Cost of Lip Fillers
Filling your lips can cost anywhere between $595 to $2000, depending on your treatment plan. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for; so what are you paying for? You have the personal full attention of Dr. Brock. You have the confidence that you are receiving your treatment from a board-certified and experienced specialist. Other unique perks are that Dr. Brock will use a special cannula rather than a sharp needle and use the safest injection techniques. Dr. Brock keeps hyaluronidase available at all times which can dissolve filler in the case of a rare vascular emergency or to simply further define areas where less volume is desired than you may have initially thought you wanted.
Before & After Photos
During Your Treatment
Procedures take less than an hour. Expect your filler treatment to be more of a procedure than a routine neuromodulator injection, such as you might experience for a botox treatment. A technician will cleanse the treatment area of your face and apply topical numbing cream for 10-20 minutes and then you may be injected with lidocaine. Then the filler injections themselves take 20-30 minutes. Does it hurt?! Most patients say the lidocaine stings at first, but for the filler itself, they report that with the numbing cream and/or lidocaine, they are extremely comfortable. Women seem to experience less discomfort than most men. Big surprise, right?!
After your Treatment
Immediately after your treatment you will see immediate volume and definition. Expect a few days of bruising and swelling; so again, schedule accordingly! Rarely you may experience small bumps under your lips. These usually smooth out on their own within a week or two, but if not they can be removed. Obstruction of a blood vessel is a remote but real possibility, so if you’re experiencing pain or skin discoloration after your procedure, you would need to see Dr. Brock immediately (this is why he keeps hyaluronidase available; on the rare chance a patient would have a vascular problem; just a note—many injectors do not keep this around because it is expensive and expires. Insider’s tip: when your injector keeps hyaluronidase on hand at all times, you know that your safety is of the utmost importance to them).
Plan on not touching your lips for 48 hours after injections, other than to apply cold compresses to help with the swelling. You may want to pre-treat with Arnica as many of our patients do. No vigorous activity for 72 hours.
How Often Should You Get Lip Fillers
You will want to touch-up areas every three or four months to 1 ½ years. The big window is due to factors like filler density, activity, and lifestyle. A patient who is more physically active tends to dissolve filler faster than one who is sedentary. Also, filler in the tear trough area tends to last longer than filler around the nasolabial folds.
What are you waiting for?! Call us now at 501.223.2244 or email our staff through this website for an appointment. Get the definition and volume you’ve always wanted. Beautiful, voluptuous lips are really possible!!! We look forward to seeing you!
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