Introduction to

Lip Fillers

Lip augmentation has seen some amazing progressive techniques and products that improve and contour your lips and smile, without the need for surgery. With your lips being one of the three main focal points of your face, it’s becoming more and more popular to add a little something extra to your lips to not only make yourself more attractive to others but feel stronger with your self-image. Christopher Manios, MD is happy to offer Lip Fillers to patients all over the East Bay including Danville, Blackhawk, San Ramon, and surrounding communities. To learn more about the treatment and how it can help you, please keep reading below.

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Through years of experience, Dr. Manios has found that facial aesthetics, including treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, intertwines the sciences with the arts. He believes an injector should have both an artist’s eye and a doctor’s trained touch to create the best results. This is the balance he strives to provide to each of his patients.

What are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are Dermal Fillers that target your lips to give them more volume and a luscious, natural look. The key ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a gel-like substance that your body naturally creates to provide your skin with a smoother, plumper appearance. The HA used in most dermal fillers is a synthetic one that is made in your body which makes it safe for use and can be dissolved naturally over time. Christopher Manios, MD offers some of the most advanced and popular hyaluronic fillers available, Juvederm and Restylane.

What are Lip Fillers

What are the Benefits of Lip Fillers?

Some of the benefits that our Lip Fillers patients in the Danville area have been able to enjoy include the following:

  • Can be a gradual progression
  • Enhanced appearance
  • Little-to-no side effects
  • Natural-looking fullness
  • Quick recovery
  • Treatments are safe and effective

Who are the Best Candidates for Lip Fillers?

The best candidates for our Danville Lip Fillers are those who share some of these characteristics:

  • Are physically healthy
  • Don’t smoke
  • Keep a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
  • Have thinner lips
  • Maintain realistic expectations for the outcome of the treatment
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What’s the First Step?

The first step in getting Lip Fillers in the East Bay is to contact our Danville office and request a consultation. During this appointment, you will have your lips examined by Dr. Manios who will ask you questions about your medical history, and the appearance you are looking to achieve and discuss which filler could be the best for you. If you agree with the plan made for you, you can receive your Lip Filler injection immediately, or you can reschedule with our Patient Coordinator for another day and time.

If you do plan on getting Lip Fillers the same day as your consultation, we strongly recommend that you avoid wearing lipstick or lip balm of any kind, as it will have to be removed before the injection can begin.

What to expect at your Lip Filler appointment

What to Expect on the Day of Lip Fillers

When are ready to receive your Lip Fillers, we will apply a topical anesthetic to your lips so that your experience will be more comfortable, which should take about 15 minutes to numb your lips. Dr. Manios will use a very thin needle to inject the filler into targeted parts of your lips, which can include the vermillion border (edges of your lips), your Cupid’s bow (the curve in the center of your upper lip), and the corners of your mouth. While you shouldn’t feel any pain during the treatment thanks to the topical anesthetic, many patients do feel a pinching sensation from the needle injection which may make your eyes tear up.

After the injections are complete, you will be given an ice pack to gently rest on your lips to prevent excessive swelling and bruising. Dr. Manios will gently massage your lips so that they can absorb the filler. Before you leave, we will keep you at our office for about 15 minutes to ensure that you don’t get dizzy or nauseous.

While not every treatment is the same, most treatments will take between 30 minutes and two hours.

Lip Fillers Recovery

Once your treatment is complete and we have released you, you will be able to return to your normal activities. Please bear in mind that your lips will be swollen, bruised, and sensitive for the first few days. We like to recommend our Lip Filler patients take it easy during the first day or so and avoid strenuous activities, pursing their lips, kissing, or using a straw. You should also drink plenty of water, and avoid lip balm, lipstick, or any other products applied to your lips for at least 24 hours. If you do experience any pain or swelling, you can use an ice pack, but try to keep the application of it to ten minutes at a time.

How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost in Danville, CA?

The cost of Lip Fillers in the Danville area will vary depending on a number of factors, including which filler you use and how much filler is used. The best way to find out how much your treatment will cost is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Manios and let him create your treatment plan. Once this information is available, our Patient Coordinator will be able to give you a price breakdown for your experience.

Why Choose Christopher Manios, MD

As a Family Medicine Specialist with over 17 years of experience in the medical field, Christopher Manios, MD understands the needs of his patients, in that they will always be different. A graduate of Temple University Medical School in 2006, Dr. Manios takes pride in providing his patients with customized treatment plans and rejuvenated natural-looking results. He specializes in facial aesthetics to help men and women feel more youthful and vibrant with injectables and other non-invasive med spa services. Dr. Manios is known for his expertise and meticulous attention to detail.

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Patients in Danville, Blackhawk, San Ramon, and surrounding East Bay cities that get lip fillers from Christopher Manos, MD can expect a boost of self-esteem and improved appearance! If you are interested in the treatment, we strongly encourage you to call us at 925 989 6560. You can also request an appointment through our website and a team member will be in touch with you.

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