The “Bee Sting” Information

Fuller Lips or The Bee Sting

If you want plump lips, to enhance thin or flat lips, broaden small lips, correct asymmetrical or sagging lips and soften vertical lip lines there are several dermal filler options.

Fillers like Belotero, Juvederm and Volbella are clear, biodegradable gels containing hyaluronic acid that are used to improve lip fullness and lip lines.

Dr. Michael Eidelman, Dr. Brian Ginsberg and Dominic Moccia, RPA-C have a gentle, effective technique for subtly fine tuning, sculpting, accentuating, contouring the lips and building lip structure.

As with all filler product, swelling, bruising, redness, irritation, marks at the injection sites may occur. Itching and chapped lips have been reported. Most side effects are mild or moderate and their duration is short (7 days or less). Minor inflammation or swelling normally begin to resolve within 24 hours but have been reported to last as long as a few weeks.  Tylenol can be taken for discomfort. Ice can be applied intermittently to reduce swelling. Results can last up to 1 year.

Immediately after treatment there is temporary swelling and firmness lasting on average two weeks, thereafter, it will soften.

If there is any history of herpes on the face we recommend taking an oral antiviral pill prior to your treatment. Bruising risks can be minimized by avoiding aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, ibuprofen, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, concentrated garlic and alcohol for one week prior to treatment.