Embrace Your Beauty

The Genesis Medspa girls got lip filler for Valentine’s Day, and here is what they had to say about their experience:

There is no denying my genetics when it comes to my smile. It’s a little crooked and I barely have any upper lip. It’s something that makes me me, but also something that has bothered me slightly. I often thought about getting lip filler, but never went through with it. So, when given the opportunity to actually go through with it, I was excited and a little nervous. The product I had injected looks natural and is very soft. It enhances my lips without necessarily making them look augmented. It was a great first-time experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
- Ashley, RN

To be 100% honest, I was terrified of getting filler. The nurse and Dr. Prasad were understanding and amazing! I had very little swelling and one minuscule bruise on the inside of my lip. The overall procedure was easy, with minimal pain. I chose to get the Volbella filler because it was targeting my main goal, hydration, and it is a great filler to start out with because it is so subtle. My lips before were always dry and cracked. I also felt that my lips weren’t in proportion to the rest of my face when I smiled. My main goals were to get my lips looking healthy, moisturized, and the way they looked when I had my braces. A plus is that my husband loves them as well.
- Austin, LMT

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t so sure about getting filler in my lips at first. I was pretty content with my lips as they were and was terrified of the injection process. But so totally worth it! I never imagined the difference it would make. I received Volbella and I LOVE the natural volume and hydration it gave me. Dr. Prasad did an amazing job at making the right side of my upper lip symmetrical with the left side. Before, when applying lipstick, I would always have to shape the lipstick to make my lips look even on both sides, but not anymore! I also definitely let my nerves get the best of me because the injection process was a piece of cake. We applied numbing cream before the injections, which was probably the weirdest feeling of the whole process. Next, Dr. Prasad assessed the area and we discussed what look I wanted to go for. Me being a newbie with filler and not sure exactly what I even wanted, and Dr. Prasad being the pro, I told him to do whatever he thought would look nice. As we started the injections, Ashley was really good about adding a distraction by applying a Foreo brush to my temple area, to get my focus elsewhere. During the injections I felt very mild pricks and pinches and then wa-lah... beautiful lips! I am so happy with the results and wouldn’t change a thing!
- Jayda

Every woman wants instant results, which is very hard to achieve with treatments that are non-invasive. I would describe myself as a minimalist when it comes to my skin care and makeup routine, which is one of the reasons I have turned to filler and Botox. I have an instant flawless hydrating plumped look without the hard work. The filler I recently received in my lip is Juvederm, which is my absolute favorite. One of the best things about this syringe is that I only need to keep up with this treatment once every 6 months to maintain my luscious lips. I would recommend this product to any patient that wants to receive results.
- Kayla K.

I am a 53-year-old female who has worked in the skin care industry since 1992, so imagine how many different options have been available for me to try over the years. When I was younger, I was always looking for the lip product/color/gloss that was pretty or gave me a fun cosmetic look. As I have aged, my goals have been all about protection and repair (but of course still looking pretty). Volumizing and plumping up the moisture in my shrinking lips has been a journey for improvement over the last few years. Lip volume looks and means something different to everyone. I have always liked the shape of my lips, but find myself missing the smooth fullness I once had, not to mention trying to correct symmetry. Enter Allergan’s lineup of lip filler: multiple options for what your lips need, what you want to see happen, and most importantly having an injector that helps you achieve your goal. If you are considering lip injections, meet with your provider, consider bringing a photo of your younger self, and give a clear explanation of what you want and also what you don’t want. Remember, everyone’s definition of filler will be different. What does lip filler mean to you?
- Kim

There are so many bad images of lip filler out there, right!? The first time I decided to take the plunge I was super nervous! But after I finally decided to do it, I couldn’t have been happier! I love the subtle enhancement that I got and then I was addicted! When the little bit of swelling went down, I realized that I wanted them bigger! So this time I decided to use a different type of filler and get more of an augmentation. And again, I was thrilled with them!
- Kimberly, RN

If you have ever thought of getting lip injections, I highly recommend it! I have had lip filler before; I usually get a syringe of Juvederm once a year. Dr. Prasad and Kimberly talked to me about Volbella this time for my injection. I was very interested in this product because it was a little more defining for me. I am a huge lipstick wearer and love my lips. I wanted a little fullness, but really wanted more contouring and lip definition. Volbella was an excellent choice! I love it, and I mean LOVE it! Volbella customized my lips and helped focus on areas that I was concerned with, such as vermillion lines (lip border) and my cupid's bow. My results were very pleasing, and I have a beautiful natural full shape to my lips. I love fillers; they are an immediate result with little if any downtime, and filled lips feel no different than natural lips. So, any real important advice I can give? Yes, make sure that you know your facility and provider; it’s very important to have your filler done by someone with experience and knowledge. Injections are just as much an art as they are a science. Here at Genesis Medspa, we take pride in being skilled in both aspects. My favorite things about Volbella are softness, more natural lips, definition, less swelling, and longer-lasting results (about 12 months).
- La Jeana

Friday. French Fries. Filler. Frappé. Flannel. A few of my favorite "f" words. Filler is the only one that's long lasting, that I get to see every day, and is always appropriate. And it isn't even bad for me!
- Tabatha

LIPS! LIPS! LIPS! Everyone here has been talking about their lips. I thought mine had fared pretty well over the 60+ years, but I agreed to watch a live demonstration on lip injections and what they could mean for this ol' aging pucker. I was intrigued when they said, “go back to a picture from 10-20-30 years ago and really look at the plumpness in your lips.” I thought to myself, hmmm... I haven’t lost that much volume and shape. So, being the overachiever that I am, I went back to my wedding photo. HOLY MOLY where did my lips go?! Needless to say, I jumped on the bandwagon and got Juvederm filler. I was surprised that there was minimal pain and I only had one small bruise that was easily covered up. So for the real test, I went home to that same husband I married 38 years ago and his remark and face was priceless. He has called me Luscious Lips ever since and it makes me feel like a schoolgirl every time he asks “can I KISS those LUSCIOUS LIPS?” So in my golden years I’m going with whatever it takes, right?
- Ruth

I never thought of my lips as being too thin, but I was interested in making them just a bit plumper. I did start to see a few lines in my lips in the past few years. I didn’t want to overdo it because you can easily put more in, but removing filler would be more difficult. I am very pleased with my decision because my lips look full, but still natural looking. In the future I may want to do more, but at this time they are KISSABLE LIPS!
- Stephanie

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