with one of our dermal fillers or lip injection treatments…
It all started when we were tiny little babies with big fat cheeks, how cute! After our young adult years, all that volume began to slowly disappear and now we are wondering where the heck did it all go? Some of us lose volume more quickly, while others hold onto it quite well into our middle age but all of us lose volume as we age. The first areas to go are usually around the eyes, cheeks and chin area. Add a little volume here and there with precise injections can reshape our face back to where we need it to be. The beauty of injectable treatments is no surgery and no downtime required but results that normally last years.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Dr. Crippen has over 15 years of experience and has treated over 12,000 injectable patients in that time.
Experience, gentle touch, results.
Facial Volume Loss
Signs of Aging
Effects of sun damage
LIPS & MORE
Our Most Popular Treatment Options
Juvederm Dermal Fillers
Dr. Crippen has over 15 years of experience and has treated over 12,000 injectable patients in that time. Come in for a consultation to meet our team and learn more about our dermal fillers.
Procedure Time: 30 minutes Recovery Time: None Lasts: 6-12 Months on average depending on filler and area Technique: Injections Pain Level: Minimal Results: Instant results that improve over time Anesthesia: Topical cream if required
Juvederm Volite is a filler that attracts water to the skin without adding any volume to the skin. It lasts approximately 9 months and decreases fine lines and wrinkles in addition to giving your skin more of a glow. You will also notice less need for a moisturizer as your skin will be retaining water much better. This is a hydration game changer for your skin, our patients love it.
Procedure Time: 30 minutes Recovery Time: None Lasts: 9 Months on average Technique: Micro-Injections Pain Level: Minimal Results: Instant results that improve over time, 7 days for full effect Anesthesia: Topical cream if required
Lip Filler Injections for Thin Lips
After your eyes, your lips are the most important aesthetic feature on your face. They project emotion, help verbalize your hopes and fears, they kiss the ones you love. They are the most important way you communicate to the outside world. Full lips that look natural are a positive sign of youth and vitality. With over 15 years of experience and having performed literally thousands of treatments, Dr. Crippen is a trusted expert lip injector in Kelowna and the Okanagan area.
Procedure Time: 15-20 minutes Recovery Time: 1-2 days of swelling is normal, small bruises common Lasts: 3-9 months depending on patient and filler used Technique: Topical anesthetic followed by micro droplet injections Pain Level: Minimal with anesthesia Anesthesia: Topical Anesthesia
I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Crippen for awhile now, he does botox injections for me every 3 months. I was very nervous at first, but the staff and Dr. Crippen made me feel at ease right away. He is a wonderful Doctor, very caring and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend Dr. Crippen. Staff is also excellent!!! Thank you.
LKJan 15, 2013
Dr. Crippen is an absolute maser with Botox. I’ve had little filler implants done around my face, my ears and lips so far, and each operation came out looking exactly the way I had hoped. Not too puffy, not too thin.
John SavillSep 4, 2014
This place does the best work of all the skincare clinics I’ve tried in the Vancouver area. I go back periodically for new botox and juvederm injections, and they always make it look brand new and just right every single time. This place has earned my business.
Greg MonteAug 26, 2014
I was deeply impressed with the work of this clinic. We visited for my teenage daughter after over-the-counter medications had failed her. The acne removal treatment recommended and performed by Doctor Crippen was incredibly effective. We’ve been back for a couple more treatments over the years, and they are all as effective. I wanted to note in particular that he and the staff had a wonderful manner while administering treatment. My daughter typically hates clinical environments but she always felt very comfortable here.
Phoebe ProvenzanoJun 29, 2014
This is the only place that I’ve gone for age spots since it opened. I loved how easily I could schedule at short notice, and the commitment the staff showed to making sure that I understood everything I wanted to know. I was treated very well here.
Yolanda TighmanSep. 05, 2014
I loved how little time it took to set up the chemical peel treatment and to get it. Your clinic made the day very convenient for me, especially since two other clinics had already told me that they couldn’t fit me in that. Your chemical peel was also one of the most effective that I’ve ever had. I’m extremely satisfied.
SeasonDucharmeSep. 5, 2014
I had excellent results with a Coolsculpting operation at this clinic. Dr. Crippen took me through everything I wanted to know before we started, and I was still surprised at how easy it was. It took a little longer than I would have liked for the results to kick in, but I didn’t change anything and I lost weight.
Ami Hamann Aug 26, 2014
My coolsculpting treatment was first performed at this clinic, at the Kelowna location, which might be their only one. I’ve never had coolsculpting performed anywhere else, so I can’t judge the quality compared to other clinics, but it was really effective. The procedure was completely painless and didn’t even feel uncomfortable. The easiest weight I have ever lost.
Ron WoodhouseJul 06, 2014
Dr Crippen performed the Juvederm treatment in a highly professional, caring and pleasant manner. I found the entire experience to be a comfortable one and despite having some initial reservations/nervousness, both he and his extremely competent staff, made me feel totally at ease and reassured. I cannot speak highly enough of the entire experience of being treated by Dr Crippen and his staff.
DCFeb 9, 2012
I chose DermMedica hoping they would be able to help me with my lips. Dr. Crippen recommended a Juvederm filler, and I’m thrilled with both how easy it was and how great it looks. I was particularly pleased with the end result of the lip filler because I’ve had friends with that swollen look, and I did not want any part of that.
Harold ElliottSep. 2, 2014
Juvéderm Kelowna | Dermal Skin Fillers
JUVEDERM® Dermal Filler (an alternative to Collagen injections) is a simple non-surgical treatment that uses hyaluronic acid (HA) (a naturally-occurring sugar found in the body) to smooth and give volume to the skin.
Our Juvederm Treatments
Each Juvederm treatment at DermMedica is a personalized facial rejuvenation that will help you look your best. It can address the 3 D’s of aging in the face — descent, deflation, and deterioration.
Descent: Droopiness / sagging skin in cheeks, lower facial areas
Deflation: Loss of fullness or volume in the mid-face area
Deterioration: Superficial fine lines, wrinkles, and texture changes
By treating the 3 D’s of aging with a complete and holistic approach, you can achieve dramatic facial rejuvenation, without losing your own natural look. The effects of some surgical procedures can leave you looking unlike yourself, but not this one. It will leave you looking refreshed in just minutes with no major surgical risks.
Using the latest in volumizing technology, Juvederm VOLUMA proves that volume can go a long way in restoring a more youthful, natural appearance:
Restore contours lost to decreased volume and smooth the mid-face
Rejuvenate sunken areas around the cheeks
Create volume and youthful contour in the chin
Clear away the appearance of wrinkles and folds
The Dermal filler provides terrific results when used by itself, but also can be used with a wrinkle smoothing injectable (Botox Cosmetic) to provide a more balanced, refreshed look because it treats all areas of the face.
Lip Augmentation Options
Many patients have come to us wanting to change many things about the fullness and contours of their lips. The injectables we provide are designed to target all of the following problems and more:
Thin Lips: Fuller lips are one of our most requested treatments, and we are happy to help. We carry what we consider to be the best substance that can be used to plump lips and give them an enhanced but still natural look. A natural look is a key element in our plans, there is no point in having an overdone look if it’s just going to stand out in a negative way. Dr. Crippen always aims to provide the most natural look with every procedure.
Vertical Lip Lines: These wrinkles are also known as “smoker’s lines”, and are a common source of distress for our clients because they are a sign of aging that often comes too early for most people. Improving them can give a younger appearance to the face. Our different treatments can occasionally be used for these lines as well as laser therapy or Botox cosmetic. Each patient requires a different approach which we can discuss during our consultation.
Poorly Outlined Lips: Some clients are unhappy with the look of their vermillion border—the outline that separates lips from the rest of the face. This is generally a problem in older patients who have lost that border due to aging and sun exposure. The right amount can make a dramatic difference.
Unsatisfying Cupid’s Bow: A sharp cupid’s bow (the M part of the upper lip) is a timeless look that can be enhanced in the right patient. The key is that the doctor not try to change the shape of someone’s lip, rather they need to focus on enhancing what is already present.
DermaFill is a personalized facial rejuvenation that maximizes the benefits of our facial injectables by using more in more places of the face to achieve a more comprehensive overall improvement. Not all patients require a DermaFill procedure, but for those who do, the effects can make a world of difference.
If you’re ready to discuss what a DermaFill can do for you, contact us to book your consultation with Dr. Crippen.
Facial Volume Loss is the loss of underlying elements in the face including blood vessels, fat layers, and collagen. The skin begins to fall as the supporting layer deteriorates with age.
Before & After Juvederm Injection for Facial Volume Loss
What Are the Causes of Facial Volume Loss?
Although Facial Volume Loss is caused mostly by the loss of facial elasticity due to age, volume loss can also occur sooner as a result of:
Severe weight loss
Regular sun exposure
Facial volume loss is a very common problem as we get older. We lose some of the fat padding in our faces that contributes to a youthful appearance gradually over time with some people loser more quicker than others. Rather than radical surgery there are simple non-surgical methods to correct this facial volume loss with very low risk and no downtime. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm can make a huge improvement in facial volume with immediate results that normally last at least one years although individual patient results will vary. These HA fillers are also completely reversible should we ever wish to remove it or decrease the amount injected. This is the beauty of HA fillers compared to permanent fillers which cannot be removed and are rarely used anymore. Dr. Crippen favours the Juvederm family of products which include Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Voluma and Juvederm Volbella. In order to determine which filler is right for you, book your consultation with Dr. Crippen to have a professional MD assessment. You deserve to look your best and with these new fillers on the market, you can keep age at bay for the time being.
MORE ABOUT DERMAFILL | THE ULTIMATE ANTI-AGING PROCEDURE
DermaFill | The Ultimate Anti-Aging Procedure
What is a DermaFill Procedure?
DermaFill is a medical procedure that uses customized HA Fillers to add and/or replace volume in the face. The end result is a natural looking enhancement to our appearance and a decrease in the visible signs of aging.
Restore Your Youthful Features with DermaFill
Anyone who has noticed a decrease in the volume of their face over time can benefit. The most commonly treated areas include the cheeks, chin, lips, temples and other deeper skin folds of the face.
Here are a few examples of patients who have had this type of procedure. Notice the overall improved appearance with no dramatic changes to their facial structure. And remember, this procedure takes just 15-20 minutes to perform with no downtime whatsoever.
Expertly Applied by Dr. Crippen
The DermaFill procedure is performed exclusively by Dr. Crippen. Dr. Crippen has literally treated thousands of patients with Botox and Fillers over the past 15 years. Dr. Crippen also routinely attends advanced seminars and training sessions in the art and science of fillers and toxin use.
It is important that your medical provider have significant experience with these products to give you the best result possible although only Dr. Crippen at DermMedica performs the DermaFill procedure. You will not find this special procedure anywhere else.
Great, How Do I Book an Appointment Right Now?
Give us a call at 250-868-3070 or contact us here through the website. We do our best to respond to you quickly.
MORE ABOUT NON-SURGICAL FACELIFTS
Non-Surgical Facelifts in Kelowna
The results of a surgical facelift can be achieved without cutting, thanks to the modern, non-invasive treatments we offer for the entire face.
Our non-surgical treatments and plans…
Diminish the signs of aging
Reduce the effects of sun-based and other skin damage
Restore your true look!
It all begins with a scheduled consultation at our local skincare clinic. The consultation includes a medical exam where you’ll have the chance to discuss what changes you would like to see from your treatment. We’ll work with you to develop a plan that matches your needs to our most effective treatments.
Artful Treatments for Each Part of the Face
Facelifts are a popular treatment because of the effects that they can achieve for each part of the face, including the cheeks, forehead and the skin around the eyes. We have powerful and non-invasive treatments for each of these areas and the rest of the skin found around the face.
Instead of cutting through the skin, we use injectable treatments and medical skin lasers. Some of our treatments include Juvederm, Botox or one of the many different laser devices we use to give our patients the look they want for their skin.
Safe & Powerful
Our treatments are precise and non-invasive, but that doesn’t mean they are any less effective than the facelifts you’ve heard of in the past. Lasers, among many other dermatological techniques, have improved dramatically in just the last few years. Great results are now possible with minor recovery time.
We encourage you to view our skincare treatment gallery if you’d like to know more about the outcomes for our treatments. You can see images of actual past patients and the exciting changes they were able to make with our plans.
Schedule an Appointment to Discuss your Facelift
Talk to DermMedica today about scheduling a consultation for your non-surgical facelift. You can find out a lot about our treatments here on our website, but we will be able to tell you so much more if you can schedule a visit. During the consultation, you’ll be able to get any answers you need directly from DermMedica’s Dr. Craig Crippen MD CCFP.
MORE ABOUT THIN LIPS - HOW TO ADD VOLUME
Thin Lips and Creating a Natural Look by Dr. Crippen
‘Thin lips’ is the term for lips that are naturally thin or have lost volume. Lips can lose their volume for many reasons, though it most often happens due to age. Thin lips are one of several key facial signs of aging that contribute to a less youthful appearance, but DermMedica can help. Our mission is to help you maintain or restore your true, natural look.
Read on to learn more about the common causes of thin lips, and the treatments that are available to address it. If you’re ready to talk about what our treatments can do for you, schedule a consultation, here.
What Are the Causes of Thin Lips?
The most common cause of thin lips is the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the lips due to age and sun exposure. The upper lip commonly experiences the most change, lengthening over time. Other factors that contribute to thin lips are simply heredity, like family genetics. You may have simply been born with lips that didn’t match the appearance you wanted to express to the world. While this should not cause any functional problems it can be a cosmetic nuisance as fuller lips are more in fashion these days.
Thin lips may also have environmental factors that you can control with the right habits. Lips can retain volume longer into your life if you make sure that you avoid habits like smoking and going out without sun protection for your lips. Behaviors like pursing and puckering can also cause permanent problems, and should be avoided.
Treatments for Thin Lips
The key to adding volume to lips to make them look fuller is more of an art than science. Just putting filler into a lip without concern for the aesthetic usually results in a bad or awkward result that is out there for all to see and snicker about. The people you see with overfilled, duck-lips are the poor patients that have had a bad job but been told it’s normal or looks good. Patients get their lips over-filled for all sorts of reasons but no-matter what the reason, the result is usually not good if too much filler is added. Just like everyone’s personality is different, so should the approach to lip filling.
Dr. Crippen makes sure that he adds just enough volume to his patient’s lips to make them look naturally fuller without the overdone look look that everyone can spot a block away. Dr. Crippen wants your results to look natural and undetectable by everyone so you can feel confident about your new look that everyone will notice but no-one will be able to put their finger on what you had done. Isn’t that the best treatment result? We think so. Here is an example of some natural looking lips by Dr. Crippen.
I wanted just a bit more fullness in my lips. I didn’t want to look like a duck the way so many other people do who go elsewhere. My results are completely natural looking and I am very pleased.
Dr. Crippen suggested not too much filler for my lips and placed it in just the right areas. Now my lips look full and no-one can tell they’ve been treated. Very happy. – Dominique
The effects of our treatments will normally last between 6-12 months but this all depends on the type used and the area being treated. Areas of the face that move more(lips, nasolabial creases) will break the injectable materials down faster than other areas (under eyes, cheeks) that have little to no movement of the skin.
What is the difference between Juvederm and Voluma?
Juvederm is the brand made by Allergan and Voluma is the specific type. There are a number of them made by this brand such as Ultra, Ultra Plus, Volbella, Volift, in addition to Voluma. The characteristics of each one is a little different so you need to visit a clinic with significant experience to understand why you would use one over another.
How long does it take to completely recover from injections? Days or weeks?
The visits are usually finished in usually just a few minutes and normal side-effects like redness, slight swelling(especially for the lips and cheek) and bruising can occur. The most common unwanted side-effect is bruising which can last a few days(for a small one) to a week or more (a larger bruise).
What is the procedure like?
At DermMedica, the average appointment time for this procedure is 15 minutes. Patients will arrive at the office, the face or targeted areas will be cleaned with an antibacterial solution, and then a needle injection will be administered to the chosen area.
What will be covered in the consultation?
During your consultation with Dr. Crippen he will go over the injectable to be used. There are a few options and some are better for certain areas of the face such as the lips and cheek. Sometimes we need to use them for deep volumizing and sometimes we will need a thinner type for more superficial volume and you cannot use the same one for both situations if you are to expect good long-lasting results.
Are they safe to use while pregnant?
We always recommend avoiding Botox and other injectables when pregnant or attempting to become pregnant. The reason for this is that we do not know if there are any complications because studies have not been done, nor will they ever be done.
How long until the results can be seen?
Depending on the area treated, results may last 4-6 months(small amount in the lips) or more than 2 years(tear trough area) on average. We are usually quite impressed as are our patients with the longevity of these HA fillers.
How safe is it for acne scarring and what is the worst situation possible?
They are usually very safe AND effective for treating depressed acne scarring. The worst situation possible is that you react to the material(very rare <.5%) or an artery is injected during the procedure(also very rare, Dr. Crippen has yet to see this after treating thousands of patients).
Do your injectables stimulate collagen growth?
Certain kinds stimulate collagen growth and Juvederm is no exception. Dr. Crippen finds that there is a nice long-term benefit from having a treatment which is likely due to new collagen fiber growth.
How does it work?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally-occurring sugar used to help maintain volume and moisture. HA acts like a sponge for the skin, absorbing small amounts of water that keep the surrounding skin healthy and full. As people age, their bodies are no longer able to produce the same levels of HA needed to maintain a youthful appearance. We use fillers that replace the lost HA in the body so as to diminish the signs of aging. With increased HA, the skin begins to revitalize itself, in some cases even stimulating the growth of new collagen.
What to Do About Loss of Volume in Cheeks?
Cheek volume loss is easily addressed using the right filler product such as Juvederm voluma. Our DermaFill procedure is specifically designed to target significant facial volume loss with the right fillers in specific locations of the face for long lasting results.
What Would Be the Main Causes of Facial Volume Loss?
Genetics would be the main reason, what you have inherited from your family in terms of facial structure and general aging characteristics. Significantly medical illness will also possibly lead to facial fat atrophy and sagging or hollowness of the skin on the face. A long history of smoking and/or sun exposure will also lead some patients to require significant amounts of filler to address this issue. Lastly, significant weight loss will also cause volume depletion in the face, this combined with aging can be dramatic and require larger amounts of filler which can make dramatic improvements to one’s appearance and self esteem.
Can a Fat Transfer correct volume loss around eyes?
Yes it certainly can, however this is a permanent procedure and if it’s done perfectly and results will be excellent. However, we see all too often results that are less than ideal that require correction either with additional surgical procedures or filler products by us.
Is it possible to add volume to your forehead?
Yes, it is possible however fillers in the forehead are generally not used except in certain situations that may require it. Above the brow and temple areas are locations that are most commonly filled with filler near there.
What is the best option for adding volume to face?
Fillers like Juvederm Voluma in our DermaFill procedure are great, long lasting fillers that have little to no downtime and normally last 1-2 years at least.
I’ve lost a large amount of volume in my face rapidly, without weight loss. Can fillers fix this without complications?
Complications and risk are inherent with any procedure, however using advanced injection techniques, these risks are greatly reduced especially with our DermaFill procedure. Excellent results are commonplace and last for many years.
Is facial volume loss a possible side effect with Venus Viva? I am a 22 year old with facial volume loss. Which option is best to fix my problem?
Filler is definitely a good option for this situation and is the most common location for filler placement. Most of our patients notice results that last 1-2 years on average or longer.
Facial volume loss after illness. Any suggestions?
Our DermaFill procedure is specifically targeted to address this situation and has long lasting benefits with no downtime. Additional treatments require smaller amounts of filler to maintain results.
Can menopause cause accelerated facial aging and volume loss?
Absolutely. Many patients find that after a certain age their facial aging process dramatically changes or accelerates. Volume replacement with fillers is the ideal solution.
What is Best Filler for Loss of Volume in Cheek Area?
We have found that the best filler for deep volume replacement is Juvederm Voluma. It is a very smooth filler with an excellent safety profile if injected by an experienced physician.
How much filler would I need to improve the volume loss in my face?
This is a very personal and unique question as every patient’s face is clearly different. A formal assessment is required to determine the amount of filler which may or may not be needed. We frequently see patients who feel they need filler but only require small amounts in specific areas. We also see patients who don’t realize how
What Are the Costs of a DermaFill Procedure?
As in any medical scenario, every patient’s needs are entirely different so we need to see you in order to assess your skin and what your needs are. Generally though, this procedure is substantially more cost effective than major surgery. Additionally, the DermaFill procedure has no associated downtime whatsoever.
Does DermaFill Involve Any Surgery?
No, DermaFill does not involve any type of cutting, and does not leave any scars on the skin where it has been applied. It is a non-surgical treatment that takes advantage of newer pulse/frequency technologies that compel the human body to produce rejuvenated skin.
How Many Treatments Are Needed for Results?
In most cases, it will take a series of applications to produce the desired results. We’ll prepare a treatment plan for you when you visit for a consultation. These plans will usually involve about 10 visits, though more may be necessary.
How Many Fillers Will I Need for My Whole Face and Lip Plumper and What Filler Lasts Longer?
The amount of filler per patient varies depending on the amount of volume loss and the desired results. Each patient is unique so it is impossible without a formal assessment to give an accurate idea of how much filler will be required in each patient.
Would Fillers Be Helpful to Get Rid of These Dark Shadows?
Filler is good to lift up skin and remove some of the shadows that can be cast on the face in certain areas. Fillers will not change the colour of the skin itself, but it certainly can smooth out deep lines and creases.
How Long for Filler to Wear Off?
The duration of filler action is highly variable as each person breaks it down at a different rate. Some patients will notice about 6 months of effectiveness while others will feel it last for a number of years without the need for re-treatment.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
As with any injection, there are some sensations that go along with this procedure. Most patients find the whole process is much more comfortable than they had expected.
How Often Do I Change DermaFill?
You never need to change DermaFill, but you can add to it as the filler is naturally absorbed in time.
Can I Take a Shower or a Bath with the Dermafill Dressing in Place?
Yes, you can take a shower and wash your face after a Dermafill session, no problem! Skin care products are a great start to minimize skin aging and then injectables are the second most commonly recommended treatment options ie. Botox and Fillers.
What Non-Surgical Options Do You Have Available?
We can help you restore a youthful look to your face using many different treatments, including Juvederm injections and laser treatments that can promote the growth of newer, younger skin. Visit today for a private consultation and a customized plan just for you.
How Do You Achieve Results Without Surgery?
Thanks to some advancement in modern medical technology, we are able to do more without cutting into the skin than has ever been possible before. We can produce eye-catching and long-lasting results that don’t involve scars or downtime in bandages.
Where Can I Find More Before/After Images of Non-Surgical Facelifts?
Our gallery of before/after treatment photos features patients from our own clinic, so you can trust the difference that you’re seeing. Find out what our facial fillers have done for so many of our patients here on the Juvederm before & after gallery.
How Much Does a Non-surgical Face Lift Cost?
Non surgical facelifts are a common procedure with little to no downtime. The cost varies widely between patients but the range varies from $3000 to $4500 on average but each patient is unique and this is just an estimate. We need to see patients prior to giving an exact quote for this type of procedure.
Seeking Forehead Augmentation, Are Fillers a Good Option?
Fillers might be a good option depending on the case. If there are some volume deficiencies in that area, fillers can be an excellent choice as can laser, fractional co2.
Is 25 Too Young for a Non-surgical Face Lift?
25 years of age is quite young for a more substantial procedure but each patient’s needs are unique. We would need to assess this patient to see if they are a good candidate for a non surgical facelift.
What Treatments Would Be Able to Lift the Very End Tail off the Eyebrows?
Lifting the tail of the eyebrow can be accomplished by using a relatively small amount of botox cosmetic in this area but the results are usually subtle and this varies between patients.
What Can Be Done with a Sagging Jowl and Turkey Neck Without Having Surgery?
This is a difficult area to treat but some lasers can be helpful as can some injectables like fillers and Belkyra/Kybella. This treatment would be individualized so we would need to see the patient before giving a definite answer.
I Am 24 Years Old and I Am Self Conscious About Taking off My Glasses. Non Surgical Way to Remove Under Eye Puffiness?
There are some non surgical ways to improve the appearance of under the eye puffiness. Sometimes we use fillers to camouflage them and in the right patient it can work quite well. Sometimes surgery is recommended depending on the patient if filler would not be the best option.
Are There Non-Invasive Ways to Remove the Fat Under My Eyes Other Without Surgery?
Surgery is the only reliable way to remove the fat under the eyes, however it is usually a minor procedure with very low risk and excellent long term results if performed properly.
What Are My Nonsurgical Options to Fix My Prematurely Aging Face and Neck?
Our DermaFill treatment combined with fractional co2 laser is the best option for full face rejuvenation with just a week downtime and excellent long term results.
What Are the Benefits (If Any) of a Non Surgical Face Lift?
The benefits are improved skin, tone, texture and volume which we lose over time. Again, each patient is unique so we would potentially recommend some other options in your particular case.
I Have Very Thin Lips, What Are My Options?
The best option is to use fillers to augment the volume in your lips.
What Is the Best Procedure for Enhancing Thin Lips?
Injection of an HA (hyaluronic acid) filler into the lips is an excellent option with great long term results.
Can I Get Big Lips Through Injections?
Absolutely, however most patients prefer a more subtle look that enhances their volume without looking over-done. This is the goal for most of our patients and what Dr. Crippen prefers.
Average Number of Injections for Botox in Thin Lips?
Botox is not use to increase lip volume, HA fillers are used for this purpose. Botox is used mostly to reduce those “smokers lines” some people have above and below the lip lines for upper and lower lips respectively.
Top Lip Too Thin When I Smile, Should I Get Lip Injections?
Yes and Maybe. Everyone’s lip thins out when they smile so even with filler in your lips, you will have a thinner upper lip compared to when your lips are in a neutral position. Filler will however give them some more volume overall when you smile.
How Much Does Lip Enhancement Cost?
Lip augmentation costs anywhere from $250 to $750 depending on the type and volume of filler used. Most patients are somewhere between this number for their first visit and then we decide from there whether more is needed.
I Have Very Small Lips, and I Want to Know the Best Method to Getting Lips as Large as Kylie Jenner’s?
Most patients do not wants very large lips, however for those that do, we recommend getting volumized one step at a time to allow the lips to adapt to the new volume and look more natural. This is something Dr. Crippen can discuss with you at your appointment.
Will Juvederm Ultra Lip Injections Do Anything for a 57 Yr Old Woman with Very Thin Lips?
We treat patients of all ages with lip filler. The best results for lip filler are attained with patients who are younger and have normal to fuller lips to begin with. Patients with very thin lips need to be treated slowly over time to achieve a more natural look.