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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal filler? 

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment

Who is not a candidate for lip filler treatment?


❖ Pregnant or Nursing

❖ Dental Cleaning in the 2 weeks preceding appointment or 2 weeks after scheduled appointment

❖ Immunocompromised or immunosuppressed clients

❖ Recipient of an organ transplant 

❖ Current viral or bacterial infection

❖ Clients with history of cold sores may need to pre-medicate with an antiviral medication for two days prior to scheduled appointment and three days post treatment. If antiviral prescription needs to be obtained by client they should schedule an appointment with their PCP or contact LipTox so that they can get you set up with a telehealthappointment with medical director Cynthea Vanden FNP-C (telehealth fee between $50-$100)

❖ History of hypertrophic scarring or keloid formation

❖ Have an infection at the planned injection site

❖ History of allergies to hyaluronic acid products or lidocaine

❖ Chemo or radiation within the past 12 months

❖ Current antibiotic use (Some antibiotics may be okay, please text to verify)

❖ Ongoing blood-thinning therapies (seek physician approval before booking an appointment)

❖ Under the age of 18 (no exceptions)

What are the risks of dermal filler?


The most common reported side effects are bleeding, bruising, swelling, and pain at the site of injection. Other risks that are less likely but may occur include: acne-like skin eruptions, skin sensitivity rash, damage to the nerves or blood vessels, lumpiness, scaring, skin necrosis in the event of vascular occlusion. Reactivation of herpes simplex or dormant herpes simplex virus.


How should I do to prepare for my lip filler appointment?


Read our FAQ and Aftercare tab and get EXCITED for plump gorgeous lips!


What kind of HA filler do you offer? 


At this time we are primarily injecting with the Revanessefamily or dermal fillers (Lips + and Versa +). Juvederm, Restalyne & RHA family of products can also be utilized for additional cost.

How often can I get lip filler? 


Depends, as long as it is deemed safe by your injector, it is safe to build on your lip filler 2-4 weeks after initial appointment.


Should I start with a half or full syringe for my lips? 


A half syringe can be used to achieve a very natural and subtle plump, while a full syringe is generally enough to achieve significantly fuller lips. Half a syringe of filler does not go far in lips with no previous dermal filler. It is recommended to start with a full syringe and touch up with a half syringe every 6-9 months once your lip goal is achieved.


*Fun fact: a full syringe is only enough to fill a medium sized blueberry* 


How long does lip filler last?


On average, depending on metabolism: 6-9 months


What is Neurotoxin? 


Neurotoxin or “Tox” is the term used to describe very potent muscle relaxers that are indicated for the temporary improvement of moderate to severe lines associated with specific muscle facial movements.

Who is not a candidate for treatment with Neurotoxin?


❖ Do not receive neurotoxin if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients

❖ Have an infection at the planned injection site 

❖ Have history of a disease that affects your muscles I.e Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Myasthenia Gravis)

❖ Pregnant or nursing clients

❖ Immunocompromised or immunosuppressed clients

❖ Current antibiotic use (Some antibiotics may be okay, please text to verify)

❖ Ongoing blood-thinning therapies (seek physician approval before booking an appointment)

❖ Under the age of 18 (no exceptions)


What kind of Neurotoxin do you offer? 

LipTox currently offers Botox, Jeuveau and Dysport. Dysportwill only be on hand if arrangements have been made with injector prior to appointment.


What are the risks associated with neurotoxin administration?


Neurotoxin may spread from the desired injection site days to weeks after injection – complications such as asymmetry, eyelidor eyebrow drooping, bruising and swelling may occur. 


What happens if I have an asymmetry from neurotoxin?


Correctional tox can be administered at a follow-up appointment 2 weeks after initial visit.


Will neurotoxin get rid of resting lines? 


NO! But they will improve over time with consistent administration of tox to the desired area. 


How long does Neurotoxin last? 


All neurotoxins currently offered last an average of 3 months. 


How often can I get neurotoxin?


Every three months.

What is the average dose for Tox? 


Depends on the strength of muscle (assessed by injector) here are the recommended doses for common areas of the face 

Glabella: (elevens) 12-40 units

Frontalis: (forehead) 12-26 units (must treat glabella to treat frontalis as the muscles work together)

Crows feet: 4-12 units per side

Bunny lines: 4 units

Depressor Nasalis Septi:(downturned nose when smiling) 2-8 units

Lip Flip: 4-8 units 

Gummy smile: 4 units

Depressor Anguli Oris (DAO, downturned mouth) 4-8 per side of mouth

Mentalis (Pebble Chin): 4-8 units

Masseter(TMJ or facial slimming): 15-40 units per side 


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