Archive | Lip Enhancements

How to get more luscious lips this summer

Aging is to blame for the formation of lines and wrinkles, and it’s also one of the top reasons why your lips start to look thinner over time. A lip enhancement procedure can give you the fuller, plumper lips you want. Here’s what you need to do about this popular cosmetic treatment.

  • Lip enhancement is good for women who are self-conscious about the appearance of their thin lips.       
  •  Lips can be restored to a more natural, normal appearance, or a lip enhancement can even out uneven lips.
  •  There is more than one way to enhance the appearance of your lips, and different methods can be combined to give you the look you desire. This includes fat transfer, natural or synthetic fillers, dermal grafts, lip implants, lip lifts and Vermilion advancement. Vermillion advancement is a surgical procedure that involves making an incision around the borders of the lips and pulling the skin around the border to achieve fullness.
  • The newest dermal filler Restylane Kysse is increasingly popular as it can provide results for up to a year. Other dermal fillers provide great results but last anywhere from three to six months.
  • Most lip augmentation procedures take around 30 minutes or less.
  • For patients who choose dermal fillers, the recovery period is relatively short. You may notice redness, swelling and bruising at the injection sites for the first 1-2 days after surgery, but this can be covered with lipstick or makeup.
  • For patients who undergo lip augmentation surgery with implants, you will need to lay low for about 1-3 days after surgery. For the first 1-2 weeks, you’ll want to avoid putting any pressure or pulling around the lips as it can cause implants to shift.

You have many options when it comes to lip enhancement. Dr. Price will discuss your options and help you determine the best one for your condition and goals. If you’ve been wanting more youthful, kissable lips, call (203) 453-6635 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.

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Myths About Lip Fillers That Aren’t True

Having fuller lips is one of the most popular trends right now in our industry. By using a filler like Restylane, we can add volume to your lips to give you that sexier pout that will make you feel better in your skin. But, if you are like many people, you may be hesitant because you don’t want to look like a real housewife. To help you land on a decision about fillers that’s right for you, let’s debunk a few common myths about them.

Myth 1: They Look Fake

The good news about filler is that they shouldn’t make you look like you had work done unless you want it to. Here at our office, Dr. Gary J Price uses a variety of techniques to ensure that your lip fillers look as natural as possible. During your consultation, Dr. Price will go over the results that you want and then try to mimic them so that you get exactly what you want.

Myth 2: People will be able to tell

If you add a lot of volume to your lips all at once, people will probably be able to tell. But, if Dr. Price makes a few injections around your lips to make them slightly fuller, then nobody even has to notice. One thing we do tell or patients though is that your lips may be swollen for up to a week after you get injections depending on how your body reacts to them.

Myth 3: Injections Are Only For People With Thin Lips

Not everybody has to be Kylie Jenner to justify getting lip injections. Although fillers are great at adding volume to your lips, they can also be used to treat things like asymmetry, enhance your cupids bow, or add a little bit more definition that you’ve wanted to have.

Lip fillers are one of those things that are practically magic. The best thing about them is that they not only work, but they will give you immediate results. If you want to learn more about lip fillers or if you want to schedule your consultation appointment, contact our Guildford office today and call us at (203) 453-6635.

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How to Give Santa The Perfect Kiss Underneath the Mistletoe This year

Lip Injections Guilford, CTChristmas time is all about gift giving and spending time with those you love most. With all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, don’t forget about giving Santa something that he won’t forget; a kiss.  If you want to be caught kissing Santa underneath the mistletoe this year, then Dr. Price has a few tips for you. Before you pucker up and lean in for that kiss, you need to do your lips a little lip service with these tips.

Lip Fillers

If you really want to lay a good one on Santa, then make sure that your lips are as voluminous as ever. With lip fillers from Dr. Price, he can help give you fuller lips almost instantly. Depending on the size of lips that you want and the results that you are going for, Dr. Price will determine what type of filler will give you the best results.

Lip Scrub

Dead skin is really prominent during the winter months—especially on your lips. To help you get rid of dry, chapped skin on your lips, try using an all-natural lip scrub. Lip scrubs are great because they work to get rid of dry skin without being too abrasive.


Even though matte lipsticks are really popular in the cosmetic industry right now, they will only dry your lips out. Before you lean in and kiss Santa, make sure that you use a lip balm or lip gloss that’s more hydrating. Lip balms that contain ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil will add that extra layer of hydration to your lips; leaving them softer and more kissable in the process.

Are you ready to get sexier lips? If so, schedule a consultation with Dr. Price at our Guilford office and contact us today at (203) 453-6635.

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Pucker Up, Santa! How to Get a Sexier Pout

Lip Enhancement Guilford, CT | New Haven Whether you’re married to Santa Claus himself or if you just want to be caught kissing him under the mistletoe, you need to make sure that you have the best, kissable pout on the block. We have created a brief guide listing a few ways to make sure that your lips are ready for some holiday action.


Nothing can make your lips more chapped quite like dehydration and the cold weather. Make sure that you are exfoliating your lips with an all natural sugar scrub 1-2 times per week. The natural exfoliant in sugar will help to get rid of the dry skin and leave you with smoother, kissable lips.


In addition to exfoliating, make sure that you are also moisturizing your lips— especially if you’re an avid lipstick wearer. To moisturize, you can use a variety of different products including vaseline or even coconut oil. Just make sure to apply it to your lips throughout the day and especially before you go to bed at night.


Want to make a statement and make Santa never forget your big kiss? Consider getting dermal fillers from Dr. Gary J. Price. Dermal fillers like Restylane and Perlane are especially good at adding natural looking volume to your lips almost instantly. By strategically placing injections on your lips and around your mouth, you can get fuller lips just in time to greet Santa under the mistletoe.

Stay Hydrated

Another great way to make sure your lips are as soft and supple as ever? Stay hydrated. The more hydrated you are, the more moisturized your skin, hair, and lips will be. Try drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day.

Get ready to lay one on Santa this holiday season with a refreshed pout. To learn more about fillers or to schedule your consultation, contact our Guilford office today!

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Summer Lovin’: How to Take Better Care of Your Lips

 Lip Enhancement Guilford, CTIf you are intending on making the most of your summer, you’re probably planning on spending almost every day outside. Whether you prefer spending time catching up on your R&R by the pool or hiking in the hills behind your house, there’s no doubt that your skin and face are going to be exposed to a lot of sun. If you have just gotten lip injections from Dr. Gary J. Price, make sure that you are keeping them moisturized and hydrated this season by following the tips listed below. Read on to learn more.

Lip Balm With Sunscreen

One of the best ways to keep your newly plumped lips protected from the sun is to wear a lip balm with an SPF in it. By acting as an extra layer of protection between your lips and the sun, a lip balm will help you avoid getting a sunburn or anything. When wearing a lip balm with sunscreen, make sure to apply it frequently so that it doesn’t wear off.

Drink Water

If you have dry, chapped lips, this is a large indicator that you are dehydrated. To keep your lips, mouth, and body hydrated, make sure that you are drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each and every day. As a helpful hint, start your morning by drinking a glass or two of water— this will jumpstart your day and get you on the right track.

Scrub It Up

To help get rid of that nasty, chapped skin on your lips, use an all-natural lip scrub. By getting rid of the dead skin, you can encourage the growth of newer, healthier skin— leaving you better able to enjoy your newly plumped lips.

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Having lip injections during the summer is a great way to feel confident and sexy. However, if they get chapped and burnt, they can be more uncomfortable than anything. To ensure that your lips stay moisturized all summer long, make sure to apply a lip balm with sunscreen, drink plenty of water, and use a scrub on occasion. To learn more about lip injections or how you can take better care of your lips in general, contact Dr. Gary J. Price today at (203) 453-6635!




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3 Ways to Recover from Lip Enhancements

Lip Injections | Guilford, CTHaving bigger, fuller lips just means one thing: a sexier you. If you have wanted to accentuate your pout, consider getting lip injections from Dr. Gary J. Price. By using fillers like Restylane, you can add volume to your lips to give you that luscious pout you have always wanted. As one of the most crucial steps to any procedure, however, it’s important that you know just how to recover. This article will discuss three recovery tips to use after getting lip injections. Read on to learn more.

Don’t Take Ibuprofen

Your initial reaction to having swollen lips after you get injections may be to reach for that bottle of Ibuprofen and pop 600 milligrams. However, avoiding anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen and aspirin should be avoided because they cause bruising.

Ice After Lip Injections

After you get lip injections, you will likely experience a small amount of bruising and swelling. Since you are discouraged from taking NSAIDs like Ibuprofen, the best thing you can do is ice your lips. When icing your lips make sure to use a soft ice pack or washcloth— if the pack is too hard it’s going to only further damage your lips.

Keep Lips Moisturized

Keep your lips as smooth and moisturized as possible while you are recovering from your lips injected. Dry, cracked, or sunburned lips are only going to make your lips look bad, and your bruising feel worse. When choosing a lip moisturizer, try to choose one that contains ingredients like petroleum jelly which as a barrier between your lips and water.

Schedule a Consultation

Recover from your lip injections by using the tips listed above. By knowing how to recover properly, you can get your sexy lips in virtually no time at all. To learn more about lip injections or to schedule an appointment, call Dr. Gary J. Price today at (203) 453-6635 to schedule an appointment.


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