Possible Side Effects
Perioral rejuvenation restores the volume of the lips with injectable fillers or with fat transfer (lipofilling). Techniques to reduce or eliminate wrinkles include microneedling and platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) which typically require several sessions to achieve the desired result.
Approximately thirty minutes to one hour.
Topical anesthesia cream
These are outpatient procedures.
Most procedures on the lips will cause a varying degree of temporary swelling. Mild temporary discomfort is normal, rarely mild bruising, itching, redness, infection and changes in skin color.
Infection, overcorrection in size, irregularities and/or asymmetry with fillers, changes in skin pigmentation, or fever blisters (herpes simplex) with resurfacing techniques.
In most cases, the patient can return to work and normal activities the same day. Bruising and swelling should have resolved after several days. When an ablative procedure is used, the recovery time can be several days. Changes in color of the skin can be present for several days or weeks, but can be camouflaged with makeup. When using ablative procedures, it is recommended to use sun screen for several weeks.
The outcome varies from patient to patient. One can expect a restoration of a youthful appearance of the mouth area and an enhancement of lip shape. When using non-permanent fillers, results will be lost after several months. Reduction to complete disappearance of wrinkles around the mouth after resurfacing varies by patient.
Benign and malignant skin alterations
- seborrhoic keratosis
- actinic keratosis
- acne scars
- burn scars
- lymph nodes
- all other soft tissue tumors
- Morbus Bowen
- lentigo maligna
- basalioma (white skin cancer, NMSC or BCC)
- malignant melanoma (black skin cancer)
- squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
- lymph nodes in head and neck area
- all other benign or malignant alterations