Injectables & Lip Augmentation in San Francisco

Botox & Dysport treatments for our San Francisco patients are just one of the many ways Dr. Kenneth Bermudez can provide patients with effective, beautiful facial rejuvenation results. With these products and others, such as Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Restylane Refyne, Restylane Defyne, Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, Juvederm Volbella XC, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvederm Vollure XC and fat injections, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced and areas such as the lips, forehead, cheeks, laugh lines (nasolabial folds and marionette lines) and nasojugal grooves can be plumped up and enhanced for a more sensual, contoured aesthetic.

Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin

One of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world is Botox Cosmetic & Dysport. Available at our San Francisco plastic surgery practice, Botox and Dysport injections can reduce the appearance of frown lines between the eyes, crow’s feet, and other signs of facial aging.

Muscle contracture in certain areas of the face causes lines and wrinkles to form. Botox Cosmetic and Dysport is a purified protein that temporarily paralyzes these muscles, effectively stopping them from contracting. The entire Botox procedure typically only takes about 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

Dr. Kenneth Bermudez will discuss the procedure with you in detail during your initial Botox Cosmetic and Dysport consultation. After you and Dr. Bermudez decide on which area to target to provide optimal results for your facial rejuvenation, the procedure can be performed in a quick visit (even during your lunch hour). This treatment can be an excellent alternative for Botox and Dysport patients who desire facial rejuvenation without undergoing more invasive plastic surgery procedures such as forehead lift or facelift in San Francisco.

Botox Cosmetic & Dysport Results

One of the chief benefits of Botox Cosmetic and Dysport is that the results are often noticeable within one to three days of treatment. Results typically last from three to six months, and the injections can be repeated to maintain the effects. Patient satisfaction with the results of Botox and Dysport injections is very high. Botox Cosmetic and Dysport can smooth out signs of aging and stress in your face quickly and effectively, and has been one of the most frequently requested cosmetic treatments for the last decade.

To learn more about treatment with Botox Cosmetic and Dysport, or to schedule an appointment for Botox and Dysport injections, contact our office today.

Injectable Fillers


Perlane, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvedrem Ultra Plus XC, and Juvederm Ultra XC are made of a substance that occurs naturally in the human body. Treatment with Perlane, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvedrem Ultra Plus XC, and Juvederm Ultra XC reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in a variety of facial areas, including the cheeks, forehead, chin, and around the mouth. It can also be used to add volume to the lips, plumping them up for a more sensual, youthful aesthetic. The treatments typically last about 30 minutes, and there is no extended recovery time, which means you can resume your normal daily routine immediately.

Results of a Perlane, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvedrem Ultra Plus XC, and Juvederm Ultra XC treatment generally last about six months, and even up to a year in many cases. Follow-up injections can help maintain results for our patients. Furthermore, Perlane, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Juvederm Voluma XC, Juvedrem Ultra Plus XC, and Juvederm Ultra XC can be an effective facial rejuvenation treatment on its own, or it can be used in conjunction with eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty or neck lift in San Francisco for a more complete aesthetic makeover.

Fat Injections

Fat injections are a remarkable way of augmenting the lips and/or filling in facial lines and wrinkles by using a substance from your own body. In the procedure, fat cells are taken from one area of your body and injected into targeted areas on the face. Since the fat is from your own body, there is no possibility of an allergic reaction.

Results are typically long-lasting, and repeat injections can help maintain results for as long as you desire. Fat injections are a wonderful alternative to dermal fillers that are animal-protein based, and they provide effective results for patients wishing to add contour to facial features or reduce the signs of aging on facial skin.

Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation can renew the entire aesthetic of your face by providing fuller, more contoured lips. A number of injectable fillers such as Restylane, as well as fat injections, can enhance the lips and make them plumper and more sensual. Depending on the type of filler you and Dr. Kenneth Bermudez decide is best to meet your enhancement goals, the effects of lip augmentation can last for months and can be maintained with touch-up treatments. With lip augmentation, you can have stunning, youthful-looking lips that provide an exciting new look to your face.

Lip Augmentation FAQs

Should I use fillers or fat injections for my lip augmentation treatment?

Dr. Bermudez offers injectable fillers like Restylane and fat injections for lip augmentation. Which one you choose depends on your personal preference and your treatment goals. For example, fat injections look and feel more natural than injectable fillers, though they may require more treatments to achieve your desired look as some of the injected fat may not survive the transfer. Injectable fillers, unlike fat injections, require zero downtime and their results are easier to predict, though their results are temporary. Dr. Bermudez can help you to determine which treatment is right for you during your pre-treatment consultation.

How long does a lip augmentation treatment take?

Lip augmentation with injectables are called “lunchtime” treatments because they typically take between 15-20 minutes to perform. Lip augmentation with fat injections is a more invasive procedure, as the fat is harvested from your body (typically your abdomen) via liposuction, refined of impurities, and then injected into the lips; this procedure typically takes between 60-90 minutes.

Is there any recovery period or downtime after lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation treatments with injectable fillers require nearly zero downtime or recovery. A lip augmentation treatment with fat injections will result in some bruising and swelling of the lips and face, which usually dissipates after a few days. Patients will also be recovering from liposuction, which typically takes 1-2 weeks. Dr. Bermudez will discuss these and other treatment and recovery details with you in your private consultation

How many lip augmentation treatments will I need to get the results I want?

Lip augmentation with injectable fillers typically takes one treatment to achieve the desired results, but it may take more than one treatment with fat injections, as the fat that is transferred during the procedure may not survive. Dr. Bermudez will discuss your treatment options and aesthetic goals with you during your pre-treatment consultation.

Will my lips look natural after lip augmentation?

Dr. Bermudez is known by his patients for achieving natural-looking results with both surgical and non-surgical treatments. He takes special care in discussing the patient’s goals for every surgery and treatment, and works to achieve those aesthetic results. In addition, he uses dermal fillers like Restylane® Silk, which gives lips a natural look and feel, or a patient’s own fat via fat injections, providing a subtle yet noticeable lip enhancement.

How soon will I see my lip augmentation results?

Your lip augmentation results will be immediately noticeable with both fat injections and injectable fillers. With fat injections, you may experience some bruising and swelling of the lips and face, the majority of which will dissipate after a few days. With dermal fillers, you won’t have any of these issues, though it may take 7-10 days for the fillers to “settle” and for you to see your final results.

How long will my lip augmentation results last?

The results are permanent with lip augmentation using fat injections. The results of lip augmentation using dermal fillers typically lasts between 6-12 months.

How much does lip augmentation cost?

A lip augmentation treatment with injectable fillers can cost anywhere from $700 to $2,000. Lip augmentation with fat injections generally costs between $3,000 and $6,000.

What should I keep in mind when looking for a lip augmentation surgeon near me?

For both surgical and non-surgical treatments, it’s important to choose a surgeon who has specialized training and education in plastic surgery. That is why it’s important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Bermudez, to perform your lip augmentation, whether it’s an injectable treatment or a fat transfer procedure.

In contrast with a cosmetic surgeon, who is a medical doctor with only supplemental education in cosmetic surgery, a plastic surgeon has several years of specialized education and training. And being board-certified means that the American Board of Plastic Surgery, an industry leader, has acknowledged a surgeon’s adherence to the highest levels of patient care and safety.

Contact Our Cosmetic Surgeon

Aesthetic improvement and even recontouring of facial features can be performed relatively quickly and with almost immediate results. For more information on Botox injections available from Dr. Bermudez, please contact our cosmetic surgery office. The non-invasive facial rejuvenation that can make you look and feel younger can be achieved with these effective treatments.