Lip Service: A Quickie Guide to Lip Enhancement
It’s an unfortunate fact that the aging process can make your lips thin and full of lines. There are several lip enhancement methods to help improve the appearance of your lips.
You can achieve a smoother, plumper, more youthful pout through a variety of techniques. If you’re unhappy with the look of your lips and are considering lip enhancement, take a look at the following information on dermal fillers and other treatment options below:
Dermal Filler Injections
Injectable dermal fillers are the most widely used form of lip augmentation today. This popular non-surgical option offers temporary lip enhancement with quick and affordable treatments.
A variety of fillers can be injected in your lips and around your mouth to target different concerns. Depending on the product, fillers can work to boost volume, enhance lip shape, and smooth vertical lip lines.
Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane products, are the most common type of lip injection and deliver soft, natural-looking results. They help improve the appearance of your lips by adding volume, structure and shape. Once injected, the filler supports and shapes the tissue of the lips. Usually, you’ll start to notice improvements immediately after treatment and over the course of the following 2 weeks.
The procedure only takes about 15 to 30 minutes with little to no downtime. Another advantage of this minimally invasive treatment is that the potential side effects are typically mild and serious complications are extremely rare.
Also among the many benefits dermal lip fillers offer is greater precision because the amount of filler that’s used can be adjusted. This gives your doctor better control over the amount of lip volume created, so you can achieve custom-tailored and more natural results.
On average, results last around 6 months. When the effects wear off, more injections are needed to maintain the volume in your lips.
Other Lip Enhancement Choices
Other lip enhancement options include fat injections and lip implants. These invasive, surgical methods aren’t used as much today. While they offer longer-lasting results, they also involve a greater risk of side effects, more recovery time, and greater expense. However, you can achieve great results with these procedures, as well, and one of these options may be right the right fit for you, depending on the look you want to achieve.
Of course, there are different advantages, considerations, and drawback to every treatment option. Whatever your personal preferences, there are a range of options to give you more voluptuous, youthful lips. Whatever your goals, we can help you find the treatment path that’s right for you.
If you’re looking to perfect your pout, contact our office today to set up your consultation.