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Augmenting The Lips
f you’re looking for a way to get fuller, plumper lips, you may wish to consider lip injections. Lip injections are the most common cosmetic procedure for augmenting the lips, and they use what are known as injectable dermal fillers.
In the past, the materials of choice for creating a fuller-looking mouth included collagen, fat injections, and implants, but today’s injectable dermal fillers, which mainly use hyaluronic acid and similar substances, are safer and have longer-lasting results. They work in three ways to transform the look of your lips:
- Create shape
- Add structure
- Increase volume
Hyaluronic acid lip injections produce effects that last for about six months. After that, more injections are needed to refresh and renew the results.
Benefits of hyaluronic acid lip injections
There are several benefits to using hyaluronic lip injections.
Your doctor can control the amount of product that is injected, for fine-tuned results that create your desired look. Your doctor can also spread out your injections over several appointments and build up to your final results in a slow, measured way.
Bumps can be eliminated easily
The natural movement of your lips can sometimes cause bumps or irregularities to form in the fillers. These can be easily dissolved so they don’t impact the look of your lips. If you’re unhappy with your results for any reason, the treatment is reversible. You can also just let the treatment wear off on its own.
Fewer adverse effects
Compared to other kinds of dermal fillers, hyaluronic acid fillers cause less bruising and swelling. Plus, since hyaluronic acid is a substance that resembles naturally occurring ones produced by the body, it is less likely to trigger allergic reactions.
What happens during a lip injection treatment
Lip injections are a quick, painless, non-invasive procedure that is performed in your doctor’s office.
Usually, no anaesthetic is required, but if you are worried about discomfort, your doctor can numb the area with a topical cream. The procedure doesn’t require any incisions, just injections delivered via a very fine needle, which feels like a series of quick pinches.
After your doctor has given you the injections, you can apply ice to the area to keep the swelling down and to relieve any discomfort, but take care not to press down firmly since this can impact your results. Avoid using cosmetics on the area immediately after the injections.
Your results can be seen pretty much immediately, and once you’re healed, your lips will feel natural and look refreshed and full.
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We can help you explore your options for lip injections. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.