Not too long ago, cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers were the reserved secret of movie stars and celebrities. Lips like Angelina Jolie or Kim Kardashian were all the rage. However, dermal fillers have come a long way, is now widely accessible and affordable too. The filler is administered just below the surface of the skin, smooths out wrinkles, restores volume, plumps lips and reduces the signs of aging. Dermal fillers are commonly used in the lips and perioral area, around the mouth, midface, cheeks, chin, jawline.
Dermal fillers contain Hyaluronic acids. Hyaluronic acids are a naturally occurring substance that is already found in skin. As such, it keeps skin and lips plump and hydrated. They are soft and gel-like, usually infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during treatment.
The most popular products for lip augmentation are from Juvederm: Juvederm XC, Voluma, Volbella & Vollure and Restylane: Restylane Kysse, Silk, Defyne, Refyne, Lyft. Depending on the “look” you are going for, from a more subtle lip to full pout, your licensed medical professional will be able to advise you.
Lip Augmentation is a quick lunch time procedure that is safe and effective with no down time. The results can be immedicate but the full effect will only be seen after 10-14 days. The results are temporary lasting 6 to 9 months. Cost can range from $450 to $700 per syringe and depending on the type of augmentation requested, 1 to 2 syringes may be required.
Humans have always found thicker, fuller lips with a good shape more attractive than thinner ones. So, if you have thinner lips, maybe its the natural shape you were born with, or due to the loss of fat and proteins through aging, lip augmentation is something you could consider to enhance your facial features. Contrary to popular belief lip augmentation is also becoming a popular treatment for men too! Overall, they are a great confidence booster and certainly worth the time and money.