As we grow older, many of us seek various procedures that can help turn back the clock on the visible signs of aging like wrinkles, sagging skin and reduced lip volume. The passage of time really takes its toll upon the lips, especially for women. Lost skin volume leads to lips that are not as full or smooth as they once were. This effect can leave us looking older on the outside than we actually are on the inside.
The good news is that recent advances in cosmetic medicine mean that it is now possible to address aging lips in a safe and effective manner. Many cosmetic treatments for lips leave women looking unnatural. Lip injections using dermal fillers have helped many women enhance the appearance of their lips in a way that appears completely natural.
The reason dermal fillers offer results that appear natural is that their active ingredient is itself completely natural. You are simply reverting your lips appearance to that of a time when you were younger.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
The active ingredient in most dermal fillers is a substance called hyaluronic acid. When you were younger, your body produced ample supplies of this obscure but important substance. As you grew older, your body produced progressively less hyaluronic acid, and the visible signs of aging began to creep in, particularly on your lips.
Hyaluronic acid has the special property of attracting many times its own weight in water molecules and holding them. This is one of the main reasons your skin and lips appear plump and hydrated when you are young, but lose volume and gain wrinkles when you are older.
Dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid can temporarily restore your natural hyaluronic acid levels, and the results are immediate. Instead of having plumper lips that appear unnatural, you are simply restoring your hyaluronic acid levels and reverting to how your lips once appeared as a younger person.
Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, there is no risk of an allergic response with dermal filler lip injections. Your body treats the injections as part of itself without triggering your immune system.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
After your lip injections, you should notice immediate results, with further improvement occurring over the next few days after your treatment. Your lips will be fuller and appear much smoother than before.
Each individual is different, but results can last as long as one year. After that, you will require follow-up lip injections to maintain your results, since your body will gradually absorb the added hyaluronic acid over time.
Learn More About Lip Injections
At Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook, we proudly offer lip injections as a non-invasive way to enhance the appearance of the lips. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more information about this simple, yet effective treatment.