Lip augmentation is best performed by using dermal fillers. This type of injection treatment produces fuller lips that are more appealing in shape. Dermal fillers also reduce the appearance of wrinkling of the lip skin. Although not a permanent solution to the problem of wrinkled lips, filler treatment is repeatable. If you desire fuller, more rounded lips, consider a dermal filler treatment.
How Filler Injections Work
Hyaluronic acid is the most common filler compound. It is injected into the lips at strategic points, and the acid plumps the lips and also draws moisture to the supporting tissue. Lip skin is very thin, and as we age, the amount of moisture that naturally plumps the lips begins to decrease. Hyaluronic or other acid compounds can restore the lips to their more natural appearance.
The benefits of lip plumping are many and include total control of the final volume by selecting a determined amount of filler, pacing of the injection schedule so that the desired appearance is maintained, and obtaining firm structural support.
How the Procedure is Performed
We first take a close look at the lips and determine the suitable amount of acid filler needed to plump the lips and smooth out the wrinkles. We may choose several injection sites and apply an antibacterial agent. We may also apply a cold instrument to the surface of the skin.
The needle is then poked just below the skin level. The acid gathers in the supporting tissue and immediately attracts moisture. The acid gel also adds volume to the tissue beneath the lip skin.
It’s important not to put undue pressure on the lips for a day or two after treatment. However, speaking, moving the lips during facial expressions, and eating are perfectly okay.
What to Expect After Treatment
The acid works to draw in moisture for quite a long time after the injections. The plumper appearance and smoother lip skin will last for as long as six months, especially if several treatment sessions are scheduled. The filler gel itself acts as a supporting material, and it doesn’t dissolve for several months after injection.
Find Out If You are a Candidate
Different filler gels contain specialized compounds that work to add volume to subdermal tissues. There are several popular gels that are designed for use in plumping the lips. Contact Rejuvenate Med Spa today and schedule a consultation so that we can best determine which filler agent is most suitable for you.
If you are concerned about how your thinning lip lines are affecting your appearance, a dermal filler treatment might be exactly what you are looking for.