Augmentation of the lip has been performed for cosmetic reasons for ages. Women of all ethnic and social backgrounds have applied cosmetics to their lips to define or alter their appearance since the Stone Age.
Enhancing the lips is one of the procedures that can be done, which can have a huge impact on the overall youthful rejuvenation of the entire face. By restoring the volume that has naturally been lost over time, a refreshed and youthful appearance can be achieved.
- What causes lip aging?
Full, well defined lips are associated with youth and beauty. Unfortunately as we age our lips thin and become deflated, dry and wrinkled. With time the upper lip lengthens, lines often develop above and around the lips and the corners of the mouth turn downward. Genetics, sun exposure, gender and smoking contribute to aging of the lips. Perioral wrinkling or lines around the lips are accentuated in women and individuals who smoke or who have had excessive sun exposure.
- What is Perfect Lip?
The ideal lip is smooth, symmetrical, soft and plump. The youthful lip border is sharp with the volume of the lip greater in the middle and tapering laterally. The lower lip is fuller than the upper lip with a natural dumbbell undulation.
What is Lip augmentation?
Lip augmentation is a non-surgical treatment where a filler substance is injected into your lips to add volume and to correct any asymmetry that you may have Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips.These days, an injectable dermal filler is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation.There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected in your lips and around your mouth. But the most common fillers today are products that contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. It helps increase volume in your lips.These types of dermal fillers are sometimes called “hyaluronic acid fillers.” Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the appearance of your lips by adding:
The effects typically last around six – nine months. After that more injections are needed to keep the volume of your lips.
- Does it hurt?
Lip injections can be uncomfortable, however at our clinic we use a numbing cream which freezes your lips so that you do not feel the needle prick. For >99% of our patients, this treatment is sufficient and they do not need any other treatment. If necessary, we can give local anesthesia to completely numb the lips and then you do not feel anything at all.
- How long does it last?
Lip fillers last about 6-9 months. The exact time varies from person to person.
- Will I be swollen?
Following your lip injections you will have some swelling. It is very minimal and unrecognizable. It is recognizable in the fact that the next day when the swelling subsides, you will notice that your lips look a little smaller than they looked right after the injections. There is rarely any bruising or excessive swelling that gives away the fact you had a lip enhancement done.