Many of your favorite celebrities have plumped up their lips, and lip augmentation has quickly become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. If you think enhancing your natural lips is just for the rich and famous, think again.
Injecting a dermal filler into the lips is a quick and easy way to make your pout look naturally fuller and more youthful. This treatment can improve the volume, structure, and shape of the lips. It can also reduce fine lines surrounding the lips.
Getting smooth, kissable lips by Valentine’s Day has never been easier.
What Causes Lips To Thin
As we age, the upper lip begins to thin, and the border of the lip and the Cupid’s bow appears less defined. Natural-looking lip augmentation can be accomplished using a small amount of product. Fillers can also improve asymmetry and minimize lipstick bleed by repletion of volume.
Enhancing Your Natural Appearance
Many men and women wish their lips had a full appearance. Subtle lip augmentation can give those people a little boost. Lip injections don’t have to result in gigantic lips. Even adding a little filler enhances the lip line. Whether you’re hoping for the perfect pout, or just wish your lips would look like they used to, there is an option for you and Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa can help you find it.
Finding Your Best Option
Botox and Dysport.
Typically, these neurotoxins are used for the forehead, and eye area, but if used in low doses, they also correct a gummy smile. When injected into the top center part of the lip, in your Cupid’s bow, they stop the orbicularis oris muscle. This big circular muscle helps to make your lips pucker and curl under. With Botox, your top lip will begin to curl up, which gives it a slightly larger appearance.
There’s another new product that restores fullness to the lips. Plus, it lasts up to two years. Volbella gives you long-lasting volume without a bulky appearance. This FDA-approved product also softens lines around your mouth and can be injected to address specific patient concerns.
If you want your lips to come around the corner before you do, this is your best option. These fillers offer some serious volume to your lips. Juvederm also lasts about six months, depending on mouth movement.
If you like the way your filler looks and want it to last a little longer, adding Botox is an additional option. We can inject just a small amount into that cupid’s bow of your lip to keep the filler from moving as much.
Preparing For Lip Enhancement
Before you choose to enhance your lips, have the results you’re hoping to achieve in mind. Bring photos with you to your consultation appointment to show the results you are hoping for, and ask yourself these questions:
- Do you want your lips to stick out further?
- Do you want your lips to curve up?
- Do you want subtle fullness around the edges?
- Do you want a thicker band overall?
- Do you want your bottom lip larger than your top lip?
- Do you have an uneven smile or jawline that you’re looking to correct?
What To Expect After Treatment
You will begin to notice results right away with a good lip augmentation. Most fillers contain small amounts of lidocaine, so there is no need to administer anesthesia. After treatment, your lips will feel a little numb, but the numbness will soon fade after a few hours.
Minimizing alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, or Aleve for approximately a week can reduce the risk of swelling and bruising. You may also want to avoid planning any social events for 48 hours after the treatment. Post-treatment, you may experience redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness. These symptoms typically resolve within 2-10 days and leave you with a perfectly plump pout. Over the next two weeks, you will see an overall improvement in your look.
Whether you want those knockout plump lips or just want to erase kissing lines of Valentine’s past, lip enhancement options can give you the lips you’ve always wished you were born with. If you’re ready to find the best option for you, contact Radiance Skincare & Laser Medspa to schedule a consultation appointment.