Have you ever wished your lips were more plump or defined?
Lip fillers are an excellent alternative to expensive cosmetic surgical procedures, which add volume to or augment the lips. They are safe cosmetic agents injected into the body of the upper and or lower lips. The two main types of lip fillers are the hyaluronic acid filler and the ca ollagen-based filler, both of which are specifically designed to suit lip tissue. Both hyaluronic acid and collagen are naturally occurring substances found in our bodies. Hyaluronic acid works to increase lip volume by promoting water retention in the lip tissue, whereas collagen is a physical filler which supplements the skin’s own natural collagen. Lip fillers are behind the transformation of many well-known celebrities’ beautiful smiles and most certainly plump looking pouts.
A variety of lip fillers have now been approved and are in use. The type of lip filler you chose for your treatment will depend on your desired results. Your aesthetic provider can use lip fillers to:
It is also worth bearing in mind that the results of lip filler injections do not only depend on the type of filler used, but also the amount of filler used, the injection technique and your unique anatomy.
How long do lip enhancement results last for?
This depends on the type of filler used and individual factors such as skin type, age, area treated and smoking. Taking into account these factors, lip enhancement treatment can generally last between 6-12months.
What are the side effects?
As with any dermal filler, some side effects include redness to the site of injection, swelling and slight soreness. However these are short-lived and don’t usually last for more than 48hours.