ABOUT Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation is an esthetic procedure for making patient’s lips plumper and fuller. Nowadays the most popular method of lip augmentation is an injectable dermal filler.
There are a lot of types of dermal fillers that doctors use for injections in your lips and around mouth area. The most popular one is the product that contains hyaluronic acid. As for hyaluronic acid, it is a natural substance that can be found in human’s body. It increases the volume of lips. This type of fillers is called sometimes ‘hyaluronic acid fillers’.
A few years agothe most popular filler was collagen, but nowadays it is rarely used due to more modern and safer hyaluronic acid fillers.
For lips plumping as well fat injections and implants are being used, but these methods are very rarely used now because of great risks of side effects and poor results.
For what hyaluronic acid fillers are being used?
The dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid can improve the appearance of your lips by adding shape, volume and structure to your lips. The effect lasts in general 6 months and after that another injections are needed to keep the lips shape and volume.
There are different hyaluronic acid fillers on the market. Among them are following:
• Restylane, Restylane-L, Restylane Silk
• Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus
• Belotero Balance
• Prevelle Silk
These fillers are injected the same way and give you similar results. Some of them contain local anesthetic, such as lidocaine.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Benefits
The substance of the filler shapes and supports the tissues of the lips. Benefits of fillers injections include:
Lip volume control. The amount of gel injected in the lips can be controlled, so the doctor has better control over how much lip volume is created.
Gradual pace of treatment. The injections can be inserted gradually during a few appointments until the desired results and shape are achieved. However usually 1 appointment is enough.
Bumps dissolve easily. Any kind of lumps and bumps created by movement of the lips can be dissolved easily.
Less bruising. There may be less bruising and swelling in comparison to other dermal fillers.
Reasonably lasting results. The results are long-lasting, but not permanent.
Allergic reaction is rare.Hyaluronic acid fillers are made from substances similar to those that can be found in human’s body, therefore they are unlikely to cause an allergic reaction. But if you are allergic to lidocaine, you should consult the doctor and choose the fillers that free of lidocaine.
Lip augmentation procedure
Lip augmentation procedure can be performed in the doctor's cabinet within a few minutes.
Before the injections, a local anesthesia in gums can be applied up to your request. This will completely numb the lips and the discomfort will be lowered to zero. The similar injections the dentists are using while working on the teeth.
After the doctor carefully marks the areas that should be injected, very fine and thin needles are used to inject the filler into your lips.
Afterinjection your lips and mouth area may be swollen, therefore ice cubes may be given to ease discomfort and control swelling. But no firm pressure should be put on the treatment area.
Lipstick or other lip products are not allowed to be used after the procedure.
You should be able to notice a difference immediately. After you have healed, your lips should feel natural.
Side Effects and Risks
Side effects of hyaluronic acid fillers are temporary and should only last a few days. They may include:
• Bleeding from the injection sites
• Swelling and bruising
• Redness and tenderness at the site of the injection
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic treatment that makes lips fuller and plumper. Nowadays an injectable dermal filler is the most popular method of lip augmentation. Lip fillers help to increase volume of lips. These types of dermal fillers are commonlynamed "hyaluronic acid fillers."The treatment is done in a short time like 10-30 minutes and is visible right after fillers are injected.
Teosyal, Juvederm, Restylane are reliable brands of fillers. Most of the doctors prefer hyaluronic acid based products of these that are closest to natural outlook. Other popular and FDA(Food and Drug Administration)approved filler brands are: Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero, Sculptra, Evolence, Prevelle, Elevess, Artefill, Captique, Hylaform, Cosmoderm 1, Fibrel, Zyplast and Zyderm.
Every year hundreds of thousands of people in the world make lip augmentation treatment. It is one of the most preferred practices in cosmetic surgeries that has high satisfaction rate. The satisfaction rate of those who make fillers for lips according to independent ratings of all customers is 92%. Side effects such as redness and mild swelling can be seen, depending on the physiological differences of people. These side effects, which we rarely see, are not permanent, but they take place in a short time right after the treatment. Lip fillers treatment is performed by trusted doctors and does not pose a significant risk. Hyaluronic acid that is injected into the lips already exists in human’s body and is fully natural.
Usually it takes about 15-30 minutes for injecting fillers in the lips. A control session is usually made 10 to 15 days later and the outlook is figured out. Right after the insertion of filler, the effect is absolutely visible and the lips have gained volume. Depending on the filler that has been used and the skin structure of the patient, the effect lasts approximately 6-12 months.