Although there are makeup tricks to make lips appear fuller temporarily, many women are now opting for permanent lip solutions. Lip augmentation techniques have evolved over the years and they’re now giving more natural and safer results. Lip augmentation is currently one of the most sought after beauty procedures in aesthetic dermatology and plastic surgery.
If you’re thinking about getting a lip enhancement job done, you need to know about the different types of procedures. Topical treatments, fillers (injections) and surgery are the main procedures for creating fuller lips. In this blog post, we’ll explore the different types of injections or fillers that are used to give you plumper pouts.
Why Consider Lip Injections?
There could be a variety of reasons for going through a lip enhancement –
• You’ve lost the definition of your lips due to ageing
• You have an unbalanced or disproportionate upper and lower lip
• You want an aesthetic correction or improvement of your original lips such as smoothing the skin on your lips
Lip injections are known to add volume to selected parts of your lips where it’s needed the most. They’re a semi-permanent lip solution. They’re ideal for those who don’t have the budget for a lip surgery or dread going under the knife.
How are Lip Injections Applied?
First off, the dermatologist or certified beauty technician cleans the lip area and applies a numbing gel. Allowing 15 to 20 minutes for the gel to work, he/she then injects the lips with filler. The entire process takes about 30-45 minutes and doesn’t require any downtime. You can walk out of the clinic after the procedure. If there are any bumps or lumps on the lips after the procedure, they can be massaged into shape by your doctor. Common side effects that may occur are swelling or bruising that can last for up to 48 hours.
The Varieties of Lip Injections
The lip fillers injected into the lips are made up of the FDA approved compound, hyaluronic acid. They usually come in three varieties.
• Juvederm UltaPlus: It gives a lot of volume to the lips and also enhances the lip line. When you wear a lipstick after the lip job, it doesn’t smudge off through fine lines like before, it instead giving you a distinct end line. The result lasts 6-9 months.
• Restylane Silk: This filler provides a mild volume. It’s effective in filling up fine lines or ‘smoker’s lines’ and creating a smoother lip contour. The result lasts 3-4 months.
• Restylane –L: It gives medium volume to the lips and is especially ideal for sharpening the lip borders. This filler also lasts 6-9 months.
Note that permanent silicone fillers aren’t recommended for lip enhancements and should be avoided. They come with issues such as lumps and other problems. Since these procedures should only be performed by a specialized doctor or technician, find a reputed clinic and a professional for your lip job.
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