Lip augmentation is a popular procedure that creates fuller, plumper lips. It is used to enhance the appearance and reduce wrinkles around the mouth, sometimes referred to as “smoker lines”. It is equally popular among younger women wanting to have larger upper and lower lip and older women and men fighting the signs of aging.
lip augmentation before & after
Hyaluronic acid (example: Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm Ultra or Juvederm Ultra Plus) is by far the most common product used for lip augmentation. It is a sterile gel of non-animal nature that does not cause allergies and has close to no side-effects. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the human body. It is responsible for holding water and giving volume to the skin. As part of aging, body’s hyaluronic acid production slows, which in turn result in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A simple, in-office procedure of lip augmentation with Restylane or Juvederm can replenish the lost volume, smooth out the wrinkles around the mouth or create the lips you have always wanted.
After the initial lip augmentation (enhancement / enlargement) consultation the lips are numbed with local anesthetic. The injections take approximately 30 to 40 minutes. The procedure involves a series of injections with a very small needle. The result are seen right away.
Most clients describe the procedure as a rather comfortable treatment. Lip augmentation treatment involves injecting a soft gel in the body of the lips. Topical anesthetic creams, ice and sometimes local anesthesia are used to minimize the discomfort and make the procedure painless.
Your lips may feel sore and mildly swollen for a couple of days after the treatment. Some areas may also feel tender and sensitive. To reduce the risk of complications, it is important to follow all the instructions you receive during the consultation. To reduce the recovery time to a minimum we recommend using cold compresses immediately after the treatment. Using ice packs also reduces your chances of bruising and extends numbing effects of the anesthesia. You are also advised to keep the areas clean, avoid massaging the lips and smoking for 48 hours.
The results vary based on the products used. Most of the hyaluronic acid based products last between six months to a year. Person’s individuality and lifestyle are other factors that will influence the longevity of the results.
Depending on the client’s goals and the conditions treated, lip augmentation treatment can be effectively combined with Botox, Accent XL Skin Tightening Treatment, and Pixel Laser Resurfacing to correct the “smoker lines”. Chemical peels are often used to improve and rejuvenate the skin of the lips. Scars and fade color of the lips can be corrected with Permanent Make-up.
Lip augmentation is a highly customizable treatment developed for people wishing to enlarge, plump up or reshape their lips. Thin lips make a person look mean. Fuller lips are considered to be more sensual. To learn more about lip enhancement treatment please schedule a free consultation by contacting our office conveniently located on the border of Bronx and Westchester. An appointment can be arranged several days in advance. Consultations are used to evaluate your lip enhancement goals and discuss your treatment options. The treatment may be started on the same day.
Call 888.850.5225 to arrange a Free Lip Augmentation Consultation in our Bronx, Westchester or New York City (NYC) location.
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