Our lips are such an integral part of our lives and our appearance, and having fuller lips always looks really attractive. It’s for this reason that lip augmentation and rejuvenation have become so popular in recent years.
As we age, our lips are one of the first areas to lose volume and the edges of our mouths start to turn down too. Another common occurrence is the area between the upper nose and lips begins to lengthen and fine lines begin to develop.
The rise of lip fillers
Kylie Jenner is one of the celebs who really put the spotlight on fuller lips and lip augmentation.
Where ‘duck lips’ were once something to be avoided, lip filler procedures have been refined to give patients more natural-looking results.
As time went on, medical professionals discovered that facial bones and the teeth actually provide a lot more support to the lower face than was once thought. This has lead to many professionals correcting the areas around the mouth at the same time as the lips to achieve the most desirable results.
Hyaluronic acid fillers for lip rejuvenation
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the human body and is the main ingredient in most of today’s fillers.
This particular type of filler is the safest and most effective way to rejuvenate your lips but because they’re absorbed by the body over time, Clinica Lase Ballarat & Carlton recommends scheduling a top-up treatment every 4 – 6 months.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are approved by the FDA and some of the most popular brands include Perlane, Juvederm and Restylane.
Unlike their collagen counterparts, hyaluronic acid fillers don’t require any skin testing, they last longer and they produce better results.
What about permanent fillers?
Permanent fillers are not recommended for the lips because as your face ages and your skin sags, the fillers won’t move naturally with your face, which ends up producing a rather distorted appearance.
Research has also shown that permanent fillers can potentially cause granulomas for up to 2 years after your injections.
Unlike permanent filler, hyaluronic acid fillers only cause some minor swelling, which subsides within a few hours. Another major benefit of using this natural filler is that the results can be reversed should you not be happy with them.
Patients of Clinica Lase Ballarat & Carlton can also expect minimal discomfort when receiving hyaluronic acid fillers but a numbing gel or dental block can be used if discomfort is a concern.
Even though fillers are a very popular treatment, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be cautious about the clinic and doctor you choose for your procedure. Be sure to choose a medical professional that has the necessary skills and experience with lip fillers before you go ahead with them.
When applied incorrectly, lip fillers can have the exact opposite effect to what you’re hoping for and could lead to negative side effects that you simply don’t want to deal with.