When most people think of aging, the first thing that comes to mind is wrinkles and loss of volume in the face. The lips also lose volume as we grow older and are often accompanied by vertical lines around the mouth. Since lips are often one of the first things people notice, the loss of volume and wrinkling is a concern for many individuals. If you’re looking for subtle and natural improvements to vertical lines and decreased lip volume, lip augmentation may be the treatment you are looking for. Lip fillers are also a wonderful option for correcting the appearance of asymmetrical lips. The experts at Medical Cosmetics are more than happy to provide a complimentary consultation and answer any questions you may have, simply give us a call today to get started.
What Are Lip Fillers?
To achieve fuller and plumper lips, we use hyaluronic acid based lip injections made by JUVÉDERM® for long-lasting and natural results. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally throughout your body and it’s what gives your skin elasticity and volume. When used in lip augmentation it temporarily increases lip volume and definition. The results vary with each client, but lip fillers typically last between four months and a year.
How Does it Work?
Each client is unique, so we customize lip injections to ensure optimal lip enhancement. For a natural and subtle result, we use JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC. This is a gel formula made from water, hyaluronic acid and lidocaine, a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort. JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is another popular option. It is a hyaluronic acid formula that works wonders on vertical lines around the mouth as well as plumping the lips.
The procedure usually takes 20 to 30 minutes. After the area around the mouth is prepped, a numbing solution is applied and then a series of tiny injections are made. The amount of lip filler injected is adjusted for each client to give individual results. After the lip injections most individuals experience little to no downtime and can often return to their day-to-day life immediately. Occasionally there is some swelling or bruising. You will see noticeable improvements immediately, but you will see the full results within two weeks.
If you’re looking to plump up thin lips or vertical lines around the mouth, then lip fillers might be right for you. Contact Medical Cosmetics today and schedule a consultation to discover if you are a candidate for lip augmentation.