“Popular culture loves full plump lips. It celebrates them and elevates the look so that it is often considered a sign of good health, beauty and youth.” Lip injections often give that too good to be real look.
Whether you were born with thin lips or your lips are thinning due to the natural aging process, there are many ways to enhance them to get that full look. Lip injections using natural or synthetic fillers are effective and can keep your lips plump, sometimes for months at a time. One of the main benefits of a lip injection is the volume it can give the lips.
As we age, the corners of our mouths may sag or develop wrinkles that make our lips appear thinner. Lip injections can help with this by smoothing out small wrinkles in the lips and creating a more youthful appearance.
The procedure can also be used to help reverse downturned corners of the mouth that often give a frowning and sad expression to the face.
By simply adding volume to thin lips, a skilled physician can balance the face and give a softer, more feminine appearance. In a nutshell, lip injections can improve the appearance of your lips by adding shape, structure and volume.
Lip Injections Before and After
The lip injection procedure is not complex and takes minutes to perform. These injections can normally last between three and six months and must be repeated for continued results.The least expensive method of lip enhancement is hyaluronic acid, such as Juvéderm®, Boletero® or Restylane®.
The benefits of using hyaluronic acid fillers include the control over the lip volume. The amount of substance injected can be controlled, and an experienced doctor will know how volumes impact overall appearance. Overcorrection should be avoided to prevent an unnatural look. Overcorrection can create an exaggerated look that is infamous and well documented in “celebrity procedures gone wrong” that one often sees splashed across tabloids.
Another advantage to hyaluronic fillers is that bumps dissolve easily. Any finally, allergic reactions are minimized due to the fact that hyaluronic acid is present in the body.
Patients may experience some swelling or redness. However, the swelling should dissipate within a day from injection-based treatments. Patients may benefit from cold compresses to speed up the healing process. A physicians injection technique and experience makes all the difference with these types of facial injections.
Lip Injections Cost
The cost of lip injections vary depending on the type of procedure performed, the physician’s expertise, and your location.
Fillers are usually priced per syringe injected and the cost will depend on how much material is required. For most people, one to two syringes will be sufficient. One syringe typically costs $500, with a reduction for additional syringes if purchased at the same time.
Lip enhancement is a common aesthetic procedure. When done right, the results are subtle yet gratifying for patients. A balanced approach can achieve soft and natural results using various semi-permanent dermal fillers such as Juvéderm®, Boletero® and Restylane®.