Do you have thin lips that just leave your face feeling like something’s missing? Fortunately, there’s a cosmetic treatment that can give you fuller lips in no time.
Thin lips have two primary causes: genetics and aging. For many people, you may just not have very full lips. You are probably used to this fact by now, and odds are you’re from a family with thinner lips. You’re also used to making do with what you’ve got, but the good news is there’s another answer: dermal fillers.
The other cause of thin lips is more related to them thinning over time. As we age our bodies produce less and less hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a protein found in the skin, joints, eyes and of course, lips, that helps retain moisture. The older we get, the less we also produce other important skin building-blocks, like collagen. You may notice that your once full lips and smooth skin are now thinning and becoming wrinkled. If this is the case, you’re probably wondering if there’s anything that can be done to make things better.
Regardless of your circumstances, you’re probably getting sick of contouring your lipstick, enhancing lip gloss, and other products that promise a lot more than they can deliver for your lips. Thankfully, there is a surefire way to give your lips the boost they desperately need, leaving you with naturally fuller lips.
Hyaluronic acid fillers, sometimes also referred to as dermal fillers, are a line of products that can treat thin lips. Not all dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid. Some use calcium hydroxylapatite, or polylactic acid and polyalkylimide among other ingredients to help plump lips. Regardless of what they use, they’re always an injectable, gel-like substance that fills in the skin or lips. While they contain useful proteins for the retention of moisture, they are also physically a support structure. Most contain gel microbeads that occupy space within the lip, giving them more structure.
These products are injected quickly. The whole procedure does not take more than a few minutes. Before you get filler injections in your lips, your doctor will probably administer nerve blockers to prevent pain. Many people experience minimal discomfort from dermal fillers, notably just during the injection. While other side effects are possible, many of these products don’t contain animal synthesized proteins. This means that you aren’t at risk for an allergic reaction from a dermal filler injection. You’ll probably need to ice your lips for about 15-20 minutes after dermal fillers injections. Other than that, you can go back about your daily life and even wear makeup right away.
While on the subject of infection and other risks of dermal fillers, you should keep in mind that these products are far safer in the hands of a doctor. Your dermatologist has your health in mind, and a knowledge of your medical history. A salon or beauty spa offering the same treatment just wants to get you in and out, and they won’t be able to help with any issues that may arise.
The effects of lip injections are near immediate, and some help your body produce more collagen or HA. Fillers are not permanent, but depending on what’s used, they can last anywhere between 3 months to a year. You can get maintenance treatments as necessary whenever the signs of aging or thinning reappear.
If your lips are thin or showing signs of thinning from aging, you’ve come to the right place for researching dermal fillers. Kiss thin lips goodbye with dermal fillers, all it takes is a phone call to the experts at Northeast Dermatology Associates.
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