Ever feel like your lips just aren’t full enough? If so, you’re not alone, and there are some simple solutions out there for making sure you never feel that way again.
Some people are born with thin lips. Others notice their lips thin with age. Some people are prone to excessive wrinkles on and around their lips. Treating these lines and wrinkles, or just getting your lips more plump wasn’t always as easy as it is today. Thankfully, dermal fillers are a quick and easy way to get impressive, lasting results that will be sure to impress. Dermal fillers are an injectable line of cosmetic treatments that focus on treating wrinkles, fine lines and sunken skin on the face, lips and hands. Many fillers use a solution that contains hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that helps keep your skin and joints hydrated. Hyaluronic acid can retain a great deal of moisture in each of its molecules. These little powerhouses grab and don’t let go of much needed moisture in the skin and your lips. By injecting HA into your lips, a filler does two things: the solution literally fills space leaving lips more plump, and supplements your body’s natural hyaluronic acid. There are other safe solutions that could be injected to the lips to fulfill the same or similar results, but by using hyaluronic acid a filler goes the extra mile. Some fillers don’t use hyaluronic acid and achieve the results by injecting thousands of gel microspheres into the lips. Practically all fillers are meant to be absorbed by the body over time and dissipate. This is the safest way to treat wrinkles and thin lips. Results last anywhere from 6 months to a year, and you can get another injection when necessary. Maintaining these results is easy with follow up visits only once or twice a year, so you won’t be constantly back to the office for fillers.
Lip enhancement treatment is not for everyone. There are some more invasive methods for achieving fuller lips out there, but surgery is always more risky. Removing the risks associated with surgery and opting for lip fillers makes amazing results more attainable for everyone. People who are in poor health overall are not likely candidates for fillers or most other cosmetic treatments. Additionally, people who smoke may not see the same results from lip fillers. Some anecdotal evidence suggests that the longevity of results is somewhat lower for smokers. This is probably due to the repeated action of smoking and its effect on the lips. People prone to oral herpes may want to consider the possible side effects of lip fillers more seriously than others. In some cases, an injection to the lips will cause a new flare up of oral herpes.
A good candidate for lip fillers should be committed to caring for their skin and working to maintain these results. That means you should anticipate follow up injections to make sure that your results don’t fade. If this sounds simple enough for you, odds are you’re a good fit for lip fillers. Only your dermatologist can make that determination responsibly, so it’s important to have fillers administered by a doctor. Though lip fillers may be advertised at spas, they are best provided by a doctor. A dermatologist will consider your skin’s health and have more experience in giving these treatments.
If you don’t love your lips, let’s make them better together. Call the pros at Northeast Dermatology for consultation today.
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