Who doesn’t want luscious full lips? Some of us are born with them, while others are not so blessed. As we age, our lips may also lose volume, becoming thinner,or we may develop fine lines and wrinkles on and around our lips.
If you’ve been following a good skin care regime and also refreshing your complexion with skin rejuvenation procedures, your lips may detract from the rest of your appearance.
What can be done?
Lip enhancement or lip augmentation using Juvederm or Restylane give you defined and shapely lips. If you’ve been wanting fuller, plumper lips, these dermal skin fillers use a substance that is created naturally within our bodies—hyaluronic acid.
How it works
Hyaluronic acid regulates and maintains cell growth. Like collagen, the amount or level of this acid in the body diminishes as we age – this is why we lose volume under the eyes, in the cheeks and around the mouth.
Restylane and Juvéderm work like sponges once injected into the skin, swelling up with water to create a plumper look.
Over the next three to 12 months, the acid is absorbed by the body and disappears. It’s also less likely to cause a reaction because it’s produced within the body, so it’s not considered a foreign substance.
What to expect
Juvederm and Restylane injections provide immediate results. Typically, there are no significant side effects because the injections mimic the acid already produced in the body.
Having an experienced injector is what makes all the difference. We’ve all seen media photographs of people who have had bad experiences and results such as too big lips, which are sometimes referred to as ‘duck lips’.
A skilled nurse or doctor is the answer to getting what you’ve always wanted—natural looking, plump lips.