Are you hoping to get hit by Cupid’s arrow this Valentine’s Day? Then, attract that cherub or a new love interest with kissable lips courtesy of lip fillers! Lip filler procedures have grown in popularity over the last few years, and with all of the advances in filler technology, you can get the lips you want for Valentine’s Day (or any time of year).
What Makes Lips Kissable?
The lips are made up of two types of tissue: The outer layer is called the epidermis, and the inner layer is called the dermis. The epidermal cells are very thin and form the skin’s surface. This layer is what makes your lips look like they do. It also helps keep them soft and supple. The dermis is where most of the blood vessels lie. These vessels help nourish the epidermal cells so they stay healthy and plump. When the dermis is damaged, it causes the epidermal cells to become dry and flaky.
This results in lines around the mouth and wrinkles on the face. If these problems aren’t addressed, the lips will lose their fullness and look unattractive and not kissable! So what makes lips kissable?
Three things make lips kissable: Volume, shape, and color. All three of these factors are important when deciding which type of lip filler procedure is right for you.
When it comes to volume, there are several different options available. You can choose from permanent lip implants and temporary lip injections. Each of these procedures has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Permanent lip implants are the longest-lasting option. They are usually done as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Permanent lip implants are designed to give you long-term results. They come in many shapes and sizes and can create fuller lips or smaller lips. Some risks associated with permanent lip implants include infection, scarring, and asymmetry.
Temporary lip injections such as Juvederm Ultra Plus are quick and easy. Temporary lip injections are injected into the lips using a needle. These injections last anywhere from 3 months to 6 months, depending on the product. Temporary lip injections are great for creating instant results but don’t last as long as permanent lip implants.
How does the shape of your lips make them kissable? People like a plump, attractive set of lips, and when lips are thin or asymmetric, it can be noticeable and may make you feel self-conscious.
You can use temporary lip injections to change the shape of your lips. This allows you to achieve more natural-looking lips. Temporary lip injections are safe and effective at reshaping your lips and can give you the look you want.
Want to get kissed? Make your lips noticeable with color. Some temporary lip injections, such as Restalyne Kysse, can add a subtle boost of color to your lips. You can also add color with lipsticks. Go for bold colors if you want attention, or go for softer pastels if you prefer to blend in. Unfortunately, lipstick colors tend to fade over time, so you’ll need to reapply often.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances that are injected directly into the skin. They’re typically made from hyaluronic acid (HA), polylactic acid (PLA), or collagen. HA is a naturally occurring substance found in our bodies. PLA is a synthetic material derived from corn starch. Collagen is derived from animal connective tissues. Dermal fillers can be used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, lift sagging facial features, enhance lips, reduce the appearance of scars and augment certain areas of the face.
Dermal fillers work by filling up the spaces between the skin cells. The area is then replaced with new tissue, creating a smoother, firmer surface. When the filler dissolves, it’s absorbed into the surrounding tissue and disappears without leaving any trace behind.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
The longevity of dermal fillers varies widely depending on the person, the type of filler you choose, and the area treated. Most people see good results after about six months. However, some patients have had excellent results after only one month. In general, the longer the filler stays in the body, the better the outcome.
Other Ways to Make Your Lips Kissable for Valentine’s Day
Here are some more tips to get kissable lips this Valentine’s Day:
1. Exfoliate. Use a gentle scrub to remove dead skin cells and stimulate circulation.
2. Moisturize. Apply a hydrating moisturizer to hydrate your lips and prevent chapping.
3. Avoid smoking. Smoking dries out your lips.
4. Eat well. Healthy foods contain vitamins and minerals that promote cell growth and collagen production.
5. Drink plenty of water. Water keeps your lips moist and prevents dehydration.
6. Use sunscreen. Sun exposure damages your lips’ protective barrier.
7. Wear lipstick. Choose a shade that complements your complexion and matches your mood.
8. Get pampered. A facial treatment can improve the appearance of your lips by removing excess oil and dirt.
What’s Your Lip Filler Choice?
If you’re ready to take care of your lips, then we recommend a combination of both permanent and temporary lip fillers. We offer a variety of permanent and temporary lip fillings that can address all of your concerns about your lips. To learn more about our services, visit us online or call today!
The following is a list of questions that will help you determine which type of filler might work best for you. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.