Why Are Dermal Fillers Popular?
Dermal fillers are increasing in popularity year after year. But why? What makes them so popular with patients? The answer lies in their ability to enhance facial features that may be lacking or have changed due to aging. They can also help restore volume lost from a previous lip augmentation procedure. In addition, they provide instant results without surgery, scars or downtime! Finally, dermal fillers can also help erase the signs of aging, including facial wrinkles, lines and creases.
What Are Dermal Fillers Made Of?
Many dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in our skin. It’s a substance that helps keep our skin hydrated by attracting water molecules into itself. When injected under the skin, HA creates a natural-looking result that lasts up to two years.
Why Choose Dermal Fillers for Lip Enhancement?
Lips are one of the most important features on a person’s face, so it makes sense that you would want them to look their best! Lips can be enhanced with dermal filler injections to give them a fuller, plumper appearance. This includes filling out lines around the mouth as well as adding fullness to the upper cheek area. These procedures will make your lips appear more prominent and add definition to the shape of your smile. If you’re looking for a way to improve the overall appearance of your lips, then this treatment option could be just what you need.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers for Lip Enhancement
There are many benefits associated with using dermal fillers for lip enhancement:
• Instant Results. With no recovery time required, these treatments offer immediate results. Patients often notice improvement within 24 hours following injection.
• No Surgery Required. There are no incisions involved when receiving dermal fillers for lips. Instead, small needles are used to deliver the material into specific areas of the skin where it will take effect.
• Natural-Looking Appearance. Unlike other cosmetic enhancements such as Botox® Cosmetic®, dermal fillers do not require any anesthesia. Therefore, there is minimal risk of bruising or swelling.
Additionally, because they are made up of natural materials, they won’t cause allergic reactions for most people.
How Do I Know if My Lips Need Treatment?
If you feel self-conscious about how thin or flat your lips seem, you should consider having them treated by a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic medicine. Dr. Peterson will perform a thorough examination before recommending which hyaluronic acid dermal filler product might work best for you. He will evaluate your current condition and determine whether you’d benefit from enhancing your lips.
Reasons People Enhance Their Lips
People choose to use dermal fillers for various reasons, including:
- Increasing the size of their lips
- Smoothing wrinkles and fine vertical lip lines
- Creating a fuller, rounder appearance
- Making a subtle change in their appearance
What Are the Best Dermal Fillers for the Lips?
There are many different types of dermal filler cosmetic treatments on the market, including Juvederm®, Restylane®, Sculptra®, Radiesse®, Perlane®, Voluma® and Belotero™. How do they differ? Which ones are right for me? And what fillers are best for enhancing your lips?
During your consultation, Dr. Peterson will use his extensive experience to help you choose the best facial fillers to match your desired outcome.
Best Lip Fillers
Restylane Kysse. This FDA-approved filler gives volume and a soft feel that feels “real.” It lasts up to 12 months and has minimal side effects.
Restylane Refyne. This dynamic filler is designed as a flexible product for fine lines. For lips, this is our recommendation if a patient wants to “try” filler for the first time, wants a discrete fill or has “smoker” lines above lips.
Restylane Defyne. This flexible dermal filler is ideal for achieving a fuller, plumper appearance.
Restylane Contour. Restylane Contour provides the most fullness to your lips with medium flexibility. It works great for both men and women who desire a natural-appearing result.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
The longevity of each treatment depends upon several factors, including the amount injected, the area being treated and the person’s overall health. The effects of most lip injections can typically last between three and six months, depending on the procedure performed. However, some patients may see an even longer period of effectiveness.
Are Dermal Lip Fillers Safe for Lip Enhancement?
Yes! Dermal lip fillers are safe, effective and minimally invasive when injected by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Peterson.
Other Uses for Dermal Fillers
In addition to treating facial aging issues like nasolabial folds, frown lines, crow’s feet, marionette lines, jowls and sagging neck skin, these products have been used successfully to treat conditions such as acne scars, stretch marks, scarring following surgery and more. Learn more about dermal fillers for enhancing your lips. Call us today to schedule your consultation.