Are you unhappy with your lips because you consider them to be too thin? We are often judged on how full our lips are when it comes to standards of attractiveness. We also tend to develop thinner lips as we grow older, which can lead to the development of vertical lines around the lips as this area begins losing volume and fullness. Although dissatisfaction with thin lips is not uncommon, many people would prefer to increase the volume of their lips without resorting to surgery. Lip injections offer the promise of fuller lips without the downtime and risks associated with surgery.
Lip injections are very popular right now, with everyone from Hollywood stars to everyday people having the procedure. This type of treatment is in demand because it is inexpensive relative to surgery, offers significant results and requires little to no downtime.
The process simply involves the injection of various substances into the lips to achieve that pouty look most women desire. The procedure is quite safe and effective for filling out lips that are considered overly thin. Lip injections offer results that appear soft and natural when performed correctly.
The procedure can involve the use of different materials as the main ingredient. The results can last from months up to more than a year depending upon the exact formulation used.
A fat transfer involves harvesting fat from a donor area on the body and transferring it into your lips. Since it involves fat from your own body, it is considered to be very safe. Results can last up to an entire year.
While hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in the body, it is something most people are unfamiliar with. It is a substance that acts as a sponge within your lips, soaking up water molecules. Its presence adds volume and moisture to your lips. However, age and the environment can deplete hyaluronic acid, leading to a loss of moisture and plumpness. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm® and Restylane® restore higher levels of hyaluronic acid in the area, leaving your lips looking naturally fuller.
Your results for most types of lip injections should be immediate. You may notice some additional plumping in the case of hyaluronic acid fillers, as the material gradually absorbs moisture. Although your results may be impressive, it is important to remember that they are temporary. You will need touch-up treatments to maintain your results. However, most people can enjoy exceptionally long-lasting results before needing any touch-up treatments.
You do not have to treat your entire lip area. You can specify what part of the lip to be treated, such as your upper or lower lip or the middle of the lip. Our specialist can help you decide which method will give you the best results.
Lip injections offer a quick and convenient solution to thin lips, and we are proud to offer them at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa. Contact our office in Naperville to schedule your consultation and learn more.