Given enough time and every part of your body will start to age. The visible effects of the aging process can be seen in wrinkles, fine lines, facial blemishes, and many more factors. While some people age with grace, others aren’t so lucky. What was once full and beautiful may now be sunken and wrinkled. This change is often most evident in the hands and face. This is due to the fact that these two areas are usually the most exposed to the sun and its damaging rays. When you reach a certain age, over-the-counter creams and serums do very little to reverse the signs of aging. This may lead you to simply accept where your body is going and live with it, but you don’t have to. If you are looking for a minimally-invasive way to rejuvenate some of the areas of your face that have been the most affected by time, dermal fillers could be perfect for you. Today we’re going to look at lip fillers in particular, because the lips tend to lose volume and fullness as we age. If you once had full, pouty lips when you were younger but nowadays you look in the mirror and see pursed, thin lines that pass for lips, you could greatly benefit from lip fillers.
Maybe you aren’t faced with the visible signs of aging. There are those who are simply born with thin lips, and if you are one of them, lip fillers can also benefit you. Both of your lips may be thinner than you would like, or perhaps only your upper lip is too thin. Maybe you suffer from asymmetrical lips, and you’re looking to find a non-surgical way to address this aesthetic issue. Whatever the case, whether you were born with thin lips or your lips slowly lost volume over time, we’re here to tell you about the benefits of lip fillers.
What are Lip Fillers?
Before we take a look at the benefits, it’s probably a good idea to go over exactly what this treatment is comprised of. Lip fillers are a non-surgical, minimally-invasive way to plump up your lips and provide you with the perfect pout. This treatment requires little to no downtime. Some of our patients are happy with the fact that the results of these injections is temporary, and you may be too, especially if you’re someone who isn’t ready to make a permanent change to your appearance. Dermal fillers are a great way to try out augmentation without the hassle, downtime, cost, and permanency of surgery. You may be satisfied with repeat filler treatments, or you may like fillers so much you opt for a permanent implant. The choice is yours.
The FDA has approved dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid to be used to provide ample lip augmentation. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in the body, most commonly in the eyes and the joints. This substance can be used to treat a variety of concerns, such as osteoarthritis and the repair of a detached retina. There are many forms of this acid, and when taken as a medicine it can be consumed orally, injected into the affected area, or even used as a topical application. In the case of lip fillers, hyaluronic acid is injected directly into the lips for a plumping effect.
Hyaluronic acid plumps the lips in almost the same way it treats joint issues. When injected in the knee, for instance, it acts as a cushion where the cartilage has deteriorated. This allows the knee to have more mobility with much less pain. When injected into the lips, hyaluronic acid provides a cushion for a natural-looking pout that you will love.
Because this substance is already found in the body, injections rarely cause an allergic reaction. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it may be wise to avoid dermal fillers that contain this ingredient, as it has not been tested whether or not this substance is safe to use in such circumstances.
Are you looking to obtain the perfect cupid’s bow? Is your lower lip much larger than your upper lip, or vice versa? If you suffer from aesthetic complaints regarding your lips, lip fillers can be an easy way to fix this. Depending on the filler used, this form of lip augmentation can last up to a year before touch-up treatments are needed.
With lip fillers it is easy to start out slow and build up to your desired look. Lip implants don’t offer this gradual increase, as you would be forced to undergo surgery multiple times to achieve the look you want. Simply scheduling additional injection appointments is as easy as 1, 2, 3, and we actually recommend you take this course of action. This way you can get the lips you want without overdoing it. If you do happen to overdo it, however, you can rest easy knowing your results are not permanent.
With the lip fillers we offer, we may suggest a numbing agent to make your appointment as comfortable as possible. Some of our fillers actually contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which means we won’t have to apply any anesthetic ourselves. The filler takes care of plumping your lips and ensuring you have a comfortable experience.
Opting for hyaluronic acid lip fillers is a great decision because these fillers often result in less bruising than the other options for lip augmentation. Other substances that can be used as temporary lip fillers may cause adverse side effects such as swelling, redness, bruising, and tenderness. While the lip fillers we offer may cause these side effects, they are much less severe and dissipate much faster than the other options for lip augmentation. Who wants to deal with bruised lips when you’re trying to enjoy your new look?
Lip implants can sometimes look or feel unnatural, which can somewhat defeat the whole purpose of seeking out lip augmentation. That’s why we recommend dermal fillers that contain the active ingredient of hyaluronic acid. This substance, as mentioned earlier, is found naturally-occurring in the body. It is also a gel-like substance, which ensure it is squishy and moldable within the lips. This can help us to achieve the shape you desire, all while keeping your lips supple and soft. Lumps and bumps that may appear will dissolve quickly as the acid smooths out inside the lips.
Some procedures and treatments for lip augmentation can take a long time to see the final result. This is often due to the side effects you may experience. With lip fillers, however, the results can be seen immediately. Aside from the short amount of time your lips may be swollen and bruised after the injections, you can basically start showing off your enhanced pout right after you walk out of our office.
Who is a Candidate?
After going over the main benefits that come with a lip augmentation treatment, let’s take a look at who makes a good candidate. In a sense, whoever wants lip fillers to augment their lips make good candidates. There are very few restrictions that come with this procedure, aside from pregnancy and breastfeeding as we mentioned earlier. This is very different from lip augmentation surgery, as most plastic surgeons will require that you don’t smoke, are in good health, stop taking certain medications… the list goes on. Enhancing your appearance and boosting your confidence shouldn’t be complicated or come with a long list of qualifiers. That’s why we offer hyaluronic acid lip fillers.
Before you can undergo this treatment we do ask that you schedule an appointment with us to have a consultation. The consultation is usually as simple as discussing your aesthetic goals and what you’re willing to do to get there. Our professionals will take your goals and turn them into a personalized treatment plan so you will know exactly what to expect going in. You may require touch-up treatments every few months in order to maintain an attractive contour, or you may only need injection sessions every six months or so. It’s all up to you, your lips, and our fillers.
Our staff is dedicated to helping you achieve the look you’ve always wanted, or giving you back the look you used to have. We understand that it can be a scary thing to consider augmenting your face, especially in an area as sensitive and important as the lips. We have a perfect track record when it comes to satisfying patients with our rejuvenation treatments. We want to make sure you walk away happy and confident, which is why we hold ourselves to such a high standard. Virtually anyone can grab a syringe and call themselves an aesthetician, but it takes a special kind of person to dedicate their time to making sure you leave our office feeling good about your decision to receive lip augmentation injections.
After your first consultation we will decide if you want to go for one treatment to achieve your goals or if you want to gradually build up to the shape and size you have in mind for your lips. Whatever your choice we will always recommend the option that we think will work best for you. Breathing new life into your lips may seem like a no-brainer, especially if you’ve been noticing a lack of fullness in the mirror lately. People who are born with thin lips may hesitate a little more to even temporarily augment their looks, but we assure our patients safety and security when they visit us at Bare Laser and Skin. We will put your mind at ease by thoroughly explaining the treatment and answering any questions you may have at your consultation.
We encourage you to reach out to us, even if it’s just to get more information before making your decision. If you are ready to undergo treatment and you want to schedule your initial consultation, even better! Our staff is standing by to take your call and schedule you for a time that fits your schedule. You can schedule to have lip fillers done on your lunch break, as this treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes to complete. Or you can opt to schedule the treatment on your day off so you are as relaxed as possible, which is something we recommend if this is your first time receiving dermal filler injections.
Whatever your decision, feel free to reach out to the knowledgeable staff at Bare Laser and Skin to learn more about lip fillers. Let us help you feel confident and young again! We are conveniently located in Langley, BC. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!