Lip augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that plumps the lips, making them fuller and more youthful in appearance.
There are several types of filler injection treatments, but those that involve the injecting of moisture-attracting agents tend to produce the most positive, long-lasting results.
We perform this type of injection procedure and our patients are amazed at how this simple treatment can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on and around the lips. The lips themselves become smoother, and the natural curves around the perimeter of the lips are highlighted.
If you are considering any type of cosmetic treatment to restore a more youthful appearance to your lower face, you may want to consider lip augmentation.
How Filler Treatments Work
There are various kinds of filler gels used to increase fullness to the skin and supporting tissues. Hyaluronic acid is the most commonly used gel for plumping the lips.
These gels contain a high concentration of a specially formulated compound that is similar to natural hyaluronic acid. When injected underneath the skin, the gel attracts and holds moisture. This makes the skin smoother while at the same time adding volume. The result is plumper, more full-looking lips.
What the Procedure Involves
Our patients come in for a consultation and are given all the necessary information about this type of filler treatment. We take a close look at the mouth area and design a customized procedure that includes pinpointing the injection sites. The procedure itself takes only about 30-40 minutes.
In some cases, we use a topical anesthetic to help ease any discomfort that might be experienced when the needle is inserted. We recommend avoiding anti-inflammatory medications for several days prior to the lip augmentation treatment. This helps reduce the chances of bruising at the injection sites.
The plumping and smoothing of the lips is immediate and can last for up to six months.
Benefits of Filler Injection Gel Lip Augmentation
Gel injections can be used in varying quantities. This means that our patients can control the amount of volume and fullness to the lips.
The procedure is repeatable, meaning that a second treatment can be performed if the desired lip fullness is not realized. There is absolutely no danger in repeating the procedure.
The possibility of allergic reactions is quite minimal. This is because the filler gel contains compounds that are already present in the human body.
Although the results are not permanent, filler gels continue to attract moisture for a long period of time, and the fullness of the lips begins to fade very slowly. The gel itself is eventually absorbed by the body’s fluids.
Find Out What Filler Injections Can Do for You
Contact Transformations Plastic Surgery today to schedule an appointment and receive all the details about how lip augmentation is performed. This simple procedure is safe, the results can last for many months, and there is no surgery involved, meaning you can easily work in your filler gel treatments around your schedule.