Increasing the lips size or lip augmentation procedure adds volume to the lips by using injectable fillers, making lips more lush and sensual. The procedure is fairly simple and requires little or no downtime. The improvements are visible instantly after the procedure. If you are not happy with the shape or size of your lips, you would like your lips to be more plump and attractive or your lips lost their volume due to ageing, you might consider lip augmentation.
WHAT IMPROVEMENTS I CAN EXPECT FROM LIP FILLERS?
There is a whole range of reasons clients contact FACE Cosmedical in order to schedule lip enhancement with injectable fillers. Some people have naturally thin lips and they wish to make them fuller and more sensual. Others wish to correct the asymmetry of their lips or reduce fine lines around or on the lip that often appear as we age. Many people are seeking treatment in order to increase their self-confidence, boost their self-esteem and their attractiveness.
For mature patients, injectable fillers are easily achievable anti-ageing treatment, able to quickly create more youthful appearance. Many factors can affect the look of lips: environmental factor, genetics, lifestyle choices and normal ageing. They can experience volume loss, reduced cupid’s bow, loss of definition at the lip border and develop wrinkles and fine lines.
Lip fillers are today a routine, very popular and safe lip enhancement procedure that results in fast and pleasing results for patients of any age. There are several reasons a person might consider injectable fillers:
- To increase the volume of thin lips
- To restore definition and fullness to ageing lips
- To improve the shape of the lips or correct their asymmetry
- To improve the balance between the lips and the rest of the face
- To get softer, smoother lips
- To reduce fine lines around the lips
WHAT ARE LIPS FILLERS MADE OF?
The main active ingredient in the fillers used in lip augmentation at FACE Cosmedical is hyaluronic acid, a type of sugar that occurs naturally in our body. It is mostly found in the cartilage and skin tissue. The most important property of hyaluronic acids is their ability to bind to water. A single molecule of this acid can absorb 1000 times its own weight in water. This ability makes them capable of nourishing and hydrating skin to a great extent. When they bind to water, these molecules form a viscous gel that lubricates and moisturizes all tissues – skin, joints and eyes.
As a main ingredient of the injectable fillers, hyaluronic acid provides crucial support to the underlying tissue of the lips in order to increase their volume and smooth away the wrinkles and fine lines. The procedure is routinely performed at FACE Cosmedical. It is safe and serious complications are very rare, since the substance injected exists naturally in our body and the fillers can be easily absorbed by our body within a few months. Fillers also include a local anesthetic, which numbs the lips and reduces any pain or discomfort the client might experience during the procedure.
HOW LIP FILLERS WORK?
The active ingredient in lip fillers, hyaluronic acid, binds to the water in the tissue, forming a viscous gel. This gel shapes and supports the tissue in the lips, plumping them and making them more lush and attractive. Over time, the body naturally breaks down and absorbs the filler, so additional treatments are necessary to maintain the desired appearance.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THIS PROCEDURE?
The procedure starts by cleaning the lips with antiseptic. After that a special device is used to mark the veins in lips to avoid them and reduce the risk of bruising. If the client requests anesthetic, it can be topical, injectable or a dental nerve block and the choice depends on the client. Instead of needles, the FACE Cosmedical injector Rebecca prefers to use a cannula, a new type of device that has a rounded tip and allows precise placement of filler.
WHY ARE CANNULAS USED IN INJECTING LIP FILLERS?
The benefits of using cannulas instead of injections with sharp needles include:
- Reduced risk of bruising and swelling
- The person performing the procedure has better control of the amount of filler injected into each spot on the lips, achieving more even and precise placement
- Reduced risk of lumps and bumps in the lips
- Decreased post-procedure downtime
- Longer lasting results
HOW MUCH DOWNTIME SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
After the lip enhancement procedure with lip filler very little or no downtime is required. A patient may experience mild swelling ,soreness and bruising on the lips immediately after the treatment, especially during the first 24 to 48 hours. Some patients have no discomfort and return to their normal routine immediately after the procedure. Most patients prefer to take a few days to allow their lips to recover and for the swelling and bruising to subside. Every person is different so it is prudent to plan with a few days of recovery, especially if you are planning of attending a special event.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT RESULTS OF THE LIP ENHANCEMENT PROCEDURE?
The results are evident immediately after the procedure is finished, although lips might appear bigger than desired due to mild swelling. Allow your lips at least 48 hours to recover and adjust to their new shape.
HOW LONG SHOULD THE RESULTS LAST?
The durability of the lip filling procedure performed at FACE Cosmedical varies from patient to patient and depends on few factors. In average, the effects of lip augmentation last up to 12 months. Since this is a temporary treatment, the patient requires additional treatments to maintain the desired shape and volume of the lips. With regular treatment program, he or she can enjoy more beautiful lips as long as they wish.
ARE THERE ANY RISK INVOLVED?
FACE Cosmedical uses high grade non-permanent hyaluronic acid fillers. They can be reversed if required for any reason. It is of utmost importance that the procedure is performed only by a person experienced in lip filling procedure. His or her skill directly affects the results of the procedure. With experienced injector such as our injector Rebecca, lip filling procedure is safe and virtually painless – the filler compound includes a local anesthetic. But, as with any medical or cosmetic procedure, there is a chance for side effects or complications. The most common side effects appear around the injection site and include:
These side effects are in most cases mild and temporary. They go away on their own and do not require any treatment.
WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND AND WANT THE PROCEDURE REVERSED?
Lip Enhancement procedure with lip fillers is temporary. Its effects will disappear naturally within about 12 months. If you are unhappy with the results or decide that you no longer want enhanced lips, all you have to do is wait. If you want the procedure reversed faster, the injected filler can be dissolved using an enzyme which will break it down within 24to 48 hours. Whether you just wait for the natural process or undergo the accelerated procedure, your lips will return to their previous shape and form.
WHO CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS PROCEDURE?
Of many people who are interested in lip augmentation, the best candidates for this procedure are physically healthy and have realistic expectations when it comes to the results. Personal consultation with FACE Cosmedical injector Rebecca is the best way to ensure that a person is suitable for the lip augmentation procedure. It is also an ideal opportunity for a patient to learn more about the procedure, the risks involved and what to expect. During the consultation, Rebecca and a patient together develop a customized treatment plan.
IS LIP ENHANCEMENT APPROPRIATE ONLY FOR WOMEN?
There is no reason why lip enhancement should not be performed on men as well as women. Men also wish to improve their appearance and reduce signs of ageing on their lips. While the procedure is increasingly popular with men, they often have different treatment goals from women. Men often wish to use lip fillers in order to change the shape of their face to make it look more masculine, rather than on increasing the lip volume. The treatment can easily adapt to men’s desired outcome and esthetic preferences to achieve desired result that looks natural. Besides improving the masculine structure and proportions of the face, lip augmentation also offers the same anti-ageing effect as it does for female patients. Patients of both sexes enjoy the added volume , clearly defined borders of the lips and reduced wrinkles and fine lines.
DOES THE LIP FILLING PROCEDURE CREATE LIPS THAT FEEL AND LOOK NATURAL?
Unnatural and exaggerated looking lips are some of the main concerns when it comes to the lip enhancement procedure. Nobody wants ‘duck lips’ or ‘trout pout’. At FACE Cosmedical, you are in the hands of experienced and skilled professional and you can expect the results to look natural and subtle. Immediately after the procedure your lips might appear larger than you envisioned due to the post-procedure swelling. Once the swelling subsides, in about 24to 48 hours, your lips will look just like you dreamed: bigger, enhanced but still natural-looking. The best natural look can be achieved if you start with mild enhancement, with small quantity of filler, and increase the size of your lips gradually, in further procedures, over time. You should discuss all these concerns with the FACE Cosmedical injector Rebecca during the initial consultation.
WHO IS QUALIFIED TO PERFORM LIP ENHANCEMENT PROCEDURE BY INJECTING LIP FILLER?
Lip enhancement procedure that will result in beautiful and natural-looking lips involves both science and art.Choosing the right expert such as our injector Rebecca is the absolute key to ensuring the successful outcome and expected results. She has extensive training followed up with significant experience. She also follows up the latest scientific developments in the procedure.
But, technical knowledge is not enough to achieve great results. Rebecca also has a well-developed eye for esthetics in order to carefully and skillfully inject the lips with the filler, shaping them to carefully balance other patient’s features.
To find the best and most skilled professional, ask your friends for recommendations, read patients’ testimonials, look at the ‘before and after’ photos on the clinic’s website or in the office. We invite you to check FACE Cosmedical website. If you have additional questions or would like to schedule consultation or appointment for the procedure, please contact us.
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