You may have heard of lip augmentation many times as it has grown in popularity over the last decade. It is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can give you fuller, plumper lips using temporary injectable dermal fillers, most often made from hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid creates soft, natural-looking volume for beautiful lip enhancement results.
HA products are completely safe since they are comprised of substances that are found naturally within the human body. They can increase the volume of the lips without creating more than very mild side effects from the injection process itself.
All in all, lip augmentation is convenient, safe, and effective! Let’s take a look at why.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the appearance of the lips in two major ways. They can provide soft, natural-looking volume and provide contour and shape to thin or misshapen lips. The results can last up to 6 months or more, but after that, patients will need touch-up injections to maintain the lips’ new shape and plumpness.
All hyaluronic acid products provide close to the same results and involve the same simple injection process. For added comfort, some HA fillers even contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic. Patients can get back to their daily activities right away, with very few restrictions and only mild side effects. Safe, effective lip fillers have replaced surgical procedures as the primary way to augment the lips.
So, what are the best hyaluronic acid fillers available today? Here are some of the safest and most popular options currently on the market.
Juvederm is one of the original hyaluronic acid fillers, and it maintains a stellar reputation among plastic surgeons and patients alike. FDA-approved since 2006, Juvederm is one of the most popular fillers on the market today. It is an excellent choice for augmenting the lips.
Other uses of this top-notch filler include treating scars, erasing wrinkles and fine lines, and camouflaging acne.
Similar to Juvederm, Restylane is also an injectable filler that is formulated with hyaluronic acid and used for cosmetic reasons. This filler has been approved by the FDA since 2003. In addition to filling out lips, Restylane can be used to treat wrinkles by plumping up the skin. The filler is long-lasting, with staying power of approximately six months to a year.
Volbella is part of the Juvederm family of lip injectables, however, it is unique enough to deserve a category of its own. The filler is approved by the FDA and is primarily used to fill in smoker’s lines, rejuvenate the lip area, and increase lip volume and contour.
Volbella stands out because it is blended with hyaluronic acids of different molecular weights. As such, it creates natural-looking volume that is subtle, yet semi-permanent enough to last up to a year.
Silk is Restylane’s lip-specific filler. It is FDA-approved to augment the lips and uses exceptionally small HA particles for a smooth, long-lasting gel. Patients can expect to see results for 6 months or longer.
Which Lip Filler Works Best?
When it comes to choosing a lip filler, finding the best one for you depends on your cosmetic goals, the appearance of your lips, and your age. When making your choice, you should also take into account how long you would like the results to last. A plastic surgeon will help you choose the filler that’s right for you.
These hyaluronic acid fillers are the best lip injectables for many reasons. They all shape the lips and support them beautifully. The doctor has full control over the amount of product injected into the lips, so you can work together to decide how much volume to add. Your surgeon can even give you the injections over several appointments so your results will be much more gradual, rather than an immediate, radical change.
The results are still semi-permanent, but they last for quite a while. And, because hyaluronic acid is a substance that is found naturally in the body, there have been very few allergic reactions reported. Your only concern would be to tell your doctor if you are allergic to lidocaine.
The last great thing about hyaluronic acid lip fillers is that an enzyme can be injected to break down the formula if you are not completely satisfied with your new look. It will take approximately two days for your lips to return to normal. With that said, most patients love their full, beautiful lips and never want to go back! To learn more, call Buckingham Center in Austin, TX today. Our friendly staff will guide you through the lip augmentation process and Dr. Edward Buckingham will recommend the best filler for your needs. Call 512.401.2500 today to schedule your consultation