Full and vivacious lips have always been recognized as an aesthetically important feature. Some of us, however, are born with thin, ill-defined lips, or our lips lose their fullness with age. But the appearance of our lips is now within our control. Fine lines and wrinkles, thin lips and a drooping corner of the mouth are all areas that can be aided with injectable fillers. The market is ever changing, with new products appearing rapidly. Care is individualized to provide safe and effective treatment.
There are several different options to enhance the lips, each offering patients different benefits. Injectable fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse are performed on an outpatient basis and are injected directly into the lips for safe, noticeable results that can last for several months. Additional injections can help maintain the results of this procedure.
The outcome is typically immediately visible, although swelling may occur for several days following the injection. Normal daily activities can be resumed immediately afterward, with no downtime necessary. Complications are uncommon, but be sure to discuss any potential risks for the specific filler you will be receiving with your doctor prior to the procedure.