Lip injections are growing in popularity despite already being one of the most highly requested cosmetic procedures in the country. If you notice your lips are showing signs of aging or you are dissatisfied with your lip volume, this procedure may work for you, too.
What are lip injections?
Lip injections, also called lip fillers, use substances like fat, hyaluronic acid, and implants to enhance your lips’ shape, appearance, and volume. They increase your lips’ overall volume to achieve a fuller look that meets your specific appearance goals. The procedure involves a medical professional injecting the filler into multiple areas on one or both of your lips.
Because using safe materials for these injections is critical for your overall health and wellness, it is important to only work with certified professionals. They should use only fillers approved by Health Canada’s HPFB.
What types of injections are used to plump lips?
Botox is unarguably the most popular dermal filler used in North America today. Many people do not realize that Botox is an option for lips, just like other areas of the face. This dermal filler is used to plump up lip volume, define the upper lip and provide a smooth outline for the mouth.
Another highly popular dermal filler is Juvederm. This one contains a base of hyaluronic acid, a chemical naturally produced by our bodies. Juvederm plumps lips and can help you achieve a younger look for your lips on its own or in combination with other injections.
Restylane Silk also provides lip volume. It uses micro-hyaluronic acid molecules to refine tiny lines around your mouth and create natural-looking fullness.
Your rejuvenation clinician can help you understand which fillers will work best to achieve your personal appearance goals. They have many other options beyond those listed above. It is always important to talk openly with your cosmetic service provider or clinician to ensure your goals are understood. Listen carefully to the clinician’s recommendations. Also, ask questions before the procedure to ensure your rejuvenation clinic and the recommended procedures are the right fit.
Benefits of Lip Fillers
It is easy to feel insecure about your appearance today, particularly because of the constant exposure we each face to social media and mass media beauty ideals. The lips can be one source of insecurity for anyone at any age. Although aging typically causes thinning, volume loss, and wrinkling of the lips and surrounding areas, even young people can feel some lip insecurity. If you do not have the voluminous or defined pout you want, fillers can provide an immediate solution.
Fillers for the lips are safe and effective. They provide instantaneous results that make you feel more attractive and secure about your appearance. After your treatment with a lip injection, you can put your insecurities aside and focus on more important aspects of your life.
What is the lip filler process?
Typically, you can undergo a consultation and receive your lip filler injections in one appointment. This makes the procedure quick, easy, and convenient for anyone. When you feel ready to give fillers a try, you only have to schedule an appointment with your rejuvenation clinic.
The consultation includes a medical evaluation of your lips and a discussion about your treatment goals. Using this information, your practitioner can select the appropriate type of filler and explain what you can expect from the injections. Of course, the consultation is a time to learn about the lip treatment before agreeing to injections. You do not have to go through with the process if you have any concerns after talking to the doctor or other specialist.