Now that the vaccines are kicking in and masks are coming off, it seems as if everyone has beautiful full lips here in South Florida. Even scrolling through social media, I see everyone with perfect voluminous lips. Lip injections have been trending for decades, and it appears this trend is only growing in popularity.
What are Lip Injections?
Lip injections or lip augmentation, is a cosmetic procedure that creates fuller, or more plump lips. This procedure is performed by a medical professional to volumize and sculpt an individual’s lips using hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Keep in mind that a lip fill is not only to make them bigger. It also improves the shape, balance, and hydration.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid is naturally found in the body and is a derivative of sugar. A unique property of hyaluronic acid is that it can hold up to 1,000 times its own weight in water.
This is what makes it so ideal for a cosmetic filler. It creates a hydrating, supple look that is perfect for lips. Additionally, it’s great for other areas on the face like the cheeks, chin, or jawline.
The other reason hyaluronic acid is more common these days is because of its organic look. The fillers slowly and gradually dissolve. Due to this fact, it dissolves slowly on its own, this is not a permanent change. This meaning, if you are not fully in love with how your lip injections look, they will eventually dissolve.
Most hyaluronic based fillers will last up to one year. Though it will dissolve more quickly in places that have more movement like the lips. If an individual wants them to dissolve, your medical personnel can use an enzyme called hyaluronidase. This breaks down the filler safely and quickly.
At Glamor Medical in Boca Raton, our preferred hyaluronic fillers are Restylane Refyne and Restylane Defyne. These fillers provide a beautiful natural appearance. These fillers are flexible and supple, and move with your face. This means the results never appear stiff or rigid, despite smiling, laughing, or frowning.
Is Lip Augmentation Dangerous?
Even though lip enhancement is common, keep in mind lip augmentation is a medical procedure. There are benefits and risks just like any cosmetic medical procedure. It’s important to research before rushing into a decision.
Always check to see that the medical facility has board-certified professionals who have experience in lip injections. Make sure to see before and after photos of their work. You’ll want to be sure that it aligns with your vision of what you want.
In Boca Raton, Florida at Glamor Medical our owner and practitioner has a Master’s degree in Medical Science and is a board certified Physician Assistant. They have years of experience in dermatology and plastic surgery. Glamor Medical also has a variety of before and after photos on their website and social media.
There are benefits to hyaluronic acid based lip augmentation. Consider this:
- No deflation or sagging
Lip injections indirectly stimulate collagen production. Some individuals’ lips will remain just a little bit bigger even after the filler dissolves.
- Bumps or imperfections dissolve easily
Hyaluronic acid dissolves naturally. If any bumps are created by movement or settling an enzyme called hyaluronidase can be used to break it down quickly.
- Minimal pain and discomfort
Hyaluronic acid fillers are mixed with a numbing agent called lidocaine. Depending on the individual’s pain tolerance they can use additional numbing injections or creams to offer more relief. Most people only feel a slight prick, a little pressure, and dull throbbing.
- Gradual and controlled volume
The amount of filler can be controlled by the medical professional. Gradual treatments over several appointments to gently increase the lips until the desired appearance is completed.
- Low risk of allergic reactions
Due to hyaluronic acid occurring naturally in the body, the risk of allergic reaction is low. If an individual has allergies, or is allergic to lidocaine, always be sure to inform your doctor.
Are You Ready for Lip Injections?
Now that you have the facts, are you ready to get the lips you’ve always wanted? We hope to see you at Glamor Medical for a consultation soon. Our purpose is to give only the best quality of medical aesthetic and cosmetic services for our clients.
Glamor Medical upholds polished professionalism and excellence with our care. We continue to receive education and training so we can provide the most advanced and up-to-date services. Everything we do is individualized and personalized to each patient, because every patient is unique.