Lips that lack volume can affect your self-image, whether they have always been thin or have lost volume over time. Injectable fillers can help to plump up the lips without surgery or extended downtime. Fillers are most often composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance created by your body that helps retain moisture in the skin and other tissues.
First, a numbing cream will be applied for your comfort. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, injections will be made at strategic points along the lips to provide subtle volume and improve symmetry.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is a hyaluronic acid filler that can be used to add volume and improve symmetry in the lips.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC is a thinner formula than JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC. Although it is also used to add volume to the lips, the results will be more subtle.
Restylane® has produced a few different formulations of its product to be used for augmenting the lips. The specific formulation used will depend on your needs and desired aesthetic results.
You may experience some mild swelling and redness after your lip filler treatment, but these side effects should resolve within a few days. You may also experience some slight bruising, which should dissipate in seven to 10 days.
You will see improved volume and symmetry in the lips. The results of your lip injections can last for up to one year, depending on the formulation used. A healthy lifestyle and skincare routine can help maintain optimal results.