lip plumpers sold at the beuaty counters are not making my lips poutier. What is recommended? Injections? Implants?
How Can I Get Fuller Lips?
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Use a temporary injectible before considering permanent lip augmentation
I do a large number of permanent lip augmentation using the patient's own tissue (most ofter concurrently with a facelift). However, for patients who see lip enhancement only, I would recommend that they try a temporary filler first to make sure they like the results. If so, then these can be repeated or a permanent solution can be undertaken with the knowledge that the patient will definitely like the result.
Lip Plumpers, Lip Augmentation, and Facial Fillers
Most plastic surgeons will agree that the safest and most predictable treatment choice for lip augmentation are the hyaluronic acid facial fillers including juvederm and restylane. These products are safe and have a very low allergic profile.
In many cases, Restylane and Juvederm are used to augment the upper lip elements and the lower lip. Juvederm is extremely safe and is used in my own practice to highlight upper lip anatomic elements and add volume to the upper and lower lip.
Dermal fillers are good to plump lips
If over-the-counter products are not providing you with adequate results, the next step would be a dermal filler such as Juvederm. I would recommend against having any implants or permanent lip fillers (such as silicone) placed, since these can be very difficult to remove if you do not like the results. Good luck with your injections.
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Juvederm injections are your best bet
We have found that Juvederm injections are the best treatment for getting beautiful full lips. We like Restylane as well, but it can feel slightly lumpy, and Juvederm is fantastic for the lips. It looks natural and it is soft, so nobody else has to know what you have done. The amount of product varies, but most patients are happy with one syringe, and some want two syringes. As with anything, the person injecting it is the most important factor in your quest for fuller lips.
Your answer is Dermal Fillers!
Dermal Fillers help create volume.
We have a variety of different products used for the lips depending on the shape and volume you would like.
Some of the popular products that we use for the lips are: Perlane, Juverderm, Ultra Plus and Emervel Lip among others.
Prices are between $300-$600 for 1ml and results may last from 6 months to over 1 year depending on the person and the product used.
Price is one factor but should not be the determining variable. The practitioners at Star Cosmetic Medicine are very experienced and mentor other doctors in some of the more complex cosmetic procedures.
How to get Fuller Lips
Lip fullness and definition can be achieved with the right filler. I recommend starting off with less rather than more. We customize your treatment to make your natural beauty stand out by injecting different areas. For example: enhancing the border rim, plumping the middle or enlarging and elongating the entire lip. Lips should contour the proportions of your face. If you desire youthful looking lips and would like to add volume I recommend Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, such as Restylane or Juvaderm. Since your body produces less hyaluronic acid over time, these fillers can add volume back in the most natural looking way possible. Research shows that repeated Hyaluronic Acid filler injections may help stimulate your own production of the skin-firming protein collagen. Plus, I believe these fillers are especially excellent for molding to get the exact shape your lips need.
Dear Janet 2007:
I would recommend having a thorough facial assessment with an expert injector whom can balance your treatment goals with your facial dimensions. There are great Hyaluronic acid dermal filler like Juvederm Volbella available that can help augment and enhance your lips. All the best.