I want to get a natural look, but I have very thin lips and a small mouth. What filler should I choose? I'm 23 years old
I Have Very Thin Lips, What Are My Options? (photo)
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Options for thin lips
Some type of hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane) would be simple and appropriate for improving your lip volume. It is important to remember that your doctor is not simply "blowing up your lips"-- There are very specific landmarks and highlights that are specifically augmented to give a nice attractive look for you. This is very easily done in the office with essentially no down-time.
Natural Lip Enhancement
Thin Lips and Options
Based on your photos I would recommend starting conservatively. Since you have naturally thin lips and want a natural look I would recommend that you start with a single syringe of either Restylane or Juvederm Volbella. Each will give you a natural looking result and the key is to have the product injected into the "pillow" of the lips as opposed to the lip lines or borders which tend to look "duck" like. Please consult an expert in lip injections for the best cosmetic result. Best, Dr. Green
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Dermatologist Will Choose Perfect HA Filler for Your Lips
You don't have to worry in advance about which hyaluronic-acid-based filler to choose for yourself. This will be discussed and decided in your first consultation wth a board-certified dermatologist.
The best options for the lips are the HA fillers such as Juvederm, Volbella and Restylane. Because your lips are thin, I would probably choose Volbella, Restylane Silk, or Restylane as they have thinner consistencies, are very smooth, and give a natural result. However, I'd have to see you in person to be sure which filler would give you the look you want. Please consult a board-certified dermatologist who has expertise in lip augmentation.
Options For Thin Lips
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Injectable Fillers in Thin Lips
While injectable fillers is the most common method for lip augmentation, there are limitations to what they can achieve. Thin lips can not be made into full lips by any type of injectable fillers. They can be made better and somewhat fuller but care in injection must be done to avoid an over corrected look. Trying to use injectable fillers to make substantially bigger will create the well known and often described 'duck lip' look. But fillers are a good place to start so you can see what can be achieved. There are other more surgical lip augmentation methods available that can be explored if you find that injectable fillers do not produce satisfying results.
I Have Very Thin Lips, What Are My Options?
Aesthetically speaking, your lips are thin and the upper extremley thin. Restylane or Juvederm can be used to fill out the lip however, due to the very thin nature of the lips IMO Alloderm Lip Implants would create fuller, more soft, supple lips. Be sure the MD that does your Lip Augmentation understands and follows the proper aesthetics of facial beauty for the creation of naturally, more attractive lips.
Filler materials that are absorbable like Perlane or Juvederm are great to augment the lips without overdoing it.
Lip fillers are always good to test the results before going to the permanent implants.
Lip fillers such as juvederm/restylane are great temporary fillers to see what size lips you like and how you want them shaped. They are done under local nerve blocks and are easy to undergo for roughly $550/syringe and last roughly 6 months. Sincerely,
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