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This is Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh of Carolina Facial Plastics. Today we are going to be talking about lip augmentation. The lips are the center piece of the face and as we age, our lips actually become thinner and smaller. Typically the lower lip should be about twice the size as the upper lip. When we lose volume in the upper and lower lip what happens is the lip gets small and actually starts to roll in. Very easy and great way to improve the look of the lips and ultimately the smile is to do a noninvasive procedure or fillers into the lip area, typically using either Restylane or Perlane, which are both hyaluronic acids. They are both temporary and will last about six months into the lip region. I like to inject the filler actually back into the fat pocket of the lips so I inject deeply on the lips, not superficially. A lot of people can inject it just underneath the skin or on the outside of the lips. I believe injecting superficially there causes that duck-look appearance where the lips come out farther from the face. I'm not trying to make the lips come out farther from the face. I'm just trying to give them more volume, be a little bit more plumb and when you inject deeply, it actually rolls out the upper and lower lip. I typically will inject at one session and I will save some and actually have the patient come back in about two weeks to see if we'd need a little bit more volume or if we're happy at that level. Lip augmenation with filler with either Restylane or Perlane is a wonderful way to groove them out and ultimately smile.

Take Years Off Your Face By Plumping Up Your Lips

Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh explains how to enhance the lips with non-invasive injectables such as Restylane or Perlane.