The trend of dermal fillers continues to grow as both women and men find their anti-aging concerns solved with these injectables. Dermal fillers can be used on any wrinkles or creases in the face, including around the nose, cheeks, and forehead, as well as on the back of the hands. But there’s one type of treatment that is increasingly popular: lip fillers. Get the lips you love in time for Valentine’s Day with any of these lip enhancers and read on for expert tips.
As we age, our bodies slow down on both the amount and frequency of collagen production. You may know that collagen is what helps the skin maintain its elasticity and firmness. Hyaluronic acid, on the other hand, is a naturally occurring substance in the body that retains moisture to keep skin cells hydrated. It also slows with aging.
As these two substances decrease over time, the effects of gravity and all the elements that age our skin begin to show more and more. All dermal fillers use some combination of ingredients to either stimulate collagen production or increase moisture content in the skin cells -- or both.
One of the primary concerns for people as they age, especially for women, is the thinning or drooping of the lips. Lip fillers specifically stimulate hyaluronic acid, boosting both hydration and collagen, and adding volume and plumpness to the lips.
Juvederm lip injections are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments out there. The Juvederm Ultra XC formula is used to plump lips while the Juvederm Volbella XC can also add plumpness but works on vertical lip lines as well.
Other options include the Restylane lip filler line or the Perlane lip filler line. All three of these brands are top-quality and very similar, but each offering something slightly different. Your specialist can evaluate your unique needs as well as your skin type, age, and overall lifestyle to make a recommendation on which lip filler is right for you.
First, it’s important that you work with a credible provider so that you don’t go overboard with any injectables. Lip fillers, if done too much or too often, can cause balloon-like results that make it obvious you’ve had a lot of work done. Instead, stick to the recommended schedule from your dermatologist.
The procedure itself lasts only a few minutes. Typically, you’ll notice results from lip fillers immediately after treatment, but fillers also settle over time so you’ll continue to see changes. Some people have minor bruising or swelling, while others may feel “lumps” in their lips, but these will subside in the short term -- usually within a few days.
Lip fillers generally last from six months to a year, and then you’ll need another treatment. Lip injectables to increase volume have been approved by the FDA, but it’s good to do research to ensure you’re using a top brand before moving forward with any lip fillers.
Vanguard Dermatology offers these lip fillers, as well as other dermal filler treatments, in our offices. If you’re in the greater New York City area and want to learn more about your options, call us today for an appointment and get that pouty pucker in time for Valentine’s Day!