Lip augmentation through the use of injectables offers notable benefits such as no or very little downtime and more natural results compared to permanent implants. Hence, doctors at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery have chosen this non-invasive lip augmentation technique over other methods.
Here are just a few benefits of lip injections:
Impressive Safety Record
FDA-approved dermal fillers are widely studied medical products and so they provide highly predictable results and boast impressive safety record (no or very little risk of adverse reaction). Nonetheless, it remains imperative to have lip augmentation performed by qualified injectors such as licensed dermatologists, board-certified plastic surgeons, and other specialists who perform this treatment on a regular basis.
In general, lip augmentation through injectables lasts 30 minutes to an hour.
Natural and Youthful Results
With the use of dermal fillers, doctors have more control over how much volume is created or even the final lip contour. For this reason, injectables generally provide more natural results than lip implants.
Again, you can achieve natural results if your lip enhancement is performed by a qualified injector who knows the natural lip volume distribution, i.e., the upper lip should always remain smaller than the lower lip, and other science-backed beauty guidelines.
Aside from improved lip contour and volume distribution, injectables can also rejuvenate your lips by concealing age-induced lip lines or correct lip deflation. Hence, this has become an important component of holistic facial rejuvenation procedure.
No Downtime Required
You can resume your normal activities right after the treatment, although expect some minimal bruising and swelling and sometimes small bumps that go away on their own after a few days.
Most fillers provide immediate results, i.e., plumper lips, although sometimes you may have to wait a week or two for the product to settle and soften. Hyaluronic-acid based fillers provide additional benefit as they result in very minimal bruising and swelling.
Meanwhile, the results of injectables when used as a lip augmentation generally last between six and 18 months, depending on the product and how your body metabolizes the fillers.
Candidate for Lip Augmentation Via Injectables
Due to the minimally invasive nature of lip augmentation via injectables or dermal fillers, most patients can safely undergo the procedure provided that they have realistic goals and expectations.
Meanwhile, you should tell your doctor if you have an active infection, diabetes, or other serious medical conditions. Ideally, these should be well under control prior to the treatment to eliminate or at least reduce the risk of complications.
As with any facial rejuvenation procedure, lip augmentation entails consultation so you can share your input and cosmetic goals with your doctor. During the discussion, you should also tell him about your current medications and use of herbal supplements and vitamins, drug allergy (if there is any), and medical condition.
To learn more about injectables and lip augmentation procedures, contact the experts at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA today to schedule your initial consultation! We are happy to answer any questions that you might have.