How Lip Augmentation Works?
Lip augmentation with dermal fillers uses hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar derivative that can hold up to 1000x its weight in water. That’s why it is perfect for making lips look round and juicy. It’s also safe to use and is harmlessly reabsorbed into the body over time.
For your lip augmentation, the hyaluronic acid filler is carefully injected into a few different areas of the lips with a small needle. It usually takes only one syringe or less of filler to achieve the look you want, though that can depend on how much volume you want to add.
To help reduce discomfort, your aesthetician can apply a numbing cream before starting injections. Some fillers also can with a bit of lidocaine mixed in to help numb your lips during the procedure.
Your Lip Augmentation Results
Great results depend on your aesthetician’s experience and skill. The filler needs to be placed in just the right spots to avoid strange looking or distorted lips or blown out lip lines. Your lips should appear symmetrical and balanced. You want your lips to look full, but natural. That takes talent, which is why you should only go to a medical spa led by a board-certified physician. A place with a great reputation is worth every dollar.
Fortunately, you’ll be able to see your fuller, plumper lips immediately. Though you may have some slight redness or swelling after the injections, you can return to work after your procedure if you’d like. You should avoid blood-thinning medicines as well as activities that increase blood flow to your lips for a day or two after your procedure since these can increase swelling. You should give your results a few days to finalize before making a judgment on if you like your new lips or not.
In good news, hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved quickly, reversing your results, if you don’t like your fuller lips. In a second procedure, your aesthetician can inject a substance that helps your body break down hyaluronic acid, returning your lips to how they looked before. Don’t worry; your lips won’t look saggy or stretched because of fillers.
If you love your results, they should last around a year or even longer. You can schedule maintenance appointments to keep your lips looking full if you love the way they look.
At the Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, our skilled aestheticians can help you enhance your lips with natural-looking volume. You can trust their years of experience to deliver great results. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your lip augmentation with dermal fillers consultation.