Lip augmentation is one filler treatment that transcends age. While most dermal filler injections aim to restore youthfulness to aging skin, lip fillers can enhance your appearance, no matter how old you are.
Lips can be augmented through fat grafting, implants, or even a surgical lift. But lip fillers offer many benefits that these methods can’t, making them the most popular type of lip augmentation.
At Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, FL, we provide our patients with fuller, plumper lips with the Juvéderm and Restylane lines of dermal fillers.
What to Expect from Lip Augmentation
Every lip augmentation should start with a consultation. We always meet with patients to understand their aesthetic goals and discuss the treatment before scheduling lip filler injections.
When it’s time for your lip augmentation, we’ll apply a topical anesthetic to your lips to make the procedure more comfortable.
Once the cream takes full effect, we then use a tiny needle to insert the fillers into your lips in multiple areas, such as the edges, curves, and corners of your mouth.
Typically, a lip augmentation requires around 1 milliliter of filler, which is only inserted 2.5 millimeters into your skin. Most lip augmentations require little to no downtime and are complete within an hour.
What Types of Lip Fillers Are Best?
There are several effective dermal fillers, and each product serves a specific purpose in restoring a youthful look. However, we prefer hyaluronic acid-based fillers for lip augmentation.
Your body already produces and uses hyaluronic acid. It is primarily concentrated in your eyes, skin, and joints. Hyaluronic acid serves several purposes, including lubricating joints, hydrating eyes and skin, providing skin with flexibility, and helping to heal wounds and reduce scarring.
Dermal fillers use a synthetic hyaluronic acid that mimics the type naturally found in your body. Since your body recognizes the substance as its own, it provides similar benefits to natural hyaluronic acid.
We offer two lines of hyaluronic acid-based fillers: Restylane and Juvéderm.
Restylane Lip Fillers
Restylane Silk and Restylane Kysse are hyaluronic acid fillers intended for lip augmentation. While the products are similar, they have several key differences.
Restylane Silk uses smaller molecules to achieve subtle lip augmentation results and smooth lines and wrinkles around the mouth. In addition, its formula allows for more precise enhancement and a softer overall look.
Restylane Kysse uses the brand’s patented XpresHAn technology, which adds volume while still allowing for flexible movement. As a result, Kysse not only creates a fuller pout but also enhances the texture and color of the lips.
Juvéderm Lip Fillers
Juvéderm’s range of fillers includes several options that can build volume and reshape lips. However, Juvéderm’s most popular lip fillers are Volbella and Ultra XC.
Juvéderm Volbella smooths vertical lip lines and adds volume to the lips. Volbella is often the preferred choice for patients with smaller lips who want to add volume gradually or subtly change the shape of their lips.
Volbella is exceptionally lightweight and is often used to smooth the wrinkles that develop around the mouth.
Juvéderm Ultra XC
Patients seeking more dramatic fullness in their lip augmentation may choose Ultra XC, which has a thicker consistency than Volbella and adds more substantial volume to the lips. It’s preferred for those who already have some lip volume or those looking for a more traditional, plumper result.
Why Choose Lip Augmentation?
Some of the most common reasons patients seek a lip augmentation include:
- Very thin lips
- Lips that disappear when you smile
- Discomfort due to thin or poorly shaped lips
Some patients also choose fillers to smooth out small vertical lines around their mouth, frequently referred to as “smoker’s lines.”
How Lip Augmentation Can Benefit Your Appearance
As lip fillers have gained popularity, lip augmentation technology and techniques have advanced. Modern lip filler results can look more natural than ever before.
Current lip augmentations offer more than just bigger lips. Here are some of the ways lip augmentation benefits your overall appearance.
Balanced Facial Features
A more subtle or natural-looking lip augmentation can balance your facial features. For example, fuller lips can make a stronger jawline or prominent nose align better with the rest of your face.
Correcting Asymmetrical Lips
All faces have some asymmetries, so uneven lips are frequently unnoticeable. However, scarring or more obvious fullness on one side of a lip can distract from your other facial features. Lip filler quickly corrects asymmetries in the lip, restoring balance and even proportions.
The skin on and around the lips is thin. This area is more likely to develop wrinkles due to sun exposure, smoking, or the natural aging process.
The thin vertical lines that can develop around the lips, often called smoker’s lines, can cause you to look prematurely aged and negatively affect the appearance of your lower face.
Fillers can restore smoothness to your lips and the surrounding skin, drastically reducing the appearance of smoker’s lines and restoring youthfulness to your mouth.
Patients seeking more prominent, shapely lips can use lip fillers to define a cupid’s bow or the overall lip line. These lip augmentations focus less on creating plump lips and more on subtly increasing volume while enhancing the lips’ shape.
Considering Lip Augmentation? Start with Us
If you’ve wondered how lip augmentation can plump, shape, and enhance your lips, it’s time to schedule your lip augmentation consultation with Premiere Aesthetics in Fort Myers, FL. We can’t wait to help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals. Reach out today!