If you want fuller lips without the cost, risk, and downtime of surgery, lip fillers and the Botox lip flip might be just what you need. Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers a wide suite of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers for the lips, with every injector trained to the standards of Zuzana Likar. While there are surgeries for lip augmentation that involve transferring fat from other parts of the body to the lips, there is also a high risk of the fat “dying” in the process. Ultimately, a surgeon has little control over how much fat survives the transplantation to the lips, and a lack of control with an uncertain outcome is certainly not what anyone wants for their lips.
Fortunately, lip fillers can give you the look you want, and many of these fillers can last for several months. Juvederm and Restylane are the most popular families of dermal fillers for lip augmentation. Each of these manufacturers provides a number of options for everyone, whether you want a very natural added fullness to the lips or a more dramatic outcome. On average, 2 – 3 syringes are required to get the results you want that last for 6 – 18 months (depending on the filler type and the number of syringes used).
Why Lip Augmentation is So Popular
Many have credited Kylie Jenner to starting the lip augmentation trend, but Jenner’s transformation results from a wider trend. Full lips have long been desirable, which is why women overlined their lips for years. Unfortunately, even if you were blessed with naturally full lips, we all lose volume in the face as we get older. Whether you want to get back the volume you’ve lost or get volume where you’ve always wanted it, lip augmentation with dermal fillers provides immediate results with a minimally invasive procedure.
All lip fillers require the injection of an HA filler to the target site. Many lip fillers are currently made with lidocaine or another numbing agent in them to increase comfort. A topical numbing cream may also be applied to further aid in a pain-free experience. Lip injections take just a few minutes, but some swelling and bruising may occur for a few hours or days post-treatment. As such, it’s a good idea to plan ahead if you’re thinking about getting lip fillers for a special event. However, you will have a good idea of the end result right after your treatment. Unlike lip “fillers” that do not use HA, like Sculptra, you don’t need to wait to get a preview of your results.
How About a Lip Flip?
Unlike dermal fillers, a lip flip is a different approach to achieving the look of fuller lips. It requires the injection of Botox into specific areas of the upper lip in order to “flip” the lip out. Although Botox does not actually increase the volume of the upper lip, it can achieve that appearance. It takes a few days for results to show (just like any Botox injection), but ultimately it stops the upper lip from hiking up. The lip flip can be a great solution for those who have a gummy smile or want a subtle increase in fullness to the upper lip. You can combine a lip flip with lip fillers, but the lip flip is only applicable to the upper lip.
Choosing the right lip filler for your lips and goals is just part of the process. You also deserve to have only expert injectors working with you. Lip fillers are not permanent, but considering some options last over one year, you definitely want only a properly trained professional and experienced on your side. Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care offers all of the most effective and safest lip fillers along with expert injectors. Whether you’re new to the world of lip fillers or a seasoned “veteran,” we’ll work with you to customize a treatment plan.
You can schedule a complimentary consultation today by calling the office or completing the online form. At Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care, we are dedicated to patient safety and satisfaction for every treatment.