Gravity and age take their toll on most parts of the face including the lips, which tend to lose their bulk over the years, becoming thinner and recessed. This produces a much wider, less desirable gap between the upper lip border and the tip of the nose. Lip augmentation can significantly make a face look younger, softer and more sexy. The ideal candidate for lip augmentation are young patients who desire their lips to be larger and fuller to help enhance their facial features, young women who want to look more sensuous and feminine and highlight the mid portion of their face, and older women, who with age have noticed that their upper lip has not only become thinner but also droopier, allowing the space between the bottom of the nose and upper lip to lengthen.
Our doctors perform lip augmentation using injectible temporary fillers. Injectible fillers generally last anywhere from a few months to a few years after administration, depending on the individuality of the patient and the type of filler used. Temporary fillers include: Restylane®, Juvederm™, and Prevelle Silk™. The most important fact to remember about injectable fillers is that the results are not permanent. Injected material is eventually metabolized by the body.
Injectable Fillers Can:
- Enhance shallow contours
- Plump thin lips
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of scars, including acne scars.