Lip fillers are a non-surgical solution for lip augmentation. This cosmetic procedure is, getting very popular nowadays for its benefits, even among younger females who want their lips to look bigger, healthier and more attractive. Lip augmentation can be done in two ways, surgical and non-surgical. Surgical procedure during which synthetic implants are placed into the lips is a permanent way of lip enhancement, but a patient may suffer pain, take some time to recover and go back to everyday life. Furthermore if it hasn’t been performed precisely it can give a kind of a comic look to a person who underwent treatment. There are no such risks when using a lip filler, even though the results are temporary, since they last only 3 to 4 months.
Types of Lip Fillers
There are several substances which are most commonly used for lip augmentation, using a lip injection method. Lip fillers can be injected into patients’ lip or skin around the mouth, and then are absorbed by the cells for great results. The skin on the injection site is usually numbed, for the patient to feel no discomfort.
- Hyaluronic Acid Filler is a dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid, which is a natural product found in human body and which stimulates lip enhancement by improving transfer of nutrients from blood to cells. Since it mainly consists of a natural product, allergic reactions are very unlikely.
- Collagen filler is also very often used for lip augmentation, but since sometimes collagen used is not of human origin, a test needs to be performed before application of a lip filler, because sometimes allergy reactions may occur after the intervention.
- Fat filler is a lip filler which mainly consists of the fat taken from the patient, and injected into lip to make lip seem bigger and richer in volume. This lip filling procedure also includes a procedure during which some fat is removed from another body area, so the intervention itself lasts a bit longer than when using other lip fillers.
Results and Side effects
Although the lip enhancement you get using lip filler injections is not permanent, the results which are achieved give your lips a natural and beautiful look, making you look younger and more attractive. This method of lip augmentation is considered quick and safe, and side effects, if any occur, are usually very mild. Sometimes some bleeding may occur, as well as redness, swelling and bruising, but they last for just a couple of days. Some more serious side-effects such as lip asymmetry, infection or scaring may happen if the procedure has not been performed correctly. So, if you are considering using lip fillers or some other way of lip augmentation, we recommend one of our dermatology specialist, who will make sure that you get the best treatment.