Dermal fillers gained much of their popularity in the last decade thanks to lip filler and the poutier, fuller lip trends seen among influencers. Today, all shapes, sizes, and styles of lip enhancement are in vogue, with a much broader spectrum of subtle improvements available to you.
Which lip enhancement is right for you? Here are a few of our favorites.
Most people begin to lose lip thickness in their thirties. It’s a natural sign of aging because collagen and facial fat diminish over time. Replenishing volume with soft, hyaluronic acid fillers instantly refills or even reshapes the lips for a smoother, sexy look.
The trend toward very large, turned out “duck” lips is mostly on its way out. Today there are a variety of HA filler products to give natural-looking volume enhancement while still allowing normal movement like real tissue. You can always add to your result and build up your pout over time. Lip fillers will last anywhere from 4 to 9 months on average.
Lip Fat Transfer
Facial fat grafting utilizes your own “extra” fat from body areas like the abdomen, knees, or thighs, then transfers it to where you do want it. Facial fat transfer procedures are on the rise as they can provide the same, soft, natural-looking volume as fillers, yet the live fat stem cells remain permanently in place, and the result is “all you.” Fat transfer for the lips is the most durable option for volume enhancement.
Meticulous placement of a small dose of neurotoxin can also enhance the lips. It involves the injection of BOTOX® into your Cupid’s bow, which is the middle of your upper lip, and into the corners of your mouth. The injection temporarily relaxes the muscles around your lip, causing the part of your upper lip that’s inside your mouth to “flip” upward and outward. This is a very subtle enhancement that lasts roughly four months.
Reducing Gum Visibility
Reducing a gummy smile is a priority for many people who feel self-conscious by the extent to which their upper gums show when they speak or smile. Small doses of a neurotoxin like BOTOX® injected into the inside of the upper lip relax the muscles that pull the lip up. This is one of the simplest ways to dramatically transform a smile and boost confidence for those who struggle with this issue.
Schedule Your Consultation for Lip Enhancement at Aesthetx
You no longer need to wonder how you would look with a sultrier pout, smooth lip lines, or just the right amount of teeth and gum showing. Each of these non-surgical options are designed to help you smile confidently again. To learn more about the best enhancement for your lips, call (408) 559-7177 and schedule your private consultation today!