You may have noticed a trend in celebrities with full, pouty lips and wonder how they got that way. Or perhaps you already know, but you do not have enough information to take the plunge yourself. The good news is that there are various techniques available for safe and effective augmentation via lip injections.
Dermal fillers are used for a variety of reasons. They contain various substances that help to fill in hollowed parts of the face that can come about as a result of the aging process or the loss of a great deal of weight. They can also be used to add volume to the lips.
One problem many lip fillers help reverse is the loss of a substance called hyaluronic acid. This material is produced by your own body to attract and bind water molecules and is found in abundance in soft tissues. Within your joints, hyaluronic acid acts as an internal shock absorber. Without it, your joints would be forced to absorb the full impact of the wear and tear caused by everyday movements, as well as more vigorous exertions.
Hyaluronic acid works in a similar way inside your skin cells. The presence of this substance attracts water molecules, which makes each individual skin cell more hydrated, plump and resilient to environmental damage.
Unfortunately, as you age, your body produces less hyaluronic acid. This results in dryer, rougher and thinner lips and skin that loses its luster and youthfulness.
Hyaluronic Acid Lip Augmentation
The good news is that this gradual loss of hyaluronic acid can be reversed through lip injections. Of course, lip injections can also be used to address lips that have always been thin. Once safely injected into your lips, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers go to work rehydrating your lips. Thinning lips regain much of their volume, which helps to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles on and around your lips.
Fat Lip Injections
You can also regain lost lip volume by undergoing a fat transfer procedure. This is when fat is taken from one area of your body where there is excess and then injected back into your body in an area where it is needed. In the case of lip injections, the fat is transferred to the lips in order to add volume and fullness.
Learn More About the Benefits
Make an appointment at Skin Deep Naples, a premier med spa in Naples, to see if you can experience the benefits of lip injections for yourself. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for lip augmentation!