There are many people who want sexier, plumper, younger looking lips. But according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, most people seek out lip filler injections to counter the effects of getting older over other cosmetic procedure options. Many people just want to recapture the way they looked in their youth, seeking rejuvenation cosmetically.
Choices for Lip Augmentation with Lip Fillers
A number of lip fillers have entered the market over the past five or six years. But it should be noted that not all injectable lip implants are equal and some can be dangerous, leading to long range complications. Cosmetics surgeons recommend an in person consultation session in order to determine which procedure is correct for you. Lip augmentation usually takes place in the laugh lines around the mouth, the lipstick lines of the lip, as well as the inner lip.
While semi-permanent fillers are okay for treating laugh lines and for redefining the edge of the lips, it can have less than desired results when treating the inner lip. The inner lip is best treated with procedures using hyaluronic acid fillers such as restylane. The other fillers sometimes cause lumps to form in the inner lip, leading to poor results. The key with lip fillers is to get the right one to use on the correct area.
Injectable lip fillers, say cosmetics surgeons and doctors, offer the quickest and most effective way to combat the aging process. The results are often immediate and visible and side effects are almost none existent. Most procedures take less than 90 minutes and are always done on an outpatient basis. And many patients can return to their daily activities upon leaving the doctor’s office.
Favourite Lip Fillers in Use Today
The most commonly used fillers are made from hyaluronic acid or collagen which are both naturally produced in the body. Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient in the very popular Restylane and Captique. These two products are used to treat mild wrinkling and moderate folds in the face. They are non animal product-based and have been embraced by vegetarians for use in that community. These treatments generally last from four to six months.
Collagen Based Filler Treatments
Cosmoderm and Cosmoplast are made from purified human skin tissue. These are considered collagen based treatments. The risk of allergic reactions is minimal to non-existent in most patients. It is not a permanent treatment so the procedure must be freshened every 3 to 6 months.