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Lip Augmentation Q&A
Why would I seek lip augmentation?
Your lips are a defining feature on your face. Plump, luscious lips make you look youthful and attractive.
You may choose lip augmentation if you have naturally thin lips or are affected by fine lines around the lips that make them look pinchy and aged.
As you get older, your skin’s natural levels of moisture and skin-strengthening compounds decline. Your skin, especially in your lips, becomes dryer and loses its sheen. Lip augmentation restores a youthful playfulness to your smile.
How does lip augmentation with fillers work?
If you want a subtle pout and smoother, softer lips, treatment with dermal fillers is a good choice. Rostami OPC offers several hyaluronic acid fillers that give your lips a fuller look.
Restylane®, Juvederm®, and Belotero® contain a version of this naturally occurring substance that draws water to the surface of the lips and surrounding skin, creating a plumper, smoother look.
With appropriate applications, dermal fillers help you achieve the popular lollipop lip look, in which your lips look juicy, red, and plump. The doctors can also help you get the keyhole pout where you have a little hole right in the center of your pout to create a sexy, youthful, playful look.
Dr. Rostami carefully evaluates your goals to determine which filler to use. Certain fillers create an overall plumping effect while others focus on a little more detailed volumizing of the fine lines and creases along the edges of the lips. The filler that’s right for you depends on your desired effect.
How are neuromodulators like Botox® used to augment the lips?
Neuromodulators are the familiar wrinkle reducers often used to ease lines on your forehead and around the eyes. They include Botox, Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin®.
Botox, in particular, is used to achieve the lip flip look. The Botox injections enhance the upper lip’s appearance by relaxing a muscle around the lips. After injection, your lip relaxes over the course of a few weeks to reveal a larger and fuller look that’s subtle and natural.
Why would I choose lip implants?
While dermal fillers and neuromodulators give you a satisfying plumpness, their results are temporary – lasting anywhere from 3-18 months. You can always get follow-up injections to maintain your look, but if you desire a long-term solution to thin lips, then lip implants are an option. The doctors use silicone or expanded polytetrafluoroethylene to enhance your lips permanently.
The doctors can help you achieve enviable, plump lips for a more youthful appearance. Call Rostami OPC or book online to set up your consultation for lip augmentation.
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