Soft tissue fillers are FDA approved absorbable materials that are injected into the lips to help smooth line around the mouth. It’s important to note that this option may require more than one injection before results become noticeable; also, the effects of soft tissue fillers are temporary.
For those who are seeking a natural-looking lip augmentation, Dysport injections may be the way to go. The prescription-only injection helps smooth moderate frown lines around the mouth without disrupting your ability to naturally move your lips, meaning you won’t experience the numbing or tingling typical of other lip fillers.
Botox is by far the most commonly requested type of lip injection; it is made from botulinum, which is used to block the nerves that contract muscles. In doing so, lines and wrinkles become less noticeable. However, similar to Dysport injections and soft tissue fillers, the results are temporary.
If you’re seeking a permanent lip augmentation, implants may prove to be a better solution for you. Modern-day implants are comprised of soft, flexible silicone, making them more pliable than previously available implants. Your practitioner need only make two small incisions (one at each corner of the mouth), and with a specialized instrument, they can pull the implant into position. Although the process sounds painful, there is minimal discomfort and minimal healing time.
If you’re ready to reclaim your full lips, speak with a healthcare professional that can help you make an informed decision. Come to see us at Gulf Coast Facial Plastics & ENT Center for all of your lip enhancement needs!