Are You a Candidate for a Lip Enhancement?

If you have been considering lip enhancement as a way to rejuvenate and restore the youthful appearance of your lips, you’re certainly not alone. According to a CBS News article, the number of Americans seeking to enhance the appearance of their lips has been on the rise since 2000, climbing to nearly 50% as of 2015. And the “beautiful lips” trend shows no signs of slowing down. Why is this such a sought-after cosmetic treatment? What is the allure? The truth is, nothing denotes aging quite as profoundly as mouth wrinkles. Of course, not everyone is looking reverse the signs of aging; some people just want to improve the look of their lips. That being said, there are lip injections available to suit the budget-conscious, the indecisive, and everyone in between. Who are the ideal candidates for a lip enhancement procedure? Well, before we delve into that subject, let’s take a look at some of the more common lip fillers on the market including Soft tissue fillers, Dysport, Botox, and implants.Soft Tissue Fillers

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.

Dysport

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

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.

Implants

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!

 

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