How Lip Injections Can Transform Your Face

It's not uncommon for lips to become asymmetrical, uneven, or too thin with age.

Lip injections

can help restore balance, whether it's a case of reshaping the top or bottom, or targeting the left or right side. Additionally, by adding volume to the pout, overall facial symmetry can be improved. For instance, a larger nose with a strong jawline.

A natural-looking lip enhancement can balance other facial features and bring better harmony to your face. Changing the size and proportion of the lips can make surrounding features, such as a prominent nose or jawline, appear smaller, creating a more feminine appearance. Generally, we'll use larger amounts of hyaluronic acid filler to create more dramatic changes to your face. For example, if you want to significantly improve the size of very thin lips, you will receive a relatively large amount of filler. If you want to make more subtle corrections to your lips, you'll receive less filling.

The effects usually last about six months. After that, more injections are needed to maintain the volume of the lips. Injectable lip augmentation techniques can be performed quickly in your doctor's office with little or no downtime. Lip injections are a great option if you have a busy schedule, as you can return to work and your typical daily activities afterwards without needing to take time off to recover. The particles that remain will help strengthen the lips and thicken the outermost layer, which will help keep the lips alive even after the treatment ends.

How Do Lip Injections Work?

After carefully marking the areas to be injected, very thin needles are used to inject the substance into the lips.

Another common option for injections is Restylane Silk, which uses microhyaluronic acid molecules to create natural-looking volume on the lips. Lip injections are the fastest way to achieve fuller, more attractive lips and usually in one easy appointment. Fat injection is the exception, as the procedure requires a small area of liposuction to remove fat from another part of the body before the injection can be given. Patients may also consider lip injections if they don't have these problems but want to improve their appearance with greater volume and symmetry. Like other cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers, the results of lip fillers depend on good technique.

Once your lips are clean and numb, your doctor will start injecting the filler, following the form you requested during your visit. The amount of substance injected can be controlled, so that the physician has better control over the amount of lip volume that is created. For example, when I visited my double board-certified facial plastic surgeon for lip injections, I wanted my lower lip to be fuller on both sides and my upper lip to be more visible when I smiled. Enhanced lips can make your lips thicker and fuller, but it will still be you when you leave the doctor's office. Minimally invasive lip augmentation involves introducing precise amounts of dermal filler to the lips with a fine needle.