Lip injections are a popular cosmetic procedure used to enhance the size and shape of the lips. The procedure involves injecting one of several types of fillers into the lips. As we age, our bodies naturally lose collagen and fat, leading to thinness and sagging of the face, including the lips. Lip fillers work by replacing lost collagen and fat, providing support and shape to the tissues of the lips.
Most lip fillers are made with hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural material that comes from the body, which helps increase lip volume. When considering lip injections, it is important to find a qualified plastic surgeon or dermatologist who has experience performing this type of procedure. The doctor will inject a dermal filler into the lips and around the mouth, taking into account the desired results. The amount of substance injected can be controlled, so that the physician has better control over the amount of lip volume that is created.
Before beginning the procedure, your healthcare provider may give you a nerve block injection to numb your lips if you have a BLT allergy. After carefully marking the areas to be injected, very fine needles are used to inject the substance into the lips. It is best to wait to eat until the injection of the topical anesthetic or nerve block has disappeared so as not to accidentally bite your lips or alter the filling. The results of lip injections can be seen immediately after treatment, with full results visible within a few days.
The effects of lip injections typically last for six months or more, depending on the type of filler used and how quickly your body metabolizes it. After this time, you may need to repeat the procedure in order to maintain your desired results. If you are considering lip injections, it is important to discuss your goals and expectations with your doctor in order to ensure that you get the best possible results. Lip injections can help you achieve fuller, more voluminous lips for a more youthful appearance.