What Do Lip Injections Do? A Comprehensive Guide

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, more voluminous lips.

Lip injections

are designed to increase the total volume of your lips, generally in line with your ideal image and appearance goals. They can consist of multiple substances, such as hyaluronic acid, fat, and implants, and are injected at various points on the upper and lower lip to achieve a uniform and complete appearance. The injections are highly customizable, meaning you can treat one or both lips, increase volume over time, or correct irregularities by injecting the filler into a section.

At Deep Blue Med Spa, our lip augmentation specialist will evaluate your lip area and discuss your goals during an initial consultation. Your lip augmentation will be customized to fit your desired look. At the beginning of the lip enhancement procedure, a topical anesthetic will be applied to minimize any discomfort. The specialist will use a fine needle to strategically inject the filler into the lips. As we age, we naturally lose collagen and fat.

This leads to thinness and sagging of the face, including the lips. Lip fillers work by replacing lost collagen and fat. Depending on the specific product used, lip filler results last an average of 3 to 6 months before requiring repeated injections. This can vary from patient to patient depending on the amount of filler used, lifestyle factors, and even your body's unique rate of metabolism. Another option for lip augmentation is fat transfer.

This treatment requires “collecting or removing fat from another area of the body, such as the knees or inner thighs”, purifying the fat, and then injecting it into the lips. Keeping ice on the lips before injections also helps numb the area and potentially helps with bruising and swelling. When fat cells from another area are injected into the lips, they survive being “revascularized” by existing fat cells in the lips. Scientists have found that hyaluronic acid injections cause the skin to produce more collagen, creating more natural volume in the lips. After carefully marking the areas to be injected, very fine needles are used to inject the substance into the lips. A megaphone lip lift is a type of cosmetic surgery that involves making the lips appear fuller without filling.

This type of procedure is the perfect example of why you shouldn't trust anyone to inject themselves into your lips (or anywhere). One of the most popular options for lip enhancement is to “fill the lips with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers”.In addition, you should keep your lips hydrated with lip balm to prevent skin from cracking or cracking. Advanced Lip Enhancement uses hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers to achieve smooth lips and natural-looking results.