Lips on the Rise
Just what’s fueled a universal lip movement in America?
It’s no secret. The perception of beauty has changed over the last few years. The rise of social media has brought attention to bodies and faces like never before. With exposure to celebrities and selfie culture, lips have become the facial feature of today.
In 2015, more than 27,000 lip enhancement procedures were carried out: nearly one every 20 minutes. From 2014 to 2015, there was a 5% increase in popularity, a huge 50% increase from 2000. Lip enhancement techniques have never been more popular.
Advances in technology have ushered in an era of facial procedures with low complications and costs. With the signature plump of stars like Angelina Jolie and Kylie Jenner reaffirming our beauty standards, voluminous lips are more than just in vogue. It’s a feature that here’s to stay.
More Than a Trend
Lip enhancement is not only about a designer appearance. Under a skilled hand, the current generation of procedures creates organic and healthy looking results.
Lip enhancement can benefit:
Those who have lost lip shape and seek a youthful, refreshed appearance
Those who have thin lips and seek a more voluminous pout
Those who have standard lips and seek a fuller, more signature look
As we grow older our lips naturally become thinner and longer. This loss of fullness can create lip lines that exaggerate age and tiredness.
Most people seek a plumper look as a way of looking younger and more vivacious. Lip enhancement can balance facial proportions by adding thickness to a smaller set of lips.
It’s common today for both men and women to undergo lip augmentation for a variety of reasons. Whether to address age or to gain general fullness, there is no group that benefits from enhancement less than another.
LONG TERM LIP AUGMENTATION:
Restylane Silk/Restylane L – hyaluronic acid gel, a natural substance that provides volume and fullness to the lips. Restylane is a dermal filler that injected into skin that adds volume to lips and fills wrinkles and folds.
It consists of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance already present in your body that provides volume and fullness to the skin. Restylane is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is the first and only FDA-approved dermal filler made of stabilized hyaluronic acid. It lasts approximately 6-8 months on average. Individual results may vary.
Juvederm by Allergan – Juvederm Volbella and Ultra are the newest injectables in the field of dermal fillers. Its active ingredient, hyaluronic acid, is a natural substance present in your body that provides volume and fullness to the skin.
The FDA recently approved Juvederm for the treatment of facial wrinkles and the lines between the nose and mouth. It has been shown in clinical trials that Juvederm is effective for up to 6-9 months. Individual results may vary.
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Fat Transfer – A process where we use your own body fat to insert it into the lips. The procedure is done under local anesthesia. Each transfer produces approximately a 10-20% improvement in volume. A transfer requires several treatments for the best outcome. Results are variable, a transfer may last from a few months to several years: dependent on your physiology.
SHORT TERM LIP AUGMENTATION:
Collagen – a classic injectable lip augmentation product derived from animal collagen. Patients must do a patch test 30 days prior to their first treatment to test for allergy to the product. This lasts an average of 3 months.
Cosmoderm/ Cosmoplast – an injectable product similar to collagen that is made from human collagen produced in a controlled laboratory environment. This lip augmentation product lasts just over 2-3 months for the average person. This product does not need any pre-testing.