Non-surgical lip augmentation using hyaluronic acid (HA) based dermal fillers is one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic enhancements today. In fact, Botox is the only injectable procedure done more commonly than HA injections. HA injections are used to provide increased volume in areas of the face where volume depletion has occurred. This can be performed in the temples, cheeks, nasolabial folds, around the mouth, under the eyes, and lips.
HA injection into the lips is rapidly growing in popularity. There are certain properties of specific HA fillers that lead to better results of some fillers for lip augmentation over others. The properties most important to our practice include ease of injection, softness of the filler after injection, and how long the filler will last once injected.
The lips are a very prominent part of the face. Enhancing the lips aesthetically requires an artistic approach to give the best result. Ease of injection, or how smoothly the filler flows during injection, is extremely important. We want the lips to both look and feel natural after filler is injected so the softness of the filler comes into play. Finally, we want our patients to be satisfied with their results and have a good experience. By using a filler that generally lasts longer we can keep our patients costs down by not having to repeat injections so often.
For these reasons, Volbella by Allergan has become our go-to filler for lip injections. Volbella will typically last about 9-12 months in the lips. Some patients have seen longer lasting results. By the same token, some patients will metabolize their filler faster and have to repeat treatments more often.
We also have other fillers for adding volume to the lips. We have great success with Juvederm Vollure as well. This filler has many properties in common with Volbella. We have found the main difference being that is doesn’t generally last as long Volbella.
Image Surgical Arts has expert injectors that can provide you the desired results you want for your lips. Our process starts with a detailed discussion of your goals. We strive to provide you with exactly what you want and will discuss each option available. If you decide lip augmentation with filler is for you, we will apply a topical numbing agent to make the injection process as comfortable as possible.
Interested in learning more? Call us for a complimentary consult at (270) 366-1932 to see what Image Surgical Arts can do for you!