Plumper Lips with Dermal Fillers: All Your Questions Answered

Plumper Lips with Dermal Fillers: All Your Questions Answered

Do your naturally thin lips disappear when you smile or seem out of proportion with your other facial features? Or have your once fuller lips simply thinned with age, becoming narrower, less defined, and more lined with every passing birthday?

Besides Botox®, no other nonsurgical cosmetic treatment is in demand as minimally invasive lip augmentation with dermal fillers. It’s not hard to see why — with just a few tiny, well-placed injections, you can restore the smooth, fuller lips you once had, or create a more pillowy pout that lasts for months at a time. 

At Cosmetico MedSpa in Munster, Indiana, and Orland Park, Illinois, board-certified physician Dr. Nidal Hasan takes an individualized approach to lip augmentation that combines precision, consistency, and light touch to deliver beautiful results every time.

Here, Dr. Hasan answers common FAQs about lip augmentation with dermal fillers.

What is nonsurgical lip augmentation?

Like every facial feature that contributes to an individual’s unique appearance, lips come in various shapes and sizes: Some people have naturally narrow lips or just a thin upper lip, while others have a plump upper lip, a heavier bottom lip, or a matching set of full lips.

As one of the easiest and most effective beauty enhancements for anyone who’s looking to attain or restore optimal lip volume, definition, and texture, lip augmentation is done through the skillful injection of a top-tier, FDA-approved dermal filler.

How do dermal fillers enhance my lips? 

Beautiful lip augmentation results begin with a high-quality dermal filler product. At Cosmetico MedSpa we only use Juvéderm® dermal fillers, a leading collection of hyaluronic acid fillers that creates flawless, natural-looking results every time.

When injected in just the right spots, this smooth, crystal-clear gel temporarily adds volume to your lips, subtly redefines their shape, and erases fine lip lines. Specifically, we use Juvéderm Volbella® XC to volumize your lips, define your pout, and minimize the appearance of perioral lines, or the linear wrinkles that spread out from the edges of your mouth.

Am I a good candidate for lip augmentation?

Not everyone is blessed with perfectly proportioned lips, and even those who do have a full, shapely mouth often discover that their lips get thinner and less defined as they age. You may want to consider lip augmentation if you have:

Whether you don’t like how normal, age-related changes have affected your lips or you simply feel that fuller, more well-defined lips could bring better aesthetic balance to your face, dermal filler lip augmentation can give you the results you’re after. 

So, who shouldn’t consider lip augmentation as a way to “plump up” their lips? It might not be for you if you already have a relatively full, well-defined pucker. Lips are sensitive to dermal filler action, and injecting even a small amount of hyaluronic acid into already full lips can make them protrude unnaturally.

Is the lip augmentation process painful?

Apart from the tiny, brief prick sensation when you receive each dermal filler injection, the lip augmentation process is relatively quick and virtually painless. 

Although you may experience some minor redness, swelling, and tenderness at the treatment site for a few days after your procedure, such side effects tend to be minimal and short-lived, partly because Juvéderm Volbella XC contains a small amount of a mild anesthetic (lidocaine) to offset any potential discomfort. 

How long can I expect my results to last?

When expertly injected by a dermal filler specialist like Dr. Hasan, you can expect your lip augmentation results to last up to one year. All it takes to maintain your look indefinitely is an annual lip-boosting appointment. 

To learn more about lip augmentation with dermal fillers, call or click online to schedule a consultation at your nearest Cosmetico MedSpa office in Munster, Indiana, or Orland Park, Illinois, today. 

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