Augmentation or enhancement of the lips is one of the most popular treatments offered by Amoderm in Orange County. During this procedure, your Amoderm doctor injects dermal fillers into the lips to improve their contour and appearance. You doctor can shape the injected filler in your lip carefully to achieve the desired shape and volume. This simple and affordable treatment is among the most effective ways of a rejuvenating face.
Full and well-defined lips are among the hallmarks of a youthful face. During the aging process, our lips can undergo volume loss like other parts of the face. Lips can become thin and flat and they may become droopy and sagging. Furthermore, fine vertical lines and wrinkles may gradually appear around the lips. Even though these lines are commonly known as smokers’ lines, their appearance is not limited to smokers and anyone can develop these vertical lines around the lips as a result of years of using mouth muscles. Additionally, some patients may have relatively thin and flat lips to begin with, and they may not be happy with the size and shape of their lips. Some others may desire more defined and elevated lip lines.
When discussing the beauty of lips and other body parts, the concept of Divine Proportions is often mentioned. These are the balanced proportions of various parts of the body relative to each other that have been used by the artists for centuries to create “beauty”. For the lips, the divine proportion often stipulates that the height of the upper lip to the lower lip should follow a 2:3 ratio. Other aspects of Divine Proportions of lips is depicted in the diagram below.
Lip augmentation can be effective in addressing many of these problems to help restore your natural youthful look. One the most effective treatment for lip enhancement is filler injection. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are often most suited for this purpose. Juvederm fillers (e.g. Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm Volbella and Juvederm Voluma) and Restylane fillers (Perlane or Restylane Lyft, Restylane Kysse) are commonly injected into the lips for lip augmentation, with the results typically lasting up to 6 to 24 months depending on the type of the filler. For longest-lasting results, your doctor can inject Juvederm Voluma into your lips which can last much longer, around 1-2 years. Collagen injections have been also used in past for lip enhancement, but given their side-effects, they are not commonly used anymore.
Prior to doing the injections, your Amoderm doctor uses topical anesthetics to numb the lips for minimized discomfort during the treatment. The locations of the injection are chosen carefully to better enhance, volumize and reshape the lips and the borders of the lips. Depending on the area and desired enhancement, your doctor may use a fine needle or flexible microcannula to perform the filler injection.
Your Amoderm doctor can inject Juvederm, Restylane, Restylane Lyft (Prelane), Restylane Kysse , Volbella or Voluma to achieve various enhancements in the lips. The fillers can be used to redefine and enhance the borders of the lip and the philtrum (the midline groove between the upper lip and septum of nose). They can be used to increase the volume of the lips for a more youthful and rejuvenated look. The filler injection can also be used in the oral commissures, to lift the corner of the mouths, further enhancing your beauty and youthful look.
Lip augmentation treatments are not limited to injection of Juvederm, Perlane (Restylane Lyft), Restylane Kysse, Volbella or Voluma. Your Amoderm doctor can also use Botox, Dysport or Xeomin injections around the lips to correct fine lines and wrinkles (smokers’ lines). Additionally, skin treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing (Microlaser peel) can be effective in removing lines and wrinkles around the lips and stimulating more collagen production in the skin, contributing to more rejuvenation of the lips and the skin around them.
At Amoderm, we work with you to achieve natural-looking results. This is even more important for lip augmentation, as we work with you to accentuate your natural beauty, rather than creating an artificial look at isn’t you! Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation for lip enhancement, lip augmentation, and lip rejuvenation at the highest-rated medical spa in Irvine, Orange County!