All you need to Know about Lip Injections

March 04, 2016   995

Full, plump lips are considered as a sign of good health and beauty. So, if you too want to look beautiful and enhance your lips, here is an amazing technique, which is very much in trend these days.
All you need to Know about Lip Injections

Whether you’ve thin lips or your lips are thinning due to aging, there are myriad of ways to enhance them. Just like facial fillers that help you rejuvenate your face, lip injection is one effective way to keep your lips plump.

Lip augmentations are getting widespread popularity and thousands of people who’ve undergone this technique are pleased with the results.

This is a cosmetic procedure that aims to augmentthe appearance of the lips by increasing their fullness through enlargement using fillers. While there are many types of fillers that can be injected in your lips, the most common fillers are products containing substances similar to hyaluronic acid – a natural substance found in the body. These types of dermal fillers are also referred to as “hyaluronic acid fillers” and helps increase volume in your lips.

What makes you a good candidate for a lip enhancement?

The following are a few common reasons why you may want to consider lip enhancement:

  • If you want to create a fuller look or plump up your thin lips. If while smiling, your lips disappear, you may benefit from lip augmentation.
  • To improve uneven lips making you look good.
  • If your lips are large enough and overwhelm your face, Lip augmentation can do wonders for you.

And…if you are healthy, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are definitely a good candidate for this procedure.

How painful the process is?

While people do have different experiences when it comes to lift injection, often people report that they’re not painful during the procedure, but it does pain after the procedure. It feels more like a painful stretch and lasts till swelling goes down in a few days.

 Risks and side effects

Several studies have found lip augmentation to be one of the best techniques of getting semi-permanent fuller and softer lips. However, when the lips are overfilled, the outcomes can be comic or even terrible. Overaggressive filler injections can cause lumpiness while too little can lead to ridges.

Common reactions of these dermal fillers can range from redness, swelling or itching at the injection site. Other possible complications can be bleeding, uneven lips, and movementof the implants or extrusion. However, the normal, expected bruising and swellingcan last from several days to a week.

Patients who are allergic to the common local anesthetics like lidocaine should not consider lip injections. These may reactbadly to the skin testthat patients must take before receiving collagen. Other patients who should avoid undergoing the lip procedure include those who have active skin conditions like cold sores, infections, blood clotting problems,scarring of the lips or certain diseases like diabetes that cause slower healing.

Moreover, patients with facial nerve disorders, recurrent herpes, severe hypertension, should also forego lip augmentation. And if you’re a smoker, you can complicate completion of their procedure and the speed of healing.

Lip augmentation can last longer than other injected materials but can have adverse results like lumping. The extent of time the result may last is often determined by how much the area moves and how close it is to a major blood supply.

Hence, to avoid such circumstances, it is highly recommended to consult an experienced dermal expert before undergoing the lip augmentation procedure.

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