Lip fillers are a cosmetic procedure involving injecting a substance into the lips to add volume and shape. The substances used in lip fillers are usually hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, which are a synthetic copy of a naturally occurring substance found in the body. Lip fillers can be used to enhance the size and shape of the lips, accentuate features to make them look crisper or softer, and reduce wrinkles around the mouth. They can also correct asymmetry or create a more defined cupid’s bow.
Pros of Lip Fillers
1. Natural Results: One of the biggest advantages of lip fillers is that they provide natural-looking results. The hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers used in lip fillers are naturally occurring substances that blend seamlessly with your tissue for a subtle, natural look. At Contour, we pride ourselves on enhancing your natural beauty and giving you noticeable, natural-looking results.
2. Long-Lasting Results: Another benefit of lip or dermal fillers is that they provide long-lasting results. Depending on the type of filler used, results of most lip fillers are one year. This makes them an ideal choice for those looking for a longer-term solution for their lip enhancement needs.
3. Minimal Downtime: Unlike other cosmetic procedures, such as plastic surgery, lip fillers require minimal downtime after treatment. Most people can resume normal activities within 24 hours after treatment without significant side effects or discomfort. At Contour Aesthetics + Wellness, we offer five different lip fillers, so that we can use a product that best fits with the patient’s anatomy and lip goals. We also provide nerve blocks if needed during injections and all of this is included at no additional fee.
It’s common for patients to combine lip fillers with other procedures. Many people use lip fillers with a combination of other products to achieve a specific aesthetic result, such as a gummy smile. A gummy smile is a smile with excess gum showing. Many people prefer a different aesthetic. A small injection of Botox into the sides of the nose can affect a gummy smile. This injection can prevent the upper lip from lifting as much during a smile, reducing the gums showing while smiling.
Some patients prefer a lip flip procedure. This cosmetic lip treatment is used to make the lips look fuller without increasing the volume of the lips. A lip flip is a great way for a patient to see if they like a fuller lip, but aren’t quite ready for fillers. This procedure is accomplished by injecting Botox into the edges of your lips, relaxing the muscles. The effect makes your lip “flip” or flare out and appear larger than normal. It is recommended to do upper face Botox with a lip flip, and then schedule a lip filler treatment in 2 weeks.
Facial balancing is another goal of patients who come in for lip fillers. This procedure is often paired with chin filler to help balance out the contours of the face to improve symmetry and enhance your natural beauty.
Only you can determine if lip fillers are suitable for you. People choose to get lip fillers to improve facial symmetry or their ideal smile for many reasons—the talented medical experts at Contour Aesthetics + Wellness have been treating patients in Charleston South Carolina for years, we care about your aesthetic goals. Our knowledgeable medical staff will examine the area you’d like to treat and design a custom treatment plan to help you reach your goals. If you think lip fillers might suit you, contact us for a free consultation or book online today.