Lip Fillers for Augmentation and Rejuvenation
How are lip fillers used for rejuvenation and augmentation?
Augmentation or rejuvenation of the lips is a type of surgical or non-surgical procedure (e.g. use of injectable fillers) to improve lip appearance.
As we age, the lips and the skin around the mouth can lose volume and gain wrinkles. Lip rejuvenation surgery can especially help people who’ve smoked in the past and have “smoker’s lips” with deep lines leading outwards from the lips into the surrounding skin.
There are many ways to either plump or otherwise improve the appearance of your lips. Your plastic surgeon will outline your options and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each type of procedure.
Types of lip rejuvenation and augmentation:
- Restylane® for lips: is a non-animal clear gel that is very close to the hyaluronic acid found naturally in your own body. Restylane® is used to restore volume and fullness to the lips, it lasts for about six months and sometimes longer. Read more about Restylane® here.
- Fat Transfer (Fat Injection): is the process of transferring fat from one part of your body into another. Using your own fat has greater advantages over lab-grown substances; it is also longer lasting with a more natural look and feel. Read more about Fat Transfer here.
- Botox® Cosmetic: is a safe and very popular option that relaxes the wrinkle-causing muscles around the mouth. Lasts 4 to 6 months, but may last longer after repeated treatments. Read more about Botox® Cosmetic here.
- Dermabrasion and chemical peel: works to erase superficial lines and increase smoothness and can be used in conjunction with any of the above treatments.