If you have ever looked at your lips and wished they were fuller, and then thought about having something done about that wish, you may have also resisted the urge because you fear the consequences. When people think of lip plumping, fillers, and related procedures, they often picture celebrities whose obvious lip changes are quite dramatic. However, filler can be very subtle in small amounts or more noticeable, if desired, in larger quantities.
The unfortunate fact is that the terrible examples of lip plumping you see in the media are not commonplace. The reason you see them is because they are out of the ordinary. There is no reason to fear looking like a Hollywood starlet with badly-filled lips, or like you have permanent “duck face,” or that the procedure will be painful (another myth). As long as you have reasonable expectations and you follow your doctor’s advice, you can have very nice, natural-looking, fuller lips.
Lip volume restoration can restore a youthful appearance to your lips, which can help your face look and feel younger, overall. It can also reverse some wrinkles around the lips. Swelling is possible, but temporary. Multiple techniques are available to make the procedure as comfortable as possible.
When it comes to lip fillers, softer fillers are used. Juvéderm Ultra and Restylane come highly recommended for these procedures. They can help with significant lip volume loss or mild plumping. Restylane Silk and Volbella are also great options for a more subtle change in lip volume.
There is no reason to fear having your lips plumped. Instead, come to Inverness Dermatology and Laser and ask for more information on all our options for lip fillers.