Lip augmentation using dermal fillers can greatly enhance the overall appearance of the lips and even improve the appearance of the facial features. Thinning lips, lips that seem unbalanced, and poorly contoured lip borders plague countless adults, many of whom believe that a surgical implant procedure is necessary to correct the problem. However, gel fillers, especially those containing hyaluronic acid as the active ingredient, can often reshape the lips in a most positive way. We require a consultation before deciding on any form of lip augmentation. We can recommend the best possible treatment option for you. Restylane® is one of our favorite dermal fillers because it is easy to inject, and the treatment can be customized to give us complete control over the location and extent of augmentation.
How Restylane® Works
Restylane® is an FDA-approved dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid. The acid particles are identical to the hyaluronic acid found in most living organisms, including humans. We don’t produce this acid in great concentration as we age, so injecting it into areas where added volume is needed is the procedure we often recommend for plumping the lips or redefining the lip borders. Hyaluronic acid draws in and holds moisture. When injected beneath the skin or into the lip tissue, the moisture present binds to the acid particles. This, in turn, acts as an attractor for more water molecules. In a very short period of time, the lips become fuller, and the border contours regain their natural, pleasing swoop shape.
Consultation and Treatment
We will first examine the lips closely and determine if plumping is a viable treatment option. In these cases, we may suggest the use of Restylane® as a dermal filler for boosting the lip tissue if fuller lips are what the client desires.
During the actual treatment, the Restylane® solution is skillfully injected into preselected areas. There is little to no downtime for the client after the treatment is performed. Positive results are seen immediately, but added volume and plumping continues in the days after the treatment session.
Benefits of Restylane®
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, so we don’t need to perform any allergy tests prior to this type of lip augmentation treatment. The results look very natural. Restylane® gradually breaks down over time and is flushed from the body with other waste. Repeat treatments at our office are simple and convenient.
Get Plumper, More Youthful Lips
Restylane® can take years off your appearance and give you back your self-confidence. Schedule a consultation at Smith Facial Plastics to get more information about this simple, non-surgical lip augmentation procedure. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Gahanna!