Lip augmentation is a medical-aesthetic procedure performed to add volume, correct asymmetries or imperfections of the lips. It is one of the most demanded treatments in recent times, both by men and women of all ages.
In order to perform lip augmentation, it is necessary to analyze the patient’s physiognomy and decide which technique to use and with which hyaluronic acid to inject the lips.
The bodies are changing, as well as the face and all its components. Therefore, treating the lip area is also important to avoid so-called “barcode” wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid in this area is not only used to add volume, it can also be used to moisturize very dry lips or lips with wrinkles caused by smoking or the passage of time.
This is a non-definitive treatment. Hyaluronic acid is an acid that the human body contains, so it is reabsorbable. The augmentation lasts between 6 months and 1 year, depending on the body and life of each person. It is true that, after several times of acid injection, the filler will lengthen over time.
Types of hyaluronic acid
Injected hyaluronic acid is a sodium hyaluronate gel that volumizes, plumps and provides hydration wherever you put it. But keep in mind that there are several types of acid and not all of them are suitable for all areas or people.
It is a high molecular density acid. This feature helps it to last longer, since the body takes longer to reabsorb it. Cross-linked hyaluronic acid is presented in gel form, due to its density, making it ideal for injection to give volume to the lips and even to fill facial wrinkles.
In this case the hyaluronic acid is in its natural state. It is a low density product, so its main functions are superficial hydration and to give elasticity and regeneration capacity to the skin.
To improve the lip area and provide volume or hydration, it is essential to use an acid filler by direct injection. In order to perform the procedure with the least possible pain, since the lip area is very sensitive, a local anesthetic cream is used. Once the product has taken effect, the hyaluronic acid is injected through punctures that introduce small amounts of gel.
The punctures are made along the profile of the lip to give it a perfect volume and avoid imperfections. Ideally, it is best to return 15 days after the first treatment to assess how the lips have turned out and if a touch-up is necessary.
Different types of techniques
As in all treatments, lip filler also has different types of techniques depending on the result you want to give. It is true that, no matter what technique is used, if it is done by a good professional, the result is always natural.
- Lip contouring
Lip contouring improves the aesthetics of the lips. This technique can be used to correct imperfections such as the “bar code” or to highlight the contour of lips that already have volume but are not well defined.
- Lip moisturizing
With moisturizing you will also get some volume but, above all, the color of the lips will have a more intense and beautiful color. Moisturizing is intended for the acid to act as a water catcher and restore softness to very dry lips.
- Lip filler
There are two ways to perform a lip filler: the traditional technique and the Russian lips technique.
The traditional technique involves injecting the acid from the outside to the inside of the lip and treats the profile area, projecting the lips. With the traditional shape you can give volume and projection to very thin lips.
Russian lips look very natural if applied in the right way, avoiding the so-called “duck mouth”. The projection of the lips is much smaller, since the acid is injected deeper into the labial mucosa, allowing lip eversion. Its main objective is to elevate the Cupid’s bow to give it a natural volume and to have a larger visible lip surface.
Post-consultation and recommendations
After augmentation, the lips will go through several stages until the final result is achieved. The first recommendation is… don’t panic! You will leave the clinic with very swollen lips due to the manipulation of the area, but everything passes.
Your lips will go through…
- Day 1-2: swelling. You will see your lips excessively swollen.
- Day 3-4: lumps and imperfections. The acid is adapting to the lip, so it is normal to see and notice certain lumps.
- Day 5-7: you will love them. The area may still be a little swollen, but your lips will start to look great.
- 1st week: naturalness. Your lips will already look much more natural and it will be the moment when you will be glad you had your lips filled in.
However, in order to obtain the expected results, it is necessary to follow a series of recommendations:
- Avoid rubbing or pressing the area within 5 hours after the injection.
- Do not use cosmetic treatments until at least 24 hours later.
- Limit heat and sun exposure until the swelling goes down.
- Avoid bending, cleaning or sports within 24 hours.
- It is advisable not to drink from a bottle or straw during the first 48 hours.
Having explained the whole procedure and the types of hyaluronic acid and techniques that can be performed, it only remains to say that the lip filler will give you incredible results.
- Increased skin elasticity
- Lips with more volume
- Rejuvenation without surgery
- All types of people
- All ages
- With or without imperfections
- Looking forward to looking the way they have always wanted to look