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Have your lips lost their pout? Besides genetics, thin lips are usually caused by the loss of natural volume under the skin. Thin lips tend to develop vertical lines and really take a toll on your overall appearance and attractiveness. Fortunately, you have some options when it comes to lip augmentation. If you’d like to perfect your pout, here are some popular options to consider.

Why consider lip fillers?

Most people begin seeking out lip enhancements like fillers when they grow dissatisfied with thin lips caused by genetics or the aging process. When performed correctly, lip fillers provide a convenient method of plumping up bland, thin lips. Although lip implant techniques exist, some patients prefer to avoid them since fillers provide a non-invasive alternative.

What are the best types of lip fillers?

Lip fillers are extremely popular right now, with hyaluronic acid fillers being the most popular type. Collagen has faded recently as a lip filler because there are safer, more effective alternatives. Hyaluronic acid fillers have largely filled this void.

What is hyaluronic acid?

When you are young, your body produces ample amounts of hyaluronic acid. Its purpose is to soak up moisture into soft tissues. Hyaluronic acid is found in great amounts between your joints to serve as a sort of cushion against harsh impacts. The skin is where most of the hyaluronic acid in your body is found.

The aging process means that you produce less hyaluronic acid and it tends to break down more quickly. When this happens, the opposite effect occurs. Your skin and lips become thinner and drier, dramatically aging them.

Hyaluronic acid lip fillers work by replacing this depleted complex sugar and providing volume through a clear gel. The result is lips that soak up moisture and become more volumized, leading to a more attractive and youthful appearance.

Are lip fillers safe?

Yes. Lip fillers have an excellent safety profile when they are injected by an experienced and licensed injector under the supervision of a board certified dermatologist.

Lip fillers allow your injector to have precise control over how much lip volume is increased by controlling the amount of gel that is injected. Fillers also allow your doctor to treat your lips in stages. This gradual pace is continued until the ideal results are achieved.

Fillers also result in much less swelling and bruising when compared to surgical lip enhancement. They also offer long-lasting results, although you’ll require touch-up treatments when the product is fully absorbed and metabolized by your body.

What is the most popular lip filler?

Juvederm is probably the most popular type of hyaluronic acid lip filler available today. It makes a great choice for adding additional volume to your lips since Juvederm is known for an extremely silky smooth gel that works easily with your body when injected. It offers results that are very predictable and natural. However, other types of lip fillers include Restylane and Sculptra which can come with their own benefits.

Schedule a Consultation

Lip fillers can be a great way to achieve full, natural-looking lips with the help of a board certified dermatologist. To get started, contact our Santa Monica office by calling or filling out our online form.

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