We use our lips all the time; from eating, to talking, to kissing, even just breathing uses our lips. We try to care for them as much as possible, but oftentimes their fullness begins to fade away. When lips begins to fade, it’s possible to restore fullness to them by using lip fillers. Some time ago, these fillers had a bit of a bad rap; the media would jump at the chance to show a bad fill. Fortunately, these days are over, as the silicone used in the early days of fillers has since long been replaced by safer, better alternatives. Today, we’re going to look at exactly how today’s lip fillers work and how to get a natural, and full look.
Most lip fillers these days are made with Hyaluronic Acid (HA); this substance has quite a few qualities that make it helpful in beautication. First, HA is naturally occurring, so it’s easily accepted by the immune system when injected into the body, drastically reducing the likeliness of side effects. The second helpful quality is its ability to hold over 1000 times its own weight in water. This makes HA valuable for moisturizing, and increasing the water retention of areas treated with it; many skincare products use HA for these reasons.
Your healthcare practitioner will discuss the exact treatment with you, but more often than not several products using HA will be used; some are best for the centre of the lip, while some are best for creating definition around the edges of the lip. Fillers add structure, shape and volume to the lips by plumping and increasing water retention; hyaluronic acid draws water to the area, creating natural elasticity and tone. Many lip fillers contain lidocaine, a numbing agent which helps alleviate discomfort when the filler is injected.
The procedure itself involves one or more very small needles injecting the filler into the lips; the process is quick, but accurate, and the specialists who fill your lips will be able to monitor exactly how much filler is needed to create beautiful results. Your practitioner will often apply a topical numbing agent to the lips, in addition to the one found in the filler, in order to keep discomfort at a minimum. The whole procedure is incredibly quick with almost no recovery time, due to HA’s natural occurrence within our bodies. This means you can walk in and out with fuller lips in the span of your lunch hour.
These days, we truly can have natural, full looking lips within minutes, with a very low risk of side effects. This is thanks to our use of HA in modern fillers, and the more sophisticated techniques of experienced medical practitioners. Our lip fillers treatment in Beverly Hills is conducted by experts, and you know your lips are in good hands with Dr. Newman and his staff.