Lip proportions influence a youthful appearance. Lip enhancement is one of the most requested aesthetic procedures. The ideal lip is difficult to define but includes good border definition and a balance of upper and lower lip fullness and projection. It is also important to maintain naturalness of facial expression.
Lip enhancement, often referred to as lip augmentation, is a cosmetic procedure designed to alter the appearance of the lips by increasing their fullness. The primary objective is to improve the aesthetic quality of the lips. Lip enhancement can be achieved through various methods, each with its own set of indications, procedures, and outcomes.
The decision to undergo lip enhancement is highly individualized and can be motivated by various factors. Some reasons why people opt for lip enhancement procedures are for improved facial or lip symmetry, to have fuller lips, to improve aging lips, to reduce lip wrinkling, or define a lip shape. Often lip enhancement enhances self-confidence. Whatever you choose, there are great options to achieve your goals.
Lip enhancement with dermal fillers
The most common method, usually involving the injection of hyaluronic acid fillers, which are biodegradable and temporary. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in the body, and its fillers are generally well-tolerated. They can provide a smooth and natural appearance. There are many considerations in choosing the right filler for you. The most used is Restylane. Restylane is a hyaluronic acid fillers that provide immediate results. Restylane lasts for six to ten months. Other fillers can last longer. Lip enhancement with fillers does not provide permanent results. Repeat injections will be needed to maintain results. Most fillers contain a numbing agent to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Bruising and swelling are to be expected after injection and usually resolve within days. Augmentation with these fillers is reversible.
During your consultation
Dr. Rains will review your medical history, listen to your concerns and goals, and evaluate your lips and facial symmetry. He will ask questions and listen to your answers. He will discuss your treatment options, including fillers and other procedures. Dr. Rains always tailors his approach, considering individual anatomical differences, the proportionality of facial features, and the patient’s aesthetic desires.
Contact Dr. Michael Rains at Beacon Dermatology in Asheville, North Carolina to schedule a consultation. He has an artistic eye and is an expert injector with the skills and experience to create natural and beautiful results.
Dr. Michael Rains is a board-certified dermatologist and the founder of Beacon Dermatology in Asheville, North Carolina. His approach to aesthetic and dermatological treatments are holistically focused on revealing and enhancing a patient’s natural beauty. Dr. Rains is known for his caring and compassionate approach to medicine, listening to his patients’ concerns and goals and ensuring they receive excellent care and education to ensure they can make informed decisions about their treatments.
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Michael Rains, MD, FAAD
- Board certified in dermatology
- Specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology
- Author of multiple peer-reviewed publications and previous adjunct faculty at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin
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