Full, sensual lips have long been considered an aesthetic ideal and can easily be obtained through various Lip Augmentation treatments offered at The Skin Center Medical Spa. Lip Augmentation can plump thin lips and correct asymmetrical lips, enhancing the look of the entire face. Recovery time is typically short, making Lip Augmentation one of the easiest ways to make the face more visually appealing.
Lip Augmentation can improve:
- Drooping or Sagging Upper Lip
- Thin, Uneven Lips
- Lack of pigmentation
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Depending on the type of lip enhancement needed, one or a combination of the following treatments may be considered:
- Collagen Lip Injections
- Injectable Cosmetic Fillers
- Autologous Fat Transfer
- Permanent Makeup
Collagen lip injections for Lip Augmentation, has been in use for more than 20 years, and is a proven and effective method of adding fullness to thin lips or improving symmetry. Collagen lip injections for lip enhancement typically lasts three to six months. To avoid any possible allergic reaction to the collagen, a patch test will be performed prior to this treatment.
Today, lip augmentation is most often performed with Injectable Cosmetic Fillers. Cosmetic fillers are injected at varying depths to eliminate vertical lip lines, define the upper lip and add volume or fullness to both the upper and lower lip -- transforming thin, wrinkle prone lips to a beautiful, sexy pout.
Results from lip augmentation with cosmetic fillers may last from 4 to six months or longer, depending on the type of cosmetic filler used. Most cosmetic fillers are biocompatible to body, thus eliminating the need for allergy testing and allowing for same day treatment.
Lip Augmentation may also be performed with Autologous Fat Injections. The Autologous Fat Injections treatment is a two-step process. First, the fat used for the lip enhancement is removed from the patient's own body, often from the abdomen or thighs. Then the fat is purified before it is injected into the lips.
An advantage to the fat transfer lip augmentation treatment is that there is no possibility of an allergic reaction and the results are permanent. Because the body will reabsorb a percentage of the fat, multiple fat injection treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired result.
Lip enhancement with Permanent Makeup creates the illusion of having fuller, sexier lips by creating redefined lip lines. Depending on the desired lip fullness, the lip can be outlined with a slightly deeper lip tone or the entire lip area can be colored with a slightly deeper lip shade. The desired lip enhancement with Permanent Makeup is achieved with the micro-implantation of pigmented mineral extracts beneath the skin.
The results are long-lasting; however a touch-up appointment may be necessary a few months after the initial treatment.
How is it determined which Lip Augmentation Treatment is appropriate?
The appropriate lip augmentation or lip enhancement treatment is determined during a complementary consultation. An experienced provider will discuss all treatments and needs to determine which treatment is best.
How much time is needed for a lip enhancement treatment?
The length of the lip enhancement treatment will be determined by the type of treatment needed. Typically, collagen lip injections, cosmetic fillers and autologous fat injections (once the fat has been processed) require less than 30 minutes.
Permanent Makeup lip enhancement may take longer as the duration of the treatment will be determined by the amount of pigmentation being applied to the lips.
Are there any alternative lip augmentation treatments available?
The lip augmentation and lip enhancement treatments outlined on this page are the only cosmetic enhancements for the lips available at The Skin Center Medical Spa. Our lip augmentation treatments are comprehensive, and will achieve the desired aesthetic result.
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