Collagen Injections to the Lips
Collagen injections for lip augmentation were long considered the gold standard in volumizing injectable treatments. However, collagen injections have fallen out of favor as the development of longer-lasting, more predictable injectable dermal fillers have become more widely available.
Dermal Fillers and Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation is most often performed with dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid. These dermal fillers are injected at varying depths to eliminate 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 dermal fillers may last from 4 to 6 months or longer, depending on the type of dermal filler used.
In our location in Columbus, OH lip augmentation with dermal fillers is the most requested lip enhancement treatment.
Lip Enhancement with Fat Injections
Lip enhancement may also be performed with fat transfer to the lips. Fat transfer to the lips is a two-step process. First, fat is removed from the patient's own body, often from the abdomen or thighs. Then the fat is purified and injected into the lips.
An advantage to the fat transfer lip enhancement 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.
Permanent Makeup Lip Enhancement
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 lip enhancement 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.
In Pittsburgh, lip augmentation through permanent makeup is available in our Mt. Lebanon, PA med spa. This treatment is not currently available in our Columbus, OH location.