Lip fillers are a great option for patients seeking a quick procedure with a significant impact. Most treatments can be completed within 30 minutes and are usually very safe. Contact House of Aesthetix now!
When choosing a lip filler, choose an experienced injector who understands the nuances of this delicate area. Staging injections over multiple appointments can help achieve a more natural-looking result.
- Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps your skin maintain its elasticity and fullness. It works by attracting water molecules to the skin. There are many different products on the market that use hyaluronic acid, including dermal fillers and lip fillers. Several studies have demonstrated the safety of hyaluronic acid for cosmetic enhancement. These studies have also shown that hyaluronic acid injections can increase lip volume and reduce fine lines around the mouth. In addition, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can decrease the appearance of scars.
Dermatologist Dr. Michele Green uses a number of different hyaluronic acid-based lip fillers to help patients achieve beautiful and natural-looking results. Some of the most popular hyaluronic acid fillers include Juvederm and Restylane. These products come in a variety of shapes and sizes, making it easy for Dr. Green to customize a treatment plan for each patient.
One type of hyaluronic acid dermal lip filler is Restylane Silk, which is a clear gel formulation. It is FDA-approved for the subtle augmentation of the lips and the correction of fine lines in the perioral area. This filler is especially good for older patients who are seeking a more subtle result. It is also a great product to use in combination with laser treatments.
There are also other hyaluronic acid-based fillers that are designed for specific areas of the face. For example, Restylane Kysse is a newer product that is exclusively designed to plump the lips and treat the fine lines above them. It can also enhance the shape of the lips and their color, making them appear more luscious.
While hyaluronic acid is very safe, it is important to seek the services of a licensed and experienced injector. Injections can cause a variety of side effects, such as bleeding, bruising, and swelling. It is important to follow the advice of your doctor or nurse and avoid putting pressure on the treated area until it is completely healed.
Although rare, a granulomatous foreign body reaction has been reported in association with hyaluronic acid injections. This reaction can be caused by the presence of bacterial impurities in the filler material, which may lead to vascular occlusion and multinucleated giant cells on histology. To prevent this, it is essential that your healthcare provider use aseptic techniques during the injection process and perform a blood aspiration test to confirm no infection is present before performing hyaluronic acid injections.
AlloDerm is a form of human skin that we use for breast reconstruction, but it can also be used for lip augmentation. It is a split-thickness graft that is fabricated from cadaver skin, and it is available in two forms: a freeze dried product that requires refrigerated storage and rehydration before use; or a sterile graft that is ready to use right out of the package. It is a popular alternative to surgical implants and nonsurgical dermal fillers, and it provides bulk and persistence to the lips.
For patients who prefer a more permanent solution, we offer AlloDerm in conjunction with lip implants or as an add-on to nonsurgical lip augmentation procedures such as fat transfer. During a fat transfer, we remove excess fat from elsewhere in your body through liposuction, filter it, and then inject it into the lips to create a more fuller appearance. In most cases, this technique provides results that last for several years.
This technique is less invasive than surgical implant or dermal filler procedures, and it can help prevent scarring because the incisions are so small. The results also tend to be more natural-looking because the fat is injected into the lip’s underlying tissue rather than directly under the skin.
AlloDerm can be a great option for some patients, especially if they are concerned about the longevity of hyaluronic acid fillers or have had complications with previous treatment. However, it is important to discuss the pros and cons of this type of treatment with a board-certified plastic surgeon before proceeding.
When AlloDerm is used in combination with a nipple reconstruction, it can help reduce the risk of capsular contracture. In addition, it can act as an internal bra, which helps to keep breast implants in place and conceal any rippling that may occur around the edges of the implants. In addition, AlloDerm can be a good choice for reconstructive surgery because it can help minimize scarring. Histologic slides of explanted AlloDerm show new vascular channels and hemosiderin-laden macrophages, suggesting that it undergoes revascularization when it is placed in the skull base (hematoxylin and eosin stain, x200). This is important for this type of reconstruction because it can reduce the chance of a compressive craniopharyngioma recurrence.
Unlike other fillers that contain hyaluronic acid, Radiesse is made of gel microspheres that are filled with a natural substance called calcium hydroxyapatite. This material plumps and volumizes the skin instantly upon injection, but it also stimulates your body’s own collagen production for long-term results. Moreover, unlike other fillers that can create a lumpy appearance, Radiesse’s smooth gel is highly versatile and works well for a variety of aesthetic purposes.
A typical treatment with Radiesse takes about 30 minutes in our office, and the procedure is painless. We will first apply anesthetic to the site before administering the injections, and you will feel only a slight pressure as we insert the needle.
Prior to treatment, you will need to let us know about any medications you are taking, particularly those that can interfere with the clotting of blood, like aspirin or warfarin. You should also inform us about any diseases, injuries or disabilities of the hand or if you have a history of forming large, raised scars on your face or hands. Finally, you should let us know about any other treatments you have undergone, such as skin peels.
After your appointment, it is normal to experience some redness and swelling at the injection sites, which should disappear within a day or two. To help reduce swelling, we recommend applying gentle ice to the area. You should also avoid strenuous exercise and excessive sun exposure until the swelling and redness have subsided.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Radiesse as a lip filler or for any other dermal fillers, contact BLUSH Beverly Hills today to schedule a consultation. Our team has extensive experience with a wide range of fillers, including Radiesse, and we would be happy to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.
In addition to addressing lip areas, Radiesse is also useful for nasolabial folds, cheek contouring and jawline augmentation (pre-jowl wrinkles). It can even be used in the back of your hands to plump and smooth the skin. Radiesse can be diluted, which increases its versatility and allows you to contour a wider variety of areas.
A very popular choice as a lip filler, Belotero is a soft gel-like dermal filler with a very natural feel. It is very versatile and can be used to address multiple concerns such as nasolabial folds, facial volume loss, softening fine lines, and even redefining a jawline or chin. It is also known for its longevity, and results are often permanent or nearly permanent.
As with most injectable dermal fillers, Belotero is very safe when it is properly administered by a qualified medical professional. However, like all injection treatments, it carries some risks. The most common side effects include pain or tenderness at the injection site, bruising, and a change in skin texture. Other, less common side effects can include inflammation and swelling, a loss of skin elasticity, and changes in the color or shape of the lips.
Belotero’s hyaluronic acid binds to water in the skin and downsizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can be combined with other dermal fillers, such as Juvederm XC for more severe lines and wrinkles, and it is particularly useful in treating the nasolabial folds as Belotero is designed to blend in with the skin and have minimal visibility.
During the Belotero treatment, your cosmetic injection professional will cleanse your skin and mark the target area with a marker. Then, he or she will administer Belotero through a fine-gauge needle. This procedure is very quick and relatively painless. It may take up to an hour, depending on the amount of product that is needed.
Belotero is thought to be a good option for lip enhancement because it is lighter, thinner, and easier to spread than many other fillers. This makes it more effective in addressing small, superficial lines and wrinkles as well as signs of aging in delicate areas such as vertical lip lines or smile lines.
As with any filler, Belotero is not appropriate for everyone. People with a history of bleeding disorders or who have severe or multiple allergies should not receive this treatment. You should also avoid this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.