Every woman wants the benefits of a fuller, prettier pout, but we aren’t all born that way. Women with naturally thin lips or those who have lost some fullness with age may feel less feminine. They may also be disappointed at their inability to participate in current makeup trends, emphasizing a dramatic and beautiful lip. Regardless of the reason, there are millions of people who are unhappy with the shape and size of their lips. Fortunately, there are non-surgical procedures that provide rapid, safe solutions to those who want to increase the power of their pout. So let’s look at how to get the best results with lip fillers.
How to Get the Best Results with Lip Fillers
Lip fillers have gone through a number of evolutions over the years. From re-injected fat to implants, plastic surgeons have explored a wide swath of options. Today, the general consensus is that hyaluronic acid fillers are the best lip fillers on the market. Hyaluronic acid fillers are one type of dermal filler. These products are used to physically plump up targeted areas of the skin to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles or to enhance the size and shape of specific features.
As a specific dermal filler, hyaluronic acid fillers are preferred to other dermal fillers for three specific reasons.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound.
When people hear acid, they tend to think of something unnatural and possibly caustic. However, your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid. It can be found in your connective tissues, joints, and cartilage. As a result, your surgeon can inject hyaluronic acid into your body without worrying about negative reactions or rejection. It’s something that your body already recognizes as normal.
Hyaluronic acid attracts water.
One of the natural properties of hyaluronic acid is that it actively attracts water. As a result, injecting it into your lips encourages your body to increase the hydration to that area. This increases the visible softness of your lips, giving them a more alluring appearance.
Hyaluronic acid is less likely to cause negative side effects.
Thanks to its gradual delivery and natural occurrence in the body you are far less likely to experience any negative side effects after hyaluronic acid lip fillers. Lumps are very rare and easily fixed. Bruising is far less likely, and allergic reactions are almost unheard of thanks to the fact that your body naturally produces the acid.
Types of Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers
There are actually a number of dermal fillers that use hyaluronic acid, so you will want to have a discussion with your plastic surgeon in order to determine the best fit for you. Dr. Christopher Zoumalan will examine your lips and discuss your goals to help determine the path that is most likely to give you the results you’re looking for. Currently, there are five primary hyaluronic acid dermal fillers on the market.
Of these, Juvéderm and Restylane are the most popular, but Juvéderm tends to come out on top thanks to its ability to create a smoother texture. Patients looking for a more natural, very slightly granulated look are more likely to opt for Restylane. Ultimately, the choice will come down to your preference.
However, if you are struggling to decide what look you’re going for, then ask your plastic surgeon if you can review their “before and after” portfolio. Compare results from different hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to help you get a better idea of what you are looking for. You can easily incorporate this discussion into your initial consultations, and that communication will help you get the best lips of your life.