In today’s beauty market, dermal fillers are the most commonly used treatment for lip augmentation. These are usually hyaluronic acid fillers which are injected into the lips to create a plumper appearance. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body which increases the volume of the lips.
Older methods of lip augmentation like collagen injections, fat injections, and implants are not used as often anymore because their results are less reliable and have more side effects.
What are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are used to improve the appearance of your lips by adding volume, making them appear fuller, and erasing fine lines and wrinkles around the lips.
“HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment [americanboardcosmeticsurgery.]”
Why are Hyaluronic Acid Fillers the Best Choice for Lip Augmentation in Los Angeles?
Hyaluronic acid can be found naturally in the connective tissues and fluid around your eyes, as well as in cartilage and joint fluid.
When Dr. Zoumalan injects a hyaluronic acid filler into your lips, it cushions the area and creates volume. In addition to the volume directly created by the injection, hyaluronic acid also attracts water to the area where it has been applied, making your lips appear even softer.
Examples of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
There are a variety of hyaluronic acid fillers on the market, but the following are among the most-used:
- Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus
- Restylane Silk
- Belotero Balance
These dermal fillers are injected the same way, but they each have different properties, and Dr Zoumalan will examine you and choose the ideal product that fits well to your desires and your lip shape/structure.
Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers
The amount of filler injected into the lip, and therefore the lip size, can be easily controlled.
Patients make several visits for injections, allowing for a gradual increase in lip volume plus enough time to adjust to the new look.
Lumps and Bumps
Although not commonly seen in the hands of a skilled injector, it is easy for Dr. Zoumalan to dissolve any lumps that may be created by lip movement using enzyme injections.
There is generally less bruising with hyaluronic acid than with other fillers.
Although results will not be permanent, they will last a long time.
The good news is if you are unhappy with your results in any way, your lip augmentation in Los Angeles is reversable. Visit Dr. Zoumalan to “remove” the product by injecting an enzyme, and watch your lips return to their normal shape and size.
Because hyaluronic acid is very similar to a substance found in the body, it is very unlikely that anyone will experience an allergic reaction to its injection. Sometimes the filler is mixed with lidocaine for pain relief, however, which you can be allergic to. So, double-check with Dr. Zoumalan before he applies the injections.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: Which Should you Choose?
Two of the most-used fillers for lip augmentation in Los Angeles are Juvederm and Restylane. Juvederm and Restylane mostly differ in texture. Juvederm tends to leave a smoother texture, where Restylane can be more granulated.
Lip Augmentation in Los Angeles
As a master injector who has taught hundreds of physicians how to safely and properly inject lip fillers, Dr. Zoumalan is regarded as an expert in the area. Dr. Christopher Zoumalan’s goal has always been to recommend the best solution with the best results possible while providing minimal recovery time. Dr. Zoumalan is a clinical professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, where he participates in teaching surgery as well as annual lip injection workshops. Contact Dr. Zoumalan today by calling 310.879.1474 or submit your lip augmentation question online!