Lip AugmentationThe size and shape of your lips can now be enhanced with procedures known as lip augmentation. This procedure typically requires injection(s) of dermal filler such as Restylane® or Juvederm®.
Lip augmentation can provide fuller, more kissable lips, along with fewer wrinkles around the mouth area. At Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology of Issaquah, Dr. Victor Michalak provides lip augmentation procedures using the latest FDA approved injectable products.
Products for Lip Enhancement
- Restylane is derived from non-animal hyaluronic acid, a substance that provides longer lasting results than any of the collagen implant materials. In some cases, twice the longevity of correction may be achieved.
- Juvederm injectable gel may be the most popular product for lip augmentation. Made with a smooth hyaluronic acid gel, Juvederm can increase volume in the lips for several months.
Who Should Consider Lip Augmentation?
Good candidates for lip augmentation are those who want to enlarge their lips for cosmetic reasons. If you believe that your lips are thin, flat or small, you may be a good candidate. In some cases, lip augmentation (or a similar procedure) is beneficial for those with smoker’s lines, marionette lines or laugh lines near the mouth. Tell Dr. Michalak if you are prone to cold sores or any other skin eruption in or around your mouth.
The Treatment: How Lip Augmentation Works
Lip augmentation can be tailored to meet your cosmetic goals, whether you want to simply add volume or reduce lines and wrinkles. Two parts of the lip can be injected to add volume: the white roll, where your lip meets the skin beneath the nose, and the red line, where the dry and wet parts of your lips meet. The doctor must take extra care to preserve a natural appearance in the lips, so injections must be placed evenly in specific locations along the lip borders.
For Lipstick Bleed Lines / Lip Wrinkles
Through a combination of specific laser procedures and injection therapy, substantial and lasting improvement of those unwanted “lipstick bleed lines” can now be achieved with minimal downtime.
After Your Lip Augmentation Procedure
When the injections are finished, the doctor will often massage the area briefly to ensure a smooth result. Many lip augmentations will involve a dental block, in which case it may take some time for the numbing effects to subside. Possible side effects include bruising, swelling and mild discomfort.
Call now for a consultation with Dr. Michalak and see how we can help you to improve your smile. To learn more about lip augmentation in Issaquah, contact the cosmetic dermatology office of Dr. Victor R. Michalak. Please dial 425-391-2500 extension 7 for Genie, our cosmetic patient coordinator.