For women looking to achieve fuller lips while creating a more natural-looking look than implants, lip injections are just the ticket. Lip fillers are injected into the lips to help them appear fuller, achieving a look that is becoming increasingly popular. Across the world, fuller, plumper lips are becoming the “in” look.
According to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, roughly 68,000 women between 20 to 29 years old have turned to soft tissue fillers such as lip injections to keep up with the latest trends in the United States in 2015.
So, why are so many women turning to lip injections? When compared to implants – a surgical lip enhancement method in which incisions are made in the corners of the mouth – lip injections are more comfortable, are quicker and require a lot less downtime than cosmetic surgery.
As an added benefit, lip injections are far less invasive than implants, which require a substantial recovery time of up to one month before noticing the benefits. A skilled and registered medical professional can perform lip injection procedures with general anesthesia and in less than an hour, fuller and more defined lips can be created- making lip filler injections the latest popular trend in cosmetic enhancement.
What are lip injections?
Lip injections are essential, small syringe needles with hyaluronic acid and are injected into various parts of a woman’s lips to help her achieve a desired lip shape, structure, and volume. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance produced by the human body. When it comes to lip injections, it’s used to improve the appearance of lips for a period of roughly six months. When injected into various parts of the lips, hyaluronic acid can be used as a filler to support and shape the lip’s tissues, helping to achieve fuller, more youthful looking lips.
What Are Some of the Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid Lip Injections?
With lip injections utilizing hyaluronic acid, the cosmetic surgeon is able to achieve optimal control over lip volume. This is due to the fact that the surgeon has complete control over how much hyaluronic acid is injected, to achieve the desired level of volume. Other benefits include the flexibility of receiving treatment throughout the course of several separate appointments, the quick dissolving of lumps and bumps, limited bruising, and long-lasting, but not permanent, results. What’s more, because hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, allergic reactions are rare.
Lip Injection Side-Effects
While lip injections are far less invasive than implants, there are some side effects. In some cases, lip injections can result in bleeding, redness, swelling, tenderness, and bruising. On the more serious side of things, there are rare cases of lumps, long-lasting swelling, and allergic reactions. Still, lip injections are among the safer methods of lip augmentation.
Like any cosmetic procedure, there are benefits and side-effects. When deciding if lip injections are right for you to achieve the look you desire, be sure to consult with a registered cosmetic nurse or cosmetic surgeon to explore your options.