Plump, soft lips are often associated with youth and vitality. Some people are born with thin lips, while others discover that their lips become thin or deflated as they age. At The Skin Institute of New Orleans, Dr. Richard Sherman can effectively enhance the lips without the need for surgery, increasing overall lip volume while creating a beautiful, natural looking shape.
How does lip augmentation work?
To enhance the volume of the lips without surgery, an injectable dermal filler can be used to carefully sculpt a fuller lip with more defined curves. By using a dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid (a substance that occurs naturally within the body), the volume at the target site can be increased while still leaving the surface of the lip supple and sensual.
What can I expect during the lip augmentation procedure?
Before your lip enhancement begins, Dr. Sherman applies a topical anesthetic to numb the lips before treatment. Using a very fine needle, your chosen dermal filler will then be strategically injected to improve and accentuate the natural contours of your lips. Both JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are now formulated with a local anesthetic that can work in conjunction with the topical anesthetic to maximize your comfort. The procedure can usually be completed in about fifteen minutes.
How long will my lip augmentation results last?
Patients may experience some swelling or bruising immediately after their lip augmentation procedure. Within three days, these side effects typically subside. The results from lip enhancement with dermal fillers can last up to 9-12 months, and follow up treatment sessions can be used to maintain fuller, more defined lips.
To schedule a consultation for lip augmentation with Dr. Sherman, please contact our office today.