Lip Augmentation Washington DC
As we age, the lips, along with other features of the face, have a tendency to sag and lose fullness. With diminishing support and elasticity of the skin, the lips can become thin and begin to sag at the corners. In addition, lines may begin to develop around the mouth and obscure the lip border.
Independent of age, some individuals were born with thin lips as this can be hereditary. Lip augmentation can restore fullness and rejuvenate the lips for a more youthful, natural appearance.
Injectable fillers used for the lips are comprised of hyaluronic acid and can be used in a variety of ways to improve the lip appearance. Many brands exist including the Juvederm and Restylane family of products. They are designed to provide a subtle, yet noticeable change in the way the lips look. They can also be used for fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and face. It mimics the body’s own hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally decreases as a person ages.
Dermal fillers are designed to replenish hyaluronic acid and reverse the effects of volume loss in the lips and around the mouth. Dermal fillers may also be used to improve marionette lines, as well as a downward turn to the corners of the mouth which may impart a sad, angry or tired appearance.This technique provides a very subtle, yet noticeable improvement, resulting in lips that are fuller and smoother without undergoing an augmentation. Instant results can be achieved with this procedure. Depending on the amount and product choice, the results can last anywhere from 6-12 months.
What if I want longer lasting results than filler can provide?
An option for some that are looking for a longer lasting result to the fullness in their upper lip is a surgical upper lip lift. During your consultation, Dr. Somenek will determine if you are an appropriate candidate for this procedure. As one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the country, this is one of his most common procedures that he performs. For more information, click here.
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