Having thin and unattractive lips can make you feel self-conscious and cause a significant decrease in your confidence. Thinning lips can be the result of the natural aging process. As you grow older, the skin surrounding your lips lose moisture and cause a reduction in the skin’s connective tissue. Also, external factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and other environmental factors can also induce changes to your skin’s composition and make your lips look thin.

Why Choose Dermal Fillers

Using dermal fillers is a very popular method for plumping up the lips. Dermal fillers come in variety of types and have different compositions and functions. Most dermal fillers can help give your lips the plump and youthful look you desire. They can also also help improve the contours of the lips without having to undergo invasive surgery.

While cosmetic surgery can offer good results, many non-surgical alternatives are available that offer cheaper, long term results and shorter recovery times. Many patients choose these treatments for a variety of reasons which include shorter down times, safer treatments, reduced discomfort, and virtually no post-surgical marks. In addition to these benefits, you also won’t have to worry about altering your schedule because you will be able to take part in your normal daily activities.

If you feel that your lips aren’t plump or defined the way you want them to be choosing a dermal filler as a treatment options is a good choice. They can provide the look you desire immediately for a long period of time.

That said, it is important to be realistic about your goals. Dermal fillers can soften the creases around the mouth and can be part of your overall anti-aging treatment. They are, however, most effective when the signs of aging are relatively mild. Based on the type of fillers used, the results may last for many months or up to two years.

In order to maintain the results you acquire, you will need to undergo repeat treatments in the future. Your doctor may suggest a timeline for repeat treatments or provide you with information on other options available to you.

Are You Ready for the Treatment

Before undergoing the treatment, your doctor will will have to assess your body to determine if you will make a good candidate. If you are a smoker, you will be asked to quit for a few weeks to avoid any potential complications. This is important because smoking can take a heavy toll on your skin and is one of the most significant contributors toward skin aging. You will also need to be in a good state of health.

While the expected downtime is usually low, you might experience some swelling and tenderness, but it will not last long and can be combated with ice packs and medications. You will also need to protect the treated skin against sun burns.

When you are planning to undergo treatments for lip enhancement, one of the most important things you would need to find out is if you have allergies to medications of any kind. Many dermal fillers are made up of various components, and so, it is important to disclose your allergy history to your doctor before surgery.

Contact Our Office

The right dermal filler can provide visual benefits beyond your wildest dreams. If you’re interested in learning more about the options available to you, contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rai. He will help you decide on the right filler to satisfy your needs.