Are Lip Fillers Right for Me?

Oct 7, 2019 | Fillers, Juvederm, Lips

Thanks to approvals by the FDA and a wave of fearless millennials, lip fillers have become one of the fastest-growing cosmetic procedures in the U.S. The non-invasive procedure can give you enviable, plumper lips in lip-fillersabout 15 minutes with minimal downtime for recovery.

Am I an Ideal Candidate for Lip Fillers?

Collagen production in our skin decreases gradually as we age. Our skin loses elasticity and our lips lose the fullness they once had. If your lips have become thinner and developed a straighter, tauter look, lip fillers could help you restore them to their youthful appearance. You may also be an ideal candidate for lip fillers if you’ve never had plump lips and would like to add volume and definition to them.

How Lip Fillers Work

Today’s sophisticated fillers, like Juvederm, are made of Hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance that’s naturally occurring in the body. Hyaluronic acid works by drawing in moisture and holding it in place to keep the lips plump. Because HA is something found naturally in the body, it’s easily accepted and broken down over a period of months. There’s also very little risk of allergic reactions to HA.

The type of filler used will depend by the area of the lip you want to enhance and the type of result you’re looking for. For instance, Juvederm Ultra XC is best for creating a plush, pillowy effect, while Juvederm Volbella XC is preferred for defining the lip line and reducing the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth. The fillers may be mixed to achieve the best results.

Lip Filler Safety

Most lip fillers are safe and FDA-approved, but there’s always a chance that something could go wrong. A badly done filler could leave your lips looking horrendous and lumpy. This is why it’s important to research a qualified, reputable professional for the job. Always see a doctor or certified aesthetician who is highly experienced in this field.

To get all the facts about lip fillers and find out whether they are right for you, contact the skin care experts at the North Scottsdale Laser and Skin Care Clinic. Call us today at 480-513-2888 or set up an appointment online for a complimentary consultation.