Some people are born with naturally full lips while others are not, and in many cases, lip volume is lost as we age. While aging is unavoidable, you can treat thin lips with a minor, in-office procedure. The range of options may seem overwhelming – and at first glance, all lip fillers may appear the same – but Derma-Tech Medical Spa can help you tailor the perfect treatment for your aesthetic goals.
What Are My Treatment Options?
Dermal fillers, the most popular and straightforward treatment for lip augmentation, are injectables that add instant volume and contour to the lips on a temporary basis. Derma-Tech Medical Spa offers several hyaluronic-acid (HA) fillers to address your needs, and a consultation with our specialists will help you determine the best route to take. Hyaluronic-acids are substances naturally found in your body, which get replicated in a test tube and combined with Lidocaine.
Juvederm Family of Dermal Fillers
All Juvederm Dermal Fillers are FDA-approved and are designed to replace lost volume and minimize fine lines. Juvederm XC, Juvederm Volbella XC and Juvederm Vollure XC are excellent choices for lip augmentation, making it possible to give your lips more volume while avoiding the dreaded “trout pout”.
Results are usually visible instantly with final results apparent within 1-2 weeks after your injections when the swelling has decreased. Follow-up injections are recommended to maintain appearance.
On average, patients experience natural-looking plumpness for about 9-12 months. The longevity of your results will be dependent on your body’s metabolism – some patients have reported results up to one year. Patients seeking subtly plump lips will find this treatment just right for them.
Restylane® Silk is a transparent gel designed to imitate your body’s naturally produced hyaluronic acid, adding fullness and definition to your lips. This FDA-approved dermal filler is non-animal sourced and uses a natural fermentation process, which drastically decreases the risk of an allergic reaction.
Optimal results can be experienced a few days after injection. Patients have reported results lasting anywhere from 9-12 months. Maintaining good overall health will improve the results and longevity. Patients over the age of 21 who want to achieve a plumper pout are ideal candidates.
Lip Augmentation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa
Lip augmentation at Derma-Tech is a simple procedure – in most cases, topical anesthesia isn’t even necessary. The treatment can be completed on an hour lunch break.
Minimal Pain & Downtime
Recovery time can vary for each patient, but you are able to resume most normal activities immediately. Intense physical activity should be avoided for the first 24-48 hours to minimize swelling and bruising.
Consultation and Treatment in One Visit
When choosing a lip filler, it’s important to understand all your options. During a consultation with the qualified staff at Derma-Tech, we’ll discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals before determining your individual treatment plan. In most cases, you’re able to get your treatment at the same time as your consult.
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about Lip Augmentation? Schedule your in-person consultation at Derma-Tech Medical Spa in Joplin, Missouri today. You can fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (417) 206-4884. Serving the greater Southwest Missouri area.
*Individual Results May Vary.