Lip Fillers: Lip Augmentation and Rejuvenation
What are lip fillers? How do they help with rejuvenation and augmentation of the lips?
Augmentation or rejuvenation of the lips using lip fillers is a type of surgical or non-surgical procedure that improves and rejuvenates the appearance of the lips.
As the years go by, the skin around the mouth and the lips can wrinkle and lose volume. Lip fillers and lip rejuvenation surgery can most specifically help those who have smoked in the past and have deep lines leading outwards from the lips into the surrounding skin – what is known as “smoker’s lines”.
There are many types of lip rejuvenation that work to either plump or improve the appearance of your lips. Your plastic surgeon will outline your options and explain the advantages and disadvantages of each type of procedure upon your initial consultation.
Types of lip fillers for rejuvenation and augmentation:
Fat Injection (Fat Transfer): is transferring fat from one part of your body (such as your thighs) into your lips. Your own fat has greater advantages over lab-grown lip fillers. It lasts longer with a more natural look and feel. Read more about Fat Transfer here.
Botox® for lips: is a very popular and safe lip rejuvenator that relaxes the muscles around the mouth to relax minimize wrinkles. Botox® lasts for about 4 to 6 months, but may last longer with regular use. Read more about Botox® here.
Dermabrasion and chemical peels for lips erases superficial lines, increases smoothness and can be used with any of the above treatments.