A common facial feature that many people look to enhance or improve is the lips. Full lips are aesthetically pleasing and can create a more youthful appearance of the face overall, so it’s not a surprise that people who are displeased with the fullness and shape of their own lips are looking for ways to improve them. Here at the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas, we have options that can help.
Lip enhancement or augmentation can be done in a variety of ways. The most common way is through the use of dermal fillers such as Juvederm®.
Dermal fillers for the lips can assist with increasing fullness as well as decreasing the appearance of fine lip wrinkles and improving the appearance of a “drooping” mouth. Dermal fillers for the lips are hyaluronic acid based. This is a substance that is naturally found in the human body, mostly in joints and the fluid of the eyes. It is an FDA-approved filler ingredient that, when used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes, is either harvested from rooster combs or created in a laboratory. It is very useful for plumping lips, and while the results are not permanent, they are long lasting. You will generally see results for eight to 12 months before another injection is needed.
To learn more about lip augmentation or enhancement options, call our San Antonio office today.