For many of us the thought of lip augmentation immediately bombards our thoughts with the negative stereotype associated with it. You know what I’m talking about, those unnatural, over-sized lips no one would want. Ladies, it’s time to put those stereotypes aside and seriously consider this non-invasive cosmetic procedure! At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic, Dr. Demetra Vassiliou knows that an overfilled, over-corrected lip never looks good. Her goal in lip augmentation is to give subtle, enhanced body to your lips, adding to the natural shape and size of your face.
At the time of your appointment, we will apply a topical freezing to the area being treated. Dr. Vassiliou will then inject the filler into the lip area, instantly restoring your lip volume and smoothing away fine lines. This treatment can be done in as little as a half an hour and offers minimal downtown. After the treatment you may resume your regular activities. Keep in mind there may be mild swelling in the lips for a few days following the treatment.
When using Hyaluronic Acid injectables such as JUVÉDERM®, treatment generally lasts six to eights months. This is because the lips move more than any other facial component, and this causes the body to break down the filler more rapidly. Your lips will not look strange or deflated during this process. They will simply resume their previous shape and size.
Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring sugar type substances found in our bodies that help to hydrate and add volume to your skin. In addition to their use as an aesthetic treatment, Hyaluronic Acid gels have also been used for more than 20 years for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as for eye surgeries and wound repair.
The lips are a central feature of the face. Natural and attractive-looking lips have much to do with the contour, volume and relative difference between the upper and lower lips. A key characteristic of beautiful lips is that they have a harmonious appearance and blend well with the rest of your face. For this reason it is sometimes recommended that one combines lip augmentation with other facial cosmetic treatments.
The characteristic and shape of the lips can be easily adjusted using dermal fillers. We create genuine-looking lips that maintain their natural feel. Whatever your situation, Dr. Vassiliou will work with you to determine the most beneficial treatment available. Contact us today!