The full and sensual lips are one of the attributes of femininity. Unfortunately, the majority of women are endowed by nature with little pouting lips, and as the years pass, the lips lose more and more volume. It is not surprising, therefore, that the growing popularity of lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid is steadily increasing. This type of treatment provides the opportunity to fill and contour the lips, compensate for their asymmetry, and at the same time ensures their in-depth hydration and rejuvenation.
Is it worth opting for lip augmentation?
Lip filling with hyaluronic acid is a safe procedure that can be performed by most people interested in it. The procedure of lip augmentation is decided by people dissatisfied with the appearance of their lips i.e. small, narrow, asymmetrical with visible symptoms of aging. Hyaluronic acid injections can be performed for the following purposes:
– increasing the capacity of the lips
– correcting the asymmetry of lips
– equalizing the disparity between the upper and lower lip
The use of hyaluronic acid may help to modify the shape and size of the lips, but also to ensure their comprehensive care. It’s about firming and moisturizing the lips and preventing them from chapping, the desire to level the signs of aging around the lips (sagging lips, wrinkles, sagging corners of the mouth) as well as improved lip tone.
What should you know about the procedure of lip enhancement with hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a compound in the human body whose synthesis decreases over the years. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to bind water in quantities of 1000-4000 times its mass and maintain the optimal hydration of tissues. The main place of its synthesis is the skin. Unfortunately, in a 40-year-old person the amount of hyaluronic acid is half lower than in a 20-year-old. It reflects on the condition of the skin as well as the delicate surroundings of the lips. The use of this natural compound to shape the lips and remodeling of this area is a safe procedure, because hyaluronic acid is perfectly tolerated by the body. In addition, do not be afraid that after absorbing hyaluronic acid the area of the lip will look worse than before the procedure. The lips will look good thanks to the strong moisturizing and rejuvenating properties. When using hyaluronic acid for lip enhacement, how long does the effect lasts? It is an individual matter, most often the effect is visible for about 6-9 months.
The procedure of filling the lips with hyaluronic acid involves the introduction of hyaluronic acid in the area of the labium or on the border of the labium with the skin. The technique of introducing hyaluronic acid varies depending on the target effect i.e. the place and angle of insertion of the cannula are modified, as well as the volume of injected hyaluronic acid. In the case of lip augmentation, hyaluronic acid is applied to the labium of the lips, and lip contouring involves the insertion of a filler along the lip line, at the edge of the skin. It is also possible to model the Cupid’s bow or lifting the falling corners of the lip. The lip is divided into four quadrants, and the cannula is inserted subcutaneously. At the moment of withdrawal of the cannula, hyaluronic acid is introduced into the target site.
Lip fillersis not time-consuming, it takes about 30 minutes (and an hour with anesthesia). For the procedure to be painless, local anesthesia is used and the administration of lidocaine effectively reduces pain.
It is very important to take appropriate action before and after surgery of the person deciding to enlarge the lips. After surgery, avoid the effect of low and high temperature on the area, and before surgery it is necessary to abandon the use of drugs that disrupt blood clotting and the use of Heviran as part of the prevention of labial wart.
What affects the safety of the treatment and the final effect of lip enhancement?
Lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid is a safe procedure, and is rarely complicated by the occurrence of adverse side effects. Sometimes it is possible to maintain excessively enlarged lips, which is a consequence of the use of poor quality hyaluronic acid, which does not bind water at the appropriate pace and rate. It is also possible for white spots to appear on the surface of the lips, and this unwanted effect may persist for up to several years. This is also a consequence of the use of poor quality formulations. It is important to use Hyaluronic acid approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration). Selecting an appropriate aesthetic medical clinic is also crucial for the safety of lip extension surgery. Zabiegu powiększania ust powinien dokonywać lekarz. Performing lip fillers with hyaluronic acid in any random beauty salon, by a non-trained person and using poor quality hyaluronic acid may result in complications and unsatisfactory effects of the procedure. People deciding to enlarge their lips should note that Krakow or other large cities offer access to renowned clinics as well as great specialists. It is best to avoid treatment in random places with poor or unconfirmed opinions. Other complications include allergy to hyaluronic acid or the development of local inflammation.
The final effect of the procedure of enlarging or contouring the lips depends on several factors. The starting point is the agreement between the doctor and the patient regarding the target size and shape of the lips after lip extension. The effect should exactly answer the patient’s expectations, and their assessment can be made after the post-treatment swelling subsides, and thus after a few days. The experience of the doctor carrying out the procedure, the reputation of the clinic and the high quality of the applied formulation are of great importance to how the lips look after the procedure. The most recommended hyaluronic acid formulations are Restylane, Teoysal, and Juvederm.
In turn, factors affecting the duration of the effect of lip filling are:
– individual predisposition to the metabolism of hyaluronic acid
– the degree of crosslinking of the formulation
– concentration of hyaluronic acid
– volume of the formulation used
The cost of lip augmentation. What determines the cost of the procedure?
Analyzing the cost of lip extension is not difficult to notice that prices are very diverse. Treatment cost always goes hand in hand with its quality, so dubious quality means a higher risk of complications and unsatisfactory end result for an inexpensive procedure. The most important factors determining the price of lip extension with hyaluronic acid are:
– experience and good opinion of the doctor performing the procedure
– type of formulation used with hyaluronic acid
– the volume of the formulation used to enlarge lips; 1 ml allows for delicate lip augmentation and natural treatment effect
– postoperative care (also in the event of complications).