We have all seen lips that do not look natural; television is full of “duck lips” and over-filled lips. Thankfully, there is a natural way to get fuller lips, without looking like you had anything done! Dr. Schweiger specializes in natural looking fillers for fuller lips. Dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, can be used to plump up very thin lips or to correct uneven lips.
Restylane and Juvederm are two different fillers, but they are both made from the same ingredient. Restylane and Juvederm are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a natural component of the skin. Hyaluronic acid fillers plump the skin upon injection, and last for months due to their ability to hold more moisture in the molecule than the average skin cells. One treatment of Restylane or Juvederm for lip augmentation will last six to nine months!
Restylane and Juvederm both contain a numbing agent, so that the treatment itself is not painful. The in-office treatment for natural-looking, fuller lips, takes approximately twenty minutes. There is a risk of bruising (which is temporary and can be covered with makeup), but otherwise no downtime after the treatment. The results can be appreciated immediately, though often lips look even more natural after some minor swelling has subsided two or three days following the treatment.
The most natural way to fuller lips is with fillers made of hyaluronic acid, because it is a natural component of the skin. These fillers can be injected carefully, in order to produce a very natural appearance of plumper lips.