Prominent cheekbones and a well-defined jawline are desirable facial traits. However, if these areas have been altered due to genetics or lifestyle choices, lip fillers can help to restore balance. Lip thinning can be caused by several factors, such as age or genetics. Lips lose volume with age, and this can cause lips to look thinner than normal. Genetics can also cause it and may often be noticeable, even in younger adults.
What is a Lip Filler?
A lip filler is a liquid substance that is injected into the lips to help increase the volume of the lips. Lip fillers are also known as lip injections, lip enhancement, lip plumping, and lip volumizing.
Lip fillers can instantly plump up lips, smooth lines around your mouth, enhance the natural shape of your lips, and smooth out other wrinkles and folds around your mouth. Hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in your skin, is used in the filler process. The hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules in your skin, and this provides an instant smoothing effect.
What Involves in the Lip Filler Procedure?
During the procedure, our dentist will apply a numbing agent to your lip and may use dental blocks to restrain the area gently. Our dentist will then inject the filler gel into the lip area. The gel will settle and harden in about 15 minutes.
What Happens During the Recovery Process?
The recovery period for lip fillers is about a week. Your lips may be slightly swollen, and your tissue will feel a bit tender. This discomfort can be minimized with over-the-counter pain medication.
Are Lip Fillers Safe?
Lip fillers are safe, effective, and FDA-approved. There’s no risk of an allergic reaction, so you don’t have to worry about being allergic to the filler.
The fillers are injected directly into the lips, so there’s no risk of swallowing the filler. The fillers contain lidocaine, a topical anesthetic, so the treatment will be painless. If you’re concerned about discomfort, we can apply a numbing agent to the area before treatment.
Signatures Smiles, located in Frankfort, KY, and Designing Smiles located in Louisville, KY, has expert doctors who offer the best care facilities for patients with the help of modern technologies and the latest amenities. Call us at (502) 326-1800 or (502) 226-1900 and schedule an appointment with the dentist to know more about Derma Fillers.