Want Fuller Lips for Valentine’s Day? Consider Lip Plumping Injections
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you’re probably already thinking about your outfit, your make-up, and how to wear your hair for the romantic evening you and that special someone have planned. However, when applying your lipstick, you find yourself wishing you had fuller, more defined lips to give you that perfect pout for Valentine’s Day. No need to wish – lip plumping injections can make it happen.
Wondering How Lip Plumping Injections Work?
Dermal fillers used for lip plumping injections typically contain hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body. It adds volume to your lips, and although it can take up to four weeks to see the complete results, partial results are evident immediately after treatment.
One of the most popular and effective fillers used for lip plumping injections is Juvederm. It is available in various formulas. Juvederm Volbella XC and Juvederm Ultra XC are recommended for lip augmentation.
While it depends on the individual, a single syringe of filler is evenly distributed throughout the lips. This prevents over-plumping and allows the enhancement to have a more natural appearance. You and your medical aesthetician will determine the proper amount of filler to achieve your desired results.
Downtime and Results
There is virtually no downtime associated with lip plumping injections. However, you should expect some swelling or tenderness at the injection site and around the edges of your lips. Ice your lips when possible for the first couple of days to alleviate the swelling. Lip augmentation may also appear slightly uneven for the first few days, but will quickly even out as the swelling dissipates.
Initial results are almost immediate and will continue to improve. Complete results are evident approximately four weeks after lip plumping injections. While it may vary depending on the individual, results typically last 12 to 18 months.
The Perfect Pout Isn’t the Only Reason
While there is nothing wrong with wanting the perfect pout for Valentine’s Day, it is not the only reason to have lip plumping injections. In addition to adding volume, they can enhance your lips in other ways as well.
While it may not be glaringly obvious, almost everyone’s face is asymmetrical. For some, one eyebrow may be higher than its counterpart, and for others, one area of the lips may be fuller than others. Strategically placed lip plumping injections can smooth out unevenness and improve facial symmetry.
Some individuals’ lips lack definition. The outline of their lips blends into the surrounding skin, and “Cupid’s Bow” is very subtle. Lip plumping injections can add dimension, sharpen natural lip lines and enhance Cupid’s Bow.
Reduce Signs of Aging
One of the common signs of aging is thinning lips. Even if you have naturally plump lips, you can experience a loss in volume. Lip plumping injections can restore your lips to their natural fullness. However, that isn’t the only age-defying benefit.
As the lips lose volume, fine lines and wrinkles form around them. These are often referred to as smokers’ lines, but even individuals that never smoked can experience them. These lines run vertically from the lip line out. They are the result of a reduction of collagen and elastin and muscle thickening from years of movement. Dermal fillers can also smooth out these fine lines and help reduce the signs of aging.
Think Lip Plumping Injections Might Be Right For You?
If you want fuller lips by Valentine’s Day, there’s no time to waste. Schedule a consultation with one of our medical aestheticians to determine if lip plumping with Juvederm fillers is the right option for you. Whether you want to combat the signs of aging or longing for the perfect pout, we can help.
If filler injections aren’t right for you, there is another option – SkinMedia HA5 Smooth and Plump System. While a prescription isn’t required, this is a medical-grade product and should only be used under the advice of a medical professional. The team at Vive Aesthetics and Wellness can determine the perfect option for you.