The idea of having a full, luscious smile is appealing to many people. The fullness and shapeliness of the lips is paramount to the personality of the smile. Not only do the shape and volume of the lips play a role in youthfulness, but they also interact with other facial features to give the face liveliness and character. What do your lips say about you? If it’s not what you’d like, then now is a great time to schedule your lip injections in our Layton or Draper office. Here, we discuss what you may need to know to stop procrastinating about this beneficial treatment.
How Lip Fillers Work
Lip enhancement most often involves injections of a hyaluronic acid dermal filler. This polysaccharide is organic to the body so poses no risk of allergic reaction. Hyaluronic acid’s role is to bind to water molecules. By doing this, the acid fulfills functions like buffering joints, lubricating the eyes, and plumping the skin. Injections of hyaluronic acid into the lips can smooth fine lines and increase volume in real time. While swelling is a common side effect of lip injections, patients can visualize their improvement pretty accurately as we build shape and volume. Because our motto is that conservative is better, our patients have the choice of receiving only a portion of their purchased dermal filler in one visit and may return for a touch-up at a later date for no extra cost.
What do I need to know before getting lip fillers?
Perhaps the most important thing that patients should know before they get lip fillers is that it matters who performs their treatment. Lip injections are nonsurgical, yes, but not noninvasive. A needle is inserted into the upper and lower lip to deposit the dermal filler where it is needed. An unskilled provider may not lay the dermal filler down in a uniform manner, resulting in asymmetry. At worst, they may inject the filler into a blood vessel, causing severe swelling and potentially life-threatening complications. If you are interested in enhancing your lips, see a board-certified professional. All of our nurse injectors have been personally trained by Dr. Thompson, who himself is a double board-certified plastic surgeon.
If you have more questions about lip injections, or are ready to schedule your consultation now, contact us today at 801.776.2220.