The Kylie Jenner lip craze has become a worldwide topic, so it’s no surprise lip injections are being researched and inquired about in high volume. Lip injections have been around for decades, but the technology behind them is more advanced and preferable than ever before.
First, lip injections are used to minimize signs of aging underneath the outer layer of the skin, or epidermis. Fillers are safe and effective at restoring volume often lost with age. If you’ve had thin lips all your life, injectables can help round out your appearance and create a youthful look you might not have thought was possible.
Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Silk
One of the top choices in lip fillers is Juvederm Voluma, a gel made of hyaluronic acid that provides instant results to individuals struggling with lip lines or lack of volume. The gel is FDA-approved, and the first to be proven safe and effective for darker skin tones and ethnicities.
Another leading dermal filler is Restylane Silk, the first FDA-approved treatment specifically targeted at lip lines. The unique formula allows for precise shaping around the lips and offers natural-looking results. Unlike traditional Restylane, Restylane silk is made of smaller, smoother particles ideal for the lip area.
At Dr. Mariano Busso’s office, both Juvederm Voluma and Restylane silk treatments require only a local anesthetic. Other lip augmentations which require incisions are hidden inside of the mouth to maximize discretion. Patients typically have light swelling and mild discomfort after the procedure, which disappear in just a few days. As a leader in South Florida dermal fillers, Dr. Busso also works intently to curtail discomfort and swelling.
For those concerned with an extreme outcome after lip injections, Dr. Busso explains that natural-looking results are possible, and individual preferences for size and volume are discussed thoroughly before the procedure commences.
“One of the biggest fears in cosmetic augmentation is lip augmentation. Everyone is concerned, ‘Doctor, please, I don’t want to have those duck lips,” says Dr. Busso.
“The truth is, when we improve lips, there are many things we can do to create a softer lip without actually changing volume, shape, or make it look unnatural.”