While many patients seek lip enhancement for a fuller and plumper look, there are a variety of ways that this non-surgical treatment can enhance your lips and appearance.
In fact, in the hands of a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Navin Singh, lip enhancement can be used to not only add volume, but also shape the lips, diminish lip lines, add a subtle pout, and conceal a gummy smile.
So, what is the best lip enhancement for you? Keep reading to learn which treatment options can help you get the lips you want.
The Best Lip Enhancement for Plumping and Shaping
Dermal fillers are often recommended for patients that want to add volume and achieve plumper and more defined lips. A hyaluronic acid filler like Juvederm or Restylane instantly adds natural fullness to lips by attracting moisture to the tissue.
This treatment option is non-surgical, quick (10-20 minutes), relatively painless, and has zero downtime. Best of all, dermal fillers can produce soft, full, and hydrated lips for four-to-10 months.
The Best Lip Enhancement to Diminish Fine Lines and Smoker’s Lines
Fine vertical lines above the lips are often caused by smoking. However, photodamage and the natural aging process can also contribute to their development.
There are two safe and effective ways to combat these lip lines. One is filling-in lines with a hyaluronic acid filler, like Juvederm Volbella or Restylane Silk, which are FDA-approved for this use. Additionally, skin resurfacing, with lasers, chemical peels, microneedling, or other collagen-stimulating technology can help diminish wrinkles in this area.
The Best Lip Enhancement for a Subtle Pout
A small amount of a neurotoxin like Botox in the middle of the upper lip can subtly enhance your pout by relaxing the muscles in your upper lip. Results can last three-to-four months.
The Best Lip Enhancement to Conceal a Gummy Smile
For individuals that wish to conceal a gummy smile, Botox offers an excellent non-surgical option. This treatment involves injecting Botox in the upper lip and skin above the upper lip in order to limit movement of muscles that pull the lips up.
By temporarily paralyzing these muscles, the upper lip is able to drop and conceal gums when you smile.
To learn more about the best lip enhancement for you needs and goals, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Singh.