Many people want their lips to look their best at all times. And that makes sense. After all, your lips are one of the defining features of your face and one of the first things people are likely to notice about you. As such, many people struggle to accept small, thinning, or wrinkled lips.
If you don’t like how your lips look, you’re not out of luck. At Simply Radiant in Las Vegas, NV, we can help you improve the shape, size, and overall appearance of your lips with lip fillers.
But what are lip fillers? Read on to learn how this popular, minimally invasive treatment could give you plumper lips in a matter of minutes.
What Are Lip Fillers?
The term “lip filler” refers to an injectable treatment that is meant to alter the size or shape of your lips. Lip fillers are often used by people with naturally small lips or those who have lost volume in their lips due to collagen loss as they age.
How Do Lip Fillers Work?
The precise way in which lip fillers work depends on their active ingredient. Some fillers use bovine collagen to replace lost collagen, but not all patients can benefit from these types of injections.
Instead, our lip fillers contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a unique chemical compound that acts as a powerful humectant to attract and retain moisture. It is produced naturally in your body and synthesized in labs for use in many skin care products and treatments.
When the hyaluronic acid filler is injected into your lips, it behaves very similarly to when it’s applied to your skin. It immediately begins pulling in nearby moisture and holding it in place. But since the hyaluronic acid is under your skin rather than just on the surface, the result is a visibly plumper appearance.
4 Benefits of Lip Fillers
Hyaluronic acid lip fillers come with several benefits that make treatment an attractive option for anyone with small or thin lips. Here are just four of these benefits.
1. Non-Surgically Plumps Lips
Many people want to avoid surgery, and lip fillers allow you to do so. Lip augmentation with fillers is a completely non-surgical procedure. We never use any anesthesia, incisions, or sutures during lip filler treatment, so the impact on your body is minimal.
2. Improves Overall Lip Shape
Volume is not always the only problem when it comes to the appearance of your lips. If you have an undefined or uneven lip shape that you wish to improve, lip fillers could be the solution. We can very skillfully and precisely inject filler into the optimal locations to achieve your desired results, no matter what that looks like for you.
3. Treatment Is Simple
One of the biggest benefits of lip fillers is the simple treatment process that usually takes less than 20 minutes to complete. Before treatment, we map out the ideal injection sites and clean the area.
Upon request, we can also apply a topical numbing cream. Then, we make a series of small injections around your lips until the proper amount of filler is injected.
Quick and simple treatments also make it easy to pop in before work in the morning or on your lunch break for a quick touch-up when the effects start to wear off.
4. Minimal Recovery Time
Regardless of which lip filler you choose, there is very little recovery time associated with treatment. In fact, after your injections are complete, you can go about your normal day with very few precautions to worry about.
Lip Fillers We Offer
Read on to learn about the three hyaluronic acid-based fillers we offer for non-surgical lip augmentation.
Juvéderm products are often considered to be the gold standard when it comes to lip fillers. These hyaluronic acid fillers have a smooth, thin, gel-like consistency that lends a natural yet firm feel to your lips. Juvéderm is great for adding subtle volume while also smoothing out fine lines.
You can expect your Juvéderm injections to last between six and twelve months. After that, you’ll need subsequent treatments to maintain your plump pout.
Lip fillers from Restylane have a more granular consistency that does not tend to diffuse as quickly as Juvéderm. Instead, Restylane tends to stay where it is placed. This makes it ideal for correcting an uneven lip shape or treating other very specific concerns.
Restylane injections usually last for four to six months before needing any touch-ups.
Ravenesse Versa is commonly used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the face, but it is also effective for lip augmentation. This filler is known to last six to twelve months and includes a small amount of lidocaine in its formula to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
Which Lip Filler Is Right for Me?
In order to determine which lip filler is right for you, it’s important that we review your medical history and assess your lips in person. This allows us to accurately gauge which lip filler will best meet your needs and expectations. That’s why we ask everyone to come in for a consultation before the first treatment.
The consultation is a one-time appointment. Once we approve you for treatment, you won’t have to undergo another consultation for subsequent lip filler treatments.
Schedule Your Lip Consultation
At Simply Radiant in Las Vegas, NV, we know how important it is to love your lips. We can’t wait to help you fall in love with yours. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.