Full, soft and smooth lips are a hallmark feature of a youthful, feminine face. But thanks to aging, genetics and lifestyle habits, many of us don’t have the gorgeous, kissable lips we really want.
Lucky for us, lip enhancement is easier, safer and more customizable than ever, thanks to an array of dermal fillers that allow an artistic and experienced cosmetic surgeon to achieve just the right look—with results that last for many months, but don’t require a lifetime commitment.
Read on to learn more about your lip filler options with IWAS Cedar Park Aesthetics Dr. Laurette Smith
$650 & Up
Thanks to new filler options, getting more plump, gorgeous lips is easier than ever!
Lip augmentation can help most anyone improve or restore contour and fullness, providing larger, sexier lips. The key to successful lip augmentation is to make sure your injector address all aspects of the lips, including the inner lip, edge, cupid’s bow, and corners of the mouth. This level of attention, plus the injector’s skill, will supersede the product being used. That said, some products are better suited for these lips than others.
Why Dr. Smith prefers fillers over implants for lip augmentation
At Ideal Weight and Skin of Cedar Park, Dr. Smith and her Nurse Practioner Kelly Deputy have found that injectable fillers such as Restylane and Juvéderm VOLLURE tend to provide a soft natural feel of actual lips while still adding volume.
Some lips are already full, but just need a little refinement to maximize their look. Restylane Silk, and Juvéderm VOLBELLA work wonderfully to “photoshop” the lip edge, surface, or fine vertical lines around the lips to give a beautiful finished lipstick look. The trade off is that it doesn’t last as long as Refyne or Vollure.
All of these fillers are made of a naturally occurring substance called “hyaluronic acid,” which hydrates and volumizes tissues and feels very natural under the skin. Their soft flexible composition makes for an ideal lip enhancement filler:
- Soft, yet strong fillers feel very natural under the lips
- Dr. Smith can inject precisely the right amount to achieve natural fullness and lip symmetry
- No permanent changes. Hyaluronic acid fillers last about 6 to 18 months before your body naturally absorbs the gel.
- Hyaluronic acid can be dissolved by injecting an enzyme called hyaluronidase, allowing Dr. Pancholi to tune down results if needed.
- Easily done in the office with a simple injection, the results are immediate and the recovery is minimal—some patients experience slight bruising, which may last a few days.
What are my lip filler options?
Dr. Smith and her Nurse Practioner Kelly Deputy are advanced and experienced with a variety of dermal fillers and uses several different products for lip enhancement, depending on your desired outcome.
If you want to smooth vertical lip lines…
Restylane and Juvéderm VOLBELLA XC are each formulated specifically to both add subtle volume and spread optimally to smooth vertical lines (a.k.a. smoker’s lines) for about 6 to 12 months, and our patients have been thrilled with their results.
If you want a little boost in lip volume, but not too much augmentation…
Again, Restylane Silk or Volbella XC are both great options, as they can fill tiny lines while also achieving a fuller lip contour.
If you want a more dramatic boost in lip volume…
For the ultimate in lush, full lips, Dr. Smith and Kelly may use Juvederm Voluma, which has a thicker formula that holds up beautifully when augmenting the lips. VOLUMA volumizes more than VOLBELLA or Refyne, and may last up to 2 years. The trade-off with the thicker formula is that the lips may feel firmer than the less volumizing options. To ensure the most aesthetically pleasing augmentation, Dr. Pancholi pays close attention to your natural features to achieve optimal balance and proportion between your nose, cheeks, eyes and augmented lips.
If you want to improve lip shape or symmetry…
Dr. Smith may use one of the above fillers, or a combination of two different products, depending on what corrections need to be made and what will achieve the best outcome for you. At times, scars on the lips may alter the shape or symmetry. This may require a scar release to smooth out and blend the scar with the lip. While he takes care to match products that last a similar amount of time, touch-ups can be made to ensure an even look as the months go by.
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If you are interested in lip enhancement or any other facial rejuvenation procedure in Cedar Park, we invite you to schedule your consultation with Dr. Smith or Kelly Deputy.
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