When asked, many women cite Angelina Jolie or Kylie Jenner as having beautiful and sexy lips. But what makes their lips luscious, beautiful and sexy? Each of these women has volume, well-defined borders, and proportional dimensions. More volume in the lips allows more pink/red color to show, and is important to give the appearance of youthfulness. Having well-defined borders and proportions draw attention to the lips, giving the face dimension and balance. Unfortunately, with time, the body and lips lose collagen and elasticity, causing the lips to become thin, wrinkly, with loss of the lower lip pout. To boot, the corner of the mouths start to turn down. But wait! Dermal fillers to the rescue! These hyaluronic acid fillers have come a long way. No longer are they used only for the face. In fact, the FDA has approved 3 hyaluronic acid products specifically for the lips – Restylane, Restylane Silk, and Juvederm. Facial fillers can be a person’s best friend in keeping a youthful appearance.
Restylane, Restylane Silk and Juvederm: These dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid and sugar-derived gel mixture that is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, such as that present in the skin. The hyaluronic acids are humectants, and attract up to 1000 times their weight in water. The products are perfect fillers for your lips, and can add volume, definition and/or symmetry. And because practitioners have used these same products to add volume and fullness to facial wrinkles and folds for many years, its safety, tolerability and results are well established.
Which one is right for you? With so many choices of dermal fillers, it can be quite overwhelming to determine which one is best for you. Dr. Fong offers cosmetic consultations to understand your concerns, and to select the right product for you. If you’ve been contemplating putting a little pout back into your pucker, call Dr. Fong at Summerlin Center for Wellness. She is committed to helping you look and feel your very best. Call today to book your consultation 702-796-7546.