Lip Fillers: Passing Fad or Mainstream?
Posted August 28, 2018
Kylie Jenner told her social media followers this year she was removing her lip fillers. As trends seem to follow the Kardashian-Jenner clan, does this symbolize the beginning of the end for injectable lips? Is it even possible to remove filler once it is injected? Why are lip fillers so popular? Is there anything else you can do to add volume and fullness to the lips?
Is this the beginning of the end for injectable lips?
The market for lip augmentation has been on a steady rise for at least a decade. Full, voluptuous lips have always been sought after, but it is only recently that they have become more mainstream. The current products available for injectables allow for better shaping and contouring, better substance control and longer lasting results. The most commonly used injectable, hyaluronic acid, is similar to substances found in the body which makes it less likely to cause an allergic reaction.
With the variety of products available, providers can address the specific needs of patients both young and old. Whether it is adding volume to create a full, pouty lip, or simply contouring the lip shape and smoothing fine lines around the mouth, the patient can correct or create the look they desire.
Is it possible to remove lip filler once it has been injected?
The most commonly used injectable filler, hyaluronic acid (HA), can be dissolved by injecting an enzyme called Hyaluronidase directly into the area. Since other fillers may not be reversible, it is important to know the product being used during your specific procedure.
Do your research and ask questions! Inquire about the number of injectable procedures they have done and if you can see some Before/After photos. Many injectors post photos on their social media page so their work is available to view for potential patients.
Why are lip fillers so popular?
Lip Augmentation is a quick, relatively painless procedure which increases its popularity and, since it requires minimal downtime, there is no missed time from work. It is a minor, in-office procedure that effectively defines the lips as well as enhancing the volume. Women of all ages appreciate the results, whether it is a subtle addition of volume for aging lips or added volume and definition for the younger crowd. The social media hype surrounding lip augmentation continues to add to its rising popularity.
Is there anything else that can be done to create fullness or volume to the lips?
The most common procedure to add volume to the lips is an augmentation using filler. A lip lift is a surgical option that requires an incision at the base of the nose to remove a small amount of skin. This helps to elevate the central portion of the upper lift several millimeters to create a fuller appearance.
Fat injection is another minor surgical procedure used to add volume to the lips. This is done by removing fat from the body with a liposuction cannula and injecting it into the lips.
There are also over-the-counter lip plumpers that can produce an increase in volume to the lips for a few hours after application. These typically work by creating a mild irritation that increases blood flow to the lips which then increases the volume as a result of the swelling that occurs.
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