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Lip Injections and Enhancement in Chicago
Are you unhappy with your lips?
Some people are born with full, plump lips. Others are born with very thin and flat lips. No matter what your lips looked like when you were young, you may find them almost deflating as you age. Just like the rest of the skin on your face, your lips lose plumpness and fullness over time. Lip injections are a great option to achieve fuller and plumper lips.
The history of enhancing the lips began in the 1960s with the advent of silicone injections. The technique and product used created less than optimal results. The next innovation came in the 1980s with the advent of Collagen, which was derived from cows. The problem there was that the results did not last long and there could be allergic reactions that compromised results. The hyaluronic acid products were the game changer. In 2003 Restylane was FDA approved for use in the smile lines. It was quickly used for lips with great results. It did not need skin testing and the results lasted longer than collagen. Since then, other hyaluronic acid products like Juvederm family of products have come to market in the U.S. For longer lasting results, fat transfer can be done for the lips. A small amount of fat is harvested with a canulla under local anesthesia, purified, and injected in the lips.
Before the procedure, a numbing cream is applied to the lips and the option of a chiller or ice pack is given. The surgeon then uses the identified filler to accentuate the areas in need. If it is the cupids bow or the lobules of the upper lip or lower lip. It might be enlarging one lip over the other. Normally the upper lip should be between 1/3 to 1/2 of the lower lip. The end point is that proportion.
The surgeons at Dermatologic Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery have a variety of ways to help your lips gain fullness. Treatments range from laser therapies to fillers to implants. You can schedule a free consultation with one of our doctors today and your doctor will discuss with you the possible treatments to create more youthful, full lips and together you can decide which treatment is right for you.