Fuller Lips: Making Sense of Lip Augmentation

Fuller Lips: Making Sense of Lip Augmentation

Essential Aesthetics
February 8, 2017

Thin, wrinkled, or asymmetrical lips can be a lifelong concern (thanks, Mom!) or a gradual side effect of aging. But whatever the cause, if your lips aren’t as full as you’d like, there’s now a well-established way to add some volume.

Lip augmentation is a relatively straightforward method for perfecting the size and shape of lips — in that it’s always achieved by an injection treatment — but beyond that common ground, there are a lot of options. Look at the lip injections available to Walnut Creek, Danville, and other area patients here at Essential Aesthetics.

Why I Rely on Hyaluronic Acid-Based Fillers

In my practice, I prefer injectable fillers to augment the lips rather than other methods, such as collagen injections or implants. Gel-based injectables give me much more control during injections, allowing me to add precise volume and shape where my patients want it most. My favorite fillers for lip augmentation, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC and JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA®, are incredibly smooth and soft. They leave behind lips that feel pretty natural, with an even result with no lumps or hardness.

JUVÉDERM products are popular among my San Ramon-area patients because they’re pre-formulated with lidocaine. The addition of this popular and safe anesthetic makes injections much more comfortable. Most patients liken it to a quick pinch.

The Treatment Session

You’ll be in and out of the office in just a few minutes, with instant results you can enjoy for months. That makes it accessible and easy, whether you’re young and you’ve inherited naturally thin lips, or you’re a bit older and are experiencing newly diminished volume. Either way, you’ll be pleased when you see your beautiful results.