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Lip Enhancement (Lip Augmentation)

Lip enhancement creates fuller, plumper lips, and reduces fine wrinkles around the mouth. Lips can be injected with a variety of substances including collagen (human or bovine), hyaluronic acid, synthetics (i.e. silicone), or fat which the patient donates from another part of his/her body. Hyaluronic acid, collagen, and fat are eventually absorbed by the body so repeat treatments are necessary to maintain results. Restylane is a crystal-clear injectable gel; the hyaluronic acid in Hylaform is similar to that naturally found in the body.

Lip Augmentation Benefits

Other Considerations

Use of dermal filler products at the site of skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infection should be postponed until healing is complete. Use of the products in these instances could delay healing or make your skin problems worse.

After your treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and tenderness. This will normally last less than seven days. In rare circumstances, the doctor may inject into a blood vessel, which can damage the skin. Although rare, red or swollen small bumps may occur.

If you have had facial cold sores before, an injection can cause another outbreak. To avoid bruising and bleeding, you should not use the products if you have recently used drugs that thin your blood or prevent clotting. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18 years of age, you should not use dermal filler products.

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