People in Atlanta want full, pillowy lips for different reasons. Some people are born with thin lips. Aging also causes lips to lose volume over time. Aging also causes facial changes that make lips appear out of proportion with the rest of your face.
If you’re looking to bring balance to your facial features, lip enhancement may be an option for you.
How long does lip enhancement last? That depends on the type of treatment used to enhance your lips.
Lip Enhancement with Injectable Fillers
Injectable fillers like Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvederm® use hyaluronic acid to add volume and enhance the contour and structure of your lips. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in your body and lubricates the connective tissue under your skin.
Lip enhancementusing Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvederm® lasts between six and eighteen months, depending on how your body breaks down the injectable filler.
Lip enhancement can also be performed with AlloDerm® or its injectable form called Cymetra®. Cymetra® is made of freeze-dried sheets of human skin that are broken up into microns.
Cymetra® removes the outer layer of skin and the cells from the dermis. What remains is the structure of the skin. This stimulates the body to build new skin on top of the framework of your lips.
Lip enhancement with Cymetra® lasts between three and nine months.
What Happens During a Lip Enhancement Procedure?
Lip enhancement is a minimally invasive procedure performed with a fine needle. Topical or local anesthetic is applied to alleviate any discomfort.
The procedure typically can take anywhere from thirty to sixty minutes.
Injectable fillers give the cosmetic surgeon control over the amount of lip volume that is created.
Treatments can be spread over several appointments until the look you want is achieved.
There is little downtime following the procedure and you can usually carry out normal activities after treatment. You will see noticeable results within a few hours.
Where Should I Have Lip Enhancement Done in Atlanta?
When residents of Atlanta want voluminous but natural looking lips they turn to Dr. Brian P. Maloney and the team at the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Maloney has a considerable amount of experience and expertise with lip enhancement treatments. He participated in the FDA approval process for Cymetra®. Dr. Maloney is also a national trainer for Allergan, makers of Juverderm®.
Dr. Maloney’s approach to lip enhancement ensures even distribution of the injectable resulting in smooth, natural looking lips. He knows the right locations to inject fillers in order to produce optimal results for patients. This ensures the upper lip and bottom lip are in the correct proportion to one another.
The best way to find out if lip enhancement is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maloney. In most cases, minor improvements can add significant volume to your lips while preserving a natural appearance.
During a consultation, you can discuss your cosmetic goals with Dr. Maloney. Then he can give you the best advice about the level of lip enhancement that best suits your goals.
The Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery understands that how you look is a major part of how you feel about yourself. Dr. Maloney and the team of professionals at the Maloney Center for Facial Plastic Surgery provide the highest level of compassionate care for patients in Atlanta so they can achieve the image they desire.
Contact us at 770.804.0007 and schedule your consultation today.