The Truth About Lip Augmentation

It’s 2020. We all know that getting the perfect pout isn’t created with plumping lip glosses, lip liner or other gimmicks. That being said, having beautiful lips is easy to achieve, and isn’t just for celebrity clients. Here’s everything you need to know about lip augmentation.

The most common path to full, supple lips is through dermal fillers.  Fillers smooth out the skin by filling in volume. When it comes to your lips, the most common injectables used contain hyaluronic acid— a substance that is naturally found in the body. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to store moisture and gives skin that plump, hydrated look. As you age, your body loses the hyaluronic acid found naturally in the body: although you may see this ingredient listed in some of your favorite skincare products, topical application can only moisturize, not restore lost volume.

Once injected the dermal filler has the ability to alter the shape, structure, and volume of your pout. Just one treatment with our expert providers can enhance your look for six to twelve months. 

It’s important to remember that the person injecting you is just as important as the injection itself. Most of us don’t prefer the unnatural “duck pout” look, and it’s absolutely possible to have imperceptible lip filler that looks both subtle and natural. The experience of your provider will determine how your lips look: make sure to communicate the type of look you want. Think of our injectors as artists, the filler itself as the paint, and your face as the canvas. You wouldn’t ask an amateur to paint the Mona Lisa, and the same principle applies to injectables. During your appointment, we’ll discuss exactly which type of filler is right for you. We offer a wide variety of options in order to truly customize the treatment to you. 

We often see patients who are concerned that they will look “overdone” or that everyone will know that they’ve had their lips filled. Dermal fillers are easily manipulated by our expert injectors, so you can start small and work your way up as you grow more confident and more comfortable with the process. Building up also ensures that you don’t go from thin-lipped to Kylie Jenner right away. Additionally, hyaluronic acid fillers leave little room for allergic reactions or bruising since the substance is similar to those naturally found in the body. Concerned about lumps and bumps? While the occasional lump may occur, we have a massage technique that can help smooth out any irregularities. Following your lip augmentation procedure, you’ll be able to return to daily activities with minimal swelling. We provide patients with Sinecch, which is a high-powered arnica that helps combat bruising and swelling. You’ll leave our office with the plump pout you’ve always dreamed of. 

Let’s talk about how we can help you achieve your lip goals: (650) 964-2200.

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Mountain View, CA 94040


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