What are lip fillers

Aesthetic Dermatology is a relatively new trend in dermatology. It offers non-surgical methods for aesthetic, cosmetic adjustments to the face and body. Weapons of aesthetic dermatologist are fillers, botox, various laser, and other devices which can help us to improve our skin condition.

We admit that beautiful lips have always attracted more attention and deserve admiration.

Not all of us are born with the lips of Angelina Jolie. With time passing by its possible that our lips lose volume and becoming asymmetric or thin. Here comes the cosmetic dermatology.


Cosmetic fillers are products of different composition and origin which are implanted by injection at various locations on the face and body correction of skin defects. Other surgical techniques introduced tissue from the inner wall of the lip to the outer visible part.
Some of the procedures are permanent, while others provide only temporary results. If you plan to fill your lips, this information can serve as an introduction to the procedure of filling lips.


If you are not satisfied with the type of lips this procedure can give you new opportunities to change your appearance.
There are many types of lip fillers, each of them has certain advantages and disadvantages.
Injection includes filling the lips with a soft gel-like substance bulking. Most often, the injected substance is hyaluronic acid.
Collagen and fat are less frequently applied.


Injecting hyaluronic acid is one of the most successful methods applied to non-surgical lip augmentation.

Hyaluronic acid is the main component of the connective tissue and together with its related proteins it forms the basis of the intercellular substance. Hyaluronic acid is completely absorbed by the body.

This manipulation gives form, volume, and structure to the lips. After injection of the hyaluronic acid in the lips, you can immediately notice the effect. Its duration is from 6 to 18 months, depending on the individual characteristics of the organism.
Benefits of lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid are that the injection of fillers allows control over the achievement of the desired volume. It does not damage the fabric and structure of the lips. Lumps or bumps that appear after the operation, due to movement of the lips dissolve easily. An allergic reaction is unlikely, because the hyaluronic acid fillers are from substances similar to those found in the body.


Contraindications for placing the fillers:
-general conditions diseases in the period of exacerbation
-infections in the treated area
-pregnancy and lactation


The Procedure:
In most cases, filling the lips lasts up to two hours depending on the applied technique.
Your doctor will explain exactly how long it will take procedure will apply to you.
After manipulation is a likely presence of slight swelling and/or bruising, depending on skin type, which disappears within a few hours.


Is it painful?
Depending on the type of the fillers anaesthesia may be required. It is administered prior to help relieve discomfort. It is common to feel slight discomfort after the anaesthesia wears off.


Side Effects and Risks:
Significant complications from aesthetic filling are rare, although mainly it depends on the method, and as with any surgery, there is a risk of infection or reaction to the anesthesia. Other possible complications include tingling of the lips, redness, and tenderness at the site of the injection, altered sensation, scarring, swelling and hardening of the lips. Largely risks of this procedure depend on the type and quality of materials used to fill.


Reduce the risk of complications by closely following the instructions given by your doctor.


The cost of Lip Augmentation:

The cost of the lip injections depends on the expertise and qualification of the person performing the treatment. The average cost of hyaluronic acid injections is $568, according to 2015 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However there are many factors that affect it, for example time and effort, method, and location of the office.


The information is only designed to inform you about the procedure. The best way to do this is to consult a qualified dermatologist who can answer all of your questions. Do you have any experiences with lip fillers? Share them in the comment box below.

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