If you dream of fuller lips contact Clinique Dallas | Plastic Surgery, Medspa and Laser Center to discuss lip augmentation. Lip augmentation creates fuller, plumper lips and reduces fine wrinkles around the mouth. Clinique Dallas a utilizes Juvederm Ultra XC, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, Restylane, and Restylane Silk dermal filler to help plump and add a more youthful appearance to lips.
How dermal fillers work:
Hyaluronic acid in the body fills the spaces between the collagen and elastin fibers of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is present in all living cells, hydrating the skin, and giving it smoothness and volume. But as the body ages, the ability of the body’s cells to make fresh hyaluronic acid is diminished, resulting in the depletion of skin volume, creating lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid injections can replace that lost volume safely and beautifully.
JUVEDERM ® hyaluronic acid gel is a biosynthetic product (not of animal-based origin), so there is a very small chance of allergic reaction to JUVEDERM ® cosmetic injections. No allergy testing is required prior to treatment as JUVEDERM side effects are extremely rare; JUVEDERM ® has undergone rigorous clinical testing, and has been proven safe and effective for patients of all skin types. One difference between JUVEDERM ® and other popular HA hyaluronic acid fillers is that JUVEDERM ® is produced with a special formulation process that makes it smoother than other popular gels. Other gels utilize a suspension process, with particles large enough to be seen by the naked eye. The particles in JUVEDERM ® are so small that the gel is entirely transparent.
One difference between JUVEDERM ® and other popular HA hyaluronic acid fillers is that JUVEDERM ® is produced with a special formulation process that makes it smoother than other popular gels. Other gels utilize a suspension process, with particles large enough to be seen by the naked eye. The particles in JUVEDERM ® are so small that the gel is entirely transparent.
The Restylane family of products Clinique Dallas offers are Restylane® and Restylane® Silk.
Restylane can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane works immediately by adding volume to smooth away wrinkles. A clear gel formulation of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is specifically formulated to act like your body’s own hyaluronic acid, and eventually breaks down naturally.
Restylane Silk has recently been approved for release in the United States! It’s the first and only FDA-approved product specifically designed for subtle lip enhancement and the smoothing of wrinkles and lines around the mouth in patients over 21 years of age. Restylane Silk is designed specifically to provide natural-looking results in these areas. That’s why it’s made of smaller, smoother particles than those used in other Restylane products.
Before the injections, a topical or local numbing agent may be applied to ease discomfort. Sometimes injections can be given before the treatment to completely numb the lips. This is similar to the anesthetic injections that you get at the dentist to numb your mouth.
After carefully marking the areas to be injected, very fine needles are used to inject the substance into your lips.
Following injection, ice may be given to ease discomfort and control swelling. But no firm pressure should be put on the treatment area.
Lipstick or other lip products are best avoided immediately after the procedure.
You should be able to notice a difference immediately. After you have healed, your lips should feel natural.
Schedule an appointment to find out which product is right for you.
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