Lip injections – helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth
Wrinkles are part of the aging process, and it’s pretty difficult for anyone to actually not have any wrinkles at all. No matter how careful or conscious you may be about your skin, you still get at least a few wrinkles here and there.
While wrinkles on any part of the face are tolerable. it can be embarrassing having them around the lips as they make you look much older than you actually are. This is why most women, and men who have wrinkles around their lips are constantly looking out for methods to remove or at least reduce their lip wrinkles.
Types of lip injections
The best way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your mouth is by plumping up the lip area using lip injections like soft tissue fillers. This lip enhancer is usually administered with an anesthetic or topical anesthetic to minimize the pain in lip region.
Various types of lip injections are used to plump up the lips. One of the most popular options is a collagen lip enhancer which comes in two types: bovine and human derived collagen. While bovine collagen like Zyderm and Zyplast are manufactured from cows, human collagen like Cosmoplast, Autologen and Cosmoderm are manufactured from human skin.
Hyaluronic acid is also a poplar biodegradable plumper found naturally in the body. Once injected into the lips, it binds with the water molecules to plump up the area. Some examples are Perlane and Restylane.
Though these lip injections do plump up your lips, the effects are temporary and the body soon breaks the filler down and absorbs it. Depending on the person, its effects may last between 3-6 months.
There are also some possible complications with lip fillers like swelling, discomfort, itching, redness and infection. Though the complications last only a few days, in some cases, there may also be some allergic reaction to the fillers.
Another option is to use more permanent fillers like silicon or polymethylacrylate as lip enhancers. However these fillers can lead to possible complications like scars, lumpiness and more.
Various lip implants are also available like Dermis grafts, SoftForm and Gore-ex. However before you opt for lip implants, it’s better to first try temporary lip injections to decide if lip enhancement actually suits you.
Basically, if you are looking for help with lip enhancement, it’s better to consult a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the best options available for you. Consultations with experienced physicians help avoid bad lip injections.