Lip injections are a form of lip augmentation to add more volume to your lips or reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth. Lip augmentation can be performed in a variety of ways, via permanent implants or with stem cell fat injections. Injections are the less invasive option. Dr. Thanapathy will carefully inject either fat or dermal fillers into your lips to increase or improve the volume and plumpness, restoring a more youthful appearance.
Lip injections are made with injectable gels made of safe, gentle ingredients, like collagen and hyaluronic acid, that imitate natural texture and work with the body to smooth undesired lines. They restore volume to the lips when they have lost youthful fullness. Practitioners at South County Med Spa & Wellness Center also use fat as a natural injectable to improve the appearance of the lips.
Lip injections help to improve the shape and volume of the lips as well as address fine lines around the mouth. The doctor is able to control the volume of the injection, making small, gradual injections to ensure that the lips maintain a natural and healthy look. Patients experience little bruising and the results last for a fairly long time before a touch up is needed.
For most patients, a lip injection treatment takes between 10 and 20 minutes. The exact timeframe depends on the individual and how many injections are being made. For example, if the individual is only working to restore a small number of wrinkles or issues, the length of the procedure will be shorter. When a filler treatment is chosen, a set of small injections under the surface of the skin will be performed and the amount administered will depend on what brand of filler or if natural fat is being used and how large the crease, depression, or wrinkle is. Fat injections will take longer.
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