Lip Filler FaQ
What procedures are available for the lips?
Lip augmentation of lip fillers is a medical procedure that cosmetically adds and or restores fullness and shape to the lips. To be considered a good candidate for lip augmentation is typically a healthy person with realistic expectations about the appearance of their lips.
What is cosmetic filler?
Cosmetic filler is a substance that can be injected under the skin to make it appear fuller and firm; it can also minimize fine lines an wrinkles.
What types of fillers are there?
Botox is a cosmetic procedure that temporarily reduces wrinkles and can dramatically make the patient appear years younger in most instances. Botox cosmetics blocks motor, neuron impulses which causes the muscles to relax in turn getting rid of unsightly wrinkles. Botox is also useful in medical settings to treat muscular dystrophy, crossed eyes, migraines, neck spasms, and more.
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers a substance that appears naturally in the skin with age you have less of it in your skin. Cosmetics injections that contain HA can last from four to nine months or even longer and allergic reactions are very rare.
Calcium Hydroxyapatite (Radiesse) Fillers
Calcium Hydroxyapatite is a substance that appears naturally in the bones. Radiesse is produced in a lab and is used in moderate to severe cases of frown lines and wrinkles. It enhances the fullness of the skin especially the cheeks and other facial features.
Polymethy methacrylate (PMMA) Filler
Polymethy methacrylate is an FDA approved permanent cosmetic filler that is made of a clear acrylic plastic.
Fat injection filler
Fat injection filler requires removing gat from under the skin to an area where it can expand the skin and shrink wrinkles. Because it is your own tissue there is usually no allergic reaction.
Are injectables safe?
The fillers are FDA approved for use and when properly administered they have been proven to be safe. Like most medical treatments there is a rare chance that a side effect may occur. Doses are selected carefully for aesthetic use for persons in good health; in medical settings a greater amount is used depending on the person degree of health. A list of side effects is fully disclosed just ask your practitioner : )