Your lips can give away a lot of information about your age, or make you appear older. As full lips are generally seen as healthy and youthful, Nuance Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery sees many patients seeking lip augmentation in Las Vegas.
What is Lip Enhancement?
Lip enhancement is the use of treatments that restore or add volume to your lips, or correct wrinkles on or around them. Lip reduction surgery is an “unofficial” category of lip enhancement. Some of them look like your natural tissue, others appear exaggerated due to the volume used.
Who is a Candidate for Lip Enhancement or Lip Fillers?
People who are good candidates for lip filler injections include adults in reasonably good health. For example, you do not have a current infection and you do not smoke or do anything else that may severely damage the tiny blood vessels in your lips and other areas.
Lip fillers also work best in people with mild to moderate aging, sun damage, or degeneration from other factors such as smoking or disease. If you choose fat transfer from your own body, ensure that you are in good health so it has enough viable fat cells.
What is Lip Enhancement For?
Non-surgical lip augmentation can give you the appearance of full lips even after their volume has been lost to aging or health problems. Some people have thin, sunken lips as part of their natural appearance, but aren’t happy with this look.
Two of the best lip fillers used for augmentation are collagen and hyaluronic acid. Both are natural parts of your connective tissue. Collagen is the main connective tissue protein, and it lasts up to three months per injection series. Hyaluronic acid, however, can benefit you for six to 18 months. You can also use your own fat tissue, a treatment that lasts longer and may even be permanent.
Results of Lip Injections
Lip injections have rapid results. Older women are more likely to have an natural, restored appearance by at least 10 years with lip fillers. Younger women often seek the “plump” look, which is more noticeable as a cosmetic procedure.
If you’re looking for lip augmentation, Las Vegas has you covered with Nuance and Dr. Jeannie Khavkin. To book an appointment, call us at (702) 762-3223 or schedule it online, right on this page.