What Are the Benefits of Lip Fillers?
Thin lips can be a product of genetics, time, or both. The older we get, the more lines and wrinkles we develop, and our lips are not exempt. Lip fillers such as Juvéderm® Vollure and Volbella are specifically engineered to enhance lips, and the cosmetic experts at Sanova Dermatology are the perfect option to have your pout perfected.
How Do Lip Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers created with hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules use a substance your body already produces to enhance lost volume in your lips and to fill in lines and wrinkles. Perfectly balanced gel consistency and spreadability allow us to enhance your lips for a pleasing smile and soft, kissable lips you’ll love.
Juvéderm® Vollure and Volbella are among the ideal fillers for lip enhancement, and they work on the same principle, with subtle differences that achieve slightly different goals. “HA molecules of different weights and sizes are linked to precisely achieve the perfect consistency of gel for your specific concerns, whether that’s to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles or plump your lips,” shares Dr. Kimberly Finder, cosmetic dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology – San Antonio Medical Center. They offer the versatility and reliability to expertly place the gel for the most pleasing outcome for patients. HA molecules bind with the moisture in your skin, so while the gel plumps your lips, that moisture hydrates and leaves your mouth supple and soft.
Am I a Good Candidate?
“Because HA occurs naturally in the body, few people interested in dermal fillers and lip enhancement are disqualified as candidates,” emphasizes Dr. Finder.
What Are the Benefits of Lip Fillers?
The first attribute of lip fillers is the results are immediate and there’s no downtime. Your new lips are visible as soon as the filler is placed, so you don’t wait for transformation. You may experience some injection site tenderness, but that resolves within a few hours. You’re free to resume your active lifestyle immediately, and with a smile on your face.
As mentioned before, HA molecules bring moisture to the skin, so you achieve younger-looking, plumper lips that don’t just look healthier; they are healthier. Fillers soften those irritating lip wrinkles and “smoker’s lines” around your lips and hydrate your skin.
But for how long? “Another benefit is that dermal fillers are long-term,” notes Dr. Finder. Depending on which filler you choose, your results will last for 6-12 months, unlike some over-the-counter products that wear off in a couple of days or even a couple of hours.
Lip fillers are versatile. In the hands of experienced injection specialists like those at Sanova Dermatology, the results are as subtle or as dramatic as you want them to be. Most patients prefer a subtle change, but even if you’d like more drama in your lips, they can be enhanced incrementally, giving you a chance to adjust to your new look.
The biggest benefit, however, isn’t to your lips or appearance. It’s to your confidence. You’ll love the way you look and feel, and with that comes self-assurance that has a power all its own.
About The Author
The team at Sanova Dermatology – San Antonio Medical Center is one of San Antonio’s most experienced, combining compassionate care and passion for facial rejuvenation with a relaxing atmosphere to give you the ultimate in cosmetic enhancement. Love your lips with lip enhancement courtesy of Dr. Finder.
Kind Words From a Patient of Dr. Finder
“I have always had very small thin lips growing up therefore once I turned 18 I got Juvederm injections. However, my past doctor that injected my lips (not going to name any names) completely botched my upper lip. I had lumps in the inside of my lip that stayed there for two years giving my upper lip a weird deform look. I felt hopeless and super insecure.
However, I found out about Dr. Finder over the internet due to all her positive reviews. I set up an appointment to see if she could help me with these lumps. Let me tell you she’s a gift from God herself and her staff are very professional and helped me reach my goal in completely eliminating those lumps due to my past doctor who didn’t inject me correctly. Dr. Finder as well recently just injected my lips with Juvederm Volbella and they are PERFECT!!!! They are exactly what I wanted and very natural looking! I honestly couldn’t be any happier. I’m not planning on going to any other doctor after this experience because Dr. Finder works magic and she’s truly amazing.” – MT, Happy Patient