Beautification of the lips by injecting hyaluronic acid fillers is a common cosmetic surgical procedure aiming to increase aesthetics as volume, shape and hydration. But why do we use mainly these types of fillers? There are other types of products that can be used for lip augmentation. Fat injections and implants are one of them.
They aren't used often today because the results may vary, and the risk of side effects is greater. The most common dermal fillers today are products that contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body.
One of the benefits of hyaluronic acid fillers is that once injected, the gel in the filler supports and shapes the tissues of the lips giving them extra hydration. The injections can be given step by step during different appointments until the desired effect is achieved. The results are reasonably long-lasting, but not permanent, because these types of lip fillers are fully resorbable.
Allergic reactions are unlikely to occur, because hyaluronic acid fillers are made from substances similar to those found in the body. We should be cautious for patients allergic to Lidocaine though because some of the fillers contain it and it is crucial to obtain a thorough medical history before the procedure. But fear not! There are a lot of fillers that does not contain any Lidocaine.
Because the shape and the look of the lips is extremely important when it comes to facial aesthetics, we should carefully choose a product worth our trust. Hyaluronic acid fillers are a good choice in order to obey the patients’ needs and the rules in aesthetic medicine.