Lip augmentation is typically accomplished with dermal fillers. While it is possible to augment the lips with silicone implants, these are unreliable and can prove incredibly uncomfortable as they shift over time. Dermal fillers will not last as long, but the results they produce are more natural-looking and feeling, and they do not come with the surgical and implant risks associated with other forms of augmentation.
The two most popular dermal fillers for lip augmentation are made by Juvederm and Restylane. Both of these options contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body and is necessary for moisture retention. Gentle yet effective, the active ingredient in these filers allows the lips to become fuller, better defined, and more symmetrical, helping to improve their relationship with surrounding facial features.
Choosing the Best Dermal Filler
Juvederm is ideal for lip augmentation. It can also be used to add volume to the area underneath the eye and to eliminate laugh lines. Restylane offers similar benefits, but can also be used to add volume to the cheeks to help produce a more youthful appearance.
When you have only one concern, a single solution may be suitable. If you have several areas that you would like to correct, the type of filler you choose will have a direct impact. For both lip augmentation and the treatment of other conditions, Juvederm can be expected to last slightly longer than Restylane at 18 months as opposed to 12.
The best way to determine which dermal filler will produce the most reliable results in your body is through a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Panchal. Thoughtful and effective, he is here to assess your areas of concern and expertly guide you towards the most effective solution.
Call Today for a Consultation
If you are considering Juvederm or another dermal filler in the Oklahoma City area, please call Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at 405-340-9949 for our Edmond office or 405-310-6767 for Norman. We welcome patients from all surrounding areas.