Lip augmentation is very popular among women and is gradually getting the attention of men also. There are several ways to perform this process but the most common method in Singapore is the use of dermal fillers to augment the lips.
Let’s talk about this in detail:
What Is Lip Augmentation Using Fillers?
Lip augmentation using dermal filler injections is the cosmetic process to give you fuller and plumper lips. This process has minimal side effects that contributed to its popularity. In simple words, lip augmentation is for those who:
- Want fuller lips
- Feel that their bottom and upper lips are not equal
- Feel that their both lips are disproportionate
- Smooth the vertical line of their lips
- Enhance the shape of thin or fat lips
This non-surgical process is very affordable, thereby not burning a hole in your pocket. The results from temporary lip enhancement remain for 4 to 6 months, which means that if you want to continue maintaining the look, you have to repeat the injection after few months.
There are several fillers that you can use to augment your lips but the most recommended ones are those that are made of hyaluronic acid. This is because it is a natural substance which is biocompatible to the human body. Hyaluronic acid provides much-needed volume to your lips by altering their structure and shape.
Dermal filler brands that use hyaluronic acid as the main ingredient include:
Benefits Of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
After administration, the gel present in the filler shapes and supports the tissues of your lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers give long-lasting results. Some benefits of using Hyaluronic Acid fillers include:
Hyaluronic acid fillers have less risk of swelling and bruising as compared to other dermal fillers.
Bumps Dissolve Easily
Any bumps or lumps experienced during or after the process can be dissolved easily.
Control The Lip Volume
The amount of lip filler that is injected can be controlled. So, according to your expected results, as well as the current lip proportion, your doctor can control how much volume is placed in specific areas of the lip for shaping and volumizing purposes.
Gradual Pace Of Treatment
Depending on the results you wish to achieve, Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers can be injected into the same area multiple times to achieve the ideal results.
Low Risk Of An Allergic Reaction
Hyaluronic Acid, the main substances that are used to make fillers contains crossed-linked HA which are naturally present in your body. That’s why they have a low risk of allergic reaction.
Options To Reverse Results From Lip Filler Treatment
The advantage of Hyaluronic Acid fillers is that they can be dissolved by an hylase enzyme. So, in case of side effects or if a person does not like the appearance, the results can be reversed.
How Does Filler Enhance The Shape Of The Lip?
The fillers can enhance the shape of your lips by enhancing cupid bows, defining the border of the lips, smoothing lip lines, improving lip asymmetry, and giving volume to your lips.
Let’s explore it in detail:
Enhance Cupid Bow
The cupid bow technique includes using a little amount of hyaluronic acid fillers on the borders of the lips (that area on which you apply lip liner) to define and sculpt the cupid bow. After this, a small amount of filler is injected into the center of the lips to add volume.
Define Border Of The Lips
With growing age, your lips lose support, volume, color, and definition. The changes can easily be seen on your lip borders, particularly on your upper lips. Where the pink part of your lips meets the skin of your face is known as a vermillion border. By replenishing the border, the entire lip becomes more pronounced and looks fuller. Your certified medical doctor injects filler in both vermillion borders and your lips receive a beautiful transformation.
If you are suffering from bleeding lipstick and feel like your mouth has a heavy frowning appearance at the corners, then try dermal fillers to lift and improve lip lines.
The tiny vertical wrinkles, also known as smoker’s lines, are caused by the breakdown of collagen due to continuous lip contractions. Delicate and soft dermal fillers smooth these lines. Most doctors recommend using Botox to treat these lines as well as to soften the contraction of the muscles in this area. Botox also enhances the result of your filler treatment.
Asymmetry is when one half of your face does not match the other half. It occurs due to several reasons including muscle weakness, genetics, and aging. Especially for lips, the unevenness can be from bottom versus top, or one side versus the other.
Lip filler is a good option to correct your lip’s dimension. If one side of your lips lacks shape, lip filler helps in making shapely look to match the other side. Fillers help in making minor adjustments that improve symmetry.
Improve The Overall Proportion Of Upper And Lower Lip
The shape of the lips can be augmented using fillers. Lip filler helps in restoring the volume, thickness, and balance between your upper and lower lips, improving the overall proportion.
Plump And Fill Up Lips That Have Lost Their Volume Due To Aging
Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers including Restylane and Juvederm are injected into the soft tissues of your lips to create volume. HA fillers work by attracting water from surrounding tissues to add volume to your lips. This hydrophilic quality of HA fillers makes them an effective and safe option to plump up your lips.
How Much Fillers Are Needed?
According to certified medical doctors, most people only require 1 ml of dermal filler to get the desired results. This amount is enough to achieve required outcomes for lip enhancement, creating a volume, and a beautiful pout.
Filler Lip Augmentation Process
Lip augmentation must be performed by a certified medical doctor in a safe environment. This is a pretty quick procedure with little or no side effects. First of all, a local numbing agent is applied to reduce the pain. Some doctors use nerve block injections to numb the nerves that are present around and in the lips. Sometimes, doctors apply ice before injections not only to numb but also to prevent bruising and swelling.
After this, the doctor marks the areas where he would inject the filler. This process is done by using very precise and small needles. Next, a doctor injects HA dermal filler into the desired area. It might require 1to 2 cc’s of hyaluronic acid to get the desired lip volume.
Doctors recommend carrying a picture of the lip that you want to achieve. This will help your doctor in making a personalized treatment plan for you. According to your need, your doctor will give you an idea of how many appointments over what duration of time you would require to get the results.
Do not use lipstick or other makeup products instantly after the treatment.
Although the side effects of the hyaluronic acid filler lip augmentation process are minimal, it is good that you are aware of them beforehand. This will also help you assess if it is worth going for lip augmentation with fillers. Some common side effects of this process include:
- Redness and tenderness around and in the injected site
- Bleeding from the injected area
- Fever blisters or cold sores on your lips or the surrounding area
Usually, these side effects will subside over a few hours or over the next few days. However, if you are feeling unsure, it is good to visit your doctor where an assessment can be done to see if you require topical creams or medication to speed up the recovery.
More severe side effects can occur, and the percentage of such side effects are significantly lowered if performed by a skilled injector. Some of these may include:
- Prolonged bruising or swelling lasting 10 days or more
- Formation of lumps in the lips
- Irregularities in your lips
- Asymmetry of lips
- Stiffening, scarring, and ulceration of lips
- Allergic reactions that result in severe itching
Cost Of Lip Augmentation
The price of the lip augmentation process depends on the type of procedure, doctor’s experience, brand of fillers and any use of specialized tools for your filler treatment.
Commonly, people don’t need more than two syringes. Lip filler price in Singapore ranges from $700 to $900 per syringe.
Lip augmentation is a popular non-surgical procedure that adds volume and gives shape to your lips by using dermal lip fillers. The use of lip filler in Singapore is very common. Many types of fillers are used in the lip augmentation process, but the most recommended ones are those that contain hyaluronic acid. This is because it is a natural substance and also present in the human body. Hyaluronic acid provides much-needed volume to your lips by altering their structure and shape. Although the process is safe but can cause minor side effects such as swelling, redness, bruising, and tenderness. However, severe side effects can occur when the treatment is performed by an unskilled injector. That’s why it is always important that individuals look for an experienced doctor to perform their lip filler and also discuss the brands of filler to be used for lip fillers. Usually, the Lip filler price in Singapore ranges from $600 to $900.
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