Lip Enhancement - Dermal Fillers

Having cosmetic procedures is becoming more and more popular and one treatment which is regularly chosen amongst patients is lip enhancement. Beauty and youth are desirable attributes and many people, especially women, will do what they can to ensure both are maintained throughout their lives.

Properly looking after and maintaining one's aesthetics can significantly increase self confidence, and both men and women often see plump lips as a sign of attractiveness and femininity. Lip enhancement treatment can reduce the tendency to develop overly prominent wrinkles and lines above the top lip, which are unpleasant flaws commonly referred to as "smoker's lines".

During the 1990s there was much hype over surgical rejuvenation and cosmetic surgery. These type of procedures were becoming increasingly popular and being undertaken by large numbers of people. Since then there have been many developments and advancements of technique and treatment. There are also more products which have been manufactured to cater for lip enhancement treatments.

Injections can now be conducted with much more ease, which is largely due to the use of extremely thin gauge needles. The needles are used to conveniently and painlessly inject dermal fillers into the lips.

Some of the most recent techniques and substances being used for lip enhancement are fat transfer and Restylane. Fat transfer involves moving fat from one part of the body to another. Restylane, on the other hand, is a clear gel and similar in constitution to hyaluronic acid, which is found naturally in the body. This substance is very popular because it provides results which normally last six months to one year.

When skilfully injected lip enhancement is likely to have no side-effects at all, but in some cases there may be minimal redness or temporary swelling. Most patients who have undergone lip enhancement report high levels of satisfaction and would consider doing it again.