Top 5 Reasons to Consider Getting Lip Filler
Lip augmentation procedures are more popular than ever! According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there was a 50% increase in lip augmentation procedures between 2000 and 2016 in the age group of 18-55+ year old. Some statistics globally show an even bigger increase in lip filler inquiries. So, why has society become so seemingly obsessed with achieving the perfect pout which can be performed in a routine visit at your injector’s office?
1) Lip filler helps to increase the hydration of the lips.
The most commonly used injectable lip fillers, are made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar found in our body. Hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules to make the appearance of our lips more hydrated and therefore healthier. Your injector will evaluate your lips before the procedure and will make recommendations for the right type of filler for you.
2) Lip filler helps to improve lip lines (wrinkles).
Lip filler hydrates and plumps, which essentially fills out the lines of our lips, providing a rejuvenated and youthful appearance. Results are seen immediately and can help with lines of the red lip and lines around the mouth, known as perioral lines.
3) Lip filler slows the signs of aging lips.
As we age, the natural collagen in our lips breaks down as well as the natural production of our body’s hyaluronic acid diminishes. This leaves us with a deflated look to our lips with more visible lines. Lip filler results are immediate, and can take years off our lips within 1 office visit. It also helps to restore the body’s natural hyaluronic acid in the lips, providing that natural plumping. Some studies show that hyaluronic acid injections can stimulate collagen, therefore slowing down the signs of aging, revealing fresher looking skin.
4) Lip filler can help improve natural asymmetries.
We all have natural asymmetries, and this is what makes us human. One of the best parts about filler is that we can easily correct for these asymmetries by careful evaluation and planning of where we want to inject filler to correct for these asymmetries. It may take more than 1 session with your injector to achieve results, and it is safer to inject small quantities over the course of more than 1 visit for the best results. It does matter who does your filler, as injectable treatment requires in depth knowledge of facial anatomy. Injectable treatment is an art, and good injectable treatment should look natural.
5) Lip filler helps to achieve facial harmony.
Many people inquire about lip filler for various reasons. Some people are born with thin lips and request lip filler for added volume. This can help improve the ratio of the upper to lower lip and help improve a “gummy smile.” This can also help balance our facial features, creating facial harmony.
There are many other additional benefits and reasons that make lip augmentation such a widely requested procedure. It is best to discuss all questions and concerns with your injector to help achieve the safest and best outcome.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Zimm, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, please contact the office at (646) 475-9875.