Lip Fillers: What They Are and How to Decide if They’re Worth It
The popularity of lip enhancement among women ages 18 to 50-plus jumped 50 percent between 2000 and 2016, indicating a growing trend with having plumper, fuller lips.
Types of Lip Fillers
Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most common type of fillers used in lip enhancement . These fillers are considered safer than collagen and can be selected if your goal is fuller lips.
Juvederm Ultra is the filler of choice for volume and structure, and Volbella is also available if you’re seeking a softer look and more definition for your lips.
Restylane and Restylane Silk provide plumpness and body for thin or flat lips.
All treatment types can be delivered with multiple injections over time so that you can gauge the results.
Lip Filler Benefits
The effects of hyaluronic acid fillers should be immediate, but you may have to wait until the initial swelling goes down to see the final result. If you don’t like your new lips, you can get another injection of filler or have the results reversed with an injection of an enzyme to dissolve the filler.
Experienced doctors, such as Dr. Bared, start with a conservative amount of filler to avoid “over plumping.” The ability to control how much size is added to your lips is a major benefit of lip fillers and allows for refinement of the final look.
Lip Enhancement Cost
Depending on the type of filler used and the amount needed to achieve the desired results you could spend $500 or more.
Research the types of fillers available and consult with Dr. Bared to choose the right option for your desired look.