The Ultimate Guide to Lip Injections: Where is the Best Place to Put Fillers?

Learn all about injectable filler treatments for lip injections: where is best place put fillers? Understand risks associated with dermal fillers & how they work.

The Ultimate Guide to Lip Injections: Where is the Best Place to Put Fillers?

Remove puppet lines & nasolabial folds. The lips are a sensitive area of the body, prone to showing signs of early aging. Because full lips are a feature of a youthful face, lip enhancement has become a very popular treatment option. One of the reasons Juvederm is recommended for plumping and defining lips is that it is hydrophilic, meaning it attracts water that can increase its filling action.

At Skin Verse Medical spa, we specialize in Juvederm treatments to help you achieve the full, luscious lips you desire.There are several reasons why our customers order lip injections. Older women want to have a more youthful appearance, while younger women in their twenties and thirties are simply attracted to the idea of having more sensual and full lips. A popular trend today for lips is the Cupid's bow, which tilts the center of the upper lip in a cheerful position. Vertical lines above the mouth begin to appear due to age and sometimes habits such as smoking or overuse of straws, both activities that force the lips to pucker, can cause lines to form.

While you may notice some residual improvement as a result of lip volume, it is often necessary to fill in the wrinkles themselves. Cracks on both sides of the lips can also be smoothed out with injections. Not all women use fillers for anti-aging or to get bigger lips. There are men and women with naturally uneven mouths who see great results with the addition of Juvederm to balance their smile.

These are the lines that go from both sides of the mouth to the chin, giving a look similar to puppet strings threaded to allow the mouth to open and close. Puppet lines are formed as a result of aging and begin to appear as early as the 1930s. We strategically place the filling inside the folds of the puppet lines, expanding the crack and smoothing the appearance of the lower part of the face. Often confused with puppet lines, nasolabial folds, also known as smile lines, range from the nose to the sides of the mouth.

These wrinkles can appear as a result of a smile (dynamic wrinkles) and remain when the face is at rest. A dermal filler can minimize the appearance of these lines. A popular product, Restylane has been used for more than a decade to successfully treat fine lines and wrinkles and as an effective filler to reduce the appearance of acne scars. A hyaluronic acid-based formula, Restylane is mainly used on nasolabial folds, puppet lines and lips.

Resylane-L is a form of Restylane mixed with lidocaine, a local anesthetic, for maximum patient comfort. Both Botox and Dysport are mainly used in the glabella lines between the eyebrows, forehead lines and crow's feet. They can also be very effective in raising eyebrows and repositioning lips. If used correctly, Botox and Dysport will leave you looking natural with all your expressions intact instead of freezing and stereotypical expressionless, as can happen when these products are overused or improperly injected.

Did you know that many visible signs of aging can be attributed to volume loss? As the facial tissues thin, the lines are engraved around the nose and mouth and the cheeks look a little hollow. Dermal fillers can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, fill lips, and restore a more youthful appearance. Learn all about injectable filler treatments below. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and smooth wrinkles, or improve facial contours.

More than 1 million men and women annually choose this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime. Autologous fat injections are the only injectable filler treatment that requires surgery, but the results can last for many years. Your own fat is removed from another area (autologous means “from the same person”), usually by liposuction. The fat is then purified and injected into the face to help restore volume to the cheeks, temples, lower eyelids, or other areas.

Fat injections require specialized training to function safely and achieve excellent results, and should only be performed by an experienced, board-certified cosmetic surgeon. When selecting a provider for injectable treatments, give your decision the same level of care and scrutiny as you would for a surgical procedure. Non-surgical filler treatment remains a medical procedure that requires specific training, knowledge and skills to ensure safe treatment and natural-looking results. Choose a provider with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, a well-developed aesthetic eye, and the skill and precision of a surgeon.

Whoever you choose, make sure your provider has proven experience in aesthetic medicine, as well as substantial training and experience performing filler injections. Ask to see before & after patient photos from a potential provider or if they have someone else such as their physician's assistant performing injections; that person should work closely together under supervision from a qualified physician - preferably one who is board-certified in cosmetic surgery - for best results. Dermal filler injections are non-surgical procedures that are usually done during an office visit. Your initial treatment will begin with a consultation during which you will meet with your cosmetic surgeon to discuss your concerns and goals.

During your consultation your cosmetic surgeon will assess your area of concern and review your medical history; while risks associated with dermal fillers are minimal it's important that you fully disclose your medical history prior to treatment as certain allergies or skin/neurological conditions or medications may jeopardize your safety or results (for example if you've been taking NSAIDs). Just before actual treatment begins your area will be cleaned off then you may be given topical anesthetic numbing cream/gel/spray in order to minimize discomfort during injection; many fillers also contain lidocaine which is mild anesthetic helping reduce discomfort during/after treatment too; then your provider will inject precise amount of filler strategically under skin depending on product/areas treated you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections - some patients may experience mild bruising/swelling but these should subside quickly - it's important that you follow all post-treatment instructions provided by your provider.