Modern cosmetology has provided every woman with an excellent opportunity to change the shape and volume of her lips, as well as improve the condition of the skin around them with an affordable and safe method. This is a procedure in which hyaluronic acid is injected into the lips. Such a correction is suitable for patients of any age group, it forms excellent results (lasts for up to 6 months) and does not give significant complications. You should not take the short-term effect as a drawback, because if you do not like the changes received, you will not need to get rid of them, in six months they will pass by themselves.
Indications for use
Any patient can be injected with hyaluronic acid on her lips, regardless of her age and wishes, the procedure is truly universal. So, it is done if necessary:
- lip shape improvements;
- lip augmentation;
- create symmetry;
- raising the lowered corners of the mouth (congenital or age-related defect);
- rejuvenation of adjacent skin, reduce wrinkles;
- improving the condition of the skin of the lips (with their dryness, roughness, the presence of peeling).
It is necessary to realize that such a correction is often not a whim, but a necessity, because lips set the mood for the whole face and largely determine the appearance of a woman.
Preparing for the procedure
Correction or lip augmentation with hyaluronic acid is a simple procedure, but preparation for it is still needed. It will be useful to attend a preliminary consultation with a specialist and clarify how such an event is right for you.
Also at this stage, contraindications, the plan of the event, possible complications and initial preparation are specified. She expressed in the refusal to take vitamin E, tinctures of St. John’s wort, a number of anti-inflammatory drugs 7 days before the correction. In addition, for the same period of time it is not recommended to actively take sun baths.
On average, the procedure takes about one hour and does not require the patient to be in stationary conditions. The reviews of experts indicate that the use of local anesthesia is mandatory for working in such a delicate area with sensitive skin. It is carried out through injections of lidocaine or special creams. To achieve the desired result, a series of microinjections is performed, and then a light massage to distribute the injected drug. Over time, repeated correction may be required to achieve the desired symmetry.
Positive changes are observed immediately after the procedure.. Filler (this is the name of the drug for lip augmentation and correction based on hyaluronic acid) fills the lips, models their shape, increases the volume due to its physical presence. Then it begins to attract water molecules that support the results. Over time, hyaluronic acid breaks down into its constituent elements (water, gas), they are excreted naturally, do not accumulate and do not provoke complications.
Types of drugs
Lip correction with hyaluronic acid can be carried out by various fillers. You can get acquainted with the most popular products in the table below:
|Restylane lipp||Changes shape, volume|
|Princess volume||Changes shape, volume|
|Juvederm Ultra Smile||Increases volume, gives clarity to the contour, improves lip skin|
|Surgicalilips||Increases volume, forms a contour, eliminates wrinkles|
|Teosyal kiss||Increases volume, forms a contour, eliminates wrinkles|
|Belotero Intense||Adds volume, improves lip skin|
|Repleri xnumx||Not used for volume, makes the outline clearer, eliminates wrinkles|
Hyaluronic fillers can not always be used for lip correction, they have their contraindications. It is customary to include such features of the patient’s health or condition as:
- The presence of scars, mechanical injuries on the lips (both old and fresh).
- The presence of inflammation, pimples, herpes on the lips.
- Individual intolerance to filler components or anesthesia.
- Decreased immunity.
- Exacerbation of chronic diseases.
- Colds, flu, fever.
Rehabilitation and care after
Rehabilitation after correction or enlargement of the lips with hyaluronic acid lasts about a week. On the first day, you should abandon hygiene procedures, reduce the amount of fluid consumed and control the pressure on the adjusted area. To do this, it is forbidden to touch the lips, apply decorative cosmetics to them, sleep on the stomach.
When puffiness and bruising occur, it is recommended to use cool compresses or dry ice. A cooling element is applied for 10 minutes to the lips every 2 – 3 hours. Special creams are allowed to be used on the second day after the procedure. To prevent the development of inflammation, the skin can be treated with Miramistin.
The use of lipstick is not allowed until the lips heal completely (14 – 21 day). For the same period of time, a taboo is imposed on visits to the solarium, beach, pool, sauna or bath. In the future, it is recommended to provide the lips with proper hydration and UV protection.
Intervention in the internal processes of the body in each case is accompanied by a temporary response. The following side effects are manifested in:
- increased sensitivity of the skin (less commonly, decreased sensitivity);
- the formation of points – papules;
- painful sensations.
Negative manifestations persist for 4 – 7 days, the exact period is determined by the individual characteristics of the patient. If you observe an unusual reaction or complications persist for more than 10 – 14 days, you should visit a repeated consultation with a specialist.
Before and after photos
Hyaluronic acid injections on the lips are a safe and popular procedure. With it, you can change the volume and shape, improve the contour and structure of the skin of the lips, simultaneously eliminating small adjacent wrinkles. As a result of injections, pronounced temporary results are formed, which last for six months.