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Lip enhancements with dermal fillers has been an increasing trend amongst celebrities and the normal population. Where some people are very open about the treatment they have, there are some celebrities who are still guarded about showing they’ve had a lip enhancement. A lip enhancement can be very subtle but it can also be extremely obviously portrayed, an example is the recent Kylie Jenner incident in the ‘did she, didn’t she have lip fillers’ when there was quite an obvious difference created from a previous look.

With the reversible hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers becoming the more popular sort of dermal filler to be used especially in this sensitive and prominent area of the face, more and more women and men are opting to have this treatment.

There are different types of fillers to consider when having this treatment. There are permanent and non-permanent fillers. With the increased risk of infection and permanent disfigurement, permanent fillers are to be avoided.

The non-permanent fillers also come under various categories.
Examples would be:

  • Hydroxyapatite form of filler (eg Radiesse).
  • Poly-l-lactic acid form-collagen stimulator (eg Sculptra).
  • Hyaluronic acid based filler (eg Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero).

From these three types, the most commonly used dermal filler for a lip enhancement are from the hyaluronic acid based dermal filler group. The main reason for this is that the treatment can be reversed immediately should there be any problems or concerns.

Depending on which dermal filler your doctor uses, there are differences in the type of lip enhancements created by the choice of product used. For instance, some dermal fillers provide a shorter life span and you would need ‘topping up’ more regularly, some provide a longer life span. Some dermal fillers give a more subtle, softer and natural plumpness to your lip, where others can give more of a rubbery, obvious pout.

An experienced doctor would be able to go through the different types of dermal filler for your lip enhancement and be able to guide you towards the correct choice for your desired look.

It is important when considering a lip enhancement that you visit a doctor who provides you with a face-to-face consultation first prior to any treatment you have. This way, your wants and desires for your ideal lips are addressed along with a full, comprehensive analysis and assessment by your doctor of your face and lips to discuss the pros/cons and also a realistic outcome of lip treatment available for your lips.

A final thought about when considering a lip enhancement is, it is very important that you choose a doctor who is experienced, provides you with all the relevant information prior to your lip enhancement procedure and most of all treats your lips artistically so they can be enhanced according to your face enhancing your beauty.