Many people are unhappy with the appearance of their lips. For centuries, plump lips have been equated with sexuality and beauty. According to Hollywood, the fuller the lips are, the more seductive a person appears to be. Therefore, a huge increase in lip augmentation procedures has been seen in recent years to achieve a fuller, sexier pout. In addition to plumping the lips through lip augmentation, most procedures are also effective for reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth – making one appear younger as well as sexier.
Dermatologists are now able to enhance the appearance of a person’s lips with an in-office procedure. The most common lip enhancements are made through injections. These outpatient enhancements are used to plump up the lips. There are different options available for injections:
Artecoll is a synthetic material injected into the lips to plump them up. There is a greater chance of an allergic reaction to this synthetic material, but it does last longer than most others.
Autologen is an injection of a person’s own collagen, extracted from another part of his/her body. The results from this type of injection are temporary as the collagen will reabsorb back into the body.
Collagen can be extracted from cows and injected into the lips.
Dermalogen is collagen extracted from deceased human donors.
Fat transfers use fat from a person’s own thighs or abdomen and are then injected into the lips. These results are typically permanent, but weight gain can cause the lips to get larger.
Talk with your dermatologist to see which type of lip enhancement procedure is the right option to help you gain the sultry lips you desire.
Posted on behalf of Dr. John Kayal, Northwest Georgia Dermatology