At Vancouver Laser and Skin Care Centre we offer a variety of cosmetic treatments for your skin, and lip injections are just one of our many specialties. As experienced physicians we offer you our knowledge and professionalism to do the treatment correctly and with care. We see these types of procedures offered by many clinics, but at Vancouver Laser you will find a clinic you trust, staff who have plenty of experience and who will offer you the most welcoming and pleasing experience you can imagine. We aim to deliver over and above the results you desire.
Lip augmentations are an extremely popular type of cosmetic enhancement. Many people are unhappy with the look of their lips, feeling they could appear a little – or a lot – fuller. It’s not uncommon to have naturally thinner lips, plus as we age we all lose the collagen and fat in our lips and that can lead to a loss in “plumpness”. Luckily there are many options that are quick and easy to enhance your lips. At Vancouver Laser we work with you to find the perfect injection to suit the lip shape you want. From subtle enhancement to rather dramatic plumpness, we can give you the lips you always dreamed of!
Lip Injections Options
Lip enhancement procedures are done via injections which plump up the lip area and typically last from approximately three months to up to a year. These are temporary because, depending on the method used, the body (safely!) absorbs the product over time, or the filler breaks down, and your lips go back to how they were originally.
Neuromodulators help to temporarily relax certain muscles under the skin by blocking the nerve impulses. These muscle relaxations can prevent, or severely help any lines forming on the surface, making the skin appear smoother and sometimes even slimmer!
You have all heard (and maybe received) BOTOX to help with those pesky fine lines on your forehead, but BOTOX is also a common neuromodulator injection used to enhance lips and reduce a “gummy smile” look. Going back to its roots of erasing fine lines, it is also used to reduce the lines around the mouth – therefore making the lips appear fuller and stand out more. Find out more about BOTOX here!
Dermal fillers are typically the most commonly chosen lip enhancement option as they will increase volume wherever they are injected. Hyaluronic acid is used in most of these dermal fillers and since it is a gel already found in our skin, the body can safely absorb it.
Common names you may have heard for hyaluronic acid fillers include Juvederm and Restylane, but there are many others. More info on dermal fillers can be found here.
Most of these injectables come with little to no side effects! Occasionally people will experience minimal bruising and redness, and feel a little discomfort – but these are only temporary.
Combination Therapy is Often the Best!
Adding neuromodulators, such as Botox, to your lip enhancement can often increase the longevity of the results and also create a more natural pout. Book a face to face consultation with one of our trained experts at Vancouver Laser and Skin Care Centre to discuss your desired results, and we can work with you to build the best treatment plan.
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