The pout. On a child, when the lower lip thrusts out, it’s a surefire sign of displeasure that’s usually followed by a temper tantrum. In women, a voluminous lower lip is the stuff of legend, bringing men to their knees since Eve first bit into the apple.
Most women are aiming for something in between: The childlike plumpness brings youth back to the face while fuller, line-free lips are viewed as more alluring. And the road to the perfect pout is an easy one thanks to lip injections. In fact, overall cosmetic injections have seen a huge increase over the last five years, increasing by over 40%.
At The Beauty Medics, we’ve answered the call by providing cosmetic injectables of all kinds that erase fine lines and wrinkles and provide volume to areas where Mother Nature or aging have made their mark. When it comes to your lips, we can create a fuller mouth that’s free from wrinkles in just minutes.
In the following, we’ve pulled together everything you need to know about achieving the perfect pout.
As selfie after selfie pop up in your social media feeds, it’s hard to ignore the parade of pictures that center around the pouty mouth. Many women strike the pose based on the belief that fuller lips are more appealing, and this belief was confirmed by a recent study published in the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Facial Plastic Surgery. In the study, the most attractive mouth, based on the responses of a focus group, was one where the lower lip was twice as large as the upper lip.
Another reason why many women are turning to lip injections is to offset the aging process, which often leads to thinner lips that are lined with tiny vertical lines as natural collagen and elastin production wanes with age.
Though age is one of the biggest drivers behind thin lips, some women were born with naturally barely-there lips. If you fall into this category, the injections can help turn your mouth from a stern grimace into a more vibrant and pronounced feature that enhances your face.
To help tackle thin lips, we offer several different products that add volume and erase the appearance of fine lines at the same time. Called Juvéderm® and Restalyne®, these lip injections contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that’s found naturally in your body (mostly in your joints), which helps your cells hold moisture, adding fullness.
During your initial consultation with us, we sit down with you to review your goals and design a treatment plan that creates the lips you desire. The injections themselves take only minutes, and they’re administered under the guidance of Dr. Syed Bokhari to ensure accuracy and safety.
The fillers contain lidocaine for your comfort, and we also provide you with a topical anesthetic if you’d like. After we’re done, you’re free to go back to your normal routine. You may have some redness or swelling at the site of the injections, but these side effects are usually very short-lived.
The results of our work are immediate and last four to six months, at which time you simply come back in for a refill. The reason the results aren’t permanent is that, as we noted above, our fillers contain a substance that’s already found inside you, which means your body readily accepts the injectable and processes it naturally.
Our goal is to aim for the pout, but you’ll be smiling from ear to ear with the results. If you have more questions, please give us a call, or use the online scheduling tool on this website to request an appointment.