Plumping up the lip area helps minimize the appearance of wrinkles around mouth. Lip injections such as soft tissue fillers give results fast. The lip enhancer is combined with an anesthetic or a topical anesthetic to minimize pain in the lip area.
There are a number of different lip injections used to plump up the lips.
A collagen lip enhancer is one of the most popular. There are two types; bovine and human derived collagen. Bovine collagen is manufactured from cows. Zyderm and Zyplast are two bovine soft tissue fillers. Human collagen is manufactured from human skin. Types of human derived collagen include; Cosmoplast, Cosomderm, Autologen and others.
Hyaluronic acid is another popular plumper. Hyaluronic acid is a biodegradable material that is found naturally in the body. When it is injected into the lips, it binds with water molecules thus plumping the area. Restylane and Perlane are commonly used hyaluronic acid fillers.
These lip injections are only temporary. The body breaks the filler down and absorbs it. They generally last about three to six months depending on the individual.
Some possible complications of lip fillers are redness, itching, swelling, discomfort, and infection. These usually last only a few days, but though it is uncommon, there is also the possiblity of an allergic reaction to fillers.
Fillers such as silicone and polymethylacrylate (Artecoll) are more permanent materials sometimes used as lip enhancers. These fillers have possible complications including lumpiness, scars and more.
There are a number of lip implants available including; AlloDerm, Dermis grafts, Fascia Grafts, Gore-Tex, and SoftForm. Implants require surgery. Before opting for lip implants you may want to consider trying temporary lip injections to see if lip enhancement is right for you.
If you are interested in lip enhancers, visit a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss the best lip enhancer for you. It is important that you select an experienced physician to avoid bad lip injections.
Wearing a good lip makeup can help minimize the appearance of lip wrinkles. Temporary lip plumpers also give the lips a soft plumped up appearance. Check out one of my favorites; Too Faced Cosmetics Lip Injection Extreme