By Cheryl Clarkson

Lip Enhancement for A Younger Look

Close up of lips

Ample, luscious, perfect lips have always had their admirers. Among them was Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the 19th century English poet who wrote what could truly be considered an ode to beautiful lips:

A man had given all other bliss,
and all his worldly worth for this,
to waste his whole heart in one kiss
upon her perfect lips.

A plump pout is widely synonymous with youth, and an icon of sensuality. Indeed, many feel lips are the most youthful aspect of a face, especially when complimented by high cheeks.

It’s no wonder, then, that for beauty reasons alone, lip augmentation is a highly sought after cosmetic procedure. Celebrities with full, plump pouts, such as Angelina Jolie, have cut a public figure many women want to emulate.

In addition to plumper and fuller lips, lip augmentation can improve lip shape and reduce fine lines and lip wrinkles around the mouth.

The possibility of ending up with lips that are over-plumped or too big and puffy gives many people pause. You can imagine the outcome, if you haven’t seen pictures of unfortunate results.

In the hands of an experienced doctor or nurse practitioner with a studied sense of how natural lips should look, that almost never happens. Also, bigger is not always better; going for a less-is-more, subtle change approach produces a younger, softer and totally natural look.

There are both minimally invasive, non-surgical temporary solutions and permanent solutions including implants for lip augmentation.

Lip augmentation is generally performed with non-surgical, injectable lip fillers.

Lip fillers should be selected with care to ensure softness and non-delectability. That’s the reason why aesthetic cosmetic practitioners like SkinHealth Centers in Boston and Wellesley feel that the hyaluronic fillers are the best for lips.

Hyaluronic fillers include Restylane, Juviderm, Perlane and Juviderm Ultra.  See (Hyaluronic Acid Injection Patient Video)

Does it hurt? Most patients seem to prefer that a numbing agent is mixed into the syringe as the injection is given. There may be some mild discomfort. A dental block to totally numb your mouth is also an option.

Lip augmentation is for young and old: For those who wish to enhance the lips they are born with, replace what time has taken away, and for younger women who have not yet lost volume in their lips but want a fuller, poutier look.

Lip enhancement with hyaluronic lip injections usually lasts six to eighteen months.

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