As we age lip volume diminishes while the vermillion border becomes less defined and lines radiate from around the mouth to the lips. The nose to lip ratio also becomes longer and this particularly can be quite ageing.
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper and more defined lips. These days an injectable dermal filler is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation.
About Lip Augmentation Treatment:
There are many different types of dermal fillers that can be injected in your lips and around your mouth. But the most common fillers today are products that contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body and it helps to increase volume in your lips.
The effects of lip fillers usually lasts around 6 months but can vary between individuals. After this time more injections are needed, if you so wish, for optimum results.
Thinner lips can be enhanced but need to be treated cautiously to avoid rigidity. Therefore volume would be built up gradually, possibly over a couple of visits and this is to slowly stretch the tissue. Naturally fuller lips are more forgiving and more volume can be added as there is a greater amount of natural tissue.