Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and smooth, plump lips are part of a gorgeous smile. Many men and women from the greater New York City area turn to Dr. Alexander Golberg for safe, effective lip enhancement treatments. In fact, many serve as walking advertisements for his practice, and close friends and family members want to achieve those same results for themselves. If you’re curious about the possibilities of lip enhancement, schedule a consultation with Dr. Golberg by calling the office or using the simple online scheduling tool.
Collagen plays a huge role in the fullness of your lips. As you age, your body loses some of its natural collagen, a process that begins as early as your 20s. This deficit worsens with every passing year, affecting your lips’ plump appearance.
Because the skin on your lips is so thin and fragile, sun damage and smoking can also take a toll.
Dr. Golberg uses dermal fillers to enhance your lips, including JUVÉDERMⓇ Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA XCⓇ, and RestylaneⓇ Silk. These products are made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally present in your lip tissue. Some products are better suited for a significant change in volume, while others provide a more subtle outcome.
Dermal fillers are formulated to take on a gel-like consistency and are injected directly into the targeted areas, providing immediate fullness. This gently smooths the surface skin of your lips, lessening the appearance of tiny lip lines. Increased fullness also enhances the area surrounding your lips, and can help with lines and folds.
Most men and women tolerate lip injections very well. A special numbing cream or icing your lips can help reduce any unpleasant sensations.
Lip enhancement requires several injections to ensure the filler is properly placed. The entire process takes very little time, and you’ll be admiring your new smile faster than you likely imagined.
You should expect a degree of swelling immediately after your lip enhancement as your body reacts to the injections. For this reason, the results you see while still in the office will not be as pronounced after swelling subsides over the next few days.
JUVÉDERM products provide results that last around one year, while Restylane users see improvements for as long as 18 months.
One of the best things about dermal fillers is that the injections prompt your body to produce its own new collagen. Clinical studies show that over time, and with subsequent lip enhancement injections, your natural collagen production increases, extending your results.
If you’re ready to explore the possibilities offered through lip enhancement, schedule your consultation with Dr. Golberg today.