Lip fillers are all the rage these days. Not only do they make your lips look fuller and sexier, but it also increases one’s self-confidence! However, not everyone is ready to take the plunge into lip fillers right away. Luckily for you, there are alternatives that will help give you a more voluptuous pout without the use of lip fillers. If you’re considering getting your first treatment with these types of procedures, then read on for more information. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing what to expect from lip fillers as well as other affordable ways of getting those coveted lips!
What is lip filler?
Lip filler is a hyaluronic acid-based gel-like substance that is injected beneath the skin to plump & smooth. This can be done in just minutes and is often performed by a nurse injector, dermatologist, or cosmetic surgeon. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your skin. The results are natural-looking and dissolve over time. Lip fillers come with the added benefit of being able to last anywhere from six to 18 months, which makes them great for people who want lip enhancement without having it as their everyday look!
At The Skin Company, we use JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® hyaluronic acid fillers. Lip filler prices vary from practitioner to practitioner but typically range between $600-$800 per syringe at The Skin Company.
What is the difference between lip filler and lip filler alternatives?
A common misconception about lip fillers is that they are a one-time treatment. This couldn’t be further from the truth! Lip fillers last approximately six months to a year, so you’ll need more appointments as time goes on. Some people prefer it because it offers an easy way for touchups in those hard-to-reach corners of your mouth or if some droops down over time (which can happen).
Lip fillers come in many different shapes and sizes depending on what effect you’re looking for – something thicker than usual lips with subtle volume, or thinned out the skin around your mouth which gives the appearance of plumper lips.
An alternative to lip filler is a lip flip procedure using Botox or Dysport. It creates a fuller smile by relaxing those muscles that cause people to scrunch their mouths inward as they age, leading to thinner upper lips and wrinkles at the corners of one’s mouth (a condition known as perioral lines). A lip flip creates a more pronounced and defined lip without adding volume.
Which treatment is right for you?
This is a good time to take into consideration your desired effects. Do you want a subtle enhancement or something more intense? If it’s the latter, lip fillers might be for you! Lip fillers come in many shapes and sizes depending on what effect you’re looking for something thicker than usual lips with subtle volume or thinned out the skin around your mouth which gives the appearance of plumper lips.
If you’re on the fence, going for the alternative procedure, a lip flip, might be the right move for you! It creates a fuller smile by relaxing those muscles that cause people to scrunch their mouths inward, leading to thinner upper lips and wrinkles at the corners of one’s mouth (a condition known as perioral lines). The neurotoxin relaxes the muscles, inhibiting that scrunched-up movement and creating the appearance of a fuller upper lip.
The two procedures can be combined to achieve a plump, relaxed, natural-looking smile! Book your consultation for lip filler or a lip flip at The Skin Company.
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