As we age, our bodies start to produce less collagen, an essential protein that keeps our skin plump and youthful. This can impact many areas of the body, and it is not uncommon to be dissatisfied with naturally thin lips. At Kagan Institute, we want to help each of our clients maintain a youthful aesthetic. Discover the benefits of lip enhancement and learn more about the treatment process during a consultation with our professionals in Encino and Los Angeles, CA.
What Is Lip Enhancement?
Lip enhancement refers to any treatment that is intended to enhance, improve, or balance the shape or size of lips. There are a variety of methods available to achieve enhanced lips. While lip implants are a popular treatment option for enhancing the appearance of lips, not everyone is interested in pursuing a surgical procedure. Our professionals offer laser and injectable treatment options to improve the appearance of lips.
Dermal fillers are a type of anti-aging injectable featuring a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid, also known as HA. Juvederm is one of the most popular brands of hyaluronic acid-based fillers. There are several formulations of this FDA-approved injectable, most ending with the letters “XC”. XC refers to the presence of lidocaine, an injectable anesthetic to ensure your comfort during and after treatment.
Juvederm can be used to improve the contours of the mid-face, smooth fine lines and fill in moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds. However, there are a couple of formulations specifically designed to enhance the lips and eliminate smile lines. These are Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Volbella XC.
Laser Lip Enhancement
Laser lip enhancement is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment option. With the assistance of laser technology, this treatment encourages collagen production. Collagen effectively supports and firms tissues. Not only may this help plump lips, it can also help refresh lips impacted by signs of aging.
Am I a Good Candidate for Lip Enhancement?
An in-person initial consultation is required to assess whether lip fillers are right for you. Most generally healthy adults may qualify for one of our non-surgical lip augmentation treatments. Our professional staff will work with you to develop your outpatient treatment plan based on your goals and treatment preferences.
If you want to define your lip line while treating smile lines around your mouth, Juvederm Volbella XC is could be for you. If you want plush, plump lips, you could be the perfect candidate for Juvederm Ultra XC. Our professional staff will work with you to develop the best treatment plan for you and help you determine if injectables or laser treatments are right for you.
Learn More About Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation Today
Are you ready to restore volume in your lips with the best treatment option for you? If you are, contact the dedicated medical professionals at Kagan Institute today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Arkady Kagan and his professional staff proudly serve California with locations in Encino and Los Angeles. Lip enhancement may be just what you need to achieve the perfect facial aesthetic.
Q: What are my treatment options? Dr. Kagan: Lip enhancement and rejuvenation are two of the most frequently requested cosmetic procedures. Your options range from the latest in laser treatments to natural injectable fillers or synthetic implants. All of these fillers are soft, pliable, and have a natural feel.
Q: Which product is right for me? Lip Enhancement Kagan Institute Los AngelesDr. Kagan: Each of these products has different properties that result in variances in the length of time the product lasts in your lips. These same properties also lend themselves to physician preferences. During your consultation your doctor will help you choose the correct product to achieve your desired results.
Q: What is recovery like? Dr. Kagan: Following lip enhancement with one of the injectable products, your lips remain swollen for a few hours only. You may return to normal activities the same day. Touch-up treatments may be necessary.