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Things to consider before lip augmentation

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With aging, our body is facing many changes. One of them is the loss of beauty and fullness of lips due to the reduction in collagen and natural oils in our skin. Especially those who always had thin lips, loss of essential ingredients in our skin will make our thin lips more pronounced.

Fortunately, there are ways to solve the problem of thin lips, and one of the methods women are increasingly turning to are dermal hyaluronic fillers. Dermal fillers are used to fill in the wrinkles that occur with aging and increase the volume of your lips.


  1. How do dermal fillers work?

Our lips consist of a large number of nerve endings, blood vessels, mucous tissue, fat cells and a thin layer of skin. When using dermal fillers to obtain plumper and fuller lips, the filler is injected just under the skin, directly into the tissue, lifting it up. Thus, the lip volume increases which contributes to the appearance of the whole face.


  1. How to prepare for the treatment?

If you think that dermal fillers might be an option for you, you should make an appointment with an expert. It is important to have your personal case evaluated since an expert will lead you to choose dermal filler that is right for you.

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  1. Does it hurt?

You should be aware that the injection of dermal fillers in lips is more painful than in other parts of the face, simply because the lips are full of nerve endings. The pain is short-lived and as soon as dermal filler is injected it starts decreasing and eventually disappears. Anesthetic creams or local anesthetics are used to help relieve the pain.


  1. How long is the procedure?

In general, the entire procedure takes 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the effect you want to obtain.


  1. What occurs after the procedure?

Lips usually swell and the effect of dermal fillers might result in bigger lips than expected. Within a few days, swelling disappears and you will be able to see your definite result. Minimal pain is normal phenomena and it usually disappears within a few hours.


  1. Realistic expectations

Dermal fillers offer fuller lips for as long as 15 months, depending on your choice of the dermal filler. It is
important to have realistic expectations. Hence, it is always better to inject too little than too much.

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Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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