The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge - Safe Alternatives

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Have you taken the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge?  We certainly hope not.  Although these internet challenges can seem fun, this particular one carries significant risk of injury.

Note: The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge is not endorsed by the reality star. in fact, MS. Jenner has admitted to having temporary lip fillers to achieve her signature look.

The Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge Explained

The idea of the challenge is that in an effort to replicate the starlet's signature pouty lips, people have put a shot glass or small cup to their mouth and sucked out the air, creating a vacuum. In absence of air inside the glass, the thin skin of your lips swells to fill the void, potentially leaving you with a thicker fuller lip appearance.

Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge failThe Hazards of the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge

  1. Broken glass! In creating this vacuum, you exert tremendous force on the glass, whic for some has resulted in serious injury, glass shards on your lips, face, eyes and even in your mouth and throat can cause serious damage,; resulting in  a trip to the emergency room.
  2. Damage to your teeth. If the glass doesn't break, another potential victim is your teeth. A weak tooth or dental work can be adversely affected. Chipped or broken teeth are a painful and expensive lesson to learn from this issue.
  3. Damage to your blood vessels around the lips and mouth. the pressure of the glass against the sensitive skin of your lips, mouth and jaw can cause a hematoma, This is a blod clotting situation that can cause beads or knots of blood to surface, creating a permanent "ring" around your mouth where the glass was, and leaving your lips distorted.

Safe Alternatives for Fuller Lips

Don't let these disasters happen to you. There are safe and effective clinical means to generate the same look. We offer a number of dermal fillers, including Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Sculptra.

Schedule a free consultation appointment today with one of our highly trained medical staffers, who will walk you through the options and help you achieve your desired look with a minimum of pain, downtime and side effects.

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