Some aesthetic trends gain a large percentage of popularity initially, only to fade from the limelight at a rapid pace. However, certain trends and aesthetic treatments are gaining increasing popularity over time. Some of them even develop into a favorite habit of a large part of the female population. Hyaluronic acid on the lips could not be missing from these, which has consolidated its spot in the highest positions of women’s preferences in terms of non-invasive aesthetic treatments.
Hyaluronic acid with the method of injectable fillers is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments, with the lip area being one of the places with the greatest demand for its application. The application of hyaluronic acid in the specific area has the potential to give fuller, fleshy and hydrated lips, with immediately visible results.
Hyaluronic acid-based lip fillers are at the top of preferences because they are temporary, reversible, and build on the foundation of hyaluronic acid already found throughout the body. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the human body, which has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. Consequently, when injected into the lips, it immediately attracts water, increasing the hydration levels of the area and restoring its volume.
Hyaluronic acid on the lips, in addition to adding volume to the area, has the ability to improve both the shape as well as any asymmetries or disproportions in their size. This treatment can offer reshaping and correction of the contour of the lips, balance asymmetries in their shape, restore volume and increase hydration rates in the fine cracks of the area, offering visual harmony and completely natural results.
Once injected, the treatment material diffuses into the area and shapes the tissues of the lips. The benefits of placing hyaluronic acid fillers on the lips include, in addition to increasing the volume and correcting any asymmetries, full control of the result, as the amount of the substance injected is at the discretion of the individual physician and the patient’s preferences. Thus, the treatment is adapted and personalized according to the preferences of each individual patient. At the same time, the injections can be performed gradually during different sessions, progressively increasing the volume, until the desired results are achieved.
Hyaluronic acid on the lips is now placed in a completely painless way, facilitating the healing process and causing less bruising and swelling in the area. Slight swelling and bruising as well as redness and tenderness at the injection site may be observed, but will gradually subside with the application of ice after 48 hours of treatment. At the same time, the potential of any allergic reaction is minimized, since hyaluronic acid fillers are made from substances similar to those found naturally in the body, making it difficult to cause an allergic reaction.
In order to avoid any unpleasant sensation, before the hyaluronic acid is injected to the lips, a local analgesic cream can be applied. The results are immediately visible and can last from 6 months to 1 year. It may take more than one session to achieve the ideal result, as through repetition the results of the treatment are constantly improved.
However, the most important factor in achieving a harmonious result according to the preferences of each individual is finding the right doctor. A doctor specialized and experienced in performing injectable treatments is the right choice in order to obtain the best possible result while avoiding annoying side effects. It is important that the person who will perform the injection of hyaluronic acid to the lips is properly trained and qualified, certified by the medical association of their specialties.
Plastic Surgeon Maria Skolarikou is a graduate of the Medical School of Athens (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), a member of the Athens Medical Association and a Fellow of the British Association for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (BAPRAS). Her goal is to provide each patient with distinct natural results that highlight their characteristics, with an emphasis on detail and absolute safety.