According to plastic surgeon M. Skolarikou, MD, FEBOPRAS, the modern technique for longer-lasting natural results, is the gradual increase in volume, with the application of hyaluronic acid to the lips over a few months.
In this way we ensure predictable, superior aesthetic results that last much longer and avoid problems with granulomas, unnaturally bulky lips that make the intervention noticeable and alter the person’s image.
In the years 2020, lip correction and augmentation for a woman is as frequent and necessary as taking care of her hair. Of course M. Skolarikou, reminds that lip fillers are a treatment that, if not carried out by the right hands, involves several risks. And while every woman would like the juicy lips that the injectables promise, don’t neglect to take some time to consider all the parameters first.
M. Skolarikou MD FEBOPRAS certified and the most specialized plastic surgeon in Athens in these matters, lists all the details you should know about lip augmentation and what you should expect from the results of lip augmentation treatment through the application of hyaluronic acid fillers to the lips.
WHAT IS THE MOST NATURAL LIP FILLER?
There are temporary and permanent fillers, but you’ll often have to rely on absorbable injectables.
Permanent and semi-permanent fillers, while tempting, are not reversible (hence the name permanent), and little can be done to fix them if you’re not happy with the end result.
The best choice is an absorbable hyaluronic acid (HA) filler. It is a natural component found naturally in the human body and has the ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. For this reason, it is ideal for both moisturizing the skin and plumping up the lips (or cheeks, chin, jawline, etc.).
Hyaluronic acid is also the preferred type of filler to ensure the most natural result and its ability to dissolve over time while being naturally absorbed by the body.
HOW MUCH DO LIP FILLERS COST?
The price depends on the type of filler, the amount of filler you receive, the area it is placed in and the doctor performing the treatment. Usually the very affordable options that some suggest, involve very high risk (contamination, rejection, distortion, etc.).
DO LIP FILLERS HURT?
Dr. Skolarikou says that all hyaluronic products are mixed with lidocaine (a mild anesthetic), but the doctor can numb the area around your lips with a local numbing cream, which he prefers. After numbing the lips, you will feel a slight sting, and a light pressure without being painful at all
ARE THERE RISKS FROM HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS ON THE LIPS?
The application of hyaluronic acid, not only on the lips but also on all areas of the face, involves risks, therefore the application must be carried out by a specialized doctor with excellent knowledge of the anatomy of each area.
Ask to see before and after photos of the doctor’s hyaluronic acid fillers results on other patients.