Lip augmentation provides a safe, minimally invasive way to get plumper and more luscious lips. At The Elite Wellness Resort, ophthalmic plastic surgeon, Justina Taube, MD, specializes in lip augmentation. Using cosmetic fillers, she can help you achieve a beautiful, natural look. To make an appointment at the practice in Houston, Texas, call the office today or book online.
Lip augmentation uses special tools, like cosmetic injectables, to improve the aesthetic appearance of your lips. As you get older, your lips naturally lose collagen and fat, making them thinner. Lip augmentation slows the process, restoring your lips to a more youthful state.
At The Elite Wellness Resort, Dr. Taube uses lip augmentation to:
During your initial consultation, let Dr. Taube know about your goals. She takes this information into account when developing your custom treatment plan.
There are several types of injectables used in lip augmentation, including:
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein found in your body’s connective tissues. Collagen injections provide instant results, but they don’t last for long. They aren’t as popular as hyaluronic acid injections because they present the risk of an allergic reaction.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) injections add volume to your lips. When HA enters your body, it attaches to the water molecules in your skin, making your lips appear fuller. What’s more, the human body absorbs HA slowly, allowing Dr. Taube to create your desired look.
At The Elite Wellness Resort, Dr. Taube performs lip augmentation on-site.
At the beginning of your appointment, she applies a topical anesthetic to your lips. When the anesthesia sets in, Dr. Taube administers a series of injections into your upper and lower lip. The number of injections you get depends on your goals and the type of fillers used.
Lip augmentation is safe and usually well-tolerated. Following the appointment, you might experience mild swelling or bruising, but these and any other symptoms should subside in a day or two.
Lip augmentation with fillers isn’t permanent, but the results typically last 6-12* months. As the fillers wear off, your lips will thin out and wrinkle. As soon as you notice that happening, schedule a follow-up appointment with Dr. Taube at The Elite Wellness Resort.
To see if you’re a candidate for lip augmentation, make an appointment at The Elite Wellness Resort by calling the office today or scheduling online.
*Individual results may vary.