Achieve Full, Luscious Lips without Implants
Between celebrity envy and the selfie craze, luscious lips are trending for beauty-conscious women who put the focus on a well-defined pout. Today, the size and shape of our lips is a thing. Before you open your mouth, there are certain perceptions made about your lip volume and shape. Unfair? Perhaps, but deflated and thin lips are a sign of aging; however, women who are not satisfied with their lip appearance can find a solution quickly and effectively. Add the fact that surgery is not necessary and it’s easy to see why lip augmentation has become somewhat of a rage.
In New Orleans, women want to look and feel beautiful. It gives a girl confidence to go out and conquer the day. Facial beauty is about natural balance and having the right facial contours. Celebrities like Taylor Swift or Angelina Jolie are portraits of having the perfect lips for their respective facial contour. With Angelina, it’s full, voluptuous lips, and with Taylor, it’s the perfect cupid’s bow. At Etre Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center, we offer aesthetic treatments designed to provide the same balance for your lips and facial contours.
All women strive to age with grace while maintaining their natural beauty. This goal is why advanced products like Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Belotero are available to increase lip volume in naturally thin lips or for those who have lost volume. Our board-certified dermatologists are proud to offer the latest, state-of-the-art treatments for our South Louisiana and Mississippi residents who want to sport full, aesthetically pleasing lips.
With age, it’s natural to lose volume around your mouth, including your lips. This volume loss results from fat that thins out and creates vertical lines and thinning lips. The loss of volume will disturb the facial balance and the patient’s natural beauty. Restoration is possible with injections that take less than an hour and provide immediate results.
Our injectable fillers replace lost volume to lips that fall victim to the aging process. Many patients are apprehensive about lip injections being painful. However, our injectors use fine, thin needles and take the necessary steps to ensure your complete comfort. We use lidocaine and anesthetic creams to make the procedure as painless as possible.
Because our injectors are physicians who have board certifications in Dermatology, they are experts at locating problem areas and injecting the right amount of filler to produce the patient’s desired result. We may inject directly into the lip or around the mouth for optimal outcomes.
Lidocaine, a local anesthetic to block pain, is an ingredient added to the hyaluronic acid filler to provide a more comfortable injection experience. Juvéderm® was created using the Hylacross technology to provide a smooth and consistent filler, making it easy to fill volume where needed and shape your lips into a lip contour you’ll love.
Restylane® and Belotero
These products are also hyaluronic acid fillers perfect for creating natural, fuller lips. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar produced by the body, so the risk of an allergic reaction is minimal.
For patients seeking a more permanent result, fat transfer for lip volume may be just what the doctor ordered. Here, we harvest fat from a donor site, usually the abdomen, thigh, or buttocks and transfer it to the lip area. Because the filler is not a synthesized or foreign product, fat transfer offers no risk of allergic reaction.
The process will include liposuction to harvest the fat. Then, the fat will be prepared in a centrifuge or filtration system. Next, we will inject the fat into the target areas to restore volume and shape lip contours.
The fat that successfully transfers is permanent. Because some fat will not survive the transfer, multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve desired results.