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Lip Enhancement Highlands, NC

Get Fuller, More Natural Lips with Lip Enhancement

Lip Enhancement in Highlands, NC

Full lips are sensual and a sign of youth. A normal, youthful lip:

  • has well defined philtrum columns (the 2 lines on either side of a midline upper lip depression),
  • has a concavity of the upper lip with the most prominent point the vermillion edge,
  • both lips are full without any vertical lines,
  • the lower lip 1.66 times the size of the upper (a proportion recognized by the Renassance artists),
  • and the vermillion body is the most prominent part of the lower lip, not the skin.


As we age:

  • the upper lip elongates,
  • the definition of the border flattens and the lip becomes flat or, even convex,
  • the philtral columns are diminished or lost,
  • lines appear on both the vermillion and the white lip,
  • on the lower lip the vermillion edge or even the skin becomes most prominent, as the fullness of both lips is diminished.

We now have a variety of techniques available to enhance your lips, or return them to their youthful state giving them a naturally full, sexier, more youthful appearance.

Replacement of lost substance with Juvéderm® Ultra XC Injectable Gel, Juvéderm® Volbella™ or Juvéderm® Volure™ offers excellent immediate results. Either separately or combined they can redefine the lips and philtral columns, add volume and erase lines. Although your body will eventually absorb much of what is injected, each subsequent treatment is usually less than the preceding one. Treatments generally last between 10 to 18 or more months depending on the product, but results can be quite different from person to person. Fat is also an excellent filler for the aging lips, especially since the aging deformity is secondary to loss of fat there, and it is more permanent. We perform filler and fat injections in the office in a spa-like setting using numbing. We also use blunt cannulas to reduce the incidence of bruising and the risk of injection of a blood vessel. Medications are available to further help reduce bruising. You can return immediately to your normal activities.

Lip Enhancement in Highlands, NCLip Enhancement in Highlands, NCWe have given up “Alloderm®,” (a solid modified collagen sheet) as a graft and solid silicone implants because they have a much higher risk of problems and complications, and generally do not give as good results as other methods.

For the upper lip, another option is excision of a strip of the stretched upper lip skin, hiding the scar at the lip vermillion or nose junction. This turns the red of the lip out, and can even give you a smiling appearance. It is done under local anesthesia in our office surgical suite. You are able to return to most normal activities following the procedure, but, if you elect to use a sedative, you will need someone to drive you home. Swelling and some bruising will be present immediately following the procedure and can take a week or two to disappear completely. We can, however, show you how to easily disguise this with camouflage makeup.

Before and After – After Per-Oral Laser           Before and After – After Injection Only
Before and After - Lip Injection in Highlands, NCBefore and After - Lip Injection in Highlands, NC
 

 

 

 
Before and After – Vermillion Excision
Before and After - Vermillion Excision in Highlands, NC

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