For many women, the appearance of their lips is very important. After all, not only do your lips frame for your smile, but they are also a natural point of attraction on your face. However, natural aging and even your genetics can change the appearance of your lips over time. This is why lip augmentation with Restylane Kysse is an ideal treatment for patients at Vanitas Medical Group in Orlando, FL.
Lip augmentation is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that enhances the appearance of the lips. This treatment is performed with a dermal filler that naturally works with the body to increase skin volume. The patients who typically use this treatment include those who have lost natural lip volume as a result of the aging process, those who want to contour the appearance of the lips, and those who want to smooth lipstick lines on the lips.
A dermal filler treatment like Restylane Kysse is usually a 30-minute appointment that will involve the use of topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort for the duration of treatment. Like other Restylane dermal fillers, the Kysse formulation is made with hyaluronic acid. An HA-based filler works by drawing water into the skin to naturally increase the volume of skin in the lips.
To prepare for your treatment, you may need to temporarily stop using certain medications and supplements that thin the blood. You will need to discuss your medications and supplements with your aesthetic provider and your primary care physician to determine if you need to alter your normal medications. Some medications and supplements you may need to temporarily discontinue can include aspirin and certain herbs like Ginkgo.
You may need to reschedule or postpone your treatment if you have an active lip condition on the day or the week of your appointment. For example, if you have a cold sore or fever blister, you will need to wait until this condition is resolved before you can have a lip filler. If you have other skin concerns around the mouth, such as a sunburn or eczema, you may also need to postpone your treatment.
After your treatment, you should avoid applying lip cosmetics for at least 24 hours. Your normal lipsticks may have bacteria on the product that should not be exposed to any open wounds to avoid infections. Some patients who like to wear chapstick may consider using a new lip balm after their treatment to keep lips moist.
You should cleanse your lips with gentle soap and warm water during the first 12 to 24 hours. Some patients like to use cold gel compresses to comfort lips during the first six hours. You may need to avoid eating spicy food or opening your mouth too widely, as both of these activities may irritate the injection area.
Most people will be able to see the results of this treatment within three to seven days after their appointment. It will take a few days for the filler to settle into your lips and for the hyaluronic acid to start interacting with the water in your body.
You may see the best results if you drink an adequate amount of water after your treatment, as this will provide your body with enough hydration that the hyaluronic acid will become more effective.
Although results may vary from patient to patient, most people will be able to enjoy results that last for six to 12 months. The longevity of the results is one of the most attractive features of this treatment. Because results will last so long, most people will only need to have touch-up appointments once a year to maintain their desired results.
You can have this treatment at any age. If you are using this treatment for anti-aging purposes, you may have dermal filler injections between the ages of 30 and 50.
However, there are plenty of younger people who also use this treatment to contour the lips or increase lip volume. Restylane products are approved for use in all patients who are over the age of 21, so you can have this treatment at any age as long as it lines up with your desired aesthetic goals.
Aside from the longevity of this treatment, there may be other reasons why you want to consider augmenting your lips with a dermal filler. This treatment serves a few purposes, including contouring the lips into specific aesthetic styles, volumizing the lips because of age-related volume loss, and boosting your confidence in your smile. Some people may also use this treatment to enhance the appearance of lip cosmetics.
Most people who are interested in contouring their lips are good candidates for this treatment. Eligible candidates include people who are not pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have a history of severe allergic reactions to the ingredients in the dermal filler. You will need to attend a consultation to confirm your eligibility for this treatment.
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