A Baton Rouge Patient's Guide to Lip Fillers
Celebrities have long inspired our fashion trends and most desired looks. From clothes to hair color to physical features, Hollywood sets the course. Years ago, Angelina Jolie inspired women across the nation to seek out fuller lips. Now, a younger crop of celebrities such as Kylie Jenner have caused lip fillers to skyrocket to an all-time high in popularity. More than 20,000 lip procedures were performed in 2015. That’s the equivalent of a lip procedure every 20 minutes.
Of course, such trends often come with a downside. In the case of lip augmentation, botched cases are widely reported from those who do not receive their injections from qualified physicians such as board-certified dermatologists. Likewise, patients should not expect desirable or long-lasting results from do-it-yourself techniques such as the widespread “Kylie Jenner lip challenge” which may result in bruising, swelling, and pain if not scarring or permanent damage. Instead, to get the look you desire, follow a strict set of guidelines to ensure that the final result is one that you will be pleased with. Here are our tips:
Select a Board-Certified Physician – Physicians who specialize in aesthetic treatments such as board-certified dermatologists or plastic surgeons are the most qualified to perform lip filling treatments. While the injections have become more readily available in spas and many medical practices, there is no such thing as a basic cosmetic procedure. From selecting the best product to ensuring symmetry, lip filling procedures require skill, training, and precision to deliver the full, beautiful lips you desire.
Select Your Product Wisely – If you have taken time and consideration in choosing your provider, selecting the appropriate products should be a relatively simple task. By far, the most popular options are those that use hyaluronic acid (HA) such as Restylane or Juvederm. Renowned for their natural look, these temporary fillers have many benefits. Typically, results occur almost immediately and last for the next 4-6 months, and the filler can be “erased” at any time that you become displeased with the results.
Be Realistic in Expectations – Not every look suits every patient or is even achievable for every patient. Work with your physician to determine what type of result is most feasible and desirable for you. You can even pick and choose which areas to fill depending upon your facial features and desired outcome. Just remember that while you can look to celebrities or others for inspiration, only you and your doctor can determine what is best for you.
If you are considering lip fillers to enhance your appearance, one of the dermatologists in the Baton Rouge or Lafayette locations of Dermasurgery Center can help. Schedule a consultation and let a member of our board-certified, highly-experienced team help you achieve an aesthetic outcome that you will love.