Healthy, plump lips have recently become one of the most desired facial features for women. This has left many wondering how to get fuller lips. Of course, cosmetic surgery is an option but many people avoid going under the knife if it isn’t necessary. Fortunately, there are various non-surgical options available and they can provide results just in time for the holidays. These typically come in the form of fillers and topical lip plumping applications. Many of the most effective non-surgical options contain hyaluronic acid.
What is Hydraulic Acid?
Some of us have thinner lips because of our genetics and others have lost volume in their lips due to aging. Whatever the reason, if you’re wondering how to get fuller lips without surgery, hyaluronic acid could be your new best friend. Found in your connective tissue, joints, skin and many other areas throughout your body, hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar that helps keep your skin firm and supple. It can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water and can draw moisture to the surface of your skin where it may be lacking.
Generally safe to use, hyaluronic acid is not likely to result in any type of allergic reaction, as it is already found in the body. This makes it the perfect solution for plumping your lips and giving them a healthier, more youthful appearance. Many products on the market contain hyaluronic acid, but the following are among the most effective and are more frequently recommended by medical aesthetic professionals.
The JUVÉDERM® Lip Collection
Injectable fillers are a popular option to increase lip volume and must be administered by a trained professional. The JUVÉDERM family of fillers includes three formulations, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC and JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE, each beneficial when it comes to lip augmentation. JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC adds fullness to lips while JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC adds subtle volume and softens the appearance of vertical lip lines.
Seventy-eight percent of people treated with JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC experienced improved satisfaction with the look and feel of their lips 1 year later. Eighty percent of people treated with JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC experienced improved satisfaction with their lips 1 year later. When both groups were treated again after 1 year, patients needed less product to achieve their results.
JUVÉDERM® VOLLURE is the newest member of the family and can add volume as well as smoothness with potentially longer lasting results.
SkinMedica HA5 Smooth & Plump Lip System
For those who prefer to skip the needle as well as the knife, SkinMedica has the perfect solution. HA5 Smooth & Plump Lip System is a topical two-step application to help you achieve fuller lips. It can also aid in reducing the appearance of fine lines. HA5 Smooth is first applied around the lips and the lip contour, then HA5 Plump is applied to the lips only. For the best results, it is recommended for use three times a day and can be applied under or over lip color.
While the HA5 Smooth & Plump Lip System does not require a prescription, it is a medical-grade product and you should consult with your medical professional before using it or any other medical-grade skin cosmetic. They will be able to determine which products are best for your particular skin type and condition.
Stop Wondering How to Get Fuller Lips – Go for It!
Now that you know how to get fuller lips without surgery, what are you waiting for? Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics is proud to offer both JUVÉDERM® and SkinMedica products. Dr. Pinto can assess your needs, explain your options and decide on the best course of action.
JUVÉDERM® is Dr. Pinto’s hyaluronic acid filler of choice because of its ability for smooth, even corrections with minimal discomfort and maximum results. If you’re interested in a topical application to achieve fuller, healthier lips, Dr.Pinto can help you decide if SkinMedica HA5 Smooth & Plump Lip System is right for you.
Schedule your consultation today and perfect your pout in time for the holidays! We are currently taking pre-orders for our Holiday Lip Kit. It includes some of our bestsellers including SkinMedica HA5 Smooth & Plump Lip System!