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As we age, skin loses its elasticity and we get wrinkles. Unfortunately, our lips are not exempt from the effects of aging. A Lip Implant procedure is an option.

As we get older, our lips shrink due to a lack of collagen production. Collagen is the glue that holds our entire body together, and as we age the collagen production in our face and lips decreases, leading us to look older and more fatigued. Sun exposure is also a factor that leads to the lack of collagen production, as we often forget to put sunscreen or protective balms on our lips before we leave the house. To combat the effects of aging and lack of collagen production in our lips, one can undergo a lip implant procedure.

What is a lip implant procedure?

A lip implant procedure, or lip augmentation, uses injectable fillers to give you a fuller, plumper pout. This procedure takes very little time to complete (about 20 minutes) and the recovery time is minimal, or in some cases, non-existent. You can go back to work right after having a lip implant procedure. You can even exercise afterwards. Lip implants improve the shape, structure and volume of the lips and you will notice the results right away.

How soon after my procedure can I apply lipstick?

After a lip implant procedure you can usually wear lipstick or gloss immediately unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. Although most people have no reaction to the cosmetic fillers used during lip implantation, others experience light bleeding. This bleeding is nothing serious and it will resolve itself as your lips adjust to their new shape and weight. If you do experience bleeding your doctor will recommend that you wait until it subsides before applying lipstick. Some people also experience slight bruising around the injection site but that too will fade as your lips heal.

Does a lip implant last forever?

Unfortunately, lip implants do not last forever. However, the results are long-lasting. You can have the procedure repeated every six months if necessary. Lip implants are less costly than other cosmetic procedures because there is no surgery involved. They also look natural and are completely safe. For more information about lip augmentation or to schedule a consultation, contact us today. Luscious lips are in your future.

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