I’ve always had very thin lips and would like to do something to make them fuller. What are the best fillers for adding volume to the lips and how long do the results last?
My favorite filler for the lips is Restylane. I think it works very well and gives a very natural look when placed in the right location and amount. I like to add a thin strip to the border all around the upper and lower lip. I then place a moderate amount in the inside of the upper and lower lip. This allows a moderate amount of eversion, or turning out of the lip. When done in a moderate manner, the lips can be filled in a very natural way. The procedure is done in the office and usually takes 10 minutes to perform. Topical anesthesia cream is applied to the lips and then the Restylane is injected. One recent innovation is the addition of lidocaine local anesthetic to the Restylane. This has reduced the discomfort associated with the injections a great amount.
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