The evolution of cosmetic medicine means that the pursuit of beauty has become much more accessible. No longer the pastime of the rich and vain, cosmetic procedures like lip enhancements have simply become a resource for people looking to feel better about themselves.
One of the most popular procedures today are lip fillers. Sported exuberantly by the Instagram generation, beautiful, pillowy lips have an appeal that never goes out of fashion. Such results are usually achieved by using dermal fillers, which are smooth injectable gels made from naturally occurring hyaluronic acid.
Dermal fillers add volume to weakened facial features and can stimulate collagen growth. With the ability to plump and gently lift, they can help restore a more youthful appearance or merely provide what nature didn’t. That being said, getting the best results means actively communicating your goals and choosing a certified and well-practised doctor who knows how to leverage both the product and your unique facial structure to achieve the desired results.
Lip Fillers in Vancouver: FAQs for Best Results
- How big do you want your lips?
- What look do you think works best for your facial anatomy and structure?
- Do you want results that are natural or dramatic?
- How often can you invest in touch-ups?
- Do you have pictures of your ideal look?
Most lip fillers will last from about six months to a year. And if you’re not sure, it’s better to start moderately and then add more gradually. Fun fact—most of the people you see on Instagram use two to three syringes to achieve the super pillow look. However, a skilled doctor will recommend a filler that jives with the results you want. For example, Juvederm is excellent for those perusing Kylie Jenner level glamour while alternatives like Retalyne and Volbella deliver a more natural look.
Lip plumping treatments typically take about 20-40 minutes, and results are visible immediately after treatment. Some patients do experience minor bruising and swelling, but symptoms are generally minimal and disappear quickly.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of having your lips enhanced—without surgery, Dr Kamani is an experienced and skilled aesthetic doctor who administers lip fillers in Vancouver. To book a consultation, call 604.222.9998 or make an appointment online.