Recently, the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge has taken the Internet by storm. Although a rather dangerous way to achieve the youngest Kardashian’s perfect pout, many young women are trying to imitate Kylie’s lips. Even at a very young age, girls know they want full, pouty lips. Unfortunately, there is no way to add shape and volume to your lips at home. There is, however, an easy – and safe – way to get those longed-for perfect lips.
Botox vs. Fillers for the Lip Enhancement:
Botox and dermal fillers are synonymous with noninvasive wrinkle removal. However, they do not work in the same way, and are therefore ideally used for different areas of the face.
Botox Cosmetic, also known as Botulinum Type A, is a muscle-paralyzing toxin. It works by relaxing the targeted muscle, which then releases the associated wrinkles. Injections take from one to two weeks to take effect, and results last about three months. Botox Cosmetic is excellent for Forehead Lines, Crow’s Feet, and Frown Lines.
Botox is not normally a good choice for adding volume to thinning lips. However, the injectable can be effective for eliminating vertical lip lines (Smoker’s Lines) and lifting the corners of the mouth.
Dermal fillers are used to temporarily add volume to a targeted area. There are several different types of fillers, made from various combinations of Hyaluronic Acid, all with different densities. This makes each filler, such as Juvederm or Restylane, useful for a variety of needs. As fillers plump up the skin, they have the ability to smooth deep creases and wrinkles. Fillers can also improve the look of hollow areas underneath the eyes, along the cheek, and throughout the jawline.
Fillers are the perfect noninvasive treatment for adding volume and shape to the lips. The benefits from a dermal filler are immediately noticeable, and can last for six months or longer.
The most important factor for adding appropriate volume to the lips is an experienced provider. A Board Certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Vitenas, will have the know-how and the skills to suggest the right product for your individual needs. Contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique at (281) 407-9549 to find out more about dermal fillers and Botox Cosmetic.