With advancement of science, it has now become safer to get fuller and more beautiful lips. Plumper and well-defined lips stand as a widely accepted definition of beauty. Defined lips also brings in a sense of youthfulness and attractiveness. It could be the most true reason your favorite celebrities go for non-surgical treatments to keep up their reputation, so that they do not lose their fan base because of the signs of age.

However, the lip augmentation is not a recently issued practice. Products and procedures have developed over decades promoting this treatment outcome.

To date, scientists have invented many therapies and treatments that increase the volume of your lips, and hence, make you look more attractive and younger. Lip augmentation with dermal fillers is a not plastic surgery; it is non-surgical, which is in fact on the opposite spectrum to definition of surgery.

To augmentor define the outline of your lips, the cosmetic practitioner injects a material, dermal filler, into, and around your lip. These injectable dermal fillers are usually a natural composition very close to collagen or hyaluronic acid formation found in the human body. These fillers improve the look of your lips; they add shape, volume, and a well-measured structure to your lips. These temporary fillers causes minor complications compared to permanent lip products. Listed below are a few materials or substances that have been successfully used for this kind of cosmetic enhancement over the years.

Collagen – It is basically a natural protein found in connective tissues of mammals. Collagen (bovine / porcine) based dermal filler requires a patch test to check for allergies before the treatment. Being a natural filler material, it also absorbs in the body in a short period.

Autologen – Created from your own collagen material (prepared from skin tissues of the patient). It is then stored in a laboratory for future use. Thus, implant of autologen ensures zero percent reactions from allergies to the patient. But, it displayed some demerits. The correction and duration of results were short, since the product degraded quickly in the skin.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – This is the best dermal filler available for lip treatments to date. Hyaluronic acid is a natural product produced in the skin. The HA products in dermal fillers are synthesized in a laboratory. They do not require a patch test and results can last from 4 to 12 months. Due to the price, longevity of the treatment results and lower associated complications, hyaluronic acid fillers dominate this market today.

Risks Associated with Lip Augmentation

Each type of filler may have different risks or more common adverse reactions. Below are some general complications you may experience when the lip is injected.

Bruising, redness and swelling are the three common reactions that you can experience after dermal filler therapy. Itching may occur after lip enhancement procedures. To avoid over filled, unattractive lips, the fillers need to be injected accurately by a trained clinician.