Full and pouty lips have been the trend for a while now. Everyone is supporting them whether they are celebrities or influencers on Instagram. The previously popular way of undergoing cosmetic surgery has now paved way for a more natural look with the help of less invasive procedures. Lip injections Toronto is one of such non-surgical treatments which have increasingly become a popular choice. If you want to enhance your pout, then here is your definitive guide to lip fillers.
What do the fillers contain?
These specialized lines of dermal injections for lips are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring acid which can be found in the body. It lubricates the joints, skin and even the brain. The Hyaluronic Acid (HA) undergoes the cross-linking of molecules which transforms them from a watery fluid to a cohesive gel. There are various gels which can be created on the basis of consistencies, which makes some of the HA products soft and the others more firmer and resistant. However, all these products are natural, dissolvable, temporary and safe. They are used to sculpt, shape, soften and enhance the mouth as well as the entire face. If you don’t like the way the lip fillers look, it can be easily dissolved with the help of a substance called hyaluronidase. A simple injection will reduce the volume, almost instantly. As Hyaluronic Acid is naturally occurring, over time the body starts to absorb it and it slowly disappears.
How long do the results last?
The life of the lip filler depends on the kind of product that you have opted for and also your metabolism rate. It can last from 6 months to two years. As lips are highly mobile, the metabolization rate of HA is faster here when compared to other areas of the face like under the eyes or the cheeks.
Why should you opt for it?
As we start to age, the lips become thinner. You may even notice that when you smile, the upper lip starts to curl and too much of the gum shows. Getting lip fillers can help to restore the youthful volume to your lips. It is one of the easiest ways to turn back the clock and get a pouty look. Lip fillers are also used to improve symmetry, scarring, uneven lips and cleft lips.
How is the procedure carried out?
The syringe which is used for injection comes pre-filled with HA gel. This gel has a strong numbing agent like lidocaine which takes instant effect after the first injection to make the area less sensitive. A very fine needle is used to direct the gel into the skin, which is usually pain-free as the tissues temporarily numb.
The second way of filling involves using a blunt tip cannula. It is a soft little tube which is introduced through a small puncture and then a gel is directed into various places within the lips through it. the surgeon will apply the product depending upon your aesthetic goals.