Indications for hyaluronic acid injections for the lips
The lips are the cornerstone of facial aesthetics. The patient might feel that their lips are too thin or that they have become damaged over time. With ageing, the skin tissue becomes dehydrated and slack. Very fine lines can mark the area above the upper lip. This is often made worse by smoking or exposure to the sun. The corners of the lips start to droop.
In all these cases, hyaluronic acid is the first-line treatment to reshape the lips.
How does hyaluronic acid treat wrinkles and volume loss in the lips?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural component present in the skin which means it is perfectly tolerated by the body.
Thanks to the biocompatible and volumizing properties of hyaluronic acid, the doctor can enhance the lips in a very precise way.
How does the hyaluronic acid injection session for the lips take place?
The procedure will last approximately 10 minutes and does not require anaesthetic. The result is visible immediately.
Over the course of one consultation, after clinical examination and discussion of patient expectations, Dr Gauthier carries out the injections with almost pain-free micro cannulas to very precise points, with perfectly controlled quantities, in order to ensure a natural result. It is necessary to aim for the most natural effect possible and avoid, at all costs, the “duck lips” look. The slightest excess of hyaluronic acid can reduce the movement of the lips or lead to a disproportionate size. The expertise of the surgeon is invaluable in this respect.
The effects of hyaluronic acid injections for the lips
Slight redness and, in more rare cases, bruises can appear. The appearance of moderate, irregular oedema (swelling) is more common after treatment of the lips than other parts of the face, because they have a dense concentration of nerves and blood vessels. In general, the final result can be observed after approximately 10 days, as soon as the tissue has recovered full flexibility.
When will the results appear?
The results of lip enhancement using hyaluronic acid injections are visible immediately after the procedure. The benefits of the procedures last from 12 to 18 months, after which you can consider renewing the treatment.
Counterindications for hyaluronic acid injections to the lips
This treatment is not recommended:
- In cases of autoimmune disease
- In cases of acute inflammatory disease
- In cases of an evolving allergic background
- In patients suffering from hepatitis C
- In pregnant woman
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