“Beauty Through Mastery” Serving Miami, Boca Raton, Florida and surrounding areas
For many women as well as men, full, plump lips are a desired facial feature. When it comes to facial aesthetics, full pouty lips are viewed as attractive and sexy. Due to genetics and aging, many women have a thin, deflated appearance of their lips. Also, years of sipping, smoking, and repetitive facial movements can also cause vertical lines and visible wrinkling around the lips, sometimes referred to as ‘smokers lines’ or ‘lipstick bleed.’
Thanks to the range of FDA-approved injectable filler options available today, at The Institute of Aesthetic Medicine, our cosmetic surgeons are expert injectors who are able to give your lips a natural-looking volume boost that offers an overall rejuvenating effect.
Our ultimate goal is a very natural-looking enhancement without the tell-tale signs of injections. Dr. Steven Fagien, Dr. James Stuzin and Dr. Paul N. Afrooz are skilled filler injectors with expert results, avoiding the ‘sausage roll’ or ‘duck lips’ or ‘trout pout’ appearance. Our patients receive a customized treatment plan to enhance their natural lip shape and proportions for a softer and younger looking outcome.
WHAT DO LIP FILLERS TREAT?
Today’s advanced dermal fillers now can treat a variety of aesthetic lip concerns. These include:
- Thin lips – aging can cause a flattening out or thinning of the lips. Genetics can also be a cause for thin lips
- Uneven Lips – Genetics or facial trauma can cause lips to be uneven or misshapen
- Lip Lines – Fine, vertical wrinkles that extend around the mouth and outward
FDA-approved injectable fillers augment (plump the lips), restore a more balanced and proportionate appearance to the top and bottom lips and fill-in and soften lip lines.
HOW DO LIP FILLERS WORK AND WHAT ARE THEY COMPRISED OF?
The cosmetic physician specialists at the Institute of Aesthetic Medicine use injectable lip fillers to add immediate shape, structure and volume to the lips. These FDA-approved lip fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid and offer a variety of options to fit every patient’s desired lip enhancement goals.
The most popular lip fillers offered at The Institute of Aesthetic Medicine are Restylane® Silk and Juvéderm Volbella® XC, both of which can deliver temporary results that last for up to six months to one year with minimal side effects.
The injections are done in our offices and are performed without the need for a topical anesthetic. Injections are done by our physicians. Non-surgical lip augmentation with fillers is a comfortable procedure producing natural looking results.
Lip lines are fine, vertical wrinkles that extend around the mouth and outward from the lips. These lines are expertly treated with the finest form of injectable fillers. Thicker fillers may tend to clump up when treating fine, shallow wrinkles, so our physicians use the most advanced techniques and products to create a smooth result in this delicate area.
The cosmetic physicians of The Institute of Aesthetic Medicine will tailor the precise placement of the filler to address each patient’s unique anatomy, as well as the desired outcomes.
HOW LONG DO LIP VOLUMIZERS AND FILLERS LAST?
The results of lip fillers are immediate, and patients can walk out of their appointment with fuller lips in a quick treatment taking 20 to 30 minutes. The key to optimal results is selecting a cosmetic surgeon with an artistic eye and extensive experience. It is also important to recognize that hyaluronic acid gel fillers offer temporary effects of up to one year and in some cases may last longer. As with all injectable treatments, maintenance sessions are required to keep the aesthetic results each patient desires.
Through clinical studies of patients treated with Restylane® Silk, clinical investigators reported:
- 77% of patients treated with Restylane® Silk showed at least a one-point improvement in lip fullness ( 5 point scale) eight weeks after treatment.
- 59% of patients treated with Restylane® Silk maintained lip fullness six months after treatment.
Clinical studies demonstrate the following patient satisfaction data:
- 80% (98/123) of people treated experienced improved satisfaction with their lips 1 year later.*
- 75% (92/123) of people treated experienced improved satisfaction with their vertical lip lines 1 year later.*
During your consultation, our facial aesthetic physicians will select the most appropriate product to suit each individual patient’s marionette lines. In some cases, we may layer one filler over another where these creases are particularly deep.
To learn how lip fillers can improve your facial appearance, please call our Boca Raton office at 561.393.9898 or our Miami office at 305.854.8828 to schedule your confidential consultation.
*When treated again after 1 year, patients needed less product to achieve their results.