It’s been all over the news and celebrity gossip columns lately – pumped up lips are the hottest new trend. Celebrities and people of all ages want fuller or younger looking lips. But what options do you have for plumping up, and what should you know before you decide to enhance your pout?
Types of Treatments Available
There are a couple of different ways to improve the look of your lips. One is to add volume – or plump – with injectable fillers. Many people want to add definition to the cupid’s bow and outline of the lips. Fillers can also help reduce the look of aging without adding volume to lips by filling in smoker’s lines (the vertical lines on top of the lips) and corner creases.
“The idea is not to look overdone,” says Anne Neeley, MD, a board-certified dermatologist at KMC Dermatology, “but to look more youthful and beautiful. It’s a relatively low-cost improvement when compared to more-invasive options.”
Fillers are made from hyaluronic acid – a naturally-occurring component of the body – and dissolve over time. There are many brands including Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Restylane Silk® and Belotero®.
What You Should Know
Before a Lip Treatment
Dr. Neeley recommends avoiding NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen for a week prior to a lip treatment to reduce the occurrence of bruising. There may be minimal bruising or swelling for up to a week after a treatment. Typically, treatments can last up to nine months – depending on how quickly the body dissolves the filler.
It is also recommended to consult with a board-certified provider who has extensive experience in cosmetic injections, and advanced knowledge of how the body works and anatomy to ensure the highest quality treatment. All KMC Dermatology locations offer lip enhancement services, and all KMC providers are board certified. To consult with a provider on what options are right for you, call 844-KMC-DERM to schedule an appointment. To learn more about the services and products offered at KMC Dermatology, visit us online at KMCDermatology.com.
About KMC Dermatology
You can find the expertise, care and attention of Board Certified Dermatologists at KMC Dermatology. We provide medical and surgical skin care management, including treating diseases of the skin, hair, and nails such as skin cancer, warts, acne, moles, and rashes. Our dermatology medical team has decades of combined experience and treats infants, children, adolescents and adults of all ages.
KMC Dermatology has 2 locations serving the Kansas City area in Leawood and Shawnee.
6333 Long Ave. Shawnee
11301 Nall Ave. Leawood