Hyaluronic acid has become the most popular base ingredient for dermal fillers. This popularity can be explained by the fact that HA is naturally occurring in the body, which greatly reduces risks of adverse reactions. The results can also be seen immediately after the injections, which takes 15 to 30 minutes to be completed.
Unlike fat grafting procedures and implants, surgeons have great control over HA amounts to inject. Precise volume increases can be achieved while preserving natural lips contours. This control allows surgeons to perform very subtle and natural augmentations as well as significant augmentation to satisfy patients expectations.
Injections can also be performed during occasional appointments until the expected result is achieved. After that, filler injections can be repeated if needed depending on the patient’s wishes.
Less inflammation and allergic reactions
Hyaluronic based products cause less adverse reactions and inflammation compared to other types of dermal fillers. Given that hyaluronic acid found in fillers is similar to naturally occurring HA in our body, allergic reactions are extremely rare.
Duration of effect
Although filler injections results are not permanent, it can last 6 to up to 15 months, depending of the type of HA of the product and the area of treatment.
Before proceeding to the injections, the surgeons determines the patient’s expectations, the type of product to use to achieve this result, the dose of product needed and evaluates the mouth region. A local anesthetic is used before the injections in most cases. Depending of the patient’s expectations, two types of approches can be used. The forst focuses on re-drawing lips contours. The second focuses on plumping up the lips.