The most prevalent process for lip augmentation is with injectable fillers. Even though other much more surgical choices exist such as lifts and implants, generating the lip larger by injections are fast, uncomplicated to do, and have instantaneous benefits. (notice that I did not say painless!) Even though 5 years ago, only two injectable filler choices existed (collagen and a initially-generation hyaluronic acid filler, Restylane), the selection among them was quite clear. But as of right now, there are now eight commercially-readily available injectable filler choices and much more are positive to come in 2009. With so several possibilities, it is not possible for any patient to know which injectable filler is ideal for the lips and undoubtedly some physicians are in a quandry as properly.
The uncomplicated answer is…..none of the injectable fillers is the ideal. Every single has their personal person benefits and disadvantages even though particular trends amongst them are clear. Initial, fully grasp that no injectable filler has ever been FDA-authorized for use in the lips in the United States even though it is prevalent practice. Technically, the use of injectable fillers in the lips is 'off-label' use. Why it has by no means been authorized by the FDA is a regulatory technicality and processing problem from the manufacturer, not one particular of security. Lip augmentation in all probability accounts for almost half of all injectable filler use for several years so its security track record is properly established. Secondly, the composition of the injectable filler is vital to understanding its effectiveness and security in the lip. Lip tissue is unique from skin as lips are like fingers, we use them a lot and they are incredibly sensitive to touch and really feel. For this purpose, non-particulated fillers such as collagen and hyaluronic acid fillers are ideal suited for the lips. These injectable fillers with particles (Radiesse and Artefill) must not be placed in the lip as their danger of irregularities and nodules (foreign-physique reactions) is unquestionably greater.
I would say that the hyaluronic acid fillers ( boned sugar molecules) are the gold typical for lip augmentation. All of them will perform and their effectiveness is the identical no matter the advertising name or manufacturer. The only distinction among them is……how extended do they final and how a lot do they expense? In brief, the query is an problem of worth with their use. The only way to figure out how extended hyaluronic acid lip injections will final is to know the concentration of hyaluronic acid in the solution and how properly it is cross-linked collectively. Each difficulties which a patient can not identify. As there are no research that straight examine one particular hyaluronic acid solution to an additional in a potential lip augmentation research (someday there will be but none exist as of now), sufferers have to guided by what their doctor injector tells them.
In my encounter, some hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers final longer in the lips than other folks. The variety of persistence is anyplace from four to 12 months. For the sake of simplicity, for instance, the newest hyaluronic acid filler Prevelle (HA concentration of five mg/ml) lasts about three to four months when Juvaderm (HA concentration 24 mg/ml) lasts about eight to 9 months in my encounter. And, not surprising, the expense in my practice is also unique with the longer lasting one particular priced greater. (as it must be) With such an array of HA injectable fillers, I have identified that it is now probable to 'get what you spend for'. You can now pick your injectable lip augmentation outcome quite a lot on the cost you want to spend. Some HA injectable fillers expense much more than other folks but they final longer as well.