The vast majority of women requesting lip injections in Gainesville FL want the natural and proportionate result as if they were born with it. Hence, Dr. James Destephens conducts a comprehensive physical exam in which your skin elasticity, original lip shape, and facial features are all examined to deliver results that suit your face.
How Do You Achieve Natural Results From Lip Injections In Gainesville FL?
Surveys have shown that the most natural upper and lower lip volume distribution should be closed to 30:70 ratio. Simply put, the upper lip should always appear smaller than the lower lip to achieve results that are not just realistic but also attractive.
However, some patients can have equal-sized lower and upper lips without looking fake. After all, their facial features will also determine the size that looks attractive on them.
To further promote natural results, the Cupid’s bow, or the V shape at the center of the upper lip, should never be altered. This is done by avoiding filler injections beyond the vermillion border (i.e., the pigmented skin of the lips).
But occasionally, a small amount of filler can be injected into the philtrum, which is the vertical groove between the base of the nose and the upper lip. This creates a subtle out-turning of the upper lip and slightly reduces the distance between the lip and the nose which promotes a more feminine, more youthful appearance.
What Is The Ideal Filler?
Lip injections in Gainesville FL are typically performed with dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid, a compound that is naturally found in the skin that makes it appear youthful and somewhat “plump.” Hence, these fillers have an impressive safety record and do not even require an allergy testing before the treatment. For our lip injections, we use Belotero.
How Long Do The Results Last?
The results from lip injections in Gainesville FL typically last 4-6 months, although fillers that are more cohesive such as Juvederm can last up to one year. Aside from the type of dermal filler, the length of results also depends on how your body metabolizes it.
Should you decide to stop getting injections, your lips will return to their original size and shape. They will not appear wrinkly nor saggy since their skin generally has good elasticity (shrinkage). In fact, you may even notice that your lips appear a bit larger since the fillers can trigger your body to produce its own hyaluronic acid.