Many of our patients in Madison, WI are excited to learn about cosmetic treatments that can enhance the appearance of their lips in a safe and effective way without the need for surgery. This is part of a growing trend in cosmetic medicine in using minimally-invasive procedures for lip augmentation.
What are Fillers?
Fillers are a type of injectable treatment with products that contain a gel that flows easily into your lips to enhance their volume and hydration. A filler treatment can offer you significant lip augmentation results without surgery. This means that your downtime will be minimal to non-existent, and you will have a reduced risk of complications.
Some of the most common types of lip fillers contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid makes a great lip filler ingredient because it has the ability to attract and bind moisture within your lips, which has a plumping and volumizing effect. In addition to enhancing the volume of your lips, a hyaluronic acid-based filler can moisturize your lips from within. This is because this naturally-occurring substance acts like a sponge within your lips.
What About BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is not thought of as a filler. A traditional filler enhances volume, making your lips appear larger, while BOTOX® relaxes nearby mouth muscles around the lips to roll the lip forward without adding additional volume. Sometimes called the “Lip Flip”, this treatment involves the injection of BOTOX® into only outer muscle layers around the lips to relax them just enough to allow the lips to flip outward without actually hampering the function of the underlying muscle.
Filler and BOTOX® treatments in Madison, WI actually have a very low incidence of side effects, but they do happen in some cases. You may experience temporary skin redness, for example. In most cases, these side effects can be expected to fade rapidly on their own. However, you can treat any swelling with a cold compress.
Make an Appointment Today
If you’re interested in non-surgical lip augmentation, make an appointment at Lasting Skin Solutions in Fitchburg, WI. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to learn more information about BOTOX® and filler treatments!