Women today desire fuller more voluptuous lips. This can be accomplished using temporary fillers or by permanent implants. As we age the lips thin and become less noticeable. The way one applies their lipstick can enhance the lip appearance. There are many products available to plump the lips and accentuate the contour. JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® are 2 of the most popular products used to improve the shape of the lips. Other preparations include one’s own fat, acellular dermal matrix, and collagen just to name a few. New fillers are being developed all the time. There are many factors to consider before selecting the right filler for you. These include the longevity, ease of administration, results, cost, downtime etc.
Permanent products are now available that are very soft and natural. These synthetic products such as Permalip are more involved to administer. They require a surgical incision to insert and need to be appropriately positioned. It is uncommon that they will ever need to be replaced. Many women are opting for this approach to avoid repeated treatments. Their popularity is increasing dramatically.