Although standards of beauty vary among cultures, full and shapely lips are considered to be an attractive feature throughout most of the world. Some people may naturally have poutier lips, while others may have always had thinner lips or may have noticed lips that transitioned from full to thinner because of aging. When it comes to thin lips, hyaluronic acid filler collections like Juvederm® are commonly used to add volume to both lower and upper lips, which are the main benefits of lip injections that our Rockland, Maine-based patients should know about.

Fillers are soft, gel-like substances that are injected not just in the lips, but also beneath the skin on the face to volumize it and add definition to specific features. The primary ingredient—hyaluronic acid—is a gooey, slippery substance produced naturally by the body to provide moisture for the skin and other areas.

Here are some other benefits of hyaluronic-based dermal fillers:

  • They delay the need for more invasive, surgical lip augmentation treatments.
  • Fillers enhance the appearance of the lips by adding shape, structure, and volume. When the filler is injected, it supports and shapes the tissues.
  • The injector can refine, define, and contour the shape of the lips to improve symmetry and proportions in relation to other facial features.
  • Lip fillers can be added slowly over a period of time in several appointments for a gradual progression until you get your desired results, which can be especially useful if you naturally have thin lips and are unsure about how fillers will look.
  • The injector has control over the amount of the filler that is added, therefore you have control over how much volume is created.
  • Although the results aren’t “forever,” they are long-lasting. Juvederm® lip fillers can last for up to one year.
  • There are minimal to no side effects associated with hyaluronic acid fillers. Since they contain substances that are similar to substances found naturally in your body, it’s very unlikely for allergic reactions to occur.

For more advice about the benefits of lip injections, contact our Rockland, Maine-based Skin Klinic & Day Spa and learn more about how facial fillers can add volume to enhance your appearance. Call us today at (207) 594-7003 or submit a contact form to schedule a consultation and learn more about our cosmetic treatments.

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