The difference between lip injections and lip implants is that lip augmentation is non-surgical and usually temporary, while lip implants are considered surgical and permanent.
Lip injections commonly uses Hyaluronic Acid (a naturally occurring sugar found in your body) that helps restore volume, smooth out lip lines while adding contour. Recovery time after a lip augmentation is usually quick with minimal side effects. Most pospular lip fillers are Juvederm’s Volbella, Kiss, and Restylane. Temporary injectable lip fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to 1 year.
Since most lip injections are temporary, patients can have peace of mind knowing that their filler will eventually dissolve or can be easily removed with an injectable enzyme called Hyaluronidase.
For patients who have not been satisfied with the longevity and ongoing treatments of temporary dermal fillers a lip implant procedure is an alternative permanent option.
Three popular types of lip implants are GORE-TEX®, SoftForm, and AlloDerm®.
A lip implant procedure requires local anesthesia, and incisions are most often made at the corners of the mouth, creating a thin tunnel to accommodate the implant. Creating this tunnel is important and must be done with precision to ensure that the lip implant provides an even and natural-looking result. If the implant doesn’t augment evenly across the lip, it will tend to look unnatural and obvious. The lip implant will then be accurately trimmed to the proper length needed, and the incisions will then be closed.
While lip implants are permanent, patients will have to undergo surgery again to have their implants removed if their desired effect is not achieved.
Careful thought and research should go into any decision in choosing lip injections or lip implants.
For more information on lip augmentation visit http://www.lastinglooks.ca/lip-augmentation-toronto/ at Lasting Looks Clinic in Toronto.