Lip augmentation treatments are very popular. They have gone from being something that no one wanted to admit having to literally being as mainstream as going to the dentist and having your teeth whitened. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has noted a 50 percent increase in the number of lip augmentations performed in adults between the ages of 18 and 55 from between the year 2000 and the year 2016. If you are ready to enhance your pout with lip injections in Louisville, there are a few things you would benefit from knowing.

Lip augmentation injections may use dermal fillers that are designed to improve the size and shape of your lips. There are a number of different brands of dermal fillers. However, the vast majority of the ones used to add volume to the lips contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a chain of sugars that naturally exists in your body. Hyaluronic acid is what makes your lips full in the first place. The problem is that as you get older, the amount of hyaluronic acid in your system diminishes. For other people, their genetic makeup precludes them from having thicker lips.

The first question you may want answered is, how safe are lip fillers? The substances used in lip fillers are usually naturally found in your body. So most people do not have a negative reaction to hyaluronic acid, for example.

The next thing you may be wondering is if there are other options regarding lip injections. The answer is yes! We can also use fat injections in order to provide the lips with more fullness. This is an even more natural approach than dermal fillers, as it uses your body’s own fat. During a consultation in Louisville, our specialist can tell you what solution is going to work best and what techniques may provide the best results.

Are you interested in learning more information about lip injections? Get started by making an appointment at Plastic Surgeon Dr. Joseph Banis in Louisville. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for lip enhancement!