Lip augmentation can be used to increase and reshape genetically thin lips. Wrinkle treatment is applied on wrinkles occurring in different areas of the face. To augment the lips, different cosmetic fillers are injected into the lips, or in the case of wrinkles directly into the underlying muscle tissue.
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are used to augment the lips, as hyaluronic acid itself is a naturally occurring component of our skin and the underlying connective tissues, the concentration of which diminishes with ageing. Hyaluronic acid is a compound of high water-binding capacity. When its concentration in the skin diminishes, so does the rigidity of the skin, and thus wrinkles form.
The process of augmentation
During the process of lip augmentation, hyaluronic acid is injected back to the tissues. It binds the water to eliminate wrinkles and restore the volume of the lips. Due to the fact that during the procedure a compound is injected into the skin that is in fact one of its naturally occurring components, complications and allergic reactions are uncommon. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are absorbed by the body within about a year, and in the case of lip augmentation this occurs even sooner. Other types of fillers with longer absorption times are also used for lip augmentation and in wrinkle treatment, but these are more likely to cause complications such as allergic reactions and nodule formation.
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