The best fillers for lip augmentation: top 10
Well-defined plump lips, donated by nature, adorn the appearance of a woman and attract attention. But if nature has not been so generous to you, you can correct the shape and size of the lips with the help of corrective plastic surgery. It is carried out on the basis of special preparations called fillers.
Types of fillers
A filler (from the English fill – “fill”) is an injectable biodegradable implant that makes it possible to carry out contouring without surgical invasion. Preparations for injection allow you to adjust the shape and volume of the lips. Also, with the help of fillers, the following goals are achieved:
- Raising the corners of the lips;
- Correction of the shape of the lips;
- Increase in natural volume;
- Smoothing out small wrinkles.
Injections for the introduction of the implant are carried out with a syringe with a very thin needle. The duration of the procedure is from a quarter to half an hour (depending on the experience of the cosmetologist performing it). The procedure itself is quite painful, since the tissues of the lips contain many nerve endings. To minimize discomfort, manufacturers often include an anesthetic in their fillers.
In the classification of injectable implant preparations, there are, first of all, biodegradable fillers based on synthesized hyaluronate of artificial or animal origin. These funds are based on hyaluronic acid – unsulphated glycosaminoglycan, which is part of the connective, epithelial and nervous tissues. It is the main component of the extracellular matrix of biological fluids.
After the introduction of hyaluronate retains the effect and increases the shape of the lips for a certain period – from 3 to 24 months (depending on the type of drug and manufacturer). After a specified time, hyaluronic acid is absorbed (biodegraded) in a natural way, after which, at the request of the patient, the procedure is repeated.
Biodegradable hyaluronic acid fillers are divided into the following types:
- Monophasic – hyaluronate, which is part of the drug, has molecules of the same size. This gives the active substance greater plasticity and facilitates its use;
- Biphasic – hyaluronic acid of this type has a different molecular weight;
- Collagen preparations made from fibrillar protein of porcine, bovine or human origin;
- Patient tissues obtained by autologous transplantation. In other words, the transplant recipient is his own donor;
- Implants based on polylactic acid.
Another type of filler is synthetic materials based on polymer gel. They are non-biodegradable and are classified as follows:
- Triphosphate sodium;
- Biosynthetic filler based on synthetic poly L lactic acid isolated from human tissue.
Another type that needs to be mentioned: synthetic fillers, which contain polymethyl methacrylate in collagenacting as the transported material. This type of filler is banned in the US and many EU countries due to potential harm, as well as the risk of complications and side effects after the procedure.
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Lip augmentation techniques with fillers
Injection correction of the shape and size of the lips can be carried out on the basis of several techniques. One or another technology of the procedure is chosen depending on the individual approach of the patient, as well as to expand the range of possibilities when creating different types of appearance. The injectable gel is administered by classical fine needle or special cannulawith less trauma.
If the first option is chosen, the cosmetologist performing the procedure performs lip piercing according to the scheme chosen by him and the patient. With each puncture, a microdose of filler is injected. The process is quite painful, and you need to be prepared for this.
When using a cannula, the distribution of the filler gel is more even, while the skin is minimally injured. The cosmetologist makes a single puncture, inserts a cannula through it and pushes the tissues apart. When you press the plunger of the syringe, the drug, as it were, “expands” inside the lip. Already during the procedure, you can roughly see how evenly the drug is injected and what the final result will be.
Exist different methods of introducing filler preparations into the lipsand each technique has its own name:
- Linear – with this technique, the cosmetologist introduces the filler in a dosed manner, filling the contours evenly along the borders of the lip border. Thus, the outlines are clearly defined. If the entire perimeter of the lips is filled, an increase in volume is achieved at the same time. Lips look plump and have an even contour;
- Bolus technique – the full name of the technology sounds like “bolus, linear retrograde injection.” In fact, these are two separate types, but they are often combined, since with both methods the needle plunges into the tissue to the maximum depth. Bolus immersion of the needle allows you to inject the drug to a large volume deep into the tissue. Linear-retrograde technology works on a similar principle, but the needle does not go to depth, but distributes the gel with a movement on the surface of the lip. These techniques can work linearly or perpendicularly, are highly painful, so you should choose a filler preparation with an anesthetic for them;
- “Hollywood Volume” – with this technique, which combines bolus and linear filler injection technology, the lip border (Cupid’s arch) is highlighted. The technique is good in that it is easy to achieve the effect of “kissed lips” with its help;
- “French sponges” – injection is carried out in a direction perpendicular to the contour, the drug is distributed linearly or crosswise, while it is injected only into the center of the lip, without affecting the corners of the mouth. The second name of the technique – “sponges with a bow” – more accurately describes the result obtained as a result. Another term for it is “Paris technique”;
- “Mona Lisa” – cosmetologists try to repeat the effect of the mysterious smile of Gioconda by introducing the drug linearly retrograde, treating the lateral part of the contour and capturing the junction of the lips at the corners of the mouth opening. This method can achieve a lift of the lowered corners of the lips, so it is often chosen by patients of a more mature age.
To determine which technology is right for you, a cosmetologist must take into account the wishes …