- August 9th 2018
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Lip augmentation procedures are among the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures practitioners can perform. Clients usually come with age-related concerns, such as thinning lips, vertical wrinkles above the upper lip (also known as “smoker’s lines” or “barcode lines”), flattening of the Cupid’s bow, and the loss of volume. This area is challenging to treat, as it is a highly mobile area, so any non-permanent filler will usually have a decreased duration of action in this area compared with other areas of the face.
Typically, the approach used for lip enhancement involves invasive surgery and the use of synthetic or autologous materials for filler. The effects of these procedures are often very long-lasting, with corrections often remaining for up to five years. However, such procedures are costly, involve surgery, and are associated with severe complications, including scarring and asymmetry. Implants such as polytetrafluoroethy [Read more]