1. WHAT IS the difference between a LIP AUGMENTATION and LIP REJUVENATION at ShanthalaMD?
Lip augmentation is a non-surgical procedure, lip volume is replaced by hyaluronic acid fillers. Therefore the lips can look natural and beautiful. Dr. Shanthala offers this procedure for people who are looking to improve both volume and shape. Lip rejuvenation on the other hand is more for people with severe sun damage, pigmentation, lines and wrinkles wherte they need a combination of laser resurfacing, with special HA fillers such REDENSITY or RHA fillers which can blend well and make them look refreshed. No matter what age and who you are Dr. Shanthala is passionate about keeping you look natural and beautiful. She refuses to overfill anyone. Watch her video here and see how she reverses 27 syringes of botched lip filler.
Aging, smoking, and sun damage can cause loss of collagen in and around the lip area. Due to repeated contractions of the muscles around the mouth lip lines become prominent. The lip appears thin and not attractive. Therefore one might add extra volume to restore the pout.
2. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIP AUGMENTATION AND LIP LINES CORRECTION?
Lip augmentation or lip filler injection is performed for both men and women. Lip lines can develop after chronic smoking, whistling, drinking with a straw which can be improved by using HA fillers and lasers. I call it as Lip rejuvenation when I correct lip lines. Some young people are self-conscious of small lips who might benefit from lip augmentation. My goal is to make everyone look natural, not duck-like lips. I am very conservative when it comes to lip fillers for any age group. I believe in less is more.
3. HOW IS THE LIP AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
A topical anesthetic is applied before the lip augmentation to reduce the pain. Dr. Shanthala can do a dental block or ice in addition to a topical anesthetic. She uses a microcannula or an insulin needle to reduce the discomfort and bruising.
4. WHAT ARE THE CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR LIP FILLERS?
The following conditions are contraindications for lip Fillers. Active infection, Cold sores, Bleeding and coagulation disorders, allergies.
5. WHAT IS THE COST OF LIP INJECTION?
The cost for lip injection is based upon the age of the patient, perioral structural damage due to smoking, sun damage, and the total volume correction required for that given individual.
Lip injection before and after