How Can Seniors Get a Fuller Lip?
A lip filler is a common type of lip augmentation procedure that can help seniors get a fuller lip. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, seniors make up 46 percent of all U.S. lip procedures in 2019.
In this article, we will cover everything you need to know about getting a lip filler, from what they are made of to what you need to know before the procedure. We will also discuss the benefits of lip fillers in reversing the signs of aging around your lips.
What Are Lip Fillers?
Lips make up the most prominent feature of your face. Fuller and smoother lips make you look younger and attractive.
As you age, the volume and elasticity of collagen and fat supporting your lips start to decline, making them appear shrunk and wrinkled. This is where lip fillers come in.
A lip filler is one of the safest and quickest ways to improve the contours of your lips, smoothening creases, and softening wrinkles as you age.
What Are Lip Fillers Made Of?
Also known as dermal fillers or soft-tissue fillers, lip fillers can be temporary or permanent. Most of the temporary lip fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural substance found in your body and other living systems that retain water, facilitates the production of collagen, and keeps your skin hydrated and plump.
When you age, you start to lose the amount of hyaluronic acid naturally found in your body. Lip fillers make up for this loss and give your lips the much-needed moisture and hydration.
The most widely used brands of HA lip fillers in the U.S. are Restylane and Juvederm.
Are Lip Fillers Safe?
According to the FDA, lip fillers as entirely safe for injection.
Although slight swelling and tenderness on and around lips is expected after the procedure, it gets better within a few days. As long as the procedure is performed in a hygienic environment and by experts, chances of infection or complications after the procedure are minimal.
What Do I Need to Do Before the Procedure?
Lip filler is a simple procedure that can be five to 30 minutes long. Based on your requirement, the plastic surgeon injects the filler on your lips.
Since the procedure is minimally invasive, you should avoid taking any medications that may thin your blood. These include aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and herbal blood thinners.
People who regularly get cold sores may develop sores after the procedure and need prophylactic treatment with antiviral medications to prevent cold sores. If you are prone to allergies or other skin sensitivity issues, make sure to talk to your surgeon before booking an appointment for the procedure.
Are Lip Fillers Permanent?
Lip injections containing HA filler are semi-permanent. Although the results are long-lasting, you will notice reduced volume in your lips as the levels of the filler start to decline and need another session.
Typically, most lip fillers last anywhere from six months to 18 months. The permanent solution is getting lip augmentation through lip implants.
What Are the Benefits of Lip Fillers for Seniors?
Your lips are the star on your face. Plump and fuller lips not only make you look younger but also define your lip lines and balance your features. When you age, you lose natural collagens and fat within your lips that change the structure, shape, and volume of your lips.
Some benefits of lip fillers in seniors are:
- Lip fillers or dermal fillers reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your lips. The hyaluronic acid in these fillers retains moisture underneath your lips, making them appear smoother.
- Lip fillers also minimize the sagginess of your lips that results from loss of natural HA and collagens. As a result, your lips appear lifted and plumper.
- Volume loss is a common problem in seniors which makes your previously plumper lips look thinner and deflated as you age. Lip fillers solve this problem by restoring the volume of your lips.
- Aging also changes the natural structure and shape of your lips. Do you miss having those pretty defined lip lines around your lips? Lip fillers can restore those as well. By carefully injecting the right amount of lip filler around your lip lines, your plastic surgeon can restore your natural lip shape.
Ready to Get Fuller Lips?
Gone are the days when having smooth, voluptuous lips were a dream. Whether you want to restore the lost contours of your lips or revive their natural, crease-free volume, you no longer need to overline your lips or splurge on useless lip colors.
Lip fillers are your answer. They’re simple, safe, and suit well to all age groups. Above all else, they are minimally invasive and injected with a pain killer, so you only feel mild pain during and after the procedure.
The best part? Lip fillers are semi-permanent, customized according to the look you want, and are completely reversible.