Kissable lips. We all think of full and luscious lips. The idealisation of this kind of lips can be in response to media exposure to social media personalities and Hollywood celebrities like the Kardashians and Angelina Jolie.
Previously, different compounds were used as soft tissue fillers. These include animal and human collagen, paraffin, and even oil. However, most were abandoned due to a high incidence of complications which includes hardening of tissues and infection.
It was years later that the discovery of Hyaluronic Acid as a filler became well-known. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance found in our body. It is also considered as the basic building block of the dermis.
The Advantage of HA fillers
Hyaluronic acid is not species-specific because its chemical structure is uniform throughout nature. Thus, it has significantly less incidence of allergic reaction when compared to animal or human collagen.
Another advantage of HA filler is that its effect is also significantly superior to the collagen. The result typically lasts up to six months to a year.
Lastly, HA fillers can be dissolved with another treatment through the injection of Hyaluronidase.
So, if you wanted to remove a previously injected fillers, you can remove them through Hyaluronidase treatment.
HA as Lip Fillers
Before, lip augmentation treatment presented a painful experience for patients. This experience became the barrier that most patients and surgeons encounter with injectable fillers to the lips. Thankfully, the addition of Lidocaine, an anaesthetic agent, to the fillers became a remarkable breakthrough for lip fillers. The doctor can also choose to inject an anaesthetic medicine before the filler treatment.
Risk and Complications
As with all injection treatments, swelling, bruising and redness around the injected part are the most common complications. These will lessen after a few hours. However, if severe swelling occurs, you need to be seen by the doctor again, and he will advise you on the next best course of action.
Here in Dubai, Lip Fillers is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.
Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.
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