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LIP AUGMENTATION
Enhance the shape and fullness of your lips

WHAT IS LIP AUGMENTATION?
With age and sun exposure, our lips tend to lose volume and become thinner. Constant pursing of the lips, either from smoking or normal facial expressions, may cause tiny vertical lines to appear. Lip augmentation is a procedure which uses fillers to naturally enhance the shape and fullness of your lips.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Any healthy individual desiring fuller, more shapely lips, may be a good candidate. If you are pregnant or breast feeding, you should not have lip augmentation.

WHAT PRODUCTS ARE USED FOR LIP AUGMENTATION?
Natural fillers, such as Restylane®, Juvéderm™ Ultra, Juvéderm™ Ultra Plus, and Restylane Lyft® are most typically used for lip augmentation. Your physician or certified nurse practitioner will determine which product or combination of products is ideal for you depending on the amount of enhancement you desire and the shape and contour of your lips.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT LIKE?
Your lips are first numbed with either topical or local anesthesia to optimize your comfort during the short procedure. The fillers are carefully injected into the appropriate areas with an ultrafine needle.

HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
Depending on the filler used, results can last from 3 to 12 months. Products such as Restylane, Restylane Lyft, and Juvéderm can last from 6 to 12 months.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
At SkinCare Physicians & Surgeons, only highly experienced board-certified physicians and certified nurse practitioners administer aesthetic injectables. Side effects are rare.

AESTHETIC INJECTABLES - HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?

  • Botox and Dysport relax facial muscles - smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Dermal fillers such as Restylane®, Restylane Lyft®, Juvederm®, and Sculptra® are used to restore lost volume and lift specific facial features - creating a youthful appearance.
  • Other facial injectables such as Sculptra® are naturally and gradually absorbed by the body, stimulating the formation of new collagen. These fillers restore volume and fullnes and are especially effective for treating shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds.

Yardy Tse, MD is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Practicing in San Diego for over 23 years, Dr Tse is recognized by physicians and patients alike for her expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Dr. Tse is also highly regarded for her proficiency in laser surgery and cosmetic medicine.