Collagen serves many functions in the body – it supports the skin’s structure, it heals injured ligaments, and it creates lip fullness. As the body’s collagen production slows with age, lips lose their fullness, but lip filler injections can restore a plump and youthful appearance to thin lips.
Molly Weiandt, DMD, is licensed to administer lip-plumping injections. At MW Dentistry & Esthetics, you can get the smile you want – from whiter teeth to fuller lips – in a safe and comfortable setting.
How Lip Plumping Works
The same dermal fillers that add fullness to facial hollows can be used as a lip-plumper – the gel is injected to add volume to lips and minimize the appearance of fine lines.
Because lips contain a high concentration of nerves, lip-plumping injections can be extremely painful. At MW Dentistry & Esthetics, we administer a topical anesthetic ointment before injecting lip plumper, so our patients can be more comfortable during the procedure.
The Difference Between Injections and Lip-Plumping Gloss
Most lip-plumping gloss contains a skin irritant, such as cinnamon or menthol – the plumping effect is nothing more than skin reacting to the irritant. People with skin sensitivities and certain food allergies may be unable to tolerate the irritants in these products.
The effects of lip-plumping injections can last six to twelve months, and a licensed professional knows exactly how much filler to administer to produce a natural look.