If you want fuller lips, there are several cosmetic treatments that can make your lips appear more full and plump. Lip fillers are one of the most popular treatments for lips, but they aren’t the only option.

There are also lip implants, which are different from lip fillers. Both treatments can make your lips appear fuller, but they work differently and have different long-term outcomes.

Keep reading to learn more about the difference between lip fillers and lip implants!

What Are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are an excellent non-surgical cosmetic treatment for anyone looking to have fuller lips. The treatment can be done in the office and only takes about fifteen minutes. 

Lip fillers are a kind of dermal filler. Dermal fillers are an injectable treatment that can be used to add volume to different areas of the face. 

For lip filler, we carry Juvederm XC, Volbella and Versa.  All of these fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a substance naturally produced by your body.

As you age, your body can have trouble producing enough hyaluronic acid, causing your skin to appear dehydrated and that it has lost volume . These filler helps compensate for this loss by adding more volume strategically.

They can also smooth over deep wrinkles and hollows. At Revive MedSpa, we offer several kinds of dermal fillers that can be used for various reasons.

Dermal fillers are injected directly into the area of your face that you want treated. As a lip filler, it can be injected directly into the lips or into the vermillion border.  Your injector will be able to customize your treatment plan to make sure to achieve your goals.  HA fillers can also be injected into the area around the lips and nose to smooth over wrinkles and laugh lines around the mouth and nose.

The injections will increase the volume of the lips, making them appear more plump and hydrated. Depending on your desired outcome, this can be done very subtly or with greater impact.  However, this effect isn’t permanent as your body eventually processes out the injectable material. 

The results of the treatment tend to last from six months up to a year. 

What Are Lip Implants?

Unlike lip fillers, lip implants can permanently change the appearance of your lips as they last several years. They’re medical devices that are implanted inside the lips through a minor surgical procedure. 

The implants can be removed, but they can also safely stay inside your body for years and years without ever having to be removed or replaced. At Revive MedSpa, we offer the PermaLip implant

This implant is much like other kinds of cosmetic implants, like breast implants. It’s made from a solid silicone elastomer that feels and looks very natural.  It can be ordered in different sizes depending on what is best for your anatomy.  

The implant cannot lose structure as the material isn’t filled with anything, so it can’t leak or deflate. It’s a soft, pliable, but solid material that mimics the feel of your natural lips.

The procedure used to implant the PermaLip is minimally invasive and can usually be done in-office with local anesthesia. The entire procedure tends to take about an hour. 

In order to insert the implants, very small incisions are made on the corners of the mouth or even inside the mouth so any scarring is well hidden. Once implanted, the PermaLip can stay inside your lips indefinitely, giving you permanently plump lips.

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How Do I Choose the Right Lip Enhancement?

If you want fuller lips, you may be wondering which treatment is best for you. Lip fillers and lip implants are both excellent choices when it comes to enhancing the appearance of your lips.

However, deciding between the two depends on what you want to commit to. Lip fillers only last up to a year, whereas lip implants last much longer. 

Lip implants can also be removed if you change your mind. If you change your mind about lip fillers, you have to wait for them to get processed out of your body naturally or have the filler dissolved, which requires an additional injection.

Lip fillers can also be used to smooth out lines and wrinkles around the mouth. They’re also less invasive than lip implants, which do require surgery. 

These are all important things to keep in mind when you’re deciding what procedure to have. But you don’t have to decide on your own!

The specialist at Revive Med Spa can help you choose the best treatment for you and your unique needs.

How Do I Know if Lip Enhancement is Right For Me?

Most people who want to enhance the appearance of their lips make good candidates for both lip fillers and lip implants. You need to be in good health with no pre-existing conditions that could interfere with treatment. 

It’s also important that you are a non-smoker. As long as you meet these requirements, you should be a great candidate for one of these minimally invasive procedures.

At Revive Med Spa, Dr. Roth can help you devise a treatment plan that’s best for you, whether that includes lip fillers, implants, or even both. 

Do you want to learn more about lip fillers or lip implants? Schedule an appointment at Revive MedSpa in Hazelton, Kingston, or Scranton, PA, today!