Lip Enhancement by Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi
Serving Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, Malibu, Calabasas and Santa Barbara
Non-surgical lip enhancement can create plumper, more youthful looking lips and soften lines around your mouth. With new injectable fillers, such as Restylane® Silk and Volbella®, treatment takes less than 30 minutes and results last up to one year. As a result, patients look younger and more rested, without the downtime associated with plastic surgery.
How Does Non-Surgical Lip Enhancement Work?
As we age, the hyaluron in our body – which provides strength and hydration – decreases. Collagen also decreases in the skin. This is why, as we get older, our lips become thinner and lines form around our mouths. Restylane® Silk and Volbella® contain hyaluronic acid, which is a natural polysaccharide (sugar molecule) that occurs in the body.
When Restylane® Silk or Volbella® is injected into the lips, the hyaluronic acid attracts and binds to water molecules. Since each molecule can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, these fillers create plump, more youthful looking lips. Hyaluronic acid is gradually degraded by the body’s own mechanism and disappears without any residue.
Restylane® Silk and Volbella® are composed of smaller and smoother particles than other fillers, which allows Westlake Village Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tansavatdi to precisely shape your lips using an extremely fine needle.
How Is Non-Surgical Lip Enhancement Performed?
You will be very comfortable during the procedure. Dr. Tansavatdi begins by cleansing your skin and applying numbing cream. She may also use a local anesthetic (called a lip block) to provide additional comfort. Dr. Tansavatdi then carefully injects the filler into your lips and the surrounding area.
The goal of treatment is to plump your lips in a subtle way that doesn’t look artificial. After injecting the filler, Dr. Tansavatdi gently massages your lips to avoid uneven distribution of the dermal filler, which can lead to formation of unsightly lumps. Lines and folds around your mouth will also be smoothed using careful injections. The procedure is quick and is performed during an office visit with Dr. Tansavatdi.
Non-Surgical Lip Enhancement Recovery and Results
Recovery from non-surgical lip enhancement is immediate and you can return to your daily activities after the appointment. Most Westlake Village patients experience mild bruising at the injection site, but without discomfort. Non-surgical lip augmentation results can last up to a year, however maintenance injections are recommended for continued optimal results.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Tansavatdi
Dr. Tansavatdi performs both surgical and non-surgical lip augmentation procedures in her Westlake Village practice. She delivers safe and excellent results that make her patient’s lips look fuller and more beautiful. To schedule a lip enhancement consultation with Dr. Tansavatdi, please call (877) 278-0280.