istock 514379583 If you struggle with volume loss that has caused thinning, aged lips to appear, you may have taken on the process of learning about what can be done in terms of lip augmentation. Scottsdale, AZ area men and women who want to add volume to the lip area will often think lip augmentation with implants is their only choice. While plastic surgery options are sure to achieve the results patients desire, there is a less invasive option that many patients who visit with Dr. Joseph Berardi might consider, including lip augmentation with lip fillers.

What is a lip filler?

Lip fillers are often the same as the dermal fillers that are used to treat fine lines and wrinkles across the face. These dermal fillers are often fabricated with an active ingredient known as hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules where it is injected. With the lips, Dr. Joseph Berardi can inject these hyaluronic acid fillers into the lips to immediate add volume where it is needed. When administered by a professional, the results will be symmetrical and natural-looking. With his artistic vision, he can not only add volume but do so in a way that ensures enhancement and not dramatic changes that make it obvious that “work was done.”

How long does a lip filler last?

This varies from patient to patient, but many of our patients find that they can maintain their results for several months before they require touch-up appointments. This is because the body naturally absorbs the hyaluronic acid filler over time, so without continued injections, the lips will return to their natural state. Maintaining results will require routine visits, unlike a lip augmentation performed with a lip implant that offers long-term improvements.

Interested in a nonsurgical approach to achieving voluminous lips?

Consider speaking to our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph Berardi, to find out if you are a good fit for lip fillers in Scottsdale, AZ. His practice is located at 8900 East Bahia Drive, Suite #110 and accepts new patients who call for an appointment at (480) 397-0711. His facility offers state-of-the-art solutions for the body and face, ensuring a wide range of solutions for common patient concerns.

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