Lip injections are among the most common procedures performed in esthetic medicine. They have experienced a huge jump in popularity over the last ten years and are now one of the most popular non-surgical procedures among 20–40-year-olds. A source of obsession for some, an object of derision for others, lip injections leave no one indifferent. They give rise to a wide variety of opinions and are associated with many false beliefs. Let’s take a look at three common misconceptions:
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MYTH 1 about Lip Injections – They are only used to increase volume
Lip injections have evolved a lot in recent years. While it is true that they were popularized by images of over-inflated, over-plumped mouths, their intention today is much more moderated. They can be used to make the lips fuller and more sensual, but also to redefine the contours of the mouth, to highlight the cupid’s bow, to correct asymmetry, or to reduce perioral wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid injections are also used to lift drooping corners of the lips and soften bitterness folds. The patient’s age, anatomy and wishes dictate the choice of technique, product and dosage.
MYTH 2 about Lip Injections – They are only intended for young customers
Nowadays patients of all ages resort to lip injections. While patients in their 20s and 30s typically express a desire to perfect the shape or volume of their mouths, older patients benefit from hyaluronic acid injections to restructure thin lips, redefine blurred contours, smooth fine lines and rehydrate skin that has a “wrinkled” appearance. A few microcorrections, skillfully executed, can do wonders to restore youth and vitality. Once again, it’s a matter of choosing the right technique and the right agent to obtain a good result.
MYTH 2 about Lip Injections – They are inevitably noticed
Many women fear the frozen lifeboat or “duck look” effect. However, when performed with mastery and restraint, lip injections give natural and subtle results that are hardly noticeable. The goal is to beautify without deforming, to highlight without excess volume or exaggerated projection. To achieve this, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced injector and to communicate your expectations.
“At MédIME, we carefully evaluate each patient’s facial features and take the time to discuss the desired result. We choose the most appropriate filler in terms of texture and fluidity, then adapt the quantity and injection technique. We favor a gradual corrective approach that focuses on precision and respect for proportions.” – Dr Jean-François Tremblay