Good news for women seeking lip enhancement has come at the start of this holiday season. Restylane, dermal filler that has been in use since 2004 has just won FDA approval for use in lip enhancement. Restylane has a long safety record for its use in the correction of moderate to severe wrinkles, such as the nasolabial fold, and this new approval extends that record to lip enhancement. The treatment creates natural looking well proportioned lips that are appropriately sized for the face.
The studies that the FDA used to confer their approval showed that Restylane was safe for submucosal implantation in the upper and lower lip, lasting for up to six months. There is a high degree of patient satisfaction and very few adverse effects. Some of the subjects in the study reported swelling, tenderness, bruising and redness all self limiting.
Restylane is Hyaluronic filler. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body. Restylane also contains a small amount of lidocaine, an anesthetic which takes away a lot of the pain associated with the treatment in the past.
There are a variety of FDA approved fillers on the market. The Hyaluronic fillers are the most commonly used. Other fillers include Radiesse( Calcium Hydroxyapetite), Sculptra( Poly L Lactic Acid) and of course your very own fat. Only Restylane is FDA approved for lip augmentation. All however create beautiful results when used by fully trained Plastic surgeons.
If you are interested in learning more about fillers or any of the procedures mentioned above, you can go to DoctorBev.com.