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Lip Augmentation | IADE

Lip Augmentation

What is Lip Augmentation?

As we age, our lips tend to drop and thin. The red portion of the lip and the border of the lip called the white line lose their fullness and voluptuous shape. A thinning upper and lower lip can give an appearance of anger or old age. If your lips are thinning, you may be a candidate for augmentation.

Lip enhancement, also known as lip augmentation, is a procedure using a variety of surgical and non-surgical filler techniques to enhance the appearance of the upper and lower lips. Materials used to enhance the lips can be either temporary or permanent. These materials include Restylane®, Juvederm,  Alloderm™, fat transfer and alloplastic implants (synthetic materials). Nearly all of these choices result in lip esthetic enhancements that should look and feel natural.

Temporary treatments take minutes to perform and can be done in an office visit. Injectables such as Restylane® can be done with a topical anesthesia with or without a nerve block. On average, results can be expected to last between three to nine months.

Permanent enhancement uses materials that are of medical-grade quality and have a proven safety record. A nerve block with local anesthesia is typically used, and incisions are usually hidden in the corners of the mouth. Silicone or liposuction fat can often provide permanent results when used for lip enhancement. This procedure also uses a nerve block with local anesthesia and only involves the use of tiny nicks in the skin to both harvest the fat and place it within the lip.

Swelling and bruising are rare after Restylane® treatment, but may be more pronounced following permanent enhancement. These side effects may last for three to seven days.

Lip Injections

There are many different types of lip fillers that can be used for lip enhancement. Namely Perlane/Restylane, Juvederm, Radiesse, Artecoll, Aquamid, Bio-Alcamid, Bovine Collagen, Human Collagen, Particulated Dermis, Porcine Collagen etc.


The International Association of Dentofacial Esthetics (IADE) is the industry leader in providing the most updated and comprehensive training in all facial esthetic fields. We offer two full days of live hands on patient training to teach easy procedures and techniques using Botox and dermal fillers for lip augmentation and lip enhancements as well as all other areas of facial esthetics.

For more information about our courses check out our Botox and Dermal Fillers Training page.

For more information and expedite registration please call Ann at 858-550-9533

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