Hyaluronic Acid vs. Collagen Lip Injections

woman's lips and chin

There are a lot of treatments that are available for individuals who are looking to undergo non-surgical lip augmentation. For a long time, collagen lip injections were the only available method for enhancing the lips. Although collagen lip augmentation can be somewhat effective, a lot of people are allergic to bovine collagen. In addition, the results don’t tend to last very long.

Fortunately, there is a better option than collagen lip injections. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers can be used for non-surgical lip augmentation. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that is already present in the body. When used for lip augmentation, it not only adds more volume to the lips, but it can also address the lines and wrinkles on and surrounding the lips.

Like collagen lip injections, dermal fillers that are used to enhance the appearance of your lips are not permanent. However, they are designed to be long-lasting. Results generally last for about six months to one year, depending on the situation.

Both hyaluronic acid and collagen lip injections are non-surgical in nature. They are both considered to be safe, but there is virtually no chance of an allergic reaction with dermal fillers. The results also last longer.

When deciding if you are a good candidate for non-surgical lip augmentation, you first need to ask yourself why you want the procedure done in the first place. You should not have the procedure done because you want to please someone or you are looking to emulate the look of a famous individual. However, if you look at yourself in the mirror and you do not like what you see looking back, or if you feel that your lips are negatively affecting your self-confidence, then lip augmentation via hyaluronic acid-based fillers may be the right procedure for you.

If you are interested in non-surgical lip enhancement, we invite you to have an open and frank conversation with our expert at Plateroti Dermatology. Our team is going to want to become familiar with your medical history as well as hear a little bit about why you want to have lip injections done. It is essential for you to be candid with our team before having this procedure done for optimal results.

Plateroti Dermatology is located in Templeton, CA. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for lip injections!

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