Many are aware that full, voluptuous lips are the new trend due to factors such as social media trends and celebrity inspirations. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than twenty-eight thousand lip augmentations were performed in the United States in 2016 and the number has since increased greatly.
Thankfully, there are new, innovative solutions in order to get a full, pouty look if you have smaller lips naturally.
In this article, Dr. Devgan states her specific recommendations for lip fillers, Dr. Devgan states, “All of the fillers I recommend for lips are based on hyaluronic acid (HA), which is the major component of the body's own collagen. " Dr. Devgan explains the concept of hyaluronic acid further; “This means that they have biologic characteristics that look and feel more natural. It also means that they are fully dissolvable, which is an excellent feature for patient safety.”
Certain fillers, such as Volbella, Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero, are all based on the substance Hyaluronic Acid. Dr. Devgan explains the difference between these fillers and how she chooses which one to use depending on her patient's desired results. “My choice of fillers depends on a patient's unique anatomic characteristics, as well as their desired results, but roughly speaking, the ones I use most often are Volbella for a subtle result, Belotero for a moderate result, and Restylane Refyne for a full result."
Dr. Devgan's skin care line, Scientific Beauty, includes a Hyaluronic Serum, which is fast-absorbing and induces collagen-growth in the skin. Along with primarily using this product on the face, many use the Platinum Hyaluronic Acid on the lips as well. The combination of ingredients induces collagen growth in the area it is absorbed in, thus, using it on the lips helps achieve a light plumpness of the lips.