Dr. Brian Kerr and the injectors at Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Center have been named to Allergan’s “Top 500” practices in America for 2016. This elite distinction follows earning Black Diamond status this past year. Being named to the “Top 500” is a unique achievement and testimony to their skills as experienced and innovative injectors. “Top 500” certification demonstrates leadership in the field of medical aesthetics and Silk Touch's commitment to the highest level of patient care using Allergan’s science-based portfolio of facial aesthetic products: Botox Cosmetic®, Juvederm® injectable fillers and Latisse.
Research suggests that full lips may have as much to do with a woman's perceived age as the appearance of wrinkles.
While lips do thin as we age, sometimes people naturally have thin or un-proportioned lips. This patient came to us wanting a fuller pout, and wanted to increase the volume in her upper lip. Before picture is shown below.
She was nervous, as most first time patients are, about what her lips were going to look like after the treatment. She stressed that she wanted her lips to look natural, not something people would look at and immediately know she had work done. At Silk Touch, we are all about natural, subtle, realistic results! Especially when it comes to lips!
Dr. Kerr used the filler Juvederm XC to inject both the bottom and upper lip. The lips are now not only proportionate to her face shape, but they are proportionate to one another – the bottom lip should always be fuller than the top. This treatment takes less than 30 minutes, and most people have little to no bruising that fades with in a matter of days.
Injection Tip: Avoid Asprin and other blood thinners at least 3 days prior to your injectable appointment. This decreases the chances of bruising!
The patient was thrilled with her results! What do you think? Please share questions and comments below!
As new fillers and techniques for plumping and reshaping your lips are introduced to the market, it can become more and more difficult to find the right option for you.
When it comes to getting the most natural enhancement, lip injections using hyaluronic fillers like Juvederm, is still the best choice. Juvederm and Restylane are both soft fillers, and when injected by an expert, do not leave any nodules or bumps.
Technique and skill of the injector is also an important factor in getting natural looking results. You want to go to somebody who not only has experience, but that also has a strong technique.
Dr. Kerr and Expert Injector, Autumn Heauman PA-C have done thousands of lip enhancements here in the Treasure Valley.
“ When it comes to lips, all of my patients say the same thing “I don’t want to look like I’ve had my lips done.” Nobody wants to leave looking like a bad Pamela Anderson photo or worse, Daffiny Duck. I am cautious with my injections, and always aim for a subtle enhancement that reshapes the lips to look 100% proportionate to the other features on a clients face. “
Candidates for Lip Enhancement:
Lip Enhancement is great for those who are looking to:
Increase Volume. Lips thin as we age.
Create a Subtle Pout
Increase bottom or top lip volume to make them more proportionate Your bottom lip should stick out a tad more than your top.
There are many options available to those wanting fuller, plumper lips. Laser treatments, derma fillers (injectables) and permanent implants are three non-surgical procedures that can help you achieve your desired appearance.
Which one is right for you? It depends on your desired results.
Pelleve treatments can be used to tighten the skin around the lips for a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles. In addition, the contraction of the skin can also help reveal more of the red part of the lips. Our patients often love to get the treatment before a big event because the plumping can cause a temporary smoothness of the skin.
Don’t expect Radiofrequency treatments to give you the same plump lips that you get after filler injections. The results are much more subtle and don’t have the immediate wow factor that injectables have. Often times people shy away from filler in the lips due to fear of unnatural results. Although there are cases where lips have been augmented to have an unnatural shape and size, that is not the approach taken at Silk Touch Med Spa, Laser & Lipo Center in Boise. With a skilled injector and a conservative approach, a filler can turn back time rather than create a look that is not "you". There are also options for lip fullness that are more aggressive than dermal fillers such as lip implants or the injection of permanent silicon. Permanent implants have a higher risk of complications including infection, extrusion and deformity. Permanent silicon filler cannot be modified and will not change with time.
Juvederm, an FDA approved smooth injectable gel is a commonly used safe alternative to such invasive procedures. Juvederm is able to be modified if necessary and has given hundreds of clients a more satisfying result than expected. Below is a before (left) and after (right) picture of a woman who received this treatment.
Sometimes, lack of knowledge about a product can make us hesitant to explore the options it provides. When given the right information from trained professionals, it is easy to find an effective treatment that no longer seems scary and will provide the safe, effective results we desire.