Want to be your own Valentine this February? Treat your lips to the plumping power of FDA-approved dermal fillers in Bellevue! Dermal fillers are an easy way to refresh your look, and with minimal to no downtime, you’ll be ready for smooching in no time.
To help you get the best results possible, here’s a closer look at the mechanics of expert lip augmentation at A-to-Zen Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics.
First things first:
1. Enlist an expert!
It’s your face, and there’s no room for error. Dr. John Bullis, board-certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, is passionate about aesthetics, offering years of training and experience to administer the highest quality of injectable treatments and help you achieve superb results.
2. Clearly define your goals.
Are you interested in subtle lip enhancement, maybe to smooth away vertical lip lines or simply fill out your upper lip a bit more? You may be a candidate for Volbella®, a thinner formula that is designed to provide subtle, natural-looking lip enhancement. If you’re after a more dramatic, fuller look, we’ll recommend a heftier formulation like Juvéderm®, which is packed with bigger hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules to provide more pronounced volume.
3. Understand your anatomy.
There’s a science to flattering lip enhancement. The natural aging process can be hard on lips, as your skin produces less collagen and elastin, which thins skin, diminishing lip definition and size. Consequently, one of the main goals of lip injections is restoring this lost volume and definition to the lips. To do this, Dr. Bullis carefully injects dermal filler into the line bordering your lips, called the vermillion border. Dr. Bullis will also inject filler to define and enhance your cupid’s bow, that little dip in your upper lip. Of course, volume in the middle and lower areas of your lips is also key in lip augmentation. Dr. Bullis will carefully inject you to reveal the precise enhancement you desire while also striving to maintain an overall balance and symmetry to your appearance.