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Facial Rejuvenation

Lip Enhancement

Also known as lip injections and lip augmentation

Having full, plump lips is often considered a sign of good health, beauty and youth. Whether you were born with thin lips or your lips are thinning due to the natural aging process, there are many ways to enhance them. Lip injections using natural or synthetic fillers can keep your lips plump for months at a time.Every year, thousands of people undergo successful lip enhancement and are pleased with the results.

When to Consider Lip Enhancement

Your lips have always been thin and disappear when you smile

As you age, your lips have become thinner and less full

You feel self-conscious about how your lips look

Having fuller lips will help balance out your lips



Some lip injections are temporary and can be modified to your preference

Quick one-day recovery for injections and a week for most lip surgery


Temporary fillers will require injections every few months

Lip asymmetry is a possibility

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Also known as dermal fillers and soft tissue fillers

Fillers are a type of minimally invasive aesthetic medicine used to add volume, alter the contours of the face, and fill in wrinkles. Common areas to inject fillers are in the face, neck, and hands, resulting in a fuller, smoother and more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are among the most popular aesthetic procedures because they carry immediate results, very few risks and little recovery time.

When to Consider Fillers

If you have deep lines around the eyes, brow or mouth

If you would like to change the contours of your jaw or lips

If you are interested in a minimally invasive procedure



Filler injections are quick and only require a topical anesthetic at most

Results are immediate and there is little to no downtime

Fillers provide a subtle look that can be adjusted to meet your aesthetic needs


Fillers are temporary and require repeat injections to maintain your goal

Some people may be sensitive and experience bruising and swelling

Results are dependent on the experience and qualifications of your injector

These are the top three pros and cons to weigh when considering fillers. If you want to focus on those specifically unique to you, please consult with your aesthetic practitioner.

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Botulinum Toxin

Also known as Botox or Botulinum Toxin Type A

Botulinum toxin (Type A) is a cosmetic injection that blocks the nerve signals that cause muscles to contract. This effect relaxes and smooths the look of lines and wrinkles caused by repetitive movements on the faceā€”most commonly, between the brows, crows-feet around the eyes, and horizontal forehead creases. Botulinum toxin is also used cosmetically to balance facial asymmetry and relax tight neck bands, as well as medically to reduce perspiration and to treat migraine headaches and muscle spasticity.

When to Consider Botulinum Toxin

Deep lines between your eyes make you look tired, angry, sad, or upset.

Your facial expressions cause wrinkles in and around your eyes and forehead.

There is asymmetry in your eyebrows or face that can be corrected by relaxing a muscle.



Injections are relatively painless and carry a low risk, with little-to-no downtime.

Can help you appear less angry and more approachable

Make subtle changes that give you a refreshed or well-rested look


Effects of injections will only last three to six months

Risk of droopy eye or muscle if injected incorrectly

If area to be injected is sensitive, bruising may occur

These are the top three pros and cons to weigh when considering botulinum toxin. If you wish to focus on what is unique to you, please consult with your aesthetic surgeon.

Are you a good candidate for botulinum toxin injections?

You may consider botulinum toxin injections for cosmetic reasons if you are developing lines and wrinkles on your face due to common facial movements. Depending on genetics, lines can appear on the face as early as your late twenties to as late as your early forties. If you are prone to developing lines and to making facial expressions that lead to wrinkles, your surgeon may also recommend using botulinum toxin as a preventative measure.

If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.


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