Benefits of Hyaluronic Acid for Lip Enhancement

peach color of lipstick on large lips.Aging of the face can cause many aesthetic changes. You may want to add lip enhancement to your overall aesthetic plan from a loss of collagen and elasticity of the skin and loss of volume beneath the skin.

While fat grafting and collagen injection can increase the volume of lips, these are slightly more invasive and, while safe, require some recovery time after each treatment. Instead, hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring molecule made by your body, can be used by aestheticians and doctors.

HA treatments are versatile enough to be used in most places around the face and are especially effective around the lips. When injected below the skin, the HA increases by drawing nearby water molecules from surrounding tissue. This creates an enhanced but natural look in the targeted areas.

Most people report results lasting between 6 months and a year. Although the results are temporary, HA treatments are proven safe and can be repeated with minimal chances of adverse effects to maintain the same desired aesthetic appearance.

Even though the treatments are needed to be repeated, they can be scheduled and completed in less than 30-minutes and require no recovery or downtime after each session. Although there may be some tenderness and excess swelling, most patients report being able to return to their regular and daily lives right after.

Along with the treatments being safely repeated to maintain the same aesthetic results, HA treatments can also be safely combined with many other cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. This can help create more holistic and proportional enhancements and a youthful look to your face.

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eric Schaffer has the experience and knowledge to create an aesthetic plan specific to you and your aesthetic goals. After a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Schaffer will determine how HA treatments can help. Call the office in San Antonio, TX, at 210-227-3223 or visit to schedule an appointment.

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