While some people want full and plump lips, others just want to enhance them a little to reduce the signs of aging. Los Angeles dermatologist, Dr. Osman, performs both types of lip injections.
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Lip augmentation involves filling the lips to make them bigger and fuller.
Lip enhancement also involves filling the lips but to a lesser degree. In lip enhancement, the goal is usually to restore a youthful appearance to the lips.
A lot of patients who just want a minor lip enhancement are worried that their lips will look overdone. This is not the case. A lot of filler is required to make the lips look overdone. In lip enhancement, any vertical lip lines are also filled.
Dr. Osman usually uses one of two products to augment or enhance the lips. These are Juvederm or Restylane. The choice of which product to use depends on the patient’s response to prior use and the individual characteristics of the lips.