It’s All About Lip Augmentation
Pop culture trends do occasionally take hold on our sense of fashion and aesthetic attractiveness. One of the most recent sought-after looks is a set of full, pouty lips. Sensual and stylish, famous selfies and reality star Vogue have made the latest craze to be all about the lips. Recently, we also learned a great lesson in what can go wrong when individuals try to take creative cosmetic risks on their own to achieve a certain look without medical or professional input.
The “Kylie Jenner Challenge”
Trending in hashtagged photos across the country and the internet, the “Challenge” was in response to some images of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians teen reality star’s full-lipped look. Young women and teens looking to emulate the star thought she may have used an over the counter (OTC) cosmetic product to increase her pout, which was essentially a soft cup designed to fit over the mouth. Upon putting it in place, the user sucks the air out of the cup, creating a vacuum. This is supposed to draw fluids and blood to the lips, causing them to enlarge temporarily.
While Miss Jenner denied using the product and wasn’t in support of the challenge in her name, this did not dissuade the young women from experimenting upon themselves. However, most of them used household items, such as small kitchen glasses or shot glasses, to complete the challenge. While the OTC product is dangerous itself, glass compounds the risks as it is neither pliable nor shatterproof, and young people caused inadvertent injury to themselves.
Young women found that they did indeed enlarge their lips, but they did not get the results they sought. The lips were most often painful, swollen, bruised, and asymmetrical with blood blisters and broken capillaries following the challenge. In some cases, people were cut by the glass that was broken when under pressure from the suction. Clearly, this is not a safe or recommended procedure. For those adults who still desire this look, there are safe and effective ways to achieve real pouty, full and natural and younger-looking lips with the help of a professional.
For the most up to date and cutting edge treatments with Restylane Silk, San Diego is the place to go to visit us at Laser Clinique for real lip augmentation.
Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation with Restylane Silk is safe and approved by the FDA in 2014 specifically for the treatment of thin and very thin lips to temporarily add volume and diminish the appearance of fine wrinkles. In comparison to older types of injectable enhancers, this newer process:
- More natural and smoother appearance
- The injection contains lidocaine, a numbing ingredient for a more comfortable process
- A thinner gel-liquid that enters the skin more quickly and easily
Restylane Silk is made of Hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally occurring in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is the substance that keeps skin hydrated and plump. Adding this natural substance into key areas around the lips temporarily increases volume, cushioning, and hydration for about 6 months. The body will naturally absorb the gel over time, and the treatment can be repeated.
This is far safer, longer lasting, and clearly a better option than using suction to injure the lips and face.
Experience and Confidence
P. Alexander Ataii M.D. understands that people just want to look their best. Laser Clinique provides simply the best services with Restylane Silk San Diego offers in the region. So, whether patients are looking to increase lip volume for a special occasion or for the long term, Laser Clinique has the experience and resources to help you look your best. No strangers to performing cosmetic non-surgical injections, in the U.S among providers of similar products, our San Diego clinic ranks in the top one percent. Experience counts, as does safety!
So, if considering the “Kylie Jenner Challenge,” please do not put yourself in danger. Choose a professional to help you achieve the look you desire. Contact us to learn more about non-surgical treatments that can plump lips and help you look great.