Who wouldn’t want a softer, fuller pout? We know most women would! While some of us just dab a little bit of highlighter on the cupid’s bow or use temporary lip plumpers, a lot of us simply opt for lip plumping. With the likes of Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma, there is a certain curiosity around fuller lips. What if we told you that all it takes is a session at your dermatologist’s office? So what is lip plumping? What kind of ingredients do they use? Is it a safe option for brides-to-be? To put all your queries to rest, we got Mumbai-based cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Jaishree Sharad, to tell you everything you need to know about lip augmentation. (You’re welcome!)
“The act of adding volume and defining the shape of your lips with fillers is called lip plumping or lip augmentation. We usually line the patient’s lip with microblading which is a finer version of tattooing,” explains Sharad. Most experts use hyaluronic acids fillers since it’s naturally found in the body. Once injected, the gel found in the filler improves the shape, structure and volume of the lips.
Just if you’re serious about getting your lips done, you must know must know THIS beforehand. “Anyone above the age of 20 who has thin lips, no outline or just want to better shape, can opt for lip augmentation,” says Sharad.
The safest and best is injecting hyaluronic acid fillers onto your lips, assures Sharad. A usual appointment will start with counselling. “After numbing your lips with an anaesthetic cream, the HA filler is injected into the lip outline to give it definition. It is also injected into the bulk of the lip to add volume,” explains Sharad. The entire procedure takes around 30 to 45 mins.
If it’s HA it should last anywhere between 5-8 months. To keep your lips plump and lined, it is advised to opt for a microblading touch-up every 8-10 months. “The best part about hyaluronic acid filler is, if you don't like it, you can get it dissolved and go back to normal within 2 hours,” reveals Sharad.
“To avoid bruises, one should stay away from painkillers, Vitamin E, and herbal supplements.”
“It depends on patient to patient, but it’s usually around Rs 24,000,” says Sharad. P.S. The price may differ in your city.
If lip plumping is not your cup of tea, perhaps, you can invest in these plumping products:
2. Smashbox O-PLUMP Intuitive Lip Plumper (Rs 2,050)
3. Fran Wilson Moodmatcher Young Lip Plumper (Rs 587)
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