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News Roundup – Lip Enhancement
Growing Number of Men Requesting Lip Augmentation
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, more men than ever before are seeking lip augmentation, and not just dermal fillers. In fact, permanent silicone lip implants are actually more popular among men than temporary solutions, and this may have something to do with lip shape. While dermal fillers can offer a boost of volume to your lips, they’re limited in how drastically they can alter the shape and position. Implants, on the other hand, can be more effective at changing the shape of your lips, rather than just plumping them. This rising popularity of lip augmentation among men seems to be linked to the age of the selfie, as social media has placed a larger focus on the appearance of men and women alike in recent years.
Celebrities Inspire Surge in Lip Injections
A lip procedure was performed every 20 minutes in 2015, and this trend doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Women and men are getting more lip injections than they have in the past 15 years, and this growing popularity of the procedure has been heavily influenced by celebrities. Stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Garner and, of course, Kylie Jenner have some of the most sought-after lips in Hollywood, according a survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The link between celebrity influence and lip augmentation has not only increased the popularity of injections, but has also contributed to current aesthetic trends. Subtly plumped lips obtained through naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid injections are among the most desired looks.
Americans Had a Record Number of Lip Procedures in 2015
New data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that lip procedures grew by double-digits in every region of the country in 2015, setting a record for the number of annual lip augmentations performed in America. Lip injections and implants are popular among both men and women, especially as social media continues to become a larger part of our everyday lives. Those seeking a subtle boost in appearance have both temporary and permanent lip enhancement options to choose from, including dermal fillers like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane®, which work by mimicking your body’s naturally-occurring collagen to plump your lips, and innovative silicone implants that can have a more dramatic effect on the shape and contours of your lips.
Cosmetic Lip Augmentation May Help Facial Paralysis
A new study performed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore shows promising evidence that hyaluronic acid lip injections could help men and women who suffer from facial paralysis. Of the 25 participants in the study, 100 percent of them noticed significant improvements in their ability to speak and eat, though the most noticeable aesthetic improvements occurred in those with muscular dystrophy affecting both sides of the mouth, rather than those who’d lost control of only one side. However, a larger study following 100 participants is currently in the works, which could offer a better insight into the possibility of using injectables to treat facial paralysis.
FDA Approves New Option for Lip Fillers
JUVEDERM® products have long been used as a nonsurgical, temporary solution to facial lines and wrinkles, but now JUVEDERM® ULTRA XC has been FDA-approved as a safe and effective lip enhancement method as well. In fact,JUVEDERM® ULTRA XC is now the only lip filler that has been approved to last up to a year, allowing women and women to achieve longer-lasting natural-looking results without requiring surgery. Similar to the way injectables to treat lines and wrinkles work, the formula for lip fillers consists of hyaluronic acid, which naturally occurs in your body and is responsible for tissue repair. When injected into your lips, JUVEDERM® ULTRA XC mimics the collagen in your skin to create a gently plumped and fuller look.