Having uneven lips can be something that plagues your self-esteem for years. Is your upper lip thinner than you’d like? Perhaps your bottom lip is wider on one side than on the other. If this makes you uncomfortable, you might’ve tried everything to hide the issue you can’t ignore.
Furthermore, those who have asymmetrical lips due to a malformation or even an accident might have trouble with day-to-day activities such as eating and talking. But did you know there is a way to correct all of these problems and create the lip shape you’ve always wanted?
Dr. Malouf Dermatology offers cosmetic dermatology procedures that will help you look and feel your best. One of these provided by Peter Malouf, DO, Amanda Miller, FNP-C, and Haylee Terry, PA-C is dermal fillers, a quick and easy procedure that offers stunning results.
There are multiple options for treating lip asymmetry. Some of these are mild and have mixed results, such as doing lip exercises at home to strengthen your lips. Others — like surgery — can be effective but costly.
Lip fillers come down somewhere in the middle. This is a nonsurgical, noninvasive procedure that involves injecting hyaluronic acid into your lips to plump and reshape them. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body and helps to create a more even look to your skin.
At Dr. Malouf Dermatology, we utilize both Restylane® and Juvéderm® fillers for issues such as wrinkles, scars, sunken cheeks, and yes, asymmetrical lips. It’s important to be aware of which type of dermal filler you’re receiving as well as its possible risks and benefits.
Every patient and their needs are different. Both Restylane and Juvéderm can be effective for treating lip asymmetry, but they have different efficacy timelines and may cause slightly different results. This is why it’s important to discuss both options with us.
Fillers are a great treatment for slightly or even severely asymmetrical lips. Whether you have always been self-conscious about a mild issue or have gone through an accident causing a serious result, this can be a helpful, noninvasive option for your needs.
In a 2017 study, it was found that fillers have been effective for treating lip asymmetry, and that this nonsurgical procedure is often a better first choice than surgery. It helped a number of patients who were self-conscious about their smiles from birth, as the result of illness, or for another reason.
Lip fillers may last as little as six months and as long as two years, depending on certain individualized circumstances. You can do a lot to take good care of your fillers, but even after the results have begun to fade, you can always receive another procedure down the line.
Many people find that getting periodic injections help them create the lip shape they want with little fuss and fantastic results. And the best part is you’ll see the effects immediately after your procedure, making it a great reason to smile.
Make an appointment in Dallas, Fort Worth, or Cleburne, Texas, and we’ll help you determine which filler is best for your needs. Just call or make an appointment online. We can’t wait to see your smile!