Lip Augmentation Fillers - Perlane®, Restylane®, & Juvederm®
Smooth skin and full, non-wrinkly lips are associated with youth and beauty.
As your body’s natural collagen begins to wear out with age, wrinkles and creases appear. With time, the muscle and soft tissue that give your lips their fullness will gradually diminish, making your lips look thin and indistinct. In addition, the attractive cupid’s bow shape to a young woman’s lip can diminish with age and actually become more masculine appearing.
Fillers like FDA-approved Perlane®, Restylane®, and Juvederm® can be injected into the lip wrinkles to restore that youth and beauty. These fillers are all non-permanent, lasting a minimum of 4 months to 18 months depending on the product and the person. In addition, they are made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in our skin that is lost with age, and can be reversed with an enzyme called Hylase as needed. Recent studies have shown that these fillers stimulate new collagen formation, so it is believe by many expert injectors like Dr. Stolman that after having multiple treatments over a year or two there may be some lasting improvement.
Most people experience great results with one treatment, but sometimes multiple treatments are necessary. Some people may experience temporary bruising and swelling after the procedure, so it is advised that blood-thinning medications or supplements be stopped at least a week before your procedure.
Dr. Stolman has performed thousands of these procedures with fabulous results and with no serious side effects.
Ablative Fractional Laser treatments (where lasers treat just a fraction of the skin’s surface), represent the latest technological advancement in cosmetic laser surgery. Such treatments have been extremely successful at safely improving skin texture, tightening loose skin, minimizing scars, and reducing uneven pigmentation with less downtime than non-fractionated laser treatments.
Specifically, there are two types of ablative lasers: Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Erbium YAG.
What’s the difference?
CO2 lasers create more heat in the skin during treatment. The light and heat help tighten the skin by producing millions of small laser holes. As the skin heals, it produces new collagen, tightens and texture improves. (It’s almost like micro-aeration of skin, similar to aerating your lawn. Ablative lasers actually remove microscopic tubules of skin, while leaving the surrounding area untreated, thereby allowing the skin to heal more quickly.) This treatment is ideal for patients with moderate to severe wrinkles or severely scarred skin (including acne scarring). It’s also used to tighten stretch marks on the stomach and smooth crêpe-like skin (sometimes called chicken-skin) on the neck and chest.
Erbium YAG lasers offer less aggressive treatments than the CO2. The Erbium YAG laser also produces millions of small holes in the skin, but with less heat. As a result, there is generally less redness and faster healing, but with not as much tightening of the skin. Erbium YAG treatments work well for less severe wrinkles, scars and other skin texture abnormalities. However, they may not produce as dramatic of a result in someone with severe scars or severely aged and wrinkled skin.
Dr. Stolman is pleased to off both types of treatment. For ablative fractional laser treatments (CO2), we use the Fraxel Repair Laser. We believe it to be the finest such laser in the cosmetic industry today.
To learn more about filler treatments for rejuvenation of the face and hands, please contact Dr. Karen Stolman for a consultation.
Additional cosmetic treatment services offered by Dr. Stolman:
Acne Scar Treatments Birthmark & Mole Laser Treatments Botox, Dysport, Xeomin Chemical Peels Cosmetic Dermatology Excessive Sweating (Hyperhidrosis) Cosmetic Fillers Laser and light Facials Laser Vein Treatment Laser Wrinkle Treatments Lip Augmentation Melasma Treatment Scar Treatment Stretch Mark Treatment Teeth Grinding (Masseter muscle hypertrophy)
Dr. Stolman proudly serves patients the Salt Lake City, Utah metropolitan area including the communities of Alta, Bacchas, Becks, Bennion, Bingham, Bluffdale, Brighton, Cooperfield, Copperton, Cottonwood, Crescent, Draper, Dunyon Dell, East Millcreek, Emmaville, Garfield, Granger, Granite, Herriman, Holladay, Hunter, Kearns, Lark, Magna, Midvale, Mount Aire, Mountain Dell, Murray, Nash, Ogden, Pinecrest, Provo, Riverton, Salt Lake, Sandy, Silver Fork, Snowbird, Solitude, South Jordan, South SLC, Taylorsville, Union, Welby, West Jordan, West Valley, and White City as well as the surrounding areas of Salt Lake County, Davis County, Morgan County, Summit County, Utah County, Wasatch County, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado, and surrounding states and countries.