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Lip Augmentation
Dr Mauricio pineda

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body, it is used to increase the volume and definition of the lips, with immediate results. A low and medium molecular weight hyaluronic acid is used, it has a quick and easy application and the doctor uses a very fine needle to distribute the substance evenly; After the procedure, the lips may feel swollen and tender for a few hours, some gentle massage is recommended to prevent bruising.

As for the lips themselves, the most widely used hyaluronic acid is medium density such as volift. It must be applied slowly and carefully to ensure an homogeneous distribution, and avoid complications and overcorrections.

It is necessary to emphasize that the lip augmentation procedure, done in moderation, tends to leave very aesthetic, natural and harmonious results. Otherwise, when larger amounts of product are applied, it can leave unsightly results.

In any case, as we know that the molecule is diluted over time, even in case of excessive application it can be reversed. This is one of the benefits of applying products that will fade over time.

Hyaluronic acid fillers should be applied by a plastic surgeon or dermatologist as it is an invasive treatment and the procedure must be performed precisely for best results. It is necessary to have a deep understanding of facial anatomy to adequately guide the patient on what should or should not be done on the face. Before going for the procedure, it is important to discuss your aesthetic goals and ensure that the treatment is safe for you.


After receiving a hyaluronic acid treatment, it is important to follow all your doctor’s instructions to ensure the best possible result, this may include using ice to relieve redness and swelling, as well as applying creams to maintain the skin hydrated. It is also important to avoid sun exposure for at least 24 hours to avoid irritation.

Hyaluronic acid lasts between 6 and 18 months, depending on the amount used, the location of the treatment, and the type of hyaluronic acid used. Some types of hyaluronic acid last longer than others.


The most common side effects of hyaluronic acid are redness, swelling, itching, and inflammation at the injection site; these symptoms usually disappear in a couple of days.

General contraindications for hyaluronic acid are pregnancy, lactation, allergy to hyaluronic acid or any active infection in the injection area. It should not be used in people with autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or multiple sclerosis, and avoided in people with blood clotting disorders, as it may increase the risk of bleeding. A medical evaluation is recommended before considering hyaluronic acid treatment.

If a person is dissatisfied with the results of the treatment with hyaluronic acid, it is possible to correct it, there are options to dissolve it or to improve the results. It is important to talk with the treating professional to find the best possible solution.


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