Lip Augmentation & Lip Rejuvenation

Do you want fuller, plumper lips? Or are you looking to rejuvenate your lips? Lip augmentation and rejuvenation is a great way to make your lips more shapely and contoured. Dr. Azadeh Shirazi, MD, of the La Jolla Dermatology and Laser Surgery Center is one of the best dermatologists in La Jolla and she has extensive experience performing lip augmentation procedures.

Creating the most perfect pout

Dr. Shirazi has worked on thousands of people to give them fuller, more beautiful lips. She also trains other doctors on her expert approach and technique in lip rejuvenation. As our lips age with time, they lose their definition. Women in particular notice this loss of definition when applying lip liner. We can use various dermal fillers to regain that definition and lost volume, giving you natural, more hydrated lips. Her expertise and artistry are renowned across the national region. To schedule a consultation with her, send us an email or give us a call.

Lips done right should appear as if they’ve never been touched by a needle. We all fear the ducky or sausage lips, but in the right hands, those fears can be laid to rest. Whether you are looking to add more volume to your lips or merely looking to restore the lost volume, or whether you are looking to contour and shape your lips, an expert injector, like Dr. Shirazi, has the knowledge, training, and experience to deliver the perfect pout. Knowing the structures around the lip and the anatomy of this facial region is very important in achieving beautiful results.

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Restoring a more youthful look

Your lips lose their shape and fullness as a result of many factors, ranging from age to genetics. But gone are the days when these conditions could not be rectified. Today, you have the option of choosing to enhance your lips through cosmetic fillers. Dr. Shirazi specializes in dermatological treatments and at our La Jolla lip augmentation clinic, we can help you regain the fullness of your lips.

Non-invasive lip hydration with Dermal Infusion

If you are looking to enhance and hydrate your lips without needles or fillers, the Dermal Infusion treatment is the perfect treatment. It’s the perfect treatment before your next big event. Our signature Dermal Infusion uses a specially formulated pro-infusion serum to enhance lip hydration by 70%. This treatment infuses the skin at the same time as exfoliation and serum infusion, leaving you with radiantly beautiful lips within minutes. This non-invasive treatment targets fine lines, refreshes and revives dehydrated lips, and stimulates healthy cell renewal with no downtime. Dermal Infusion’s distinctive technology will deliver more plump, hydrated lips while restoring volume, tone, and texture to your natural lips.

What factors play a role in lip rejuvenation?

When looking at creating the most perfect lips, there are many elements to take into account.

  1. Symmetry and Proportions: This varies based on the person’s natural lips and their ethnic background, but as an aesthetic rule, the lower lip is fuller than the upper lip with most of the volume located in the middle, rather than the corners. The upper lip should also have more projection when looking at the side profile. Symmetry plays an important role in creating naturally beautiful lips.
  2. Lip border: As we lose volume in our lips, the borders can lose definition, contributing to a more aged appearance.
  3. Corners of the mouth: These are referred to as the oral commissures, and they can turn downwards with age. Ideally we want to have the corners either level or slightly upturned
  4. Support of tissue around the lips: By supporting the structures and the skin around the lips, rejuvenation and augmentation of the lips will lead to better cosmetic outcomes
  5. Lines around the lips: These can become more pronounced if someone is a smoker or has a habit to such out of straws or purse their lips repeatedly. These lines can be softened as part of our approach to lip rejuvenation.
  6. Columns about the upper lip: There are 2 vertical columns above the upper lip known as the philtral columns. They are typically more prominent in youth and can be restored or augmented based on the desired outcome.

Couture treatments designed for your individual needs

Considering these elements, Dr. Shirazi may use a combination approach using her signature technique to give you beautiful rejuvenated lips. Dr. Shirazi has special training in using a blunt-tip cannula technique to sculpt the structures and skin around the lips to provide support. This will ensure natural, beautiful results from your lip rejuvenation procedure.

Fillers: Various injectable hyaluronic acid fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, VOLBELLA® XC, and Restylane silk are used to enhance the volume or shape of the lips. These cosmetic fillers used for lip augmentation are made of a gel called hyaluronic acid, which is a natural part of the dermis. While in youth, this natural substance is abundant in the skin, with age and various environmental elements, the presence of hyaluronic acid diminishes. When injected into the lips, this natural substance can help fill in the hollow portions of the lips, giving it definition, shape, and volume. Hyaluronic acid fillers attract water, allowing the lips to feel and look more hydrated. These fillers also stimulate the production of natural collagen and elastin, warranting that your lips remain contoured and shapely.

Botox: Neuromodulators such as Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport can help relax the O-shaped muscle that circles the lip. Dr. Shirazi has the expertise and training to strategically place small amounts of these neuromodulators to relax this muscle and therefore soften the lines around lips.

Laser surgery: For deeper lines around the lips or for cracked sun damaged or discolored lips, Dr. Shirazi uses several different lasers to resurface and smooth the lips and the lines around the lips. To understand how lip augmentation looks post-treatment, take a look at our gallery to see some before and after pictures of our patients.

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Enhanced lips within hours

When using cosmetic fillers such as Juvederm, Volbella, or Restylane, the results are almost immediate and can last from 6 months to 1 year depending on the filler used. When you visit our La Jolla cosmetic dermatology center, Dr. Shirazi will study the existing contours of your lips and create a treatment plan to give you the most natural-looking fuller lips.

Benefits of lip augmentation and rejuvenation

  • Increase the volume, enhance the shape of your natural lips
  • Lip contouring and shaping
  • Reduce the appearance of lip deformities and scars
  • Minimal downtime
  • Lasting results
  • Natural fillers found in your own skin

The procedure

  • Consultation

The consultation involves Dr. Shirazi understanding your desires, the shape of your lips, your unique anatomy, and marking the areas to be treated. She will also review your medical history and may prescribe certain medication if needed to make sure your safety comes first. Be sure to have a discussion with the doctor before deciding if this is the right procedure for you.

  • Procedure

During the treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to numb the area around the mouth. The area is then sterilized and prepped. Next, extremely thin needles are used to inject the fillers into the lip along with using a pain control device to ensure your utmost comfort during the procedure.

  • Post-treatment

Ice may be applied post-treatment to reduce swelling. Bleeding may occur during treatment, but it will stop within a few minutes post-completion of the procedure. Tenderness, swelling, and/or bruising may occur, but they will resolve within a few days of the treatment.

It is advised not to use lipstick or other cosmetics before your appointment. The effects of the lip augmentation with cosmetic fillers generally last for about six months and in some cases may last up to 1 year. Botox in this area can last up to 3 months, and depending on the laser used, the results can last for years. Further treatments will be needed to maintain plumper, fuller lips and you may re-visit our La Jolla dermatology clinic for additional treatments.

Dr. Shirazi is an expert injector and a nationally acclaimed dermatologist who strives to make your procedure as comfortable and painless as possible. She truly values her relationship with the patient and makes every effort to create beautiful results that can be maintained over a lifetime.

Beautiful lips are just a call away. Be sure to book a consultation with Dr. Azadeh Shirazi, MD.

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