Lip enhancement options for Chevy Chase, MD area patients

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August 15, 2021

If your lips are naturally thin and could use some volume, you might think your only option is a lip implant via plastic surgery. However, there are other ways for you to achieve fuller, more voluminous lips—lip enhancement injections. Dr. Margaret Summerville of Chevy Chase Dermatology helps Chevy Chase, MD area patients achieve a more attracting appearance to the lips with the use of cosmetic fillers. 

How does lip enhancement work? 

Instead of undergoing plastic surgery to place lip implants, patients can visit Chevy Chase Dermatology and have procedures such as lip enhancement fillers performed for their smile. Using specific dermal fillers that are designed to add volume to the lips, our dermatological team can boost the size, shape, and volume of the lips for a complete transformation. The dermal filler type is decided based on the amount of reshaping needed, and then it is administered directly into the areas needing a boost. Results are immediate and last several months before reinjection is needed. 

What can I expect from lip enhancement? 

Using a dermal filler for lip enhancement is a short-term way to achieve results when compared to the placement of a lip implant during plastic surgery. However, the results can be completely natural in appearance, providing an affordable way to achieve better contours to the upper and/or lower lip. Patients should plan for some swelling, bruising, and redness after their appointment, which can last up to two weeks. Many patients will have the procedure done and take some time off of work to allow the area to heal. Patients should closely follow the aftercare instructions given to them to minimize the chances of possible side effects and risks, such as avoiding certain supplements and medications before and after treatment. 

Schedule a visit with the team at Chevy Chase Dermatology today 

If you are considering your lip enhancement options and want to avoid plastic surgery procedures and implants, cosmetic injectables might be the solution for you! Call the office at (301) 656-SKIN to schedule a consultation and initial evaluation with Dr. Margaret Summerville. Her facility is open to new patients and is conveniently located at 5530 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #830 in Chevy Chase, MD.

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