Dr. Indu Ballani: Dermal fillers can now make lips stay in perfect shape

Thin, uneven lips can be hid from public view with the help of lipsticks and liners. But the impermanence of it is disheartening. Dermal fillers can now make your lips stay in perfect shape for a long time now, says Dr Indu Ballani, Dermatologist, Delhi.

Indu Bellani

How many times are you complimented for Julia Roberts-like pout, Dr. Ballani asks and adds that the lucky few might have been sometimes, while others must have been gasping to have such fuller, poutier lips. But who has all the luck on this earth? A lot of people have shape issues with their lips, she concurs. “They are either too thin or the V-curve is missing or there is some unevenness in the shape. When lips are an important facial feature and can dramatically change the way a person looks, there is an increased willingness among people to have perfectly shaped lips”, Dr. Ballani points out.

New trend

The trend to add some volume to lips and alter its shape is fast catching up with men too, says Dr. Ballani. “To flaunt the pout is gaining feverish pitch in metro cities where people are doing their every bit possible to look good. The corporatised environment, in which good personality earns a person some brownie points, has fuelled such demands”, Dr. Ballani said.

Pouty lips

Pouty lips had long been a craze among women. It, however, has now become an in-thing in men too. Women every now and then give their lips a plump look with the help of lipsticks or correct the shape with lip liners. But how far does that last? Once the lipstick is clear, the original shape is back to public view. This is the moment when you feel embarrassed and long for having the pout you always try to fake, she says.

But how? “Relax, You too can have those fuller lips. And if you think you will have to put yourself under a scalpel or undergo some tricky procedure that goes on for hours, then let your worries rest”, she reassures.

Stating that the modern day dermal filler Restylane does the wonder in just some minutes and in a very simple way, Dr. Ballani went on to add that this was not an effect that would last a few days. The fullness and softness that come with the hydrophilic hyaluronic acid (that promotes water retention and absorption) stays for up to a year, she added.

A hyaluronic acid based filler, Restylane when injected into the lips, it redefines them giving them a fresh new shape as well as volume. Restylane filler is often used to get more pronounced, pouty lips. In case there is some shape problem, it too can be addressed with Restylane. It is injected over the uneven portion to bring it to alignment with overall shape of lips, giving it a flawless look, she noted. So the next time, you see anybody with those luscious lips which are in perfect shape, do not worry you too can flaunt the same.

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