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How To Achieve Plump Lips Without Botox

The Botox lip flip is one of the top performed cosmetic procedures for women looking to achieve big lips and fuller pout. But to maintain its amazing results, it takes commitment to follow post-treatment care and possible maintenance sessions with your plastic surgeon.

So how can you get a plumper lip look without the Botox injection? If you’re hesitant to get the neurotoxin injection or looking to switch treatments, you can consider cosmetic alternatives like dermal filler, lip implant, lip lift, and lip threading. You can also go all-natural by following a good skin care routine, doing lip scrubs, and applying a convenient lip plumper for fuller lips without the injections.

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Non-Botox Cosmetic Treatments for Bigger Lips 

It’s perfectly normal for our lips to change as we age. The loss of lip volume and the appearance of vertical lip lines and upper lip wrinkles are due to the deterioration of the collagen that keeps our skin firm, elastic, and smooth. The skin in the lip area is also more prone to damage from the sun and certain lifestyle factors like chronic smoking and drinking through straws.

When it comes to lip enhancement, the first treatment that comes to mind is Botox. For years, it’s proven its safety and effectiveness and has become the gold standard for anti-wrinkle and lip plumping solutions. It provides a subtle improvement to the lips without altering its shape and structure.

However, Botox is a neurotoxin and the fact that it comes from a potent substance can have some people thinking twice about getting the injections. You may also be considering its price or you have a fear of getting the consequences of bad Botox results as you’ve seen from the news and tabloids. In this case, it’s also wise to look at the options that can provide great cosmetic results:

1. Lip filler

A filler treatment is another great method for lip augmentation. Unlike Botox, it uses a material that is made of either collagen, silicone, or hyaluronic acid. Most filler injections are safe, especially hyaluronic acid filler, since it is a natural substance that is already produced in our body.

Hyaluronic acid is a clear substance that is abundant in the skin and surrounding the eyes and one of its essential functions is to keep the skin moisturized. Some of the popular HA filler brands today are Juvéderm, Restylane, and Belotero Balance.

Your injector may apply numbing cream to minimize pain during the procedure. They will then skillfully place the filler material in the lips to help restore volume, improve lip shape, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and lip area. The procedure comes with low risks and the results are seen almost immediately and can last for up to 6 months.

Learn more: Which Injectable Treatment Is Better for Lips: Botox or Juvéderm?

2. Implants

While fillers and Botox are temporary lip augmentation options, a lip implant provides a permanent enhancement of the lips. An implant is performed surgically and it typically uses a material made of soft plastic silicone. 

Another technique for lip implants is a fat transfer where a doctor uses fat from the abdomen and transfers it to the lips. They can also use tissue grafting where skin from the abdomen is used for the lips.

An implant is a great option for people who want longer-lasting results on their thin lip. To perform the procedure, the doctor will create an incision on the corners of the mouth. They will place a clamp into the site, serving as the tunnel where the implants will be inserted to the lips.

It can be done in 30 minutes to an hour with a recovery time of 1 to 3 days. After the procedure, you will feel minimal pain, swelling, and skin scarring but this can be remedied by medications and cold compress.  

3. Lip thread

Lip threading is one of the newest methods for cosmetic enhancement of the upper lip. It uses small dissolvable threads to contour and add definition to the lip line. The threads are made of poly-L-lactic acid and when it is used in the lips, they can boost the production of collagen which can naturally improve the texture, shape, and appearance of the lips over time.  

Lip threading may come with side effects like temporary difficulty with moving the mouth, swelling, and bruising. But like with most cosmetic procedures, it is a generally safe and effective treatment as long as performed by a trained professional.

This procedure involves creating a small hole in the corner of the mouth where a cannula will be placed. The threads are inserted through the cannula and they are pushed until they are located in the Cupid’s bow. 

This provides a natural elevation of the upper lip so it looks full and gives you a better-looking pout. The threads will last for 3 months but you may still enjoy its results for up to 12 months even after they have dissolved.   

4. Lip lift 

A lip lift is another outpatient cosmetic procedure that is done surgically. It is performed by a skilled surgeon who will make an incision on the top lip area or more specifically under the nose. They will take the excess skin so that the space between the nose and the mouth are shortened, creating an elevation that will improve the shape and fullness of the lips.

This treatment is a great option for people who experience sagging of the skin in the mouth area which makes the lips appear thin and flat. Likewise, old age can increase the distance between the lips and nose so this alternative also works best to correct this space and restore it to its normal look. The lift is permanent but it doesn’t entirely stop your lips from aging so it’s still important to take extra care of your lips.

Natural Ways to Care for Your Lips and Get Fuller Pout 

If you don’t want to undergo any plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure, your best bet to achieve full lips is to dedicate yourself to a skincare routine that will help keep your skin healthy and young. Here are some dermatologist-approved tips that you can follow to naturally plump your lips:

1. Exfoliate your lips using a lip scrub

Exfoliation is a popular way to restore the skin’s youthfulness by removing dry and old skin. You can do the same to your lips by using a lip scrub or homemade exfoliating treatment to eliminate flaky skin on your chapped lips.

You can exfoliate at least twice a week by applying a moisturizer or oil to your lips. A good lip scrub contains an emollient (which acts as base to make it easier to put on the lips) and any natural exfoliating ingredient such as cinnamon, coconut oil, honey, shea butter, and sugar.

Use a toothbrush to gently brush the exfoliating solution over your lips. Do this in a circular motion to remove the dry skin on your lips and afterward you can moisturize with a lip balm product.  

2. Invest in a good lip plumper product

A lip plumper is a beauty product that works like lipstick or lip gloss but it contains plumping ingredients to achieve a volumizing look. These products have mild irritants like menthol, ginger, peppermint, and capsicum which increases the blood flow to cause partial swelling that will result in temporary fullness of the lips. Some lip plumpers also have hyaluronic acid so that the lips will look smooth and moist after application.

3. Add lip liner to your makeup routine

Many celebrities and makeup artists advise using a lip liner to prevent smudging of your lipstick and make the color stick longer on your lips. It’s carefully applied on your lip border, giving highlight to your lip line and making it more pronounced. Likewise, the outline will give an illusion of fuller looking lips so you can enjoy natural duck lips. Just be sure to have your lip liner match your lipstick shade so it will blend easily.

4. Moisturize your lips

You can do this by using topical serums that are rich in hyaluronic acid. When they are absorbed by your lips, they will begin to hold moisture that will keep your skin plump and prevent it from drying up. Cocoa butter is another ingredient that can provide an extra hydrating layer to your lips so they are protected from chapping and cracking. Of course, drinking lots of water helps supplement moisture not only to your lips but also to your skin.

5. Use essential oils  

Essential oils also help hydrate your lips and give it their luscious and natural glow. Some oils also have antioxidants that repairs your lips and restores its smooth texture and prevents it from further drying. The common essential oils used by beauty gurus are peppermint oil, chamomile oil, lavender oil, and lemon oil.  

6. Do facial and lip exercises

Facial yoga focuses on moving the lip and mouth area to help minimize wrinkles and fine lines. Some of the common exercises are puckering your lips, creating an “O” shape, or pulling at the sides of your mouth and contracting them at least 20 times. When done correctly, these routines can also stimulate blood flow and collagen production to tighten your skin.  

Try Lip Enhancement Treatments at aNu Aesthetics

Getting a plump lip can be achieved by being extra meticulous to your skincare practices or signing up for cosmetic lip injections at a trusted aesthetics clinic. We, at aNu Aesthetics, can help you achieve total beauty and wellness with our products and consultation services.   

As a premier aesthetic clinic and wellness spa, we offer a wide range of face and body services so you can enhance your natural look. We also prioritize the safety of our clients and guarantee that you will receive optimal results for your desired goals. Call us now for a consultation with one of our doctors.

Learn more: Do Botox Creams for Lips Exist?

Say Goodbye To Your Wrinkles and Fine Lines

With just a few simple injections, our providers can erase your wrinkles and fine lines in no time with Botox. Call us today to book your appointment.

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