Question: I have great teeth so I get quite a few compliments on my smile but as I’ve gotten older I notice that my lips seem to be thinner. I’d like to have lip enhancement using the most highly recommended injectable filler. Does this cause any certain allergic reaction?
Answer: As patients age their lips tend to thin. Filler techniques are very good at improving the volume of the lip. The great news is that there are a number of new fillers coming on the market and more each year that give very natural results in terms of filling the volume so that the thinness of the lip is improved but also have a nice feel so that is a very natural feel of the lip. The newest fillers are carefully developed to try to minimize the risk of any allergic reaction. However it’s always possible with the injection of any tissue into volume there could be an allergic reaction. Fortunately this is a very uncommon risk.