I have great teeth so get quite a few compliments on my smile. But as I have gotten older, I notice that my lips seem to be thinner (could this just be my imagination?). I would like to have lip enhancement using the most highly recommended injectable filler. Is collagen still the best material? Can this cause any sort of allergic reaction?
I do not know anyone who is using collagen these days. Most physicians wouldn’t; I don’t even think it is available. I use hyaluronic acids like Restylane, Juvederm and Perlane for lip augmentation. The rate of adverse reaction to the materials is about 1 in 5000 to 8000. My patients really like the results.