Traditionally, augmenting lip size and shape has been performed with hyaluronic injections. A challenge for medical spas owned and operated by medical aestheticians is the inability to inject patients with fillers due to state regulations.
Light-based laser treatments of the lip can provide substantial plumping, color and texture improvement and significant reduction of fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the lip by heating the tissue of the lip and surrounding area to create collagen. Patients who have needle phobia, or who fear pain or bruising with needle procedures, can benefit from a needle-free lip treatment. But the laser needs to be able to deliver energy deep into the dermal tissue for collagenesis in a tolerable patient experience. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of the treatment of lip rejuvenation and lip augmentation using a 650-microsecond Nd:YAG 1064nm laser.
Lip rejuvenation and plumping using an Nd:YAG 1064nm laser with a 650-microsecond pulse duration can provide significant improvement without the use of needles and with a high degree of patient satisfaction, minimal discomfort, no adverse effects and strong interest in ongoing treatments among those treated.
|Benefits||Fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the lip area were significantly reduced.Significant enhancement in color, texture, and youthfulness of the lips.|
|Treatment Type||Light Therapies|
|Treatment Problem or Condition||Fine Lines, Wrinkles|
|Skin Type||Body Areas|
Requires six to eight treatments, one to two weeks apart.