LipLase for Natural Lip Enhancement
Liplase is a more focused application of the Smoothlase technique, this time for de-aging the lips, i.e. lip enhancement. While Smoothlase addresses the upper and lower lip areas above and below the borders, this technique is solely for the vermillion borders. Liplase is also a trademarked technique of Dr. Harvey Shiffman, who wisely adapted another excellent and needed use for our Fotona lasers.
*Liplase, pre-treatment and at 3 weeks post 3rd laser treatment. Patients say that in addition to looking "naturally" improved, their lips feel more firm and toned.*
Please check the Smoothlase description on Dr. Cappetta’s website as everything applies directly to the Liplase procedure.
We recommend a collagen booster appointment every 6 months to maintain your collagen rejuvenation.
Liplase is also a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment. It is performed from inside and outside of the lips on the vermillion border. Just as Dr. Cappetta builds and shapes lips with Restylane and Restylane Silk, he can direct the formation of a Cupid's Bow with your own collagen while enhancing the overall shape and form of your lips, only this time.........Naturally!
There are no painful lip injections, no foreign materials, and no downtime. You are good to go, immediately after your treatment session. Go to work or just enjoy your day.
As the lips are full of sensory nerves, we do advise dental block anesthesia for your comfort during treatment. For those who prefer not to be numb for a few hours, Dr. Cappetta prescribes EMLA topical cream (2.5% lidocaine & 2.5% prilocaine) to soak into your lips one hour before treatment to make you more comfortable as the lips are more susceptible to feeling the laser energy than the rest of the face.
What happens during treatment?
For Liplase there are 6 treatments each 1 week apart of approximately 10 minutes on the visible red part of the lips and three sessions 3 weeks apart on the inside to allow your collagen to develop. The laser energy will be applied across the inside of the lip border, then the outside, dry part of the vermillion border. Post-treatment, the outer, dry part of the lips will go through 3 phases:
- inflammation/slight swelling (actually looks like good enhancement) for the first 24 hours
- Slight surface peeling may occur the second to third day
- New collagen filling up the lips on days 1 to 30
*Both the outer and inner parts of the vermillion border of the lips are treated with the fractionated laser beam*
How long will the Liplase natural collagen enhancement last?
Funny you should ask! Once your new collagen is made, it should degrade at the same rate that the rest of the collagen in your body is degrading, or not. That degradation rate is totally dependent upon your diet and lifestyle, and hence your overall health state. That being said, a single visit touch-up treatment 6 to 12 months, or more, later is recommended to maintain your lips' plumpness, tone, and elasticity for most people.
- No downtime
- No bruising
- No injections
- No foreign/synthetic substances
- No radical changes (a more private treatment)
- Healthy rejuvenation (actually does reverse aging, not just appearances)
- Short, in-office procedures
- A natural process of creating new, more elastic, collagen which builds over time, well past the treatments to tighten and firm the lips
- A safe alternative to surgery
- No pre-treatment preparation
- No post-treatment requirements or medications
- No worry about allergic reactions
CALL Fountain of Youth Laser Dental at 210-614-5481 FOR AN APPOINTMENT OR MORE INFORMATION