Which Lip Plumper Gloss Really Works?
The Internet – especially social media – is full of ads and videos for lip plumpers that supposedly “really work.” These products promise everything from Kardashian-sized lips, to being a replacement for lip fillers. But do any of them really work?
The short answer is that some work temporarily, while certain others can help build up the lips over time – and others simply don’t work at all. But, with so many lip fillers on the market, how do you know which ones will actually work?
In this article, the lip augmentation experts at AMAE Med Spa in Birmingham, MI discuss the various ingredients in lip fillers – and share our top pick for a lip filler that actually works.
What Lip Plumpers Can’t Do
Your mom or your grandmother probably told you that “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” And that holds true with lip plumpers. Realistic expectations are the key to choosing and using a lip plumper product.
To begin with, there is no lip plumper on the market that can do what injectable lip fillers do. Most lip fillers – including Juvéderm – are made up of hyaluronic acid, a substance that can hold almost 1000 times its weight in water. Nothing that you apply topically (externally) will be able to do this.
However, some lip fillers can temporarily or permanently cause a moderate increase in lip size.
Temporary Lip Plumpers
Many lip plumping glosses contain skin irritants like capsicum (found in chili peppers), cinnamon, or menthol that cause the lips to temporarily swell. When these irritating substances are applied to the lips, it causes blood to rush to the surface of the skin, which results in mild and temporary plumping of the lips due to the swelling.
One brand of lip plumper gloss actually uses Bee Venom (supposedly humanely extracted from bees) to irritate the lips and cause temporary swelling. The theory is that the bee venom “fools” the skin into thinking it has been stung – leading to inflammation and swelling. Remember, however, that you should avoid bee venom products if you are (or may possibly be) allergic to bee stings. This means not kissing anyone who is allergic to bee stings either!
Caffiene is also commonly used in temporary lip fillers, because it temporarily increases circulation in the application area.
The Downside to Temporary Lip Plumpers
If you use lip-plumping glosses too much, all that irritation can actually lead to the lips becoming dry, irritated, or chapped.
And, even worse, use of lip-plumping glosses that rely on irritation typically become less effective over time if you use them regularly. This is because your body builds up a “tolerance” to them – so eventually they no longer irritate the lips enough to make them swell.
And, obviously, the biggest limitation to temporary lip fillers is that they only last a few hours, at most, before the swelling effect subsides.
Long Lasting Lip Plumpers
A very few more advanced lip plumpers, however, are formulated to increase the size of the lips on a short-term and long-term basis – without irritation or damage to the lips.
Look for medically formulated lip plumpers that contain ingredients such as niacin that are safe “vaso-dilators” rther han irritants. Niacin is a Vitamin B derivative that increases blood flow and improves circulation – which increases the lips without irritation. In fact, Vitamin B is good for the skin’s texture and tone. Niacin provides instant lip plumping that works in as little as 1 to 2 minutes and last for hours.
Then, for long-lasting results, patients should also select a lip plumper that contains peptides, which help build up the lip tissue over time. Peptides are amino acids that stimulate the body’s own production of collagen and hyaluronic acid for long-term lip plumping.
Collagen forms the structural scaffolding of healthy skin and tissue. As the body builds more collagen, the lips themselves actually become larger. And, as hyaluronic acid production within the lips increases, the lips will hold more water and moisture – making the lips fuller and more pillowy.
Our Choice for Best Lip Plumper
Clinicians Complex Lip Enhancer is our choice for the best lip plumper for both short term and long-term results.
This state-of-the-art medically formulated lip filler is designed to increase the size and add a tint of color to the lips on a short-term and long-term basis – without irritating or damaging the lips. Clinicians Complex Lip Enhancer uses niacin to increase circulation in the lips, as well as peptides to increase collagen and elastin in the lips over time.
Retinol and vitamin E have also been incorporated into the formula to further rejuvenate and protect the lips.
A research study showed a 13.59% increase of total midline lip and 12.54% increase of total lateral lip at 30 minutes after a single application of Clinicians Complex Lip Enhancer. It comes in a wide variety of colors, suitable for every complexion. And it incorporates a special polymer coating that encapsulates the active ingredients, so they are delivered into the lips.
Clinicians Complex Lip Plumper – 10% Off
To help our patients try out this amazing product, we are offering an in-office New Years Special (from Jan. 1 , 2022 to Jan. 31 2022) of 10% off all Clinicians Complex Lip Enhancers.
Don’t punish your lips with temporary lip plumpers that irritate and damage the lips! Stop by our Birmingham, MI Med Spa and try out the effective and healthy lip plumper that actually delivers long-term results and is good for your lips.