Why Da Vinci Lip Augmentation is the Haute New Trend (and How to Get It)
In case you haven’t already heard, there’s a new beauty trend in town and it’s picking up steam fast. But interestingly enough, this new spotlight in cosmetic procedures harks all the way back to Italian Renaissance man, Leonardo Da Vinci. Sure, you’re probably pretty familiar with the famous painter, sculptor, architect, and mathematician, but what does he have to do with lip augmentation? As it turns out, much of Da Vinci’s artistic work is backed by some surprising math and science that could actually help you achieve maximum lip augmentation results. Here’s how!
What Are Da Vinci Lips, Anyway?
Da Vinci lips have everything to do with proportions and ratios. You may have heard of the sculptor’s “golden ratio” in reference to the proportions of the human body that are considered ideal by many cultures. Those same proportions can be applied to the human face in a similar way, suggesting that to be most pleasing, a person’s facial features should be in just the right proportions with each other, and should be as symmetrical as possible. For one of Da Vinci’s most perfect examples of his golden ratio applied to a face, take a look at the Mona Lisa, one of the inspirations for this “haute” new trend. (Vision Research)
How to Achieve this Look
Because the emphasis here is on ratio and symmetry, the idea behind Da Vinci lips is to create a natural look that complements a person’s facial features, rather than to plump the lips in a way that would throw off the desired balance of the face. At Acqua Blu Medical Spa, our knowledgeable and personable staff recommends using injectables like Juvederm to achieve a soft, natural look. Because this requires skill and experience, it’s important to work closely with a trained professional to ensure the best results.
How It Works
Juvederm works by injecting hyaluronic acid (a substance that is already naturally occurring in the body), into the skin, which has the effect of filling and plumping the treated area. Many people use Juvederm injections to treat lines and wrinkles, but it can also be every effective at plumping the lips in the same way that it reduces these common signs of aging. The hyaluronic acid in Juvederm also helps to attract water to the treated area, which can add a subtle and natural-looking boost to the lips. Using just the right amount of filler can offer very balanced and proportionate results. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology)
What Results Can I Expect?
One of the many benefits of using Juvederm for a lip augmentation is that it is a relatively quick procedure with little to no downtime after treatment. Because everyone heals slightly differently, your individual recovery may vary, but typically, most people can return to work and other normal daily activities immediately after injections, although some minor redness, swelling, or bruising may occur. These are common side effects, though, and should subside on their own within the next few days. Once any swelling dissipates, your final results will take shape, revealing your new enhanced look. (Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology)
Why Choose Acqua Blu Medical Spa for Your Juvederm Treatment?
The key to optimizing your “Da Vinci” lip augmentation result is making sure that just the right amount of injectable filler is used, resulting in a balanced, natural look. Because this requires skill and experience, the first step to getting Da Vinci lips is choosing the right medical spa. In Pittsburgh, Acqua Blu Medical Spa offers Juvederm injections administered by extremely knowledgeable trained professionals, helping to give you the peace of mind that your results will enhance the natural contours and proportions of your face.
At Acqua Blu Medical Spa in Pittsburgh, our team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals is dedicated to providing natural-looking results that will work to enhance your natural beauty, not cover it up. Our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Heil would be more than happy to sit down with you to listen to your lip enhancement goals and tailor a plan to meet those unique needs. For more information about collagen lip enhancement, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Acqua Blu Medical Spa at (724) 933-1800.
The Bottom Line
Although beauty trends tend to fluctuate, it seems that Da Vinci lips may be here to stay. More and more women and men are turning to cosmetic procedures like lip augmentations to bring out the natural beauty of their features, rather than to hide them with extreme treatments. Thus, the basis behind Da Vinci lips–to promote a natural and balanced look–seems to be in line with current trends in cosmetic procedures. And as an added benefit, getting Da Vinci lips doesn’t require a surgical procedure or extensive recovery time. So if you’ve been looking for a way to boost the natural beauty of your facial features, looking to the Renaissance may be your answer.