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Dr. Green was featured today in a Fashionista article about the increasing popularity of lip plumpers.

A lot of this is thanks to YouTube vlogs and celebrities tagging their surgeons on Instagram. In addition to that, technological advancements in non-invasive procedures have also made the concept of getting “work” done much less intimidating, more accessible and less taboo.

Not too long ago, lip plumping products routinely relied on ingredients like cinnamon, wintergreen and capsicum to get blood pumping and spur a voluminous effect, essentially by causing irritation. “The lip plumpers formulated with irritants plump the skin by intentionally irritating the lips and vasodilating the blood vessels in the lips,” explains Dr. Michele Green, a New York City-based dermatologist.

Since then though, Hyaluronic acid-based formulas aim to boost lip size through allowing the hydrating molecules to absorb through the skin, so they coddle the skin rather than irritate it. In the article, Dr. Green notes “Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body and the risk of an allergic reaction is quite unlikely.” In addition to that, “hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight [in moisture], giving you a more natural, longer-lasting plumping effect.”

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