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Lip Filler

Lip filler is a popular cosmetic treatment that involves the injection of dermal fillers into the lips to enhance their shape, volume, and definition. The fillers used in lip augmentation are typically composed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that provides hydration, plumpness, and elasticity to the skin. Lip fillers can address a variety of concerns, such as thin or uneven lips, loss of volume due to aging, or simply to achieve a more desired lip shape.

During the procedure, a skilled practitioner carefully injects the lip filler into specific areas of the lips, targeting areas that require augmentation or reshaping. The fillers can be used to add volume, enhance the lip borders, define the Cupid’s bow, or improve symmetry. The amount and placement of the filler are tailored to each individual’s desired outcome and facial features. The effects of lip filler are immediate, and the results typically last several months to over a year, depending on the specific product used and individual factors.

Metropolis excels in providing lip filler treatments due to our expertise and patient-centered approach. Firstly, our specialists have extensive knowledge and experience in facial aesthetics and a deep understanding of lip anatomy. They carefully assess each patient’s unique lip characteristics, concerns, and desired outcome to develop a personalized treatment plan. Our specialists have an artistic eye for detail and strive to achieve natural-looking results that enhance the patient’s lips while maintaining their individuality.

Understanding Moles

If you are unclear on the mole definition, find out more about it here. A mole, also known as nevus, is a cluster of pigmented cells that appear as dark spots on the skin. They develop due to the accumulation of melanocytes, the pigment-producing cells. 

While most skin moles are harmless, understanding their formation is essential. Explore topics such as the definition of moles, their development, and their connection to melanin production.

 

Types of Moles

Delve into the various types of moles here: 

  • Congenital moles - Present at birth, larger in size, potential for increased melanoma risk.
  • Dysplastic nevi - Irregular shapes, varying colors, higher melanoma risk.
  • Common moles - Everyday pigmented spots, usually harmless. Vary in color and size, often round or oval.

 

Signs of Atypical Moles

Identifying atypical or suspicious moles involves paying attention to specific characteristics. Watch for asymmetry, irregular borders, variations in color, and any changes in diameter or evolution in appearance. 

If a mole exhibits these irregularities during self-examination, it's crucial to seek professional evaluation promptly. Monitoring mole irregularities helps in the early detection of potential skin issues, ensuring timely intervention and peace of mind.

 

ABCDEs of Melanoma Detection

Learn the rules of ABCDE for melanoma skin cancer detection, such as the following: 

  • Assess moles for Asymmetry, ensuring both halves match 
  • Inspect irregular Borders
  • Note Color variations
  • Monitor Diameter, with a threshold of 6mm
  • Be vigilant for any Evolving changes in size, shape, or color. 

Understanding and applying these criteria during mole examination enhances early skin cancer detection and intervention.

 

Mole Self-Examination Guide

Conduct a thorough self mole examination with these steps. Use a mirror to check moles on all body parts in a well-lit area. Look for asymmetry, irregular borders, color changes, and any variations in size. Enlist a partner for hard-to-reach areas. Perform this skin check at home monthly to detect any abnormalities early, ensuring proactive skin health.

 

When to See a Dermatologist

Book a dermatologist mole check if you notice sudden changes, itching, bleeding, or any concerns about the ABCDE criteria. Timely dermatologist consultations ensure accurate assessments and proactive interventions, promoting peace of mind regarding your skin health. Don't hesitate; prioritize your well-being with professional mole consultation.

 

 

 

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Take control of your skin health.  If you have concerns about moles or notice changes, don't hesitate to book a consultation for a mole check. We have customers coming in from Brentwood, Downtown L.A., Pasadena, Costa Mesa & Orange County. Schedule an appointment with Metropolis Dermatology today!

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