Question: I am male from Chesapeake, Virginia with very thin lips. I would like Perlane to fill in the lips somewhat, but definitely not overfill. The pouty look is not what I am after. Is Perlane safer than collagen injections?

Answer: Perlane is very safe. It is one of the more common fillers on the market for lip augmentation. The pouty look is not necessarily from the material but injection technique error. Over filling the vermillion border causes this look and can be easily avoided. Unfortunately, many providers have learned only one way to augment the lip which often causes the pouty look.