Dr. Davis was just featured in an article in the South Jersey Times in response to the recent so-called Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge, to create plumper lips by sucking the air out of a glass cylinder. The results? Not so pretty. If you’re one of millions looking for plumper lips, this is the advice Dr. Davis offered to reporter Kelly Roncace on a safer way to achieve results.
For starters, Dr. Davis explained to the South Jersey Times that simply putting a round glass over your mouth could possibly result in permanent damage. “It could break, or already be chipped, which could be a disaster before you even start sucking the air out,” he told the news source. “If you get cut and have to have stitches, you will have a permanent scar around your mouth.”
More likely, however, you could cause blood clotting and a discolored ring around the mouth, which may or may not go away.
“Now, for the rest of their life, they will have a ring around their lips where the shot glass was,” Dr. Davis told the South Jersey Times.
Pretty lips? We don’t think so. Not this way, anyway. So what can young people do to achieve the look they want? Dr. Davis suggests starting with cosmetic tricks and lip plumping products you can pick up at your local CVS or Sephora.
The benefit of this kind of approach? “…it’s not dangerous, it’s not permanent, and it’s safe.”
If you’re ready for a longer lasting lip effect, however, Dr. Davis also has in-office solutions—injectables.
“If you really want to get your lips to look like Kylie’s lips, go to someone who is professionally trained in doing injectables.”