A new study shows that there may be a new way to enhance the lips, called the “no-touch” technique. The author, Dr. Christopher C. Surek, told Cosmetic Surgery Times that the concept is rooted in avoiding any direct needle injection into the wet or dry mucosa. “All facets of the technique utilize cutaneous needle and cannula insertion ports. The reason for this is that the mucosa swells quickly if repeatedly violated with needle injection, and we feel that this can distort the anatomy, making it more challenging to determine appropriate volume and symmetry when performing lip injection.”

So what exactly does this mean for those who are thinking about, or currently get their lips injected?