Lip enhancement using dermal fillers is one of our most popular non-surgical treatments, offering instant and long-lasting results. So, if you always wished that your lips were more noticeable, a lip enhancement can give you those luscious lips you always desired.
The lip enhancement procedure is performed by our Cosmetic Physician or Dr Turner. They will artistically reshape your lips, not just overfill them using a soft dermal filler to ensure the results are subtle and a natural looking lip enlargement.
What Are The Benefits Of A Lip Enhancement?
Everyone can agree that a beautiful smile can provide an enormous benefit to a women’s self-confidence, helping them look more youthful and radiant, with or without makeup.
• Some of the benefits of a lip enhancement include
• Create fuller and more shapely lips
• Removing fine lines around the mouth (smoker’s lines)
• Enhancing the definition of the lips
• Correct lip asymmetry
• Revolumizing ageing lips
• Correct excessive dental show
Which Areas Of The Lip Is Treated?
The lips are one of the most defining features of the face and are made up of many unique components which need to be considered carefully during a lip enhancement procedure. As everyone’s lip shape is different, the treatment for a lip enhancement needs to be customized to your unique anatomy and the result your seeking. We assess the components individually:
• Cupids bow
• Philtrum ridge
• Vermillion border
• Oral commissure
• Upper and lower lip
The Lip Enhancement With Dermal Filler Procedure?
To ensure the lip enhancement procedure is as comfortable as possible we use a few small injections of local anaesthetic and topical numbing cream to the lips before we start the treatment. Once the lips are numb, we carefully mark the areas to be enhanced using an eyeliner pencil.
Our technique uses a combination of cannula and needle injection techniques in lip enhancement depending on the components of the lip that are being augmented. This is the safest techniques available. Using the cannula technique to the body of the lip minimise bruising which can develop and is more comfortable. While using a needle technique to the lip border and philtrum ridge gives the most accuracy and control in these areas. The actual injections to perform the lip enhancement only takes a few moments and the whole treatment is done in 30 minutes.
After the lip injections, patients can return to normal activities immediately but it is recommended not to rub the lips. It is expected that the lip will swell over the first 2-3 days after the treatment and look overcorrected… this is normal. The swelling settles over the first week. We recommend that you are reviewed after 2 weeks to assess the final result to determine if any touch up is required.
How Long Do The Lip Enhancement Injections Last?
The results of the lip enhancement treatment are immediate and improve over the first few weeks. With the modern dermal fillers used in our treatments, most clients can get results that last between 6 – 9 months. To maintain the effect, it is best to get follow up treatments every 6 months to maintain the effect. If you decide you don’t like the results than your lips will return to their pre-treatment appearance gradually after 6 months.