Lips have always been considered as one of the most important and attractive features of our face. They indicate our emotions, with full lips being associated with youth and beauty.
Our lips are at their fullest in our 20s, which is why we associate a plump and defined mouth with youthfulness. But the composition of our lips and surrounding structures alter as part of the natural ageing process. Sometimes the lips can be asymmetrical.
From between the ages of 30-40, factors such as sun damage (photodamage) gravity, genetics and smoking play a role, leading to a sad-mouthed or drooping appearance. Lipstick bleed lines and a flattened cupid’s bow will also culminate in a mouth that looks less defined.
*DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.
What is lip filler treatment?
Our range of gold standard lip filler treatments uses a smooth gel formula to deliver a natural look and feel to the treated area. Most lip enhancements are achieved through natural hyaluronic acid biodegradable dermal fillers which are specifically developed for the lips and mouth area and produce the most natural, long lasting results.
The skin on your lips is extremely thin, making them particularly vulnerable to ageing. Some hyaluronic acid dermal fillers help to fill in vertical lines, ease drooping lip corners and attract and retain moisture to smooth dry, dehydrated lips. Others have more volumising properties to contour your lips and define your cupid’s bow, as well as subtly plump up tired or deflated lips for a natural look.
We only use FDA-approved, naturally biodegradable lip fillers designed with safety and efficacy in mind. At your initial consultation with our qualified medical practitioners, we’ll discuss a personalised lip filler treatment plan that’s just right for you.
What can lip filler treatment be used for?
The type of lip augmentation we recommend may vary depending on your age. For instance, you may want to achieve fuller-looking lips when in your 30s, but to smooth and reduce fine lines instead when in your 50s.
We may need to consider one, or a combination, of the following:
- Softening lipstick bleed lines by enhancing the edge of your lips
- Smoothing vertical lip lines, again by enhancing the edge of your lips
- Creating a natural lip contour through restoring or enhancing volume in the body of your lip
- Lifting the edges of your lips to restore their youthful position
- Improving the philtrum column definition of your upper lip for a lovely cupid’s bow
- Treating the marionette area underneath your mouth to provide support to the lip, help improve shadows in the area and your lower face profile contour.
How soon will I notice results?
The whole process takes just a few minutes and ice can be applied afterwards to reduce any slight swelling.
You should notice results right away, with optimum results seen 5-7 days after treatment once any potential light swelling has ceased.
How long does lip filler treatment last?
Lip enhancement treatments can last 4 – 9 months.
We always recommend a subtle approach to create fuller yet natural looking lips. You can always build on the effect with subsequent top up treatments, which will be tailored at every visit so that lip plumpness is achieved in a soft and subtle way. Your medical practitioner will give you all the advice you need.
What should I expect?
It is always advisable to use the most highly trained and skilled medical practitioners for the most effective yet natural of differences.
We will look at your face from every angle to discuss your concerns. We will explain everything in detail and make you feel at ease and relaxed on the day of your treatment, knowing you’re in safe, expert and medically qualified hands.
Can you have lip fillers when you are pregnant?
Dermal fillers are not likely to affect your baby; however, we always suggest waiting until after you deliver and after you have finished breastfeeding. As no medical studies have been performed on pregnant women, we cannot predict how the skin will react to the filler, considering the body’s hormonal changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
How do I know if lip fillers will suit me?
Before any procedure of this kind you will be invited to have an in-depth consultation, during which you can talk through the expected results and discuss all the possible outcomes. Your practitioner will make a detailed assessment of your lips and inform you of the possible treatment recommendations that will give balance back to your lips, in keeping with your individual shape and age. For instance, you may want fuller looking lips in your 20s and 30s but as you get older, you may want to smooth and address the fine lines around your lips.
Are lip fillers BOTOX?
BOTOX helps to smooth wrinkles by relaxing muscles in the targeted areas. It can be used to soften fine lines around the lips for carefully selected patients – but it is not used to volumise or contour the lips. To achieve this, a lip filler is used. Most lip fillers are made from natural hyaluronic acid made up of biodegradable dermal fillers specifically developed for the lips and mouth area, (hyaluronic acid exists naturally in the body). These dermal fillers help to subtly contour and plump the lips.
Are lip fillers plastic surgery?
Lip fillers are a non-surgical way to enhance lips. The Lip fillers we use are specifically developed for the lips and the mouth area and produce the most natural long lasting results. These are made up of hyaluronic acid (a substance that occurs naturally within the body). These specialist dermal fillers are injected into the lips to add volume and shape, as well as to improve the condition of the lips. This type of lip enhancement is lower risk compared to an invasive surgical procedure, when performed by an experienced medically qualified practitioner. HA fillers gradually dissolve over time, with effects lasting several months.