WHY LIP ENHANCEMENT?
If you are bothered by the appearance of thin, lined or asymmetrical lips, cosmetic treatments can address your concerns and help you feel more confident in your smile. Specific changes that a skilled cosmetic surgeon can make through lip enhancement include:
Restore volume to thin or aging lips
Smooth vertical lip lines
Improve symmetry between the upper and lower lip
Refine the shape of thin or flat lips
WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
Dermal Filler Injections. Hyaluronic acid fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane products, are a popular non-surgical option offering temporary lip enhancement at an affordable price. When administered by an experienced provider, dermal fillers can last 4 to 12 months and achieve soft, natural-looking results. Depending on the product, fillers can boost lip volume, enhance lip shape, and smooth vertical lip lines.
BENEFITS OF DERMAL FILLERS FOR LIP ENHANCEMENT
Treatments take only 15 to 30 minutes
A skilled cosmetic surgeon can adjust the amount of filler used to achieve results with precision
Little to no downtime is needed
Improvements are usually noticeable immediately after treatment
Results are final within 2 weeks
WHAT ARE LIP FILLERS MADE OF?
Most practitioners use a Collagen or Hyaluronic Acid (HA) based filler which is injected into the lip, to increase volume and size. Collagen works purely by plumping the lip whilst the hyaluronic acid fillers work by not only plumping the lip directly but also trapping water within lips for a natural, plump pout.
HOW MUCH FILLER DO YOU NEED?
One of the biggest things people often don't realise with lip augmentation is that achieving the look you want won't necessarily happen overnight. If you have very thin lips and want to achieve a very full but natural look, this can take a few sessions and therefore be more expensive.
They key is building layers in stages which allows me to build a whole new lip for the patient in terms of size and shape over time.
DOES IT HURT?
Depending on who carries out the procedure, the pain can vary. Personally, I choose to use a dental block so my patients don't feel a thing. But many people rely on numbing gel, which can still cause discomfort.
ARE THE RESULTS INSTANT?
Straight after the procedure, your lips will be slightly swollen. I advise patients to ice their lips at first and take arnica tablets to prevent bruising. After around 24 hours the swelling will have settled and you can see the final result.