As the effects of ageing take hold, even the lucky few who were born with perfectly beautiful lips may want to consider enhancing their lips’ appearance. Over time, the lips’ volume depletes, leaving a thinner, flatter appearance. Wrinkles and fine lines compromise their smooth look, and the vermilion borders and Cupid’s bow become less defined. Around the mouth, the area between your upper lip and nose can become flattened, and the corners of the mouth may turn downward, creating a tired, aged appearance.
Lip Fillers can improve the signs of ageing, by addressing the lips’ texture and smoothness and filling the lines and wrinkles caused by smoking and pursing your lips over time …and of course, by adding volume for a fresh, natural, new look. Treatments are a safe and natural way to create the lips you have always wanted and can combat fine smokers lines, issues including lack of volume, wrinkles, smile lines, cupid’s bows and lowered corners.
It’s no secret that the lips are an important part of facial beauty…whether with a friendly smile, a kiss, or a quick change of expression, your lips are always drawing attention to themselves! What’s considered beautiful may vary from culture to culture, but there are some commonalities. Studies show that wider, fuller lips and well-defined borders are widely considered to be attractive. In fact, full lips have become increasingly identified with both youth and beauty.
What makes ‘ideal lips’?
perceptions of beauty ideals and norms vary across demographics, eras and cultures. In recent times, particularly in the west, there has been an increasing desire for fuller lips, with well-defined borders.
During our assessment of lips prior to any aesthetic procedure for lip enhancement, we consider your lips baseline and anatomy, including:
- Gender + Shape
- Natural Lip Volume
- Anatomy of the lips
- Upper + Lower lip balance
- Definition of the vermilion border
- Lip to face proportion and symmetry
- Philtrum columns
- White roll
- Cupid’s bow
- Vermilion border
- Oral commissures
- Upper incisor teet
- Upper lip tubercle
- Cutaneous upper lip
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The Procedure –
The lip enchantment procedure, involves a little discomfort, with slight stinging during the injections with a fine needle. There are normally between 10 -18 tiny injection points in the lip area, depending on the treatment goals decided on. Mild swelling can temporarily occur, and there’s typically slight bleeding, which is stemmed during the procedure. We add both topical lidocaine and use brands with lidocaine added to each syringe, for ultimate comfort.
Side Effects –
As with all aesthetic procedures, there is a risk of side effects, which can include swelling, bruising, itching, discolouration, stiffness, tenderness or redness at the injection sites. These side effects can vary from mild to moderate and typically resolve within 7-30 days or less.
The Science behind lip fillers –
Hyaluronic acid (H.A.) is a major component of skin tissue, maintains local moisture content, and is gradually reabsorbed with time. Dermal fillers are made of a modified version of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural component of your skin. Hyaluronic acids innate ability of to bind water makes it perfect for maintaining the smoothness and volume of your skin.
During the ageing process, our body’s production of H.A. naturally decreases. This results in a reduced ability of the lips to hold water and receive essential nutrients, and so the lips skin becomes drier and there volume and elasticity reduces. H.A. is considered the miracle compound for replenishing lost lip volume and restructuring the lip contours.
What’s the difference between Biophasic + Monophasic fillers?
While all H.A. fillers are hydrophilic polymers, the cross-linking method determines whether the ‘final product’ is a Biphasic or Monophasic gel. Biphasic gels are comprised of a range of particle sizes (E.g. small and large), while monophasic gels contain homogeneous/ same (E.g. medium or large) sized particles.
The larger the H.A. particle size results in more noticeable volume. More volume can be great in the lip body, hence a monophasic filler, but in the borders, a biphasic filler can prove firmer and add more lift.
What’s a G-prime number?
This refers to the hardness of the filler. The higher the G prime number, the better the filler will be at firming and lifting. The lower the G prime number, the softer and subtler the results. As the filler can spread more easily into the skin. The G prime number does not affect the filler’s longevity.
The higher the G-Prime + H.A. particle size – the more noticeable the results.