Over time, we lose volume in our lips and gain fine lines around the borders and this means they no longer look smooth. We start to notice that the vermilion borders and the cupid’s bow become less defined and the philtrum ridge between the nose and mouth tends to flatten out.
Lip filler treatment is a cosmetic procedure that will enhance your lips giving them a fuller, plumper look and smooth out any fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth area, giving it a more youthful look.
The so-called perfect lip varies from person to person and it’s said, that to create the perfect lips the lower lip should look slightly larger than the top lip. A good cosmetic clinic will aim to give a subtle lip enhancement treatment, to show off the natural shape of the lip, reducing the asymmetry and providing a well-defined border to the lip.
When choosing somebody to enhance your lips you should do your research, as turning ordinary lips into beautiful lips takes a lot of practice and ability. It’s essential that you choose a qualified specialist cosmetic practitioner who is experienced in performing great numbers of injectable treatments, one who combines artistry and expert ability with every treatment they undertake.
The practitioner will deliver the lip filler treatment by needle injection, and restore volume to areas where it’s been lost due to ageing. Dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid is ideal for lip treatments, as it’s a naturally occurring protein that’s found in the human body, and this means that side effects are very rare.
Lip filler treatment can:
- Create a fuller upper and lower lip
- Reduce the fine lines around the mouth
- Lift up the corners of the mouth
- Erase smokers’ lines above the lip border
- Enhance the shape and definition of the lips
- Even out unbalanced lips
The lips are a very sensitive part of the face, so it’s entirely normal to feel some minor discomfort during the lip enhancement treatment. However, dermal fillers do contain a numbing agent to lessen the pain of the procedure, and a local anaesthetics cream gets applied to the lips 20 to 30 minutes before the treatment takes place. This will help to lessen any discomfort, but it’s unlikely to mask the sensation completely.
Unfortunately, dermal filler lip enhancements don’t last forever, because over time the body gradually breaks down the fillers and they naturally disperse back into the body, so eventually you will need to top up the filler if you would like to keep the look. This won’t happen right away as most dermal filler results will typically last about 6-8 months and the practitioner will let you know how soon you’ll need to visit for a top up treatment.