Full lips with a defined border are a feature of youthful attractiveness. As we age, natural components of the lips including collagen, elastin and Hyaluronic Acid, that give the lips structure and volume gradually diminish.
Consequently, the lips and surrounding areas become subject to volume loss and structural changes.
The corners of the mouth can begin to droop giving a sad or angry look ( mouth frown). The Cupid’s bow ( v shaped area of the upper lip), can flatten out, and smokers lines ( vertical lip lines) may also appear.
Dermal fillers containing Hyaluronic Acid can be used not only to restore volume or plump up the lips, but also to create definition of the lips and surrounding structures.
The lips are a very sensitive area, and in addition to the anaesthetic contained within the fillers, additional anaesthetic is provided ( either topical ointment or injection),
Side effects of the procedure are usually temporary and mild and include pain, swelling, bruising and temporary lumps. It is best for the client to avoid any drugs that thin the blood for a week or two before having their lips enhanced. ( Anti-inflammatories, Alcohol, fish oil, garlic and Gingko, can also thin the blood). Clients with a history of cold sores, may also be advised to commence a prophylactic course of cold sore treatment post procedure.
The results of the procedure are seen immediately post completion of the treatment, but there may be some swelling, and the final result will be seen when this swelling subsides. Typically the fillers should last 10-12 months.
Contact Dr Tandra Paul for more information about Lip Enhancement and Rejuvenation treatments using the contact page here.