Lips are the most sensuous and attractive feature of face. With ageing, lips lose their natural glow, fullness, volume and become thin. This happens due to the progressive loss of collagen and elastin in skin. This lead towards the development of lip lines which results in lipstick bleeding. Fine lines and wrinkles also start to appear around the corner of the mouth. This affects the overall beauty of your facial profile.
In order to gain fullness and volume of lips, non-surgical lip enhancement procedures prove highly beneficial and effective in restoring a youthful appearance. Lip enhancement treatments help you to regain the fullness, plumpness and lusciousness of lips which is the hallmark of youthful facial profile.
Dermal fillers are used for lip augmentation and clients can choose how delicate or prominent appearance of lips they want.
Reasons for choosing non-surgical Lip Enhancement
- Offers safe treatment option
- Effectively cure the oral commissures and smoker’s lines
- Gives naturally enhanced, sensuous and sexy lips
- Gives definition to the Cupid Bow
- Voluptuous lip re-contouring
Understanding lip anatomy
By understanding the brief anatomy of lips, you will be able to better understand how dermal fillers can help in lip enhancement procedures. The lip body which is pink is colour is known as vermilion. It has two parts the outer part which is exposed to the air and the inner part which remain wet inside the mouth. There is a wet-dry border which separates the two parts and this border is injected with dermal fillers to enhance the volume of the lip body. The lip’s edge is known as vermilion border. Generally, older people experience a volume loss in this area with a decrease in definition and support that exist between the lips and facial skin. This can lead towards the formation of vertical lines above the lips also called Smoker’s lines. The cupid’s bow is the middle central part of the upper lip having two philtral columns that extends from the peak. These mentioned areas of lips may be individually treated with dermal fillers to give volume, shape and definition while supporting the border and removing the fine lines.
Lip enhancement & augmentation indications
- Vermilion border
- Cupid bow
- Fleshy part of upper and lower lips
- Oral commissures
- Marionette Lines / Puppet lines
- Philtrum ridges
- Perioral lines
Techniques used for Lip augmentation
There are many different techniques available which are used for lip enhancement depending largely on the area of lips where you need to have volume. For improving the appearance of small fine lip lines and to control lipstick bleeding, the outline of the lips (vermillion) is reshaped. This rejuvenates lips by giving them youthful and attractive contour.
Along with this, the Cupid’s bow and the philtrum ridges present on the upper lip can also be redefined while plumping the main body of lips. Quite often, a combination of different techniques are applied which gives outstanding results in accordance with the desires of the patients. You will be able to monitor the progress during the treatment and liaise with your practitioner. Our motto is “less is more” when it comes to lips so rest assured the secret will remain between you and your practitioner!
Lip enhancement treatment procedure at CosmeDocs
In the initial consultation, our experienced, professional and skilful doctors will examine your lip, facial features and will discuss with you any issues you might have with your lips, the desired appearance
Once you decide to undergo the treatment, a topical anaesthetic will be applied to your lips before the treatment procedure. The possibility of discomfort is minimal because the dermal fillers we use for the lip augmentation also have anaesthetic. During the treatment procedure, you can review and see the results with your doctor. Photos will be taken before and after the treatment to clearly view the results.
Duration of the lip enhancement treatment
The total treatment procedure requires 20-30 minutes to complete. After the completion of treatment, your practitioner will massage the lips and provide you with the post treatment advice.
Types of dermal fillers used at CosmeDocs
At CosmeDocs, safety of our patients is our primary concern. Therefore, we make use of safe and non-permanent dermal fillers which are hyaluronic acid based like Teosyal (Swiss), Juvederm (USA) and Restylane (Sweden). These are dermal fillers with hyaluronic acid and their effects lasts for almost 6-12 months. They naturally get absorbed and processed by the body and broken down into mainly H2O & CO2 – Water & Carbon Dioxide.
Combining Other Treatments with Non-Invasive Lip Enhancement
Botox / PDO Threads for lip enhancement
Nasolabial Folds, Oral Commissures and Marionette Lines
The lines and wrinkles in the areas around the lips often give an ageing facial appearance or give an unhappy expression to face. Our expert aesthetic users can also make use of the hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to treat;
- a downward smile
- to smooth vertical lines emerging between the nose and lips (nasolabial folds)
- the lines that extend down from the mouth (marionette lines)