The lips are one of defining features of the face, and full lips are not only more desirable, but can be rejuvenating as well. While we age, the lips tend to lose volume. Fortunately, a natural lip enhancement can help to return the lips to a more youthful state without looking ‘fake’ or unnatural.
The treatment, as performed in our state of the art Berkhamsted clinic, is recommended to patients of all ages, but can have particularly special implications for older patients. This is because, as we age, our lips tend to thin out and lose fat, causing us to look and feel older or less attractive. Luckily, there are a variety of lip injection options available, each of which Mylene has particular expertise in performing. Together, you will design a course of action that is tailored to best suit your needs and goals so that your lips look as plump as ever without looking overdone.
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR LIP ENHANCEMENT ?
Almost anyone over 18 years can be a candidate for lip enhancement. Most important is to have a realistic expectation about the outcome!
Lips that have lost fullness or were simply thin to begin with, lips that are wrinkled from sun and aging, or asymmetric without shape can all be enhanced with dermal fillers.
RESULTS OF LIP ENHANCEMENT TREATMENTS
Although the results of lip enhancement injections are noticeable immediately, they will look even better in a week and best in a month! Results can last from 6-12 months. The final effect is largely a result of your inherit lip shape, but certain qualities of lip enhancement can evolve with preferred techniques as seen in the photos.
A voluptuous volume with the upper lip full and the lower lip pouty.
A pronounced Cupid’s bow will give a deeply defined ” V”
Smoothing and evening the contour of both lips
Sharply defined and slightly turned up lip borders
Perfectly symmetrical lips on both sides and a balance of the top and bottom
Upturned corners of the mouth, giving a smiling appearance.
Pronouncing the ridge connecting your upper lip to your nose to curve the upper lip upward.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE LIP ENHANCEMENT PROCEDURE
Discussing your preferences and expectations of lip augmentation will help to determine which hyaluronic acid filler would be best for your procedure.. All of the products contain lidocaine for a gentle anesthetic. A topical local anesthetic and ice may be used as well to reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding and to enhance the comfort of the treatment.
LIP ENHANCEMENT RECOVERY
In general, eliminating any over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications (i.e. aspirin, Alleve, Motrin, ibuprofen), as well as supplements such as green tea, fish oils, gingko, ginseng, and garlic will help to reduce the risk of bleeding and minimize bruising and swelling. It is best NOT to smoke before and after lip enhancement treatments as well, if possible. Results will continue to improve up to 2 weeks following injections.