LIP FILLER ENHANCEMENTS
Symmetrical and full lips are a feature of youthful attractiveness. Lips reach their fullness around our early twenties. As we age, natural substances that provide the skin with structure and volume, such as collagen and hyaluronic acid, decrease. This, along with environmental factors such as exposure to sun damage, smoking, etc., all contributes to how our lips age and form wrinkles. Over time the corners of the mouth also begin to droop resulting in the mouth frown. The shape of the upper lip known as the Cupid’s bow begins to flatten out and we start to lose the appearance of having full lips and volume.
There are lots of factors to take into account when enhancing lips. Your appointment at Melanie Jayne’s Beauty & Aesthetics Clinic includes a full consultation as each individual aspect of the lips are discussed (some of which are described below) along with expectations and desired look.
Congenital and post-traumatic lip asymmetry can be corrected and symmetry added to your lips with the use of Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers, such as e.p.t.q & Neuramis. Make sure your Aesthetic Practitioner is giving you the natural results you are looking for.
Everyone’s face is somewhat asymmetrical, so slightly uneven lips aren’t highly noticeable to others. But uneven lips can be a frustrating cosmetic issue, which could affect your emotional health.
If you’re interested in making your lips appear more even Lip Filler Enhancements are perfect but only temporary. Another, more permanent option, is Semi Permanent Make Up.
Lip augmentation is achieved with lip injections to even out or plump the lips. The most common dermal filler used to be collagen, but it has been replaced with products that are considered to be safer and longer lasting. Hyaluronic acid and polyacrylamide are currently the most popular dermal fillers used.
The benefits of Lip Enhancements include:
Quick treatment time
Treatments can be multiple until the desired lip volume has been reached
Lip volume can be controlled by the amount of filler injected
If your lips are not as defined as they used to be, vermillion border line injections can be used to enhance the definition and outline of your lips. This treatment is also ideal for anyone who is developing lip/smokers lines. Lip lines develop as volume is lost in our lips and in the tissues around our lips which can cause lipstick to bleed and can change the shape of the lips, ageing the entire face and can even cause further creasing and loss of volume around the lips. They are the vertical lines (and sometimes horizontal lines) that develop above the upper lip. These lines can be corrected or improved with this treatment and replace the volume loss that has caused the skin to collapse and crease in these areas. Providing structure back to this area will not only smooth the skin and remove the lines but will improve the definition around the lips.
If you are already happy with the shape of your lips and just want to add volume to your lips this can be done for you. Lip body treatment can be used for a subtle enhancement or a noticeable change. You can have 0.5ml or 1.0ml depending on the size of your lips which can be discussed on the day of your treatment. If you just want a subtle enhancement it will simply make your lips feel and look healthier and more hydrated. If however you want a noticeable change in volume this can also be done with Lip Filler and you can also return several weeks later to add even further volume. The placement of filler is positioned accurately and carefully to maintain the natural feel and movement of your lips. This technique ensures a beautiful natural appearance of your new enhanced lips.
The Cupid Bow is the V-shape in the centre of the upper lip that forms the 2 peaks and bow shaped upper lip. This treatment can be used to enhance the Cupid Bow to create more curvature and shape and contour the upper lip rather then a flat lip shape. You can enhance your Cupid’s Bow which may require the additional support of the Philtrum Column filler treatment which are the raised vertical columns that extend from the peaks of the upper lip to the nose. Some people have very well-defined natural Philtrum columns and others have an entirely flat area above the lip with no column shape. If you would like to enhance the shape of your Philtrum Columns this treatment is for you. If you feel the border of your upper lip is too flat and you would like to enhance the Cupid Bow appearance further this treatment will help support the Cupid Bow enhancement and add further curvature of the upper lip.
Other areas of the face that can be treated effectively with Dermal Filler are Nasolabial Folds and Marionette Lines. It’s one thing to frown and mean it, but it’s an entirely different problem if you look unhappy without intending to. And that’s the effect that marionette lines can have on you. If you would like to know more about Marionette Lines, causes, treatments we offer and prevention tips then click this box.
What Are "Russian Lips"?
The "Russian Lips" Technique is a specific technique that shapes your lips into a subtle heart-like shape - this adds more volume near the centre of the lips, similar to a Russian doll. This technique typically lifts the lip rather than excessively adding volume, therefore it is ideal for lip filler first timers or those whom are seeking a natural look. The "Russian Lips" Technique is more ‘flat' in appearance because rather than plumpness and volume, the goal of this technique is the height. However, in saying that, both outcomes can be achieved if that is what you desire.
One point that should be considered is the likelihood of longer lasting swelling and more prominent bruising. The Russian lips technique requires higher number of injections and this itself can cause more trauma to the lip tissue, resulting in swelling and bruising which are more noticeable.
How Does The "Russian" Lip Filler Technique Differ To Other Lip Filler Techniques?
The "Russian Lip" Technique differs to traditional lip filler techniques as the injector places the product vertically at the body of the lip and injects upwards towards the border of the lip, rather than starting from the lip border and injecting inwards towards the body of the lip.
What Is The Cost Of The Russian Lip Filler Technique?
The cost of Russian Lips is the same as traditional lip filler Technique as the same product is used, just a different technique to achieve a different outcome.
How Long Will The Russian Lip Filler Technique Take?
The Russian Lip Technique takes approximately 45-60 minutes, including a consultation.
0.5ml - £90.00 1ml - £150.00
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS?
What Is Dermal Filler?
Filler is a collection of multiple hyaluronic acid product fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your body. Different products can add volume, lift, and sculpt different areas of the face depending on your desired outcome. It also smooths lines, fills and plumps lips!
What Is Hyaluronic Acid Filler?
This temporary dermal filler is a natural acid found throughout the body in the joints and skin. Injected it can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, facial folds and to add volume in areas where it is lacking - such as the face and lips. Results are immediate and can last 3-6 months.
Are Lip Fillers Painful?
Numbing cream is applied before the treatment to ease any pain. Most people find the treatment fairly painless & tolerable.
Are Lip Fillers Safe?
Nuramis & e.p.t.q are the preferred products used at Melanie Jayne's Beauty & Aesthetics Clinic which are FDA approved for safety and efficiency and can be dissolved. Other brands can be used at the request of the client.
Is There Any Downtime?
Most lip injections do require a little bit of downtime due to possible swelling and bruising. Depending on area and availability to cover with makeup. Downtime can be anywhere from 24 hours to a few days.
What Are The Results?
Results are subtle, natural and long-lasting. Lip injections can smooth lines, produce a pouty look, shape and plump lips. Correct, fill and define your lips to enhance your own natural looks and beauty.
Is It Like Botox?
No, it is absolutely not like botox. First of all, Botox is not a filler and it is never injected into lips (however, sometimes some clients truly believe that it is). Botox just temporarily cuts off the nerve signals to some muscles therefore limiting the movements of those, achieving smoother skin as the wrinkles are now deepened by muscle movement.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
One of the reasons the procedure is simple and the substance inserted into the skin is safe is that the human body produces the exact same acid, that is actually composed of two sugars (Glucuronic acid and N-acetylglucosamine).
Hyaluronic Acid exists in the human body (joints, eyeballs, skin). Hyaluronic Acid produced by the body itself exists in the Epidermis and Dermis layers of the skin and one of its main functions is to keep water inside the skin tissue (being part of the collagen fibre network in Dermis). The more Hyaluronic Acid there is inside the Epidermis and more importantly the Dermis layer of the skin, the more water is retained in the skin, the moister it is and the more youthful it looks.
What happens to our own Hyaluronic Acid?
Over the years, the body itself produces less Hyaluronic Acid - more specifically the collagen fibre network is stretched and allows less Hyaluronic Acid molecules to bind with water. It results in lesser hydration of the skin that, combined with thinning of fat tissue on the forehead and cheeks, and thickening of it on the neck and chin, results in deepening wrinkles.
What happens when you add some Hyaluronic Acid into the skin?
The Hyaluronic Acid found in the body is exactly the same as the Hyaluronic Acid inserted into the skin.. However, if you get a good filler, the longevity of the Hyaluronic Acid is absolutely different. The Hyaluronic Acid the human body produces has a pretty short lifespan (around 3-5 days), however the Hyaluronic Acid in the product that can be launched into the Demis with Hyaluron Pen can last for months (more specifically 4-6 months, usually, when it comes to fillers). This is possible due to cross-linking, that allows a higher number of connections to be made between the molecules of the Hyaluronic Acid inside the filler, thus slowing down the enzymatic degradation. Basically, it means that the substance still is removed from the body through the natural degradation process and it just takes more time, allowing the Hyaluronic Acid inserted to retain the water inside the skin over its longer life-span.
Lip Enhancements For Men
Not just a treatment for the Ladies, Men too can benefit from a Lip Enhancement treatment.
The lips can shrink with age and lose their plumpness and definition due to the loss of fat and collagen. But for some men it’s a question of simple dissatisfaction with a thin or uneven lip shape. For a fuller, more youthful and even look, lips can be treated with dermal fillers for a temporary effect.
Aftercare Advice Following Dermal Fillers
Your lips will likely be swollen after the procedure. You may also notice some redness or bruising at the injections sites, which is normal. Most side effects will be minor, and you will be able to resume most activities once the procedure is done.
Apply ice to your lips afterward using an ice pack or an ice cube covered in cloth (so it doesn’t stick to the lip and cause pain). This will help ease swelling, itching, bruising, and any other pain.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 to 48 hours after you get lip or any other dermal fillers. Elevated blood pressure and heart rate from exercise may make swelling or bruising worse. You can take Arnica tablets for bruising if your doctor approves, you will be given complimentary Arnica gel to apply at home following your treatment. It’s fine to engage in light activity like walking.
Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will help your body heal. Hyaluronic Acid is also a humectant (attracts water) so drinking plenty of water will lengthen the life of your fillers.
Eat plenty of hydrating fruits and vegetables and try to avoid excess sodium, which may worsen swelling. Eat fresh pineapple, as it contains bromeliad that has been known to decrease bruising.
Avoid high temperatures like steam rooms, saunas, or heated exercise classes for 48 hours after treatment. High heat can make swelling more pronounced.
Ask your doctor which painkillers are OK to take in the days after your treatment. Paracetamol are fine, but not blood-thinning medications like ibuprofen or aspirin.
AVOID - Aspirin, NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin etc) St John's Wort, Vitamin E, Multivitamins, Krill Oil, Fish Oils, Flaxseed Oils, Omega-3, Gingko, Ginseng, Garlic & Glucosamine - These all thin the blood so can cause bleeding or bruises.
If you’re getting lip fillers for a specific event, make sure to leave plenty of time in between the procedure and the event to allow your lips to properly recover.
Try to sleep with your head elevated on pillows to reduce swelling. Do not sleep on your face.
Avoid makeup on your lips for up to 24 hours after.
Alcohol acts as a blood thinner and should be avoided for at least 24 hours after getting lip fillers. Alcohol can cause inflammation, increase the likelihood of bruising, and make swelling worse. It’s also a good idea to avoid alcohol a few days before your appointment. too.
Avoid flying for 1 week following your procedure. This is because the air pressure in a plane can make swelling and bruising worse.