Some people are born with thinner lips, while others lose some of the fat in their lips as they get older. Lip enhancement treatments can help you fulfill your aesthetic goal of having fuller, defined lips for a more youthful appearance. Our experienced team member, Dr James Littler, is an expert in facial aesthetics. He can deliver a personalised treatment plan to help you achieve excellent, natural-looking results that ensure harmony between your face and lips. James can also provide subtle lip enhancement treatment to reduce the appearance of “lipstick bleeding” (lines and wrinkles) around your mouth.
This procedure involves injecting small amounts of dermal filler into the lip. Dermal fillers are natural or synthetic gels that can be used to lift and add volume to the lips for a plumper appearance. Most dermal fillers are produced by combining hyaluronic acid (HA) with proteins to create a clear, sterile substance that is safe and effective to inject. Naturally found in our bodies, HA attracts and binds water to increase skin and soft tissue volume and hydration, but the amount of HA the body produces ultimately decreases with age.
Generally, most people can undergo lip enhancement treatment, but our team of friendly clinicians will assess your medical history to confirm your suitability. Patients that are exempt from undergoing treatment include those who are:
Many dermal fillers contain a local anaesthetic, so it is unlikely that you will experience any pain during the procedure. However, as the lips are particularly sensitive, we will apply cream to numb the treatment area and further minimise discomfort. We can also provide a dental block to ensure a virtually pain-free experience.
A consultation will be arranged, where you will need to fill out a medical form and photographs of your face will be taken. During this consultation, James will ask you what you hope to achieve with treatment and discuss how realistic this will be. You will then be asked to complete a consent form that will enable us to carry out the procedure.
Once your lips have been thoroughly cleaned with antiseptic wipes, James will inject the filler. The treatment area will be gently massaged to ensure the filler is spread evenly across the lip for a highly satisfactory result.
You should notice the results immediately, but we will schedule a follow-up appointment two weeks after the procedure to review your condition and determine whether further lip treatment is required. Visible correction typically lasts between 6 months to a year, but treatment can be repeated as and when necessary.
Make sure to avoid:
Mild swelling, redness, bruising and itching are typical side effects that you may experience after treatment, but these usually subside within 2 to 4 days. Prior to the procedure, we can prescribe some medication in order to minimise the risk of any cold sores occurring on or around the treatment area.
Lip enhancement treatments start from £285.
Looking amazing for your age is worth every penny.