Perfect your pout

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Lips exude sensuality and personality and while we may be able to dress them up with colour and gloss, there’s no disguising a thin lip. Read our guide to the latest treatments to perfect your pout.

For those who want to gently enhance their lips or replace volume that might have been lost with age, dermal fillers are a popular and effective method for lip augmentation and can create a subtle and natural-looking pout.

Over the course of a lifetime, our skin loses volume and elasticity leading to the development of lines and wrinkles. The same happens with our lips so that, with age, the lips can appear to deflate, or thin out, causing us to lose the youthful pout we once had. The upper lip, in particular, is prone to ageing.

Fillers specifically formulated for lip augmentation can improve the appearance of lips by adding shape, structure and volume.

What can lip augmentation do?

Lip augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures and involves injecting filler into the lips to give them a youthful plumpness and add more definition. As well as changing the lip size for those who desire bigger lips, this procedure can be used to correct a host of imperfections including wrinkles around the lip area and redefining the Cupid’s bow.

Prior to treatment you may have your lip area numbed with a local anaesthetic to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. The procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes total, and the numbing will start to wear off after about 15 minutes. You can go about your daily activities afterwards but shouldn’t make any big plans (like a wedding or an important event) for at least three days in case you bruise.

Whilst the procedure itself is typically well tolerated, you may experience some swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness or itching. These side effects are all temporary and mild in nature and will generally disappear after one week.

Just like anti-wrinkle injections, the results are non-permanent, lasting up to six months. You can therefore ‘top-up’ your treatment as the results begin to fade.

Are dermal fillers right for me?

Dermal fillers are right for you if you are looking to sculpt, shape or add more volume to your lips without undergoing surgery.

The specialist dermatologists at Platinum Dermatology are highly skilled and experienced in cosmetic injectables. If you would like to know more about dermal fillers for lip augmentation, cheek augmentation, and other facial rejuvenation procedures, now is the time to call us on 02 8014 6500.

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