Enhance your lips for a fuller, youthful appearance
Many of us are looking for fuller, sensuous lips. This is particularly true as we get older, because lip volume often decreases with age. Lip enhancement procedures are a fast, effective way to restore or enhance lip volume.
What results can you expect?
You can see the results of lip enhancement treatments immediately. These can include:
- Thin lips gain volume, shape and definition
- Contouring creates fuller upper and lower lips
- A “sad mouth” is lifted
- The Cupid’s bow is restored and lips look more proportionate
The increased volume typically lasts for 6 – 12 months. The hyaluronic acid is broken down gradually over time, and the speed at which this happens varies from one individual to another.
What the procedure involves
Lip enhancement involves injecting a small amount of gel called hyaluronic acid — a substance found naturally in the lips. By helping the tissues retain water, hyaluronic acid gives the lips a plumper, hydrated look.
The procedure itself is very quick. A local anaesthetic is given 15 – 20 mins prior to treatment to numb the area. The gel-like solution is then injected into the lips, adding volume and definition.
When administered by a suitably qualified professional, in a clinical environment, lip enhancement is straightforward and safe. Bruising is the most common side effect, but this should disappear over a few days.