4 Ways Lip Fillers Can Transform Your Lips – Even if You Don’t Want Bigger Lips
Lip fillers are one of the most requested aesthetic treatments, loved by women and men young and old alike. And whilst lip fillers have previously had a bad rep, mostly down to a handful of unnatural ‘duck lip’ or ‘trout pout’ cases sported by celebrities, people are now starting to recognise the benefits that lip fillers can deliver beyond mere size and volume.
Volume and fullness are most frequently top of the wish list, both of which can appear subtle, natural, and beautiful. But lip fillers aren’t only for those concerned about small or ‘thin’ lips. When an injector assesses a pair of lips for the first time, they should be considering how they can enhance contour, hydration and shape as well.
So, if you’re happy with the size of your lips, but are still wondering whether lip fillers are right for you, here’s everything you need to know about how fillers can be used to subtly fine-tune the lips.
What are lip fillers?
Lip fillers use multiple small injections of hyaluronic acid filler, a naturally occurring molecule that is found in your body, to restore the balance and proportion of lips. They can help enhance the symmetry of your smile, correct drooping mouth corners, smooth barcode lines and redefine lip shape lost through ageing.
They are a simple, safe and temporary procedure that can significantly improve the volume and contour of asymmetrical or thin lips.
How do dermal fillers transform the lips?
Define the cupid’s bow
Using a small amount of dermal filler, we can accentuate the two peaks of your upper lip, or ‘Cupid’s Bow,’ and balance the top and bottom lips. This technique draws attention to the midsection of your lips and can give a more youthful, poutier appearance to your upper lip.
Enhance the philtrum column
Your practitioner can further enhance the ‘Cupid’s Bow’ technique by placing a tiny amount of filler into your philtrum columns as well to add further lift and support. This helps to draw attention to the shape of the top lip, making it appear lifted and voluptuous.
If your lips are uneven, or unbalanced, lip fillers are a good treatment option to consider. By strategically injecting dermal filler, we can naturally restore lost volume, plump thinning areas, and lift drooping, leaving you with a beautiful pout that’s in perfect harmony with your other facial features.
Define the border
As we age, our lips lose their natural definition and support. This can easily affect the border of our lips, changing the pout and projection. By strengthening the lip border, the entire lip can look fuller and more pronounced. Your practitioner can inject filler into just the vermillion border (where the pink of your lips meets the skin of your face) to give a natural and beautiful transformation, without making the body of the lip any fuller.
As we age, the natural production of hyaluronic acid declines leaving the skin and lips dry and dehydrated. This dehydration can change the appearance of your lips, making them appear more wrinkled or puckered. Replacing this lost hyaluronic acid will bring much needed moisture and hydration back to your lips, smoothing shape and structure and helping them to look fresher and more youthful.
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Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.