Over the last few years, I have seen an increase in the number of people requesting Lip treatment. This appears to be related to social and other media showcasing lots of young, 20-30 year olds who have had treatments to enhance the volume of their lips, using dermal fillers. However, lips rejuvenation and enhancement is not exclusively for these individuals.
As you age you lip changes. Volume within the lip is redistributed, and the shape and quality of the supporting structures changes. This results in a change from a full, well defined lip to a more thin, elongated and downturned appearance to the lips. Therefore, treatment strategies to refresh, redefine or enhance lips are always bespoke to each individual.
So, when should you get your lips done? I guess this depends on your concern or expectations. A common concern I hear is “when I smile I feel like my lips disappears.” In these cases, often the individual has never had full lips, therefore would potential benefit from an enhancement to increase the lip volume. Another common concern is “I feel my lips have disappeared!” This is usually related to the natural ageing processes. Research shows that you start ageing in your 20s – usually around the eyes, (I can’t remember at what rate but you will begin to see fine lines form around the nose and the upper lip begins to sink and becomes visible on your skin over time especially if you don’t exercise). These individuals often benefit from a lip refresh or redefining to try rejuvenate the lips back towards their previous natural volume.
Timing of your lip procedure is also important. Unfortunately, bruising and swelling is a little more unpredictable in the lip area. We spoke to Dr Vikram of Clinicat.co.uk to try and get some questiones answered about lip fillers.
His advice to patients is if they are planning to attend an event or are going abroad within a week following treatment, or have a very public facing job role, they should consider scheduling the treatment at an appropriate time. In most cases, swelling and bruising will normally settle by 24-48 hours post treatment.
Whatever the strategy, it is important to understand the natural proportions for each individual.
“I often hear from my patients about their concerns about looking un-natural or ‘duck-like’ following a lip treatment. Unfortunately, this is what is always portrayed in the media, which puts this worry in the mind of prospective clients who have lip concerns. I like to reassure my patients that this look is usually optional, and tends to come from over-treatment or inappropriate treatment. This is why I always carry out a lip treatment following an in-depth consultation, reviewing risks, benefits, expectations and outcomes.”
Where can Dermal fillers be applied?
Fillers can be used to treat a variety of concerns or provide various enhancements, including but not exclusively:
⦁ Cheek contouring,
⦁ Softening to folds at sides of mouth, also known as nasolabial folds,
⦁ Softening to jowls and skin folds below the mouth, also known as marionettes,
⦁ Lip refreshing and redefining,
⦁ Under eye hollowness improvement, also known as Tear Trough treatment,
⦁ Non-surgical Nose job, also known as non-surgical Rhinoplasty,
⦁ Jawline contouring,
⦁ Chin enhancements, improving jawline and reducing “double chin”, also known as Submental fullness treatment.
For more infromation about dermal fillers price list and consultation visit www.clinicat.co.uk.