How to make your lips look bigger
Full, luscious lips are often associated as a sign of youth and sensuality. A hydrated, symmetrical and well defined vermilion border makes lips look irresistible. The key to full and hydrated lips is hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is found naturally under our skin; it attracts water molecules and therefore has important structural and hydrating functions. It is often referred to as the body’s natural moisturiser and it is responsible for the fullness and firmness of the skin. Though abundant in our youth and earlier years, HA production decreases over time which leads to the loss of volume, wrinkle formations and subsequently, duller-looking skin with decreased elasticity.
Dermal fillers are pharmaceutical grade, synthetic, biodegradable hyaluronic acid that is identical to our own natural hyaluronic acid. They are commonly used in aesthetic medicine as a safe and effective method of lip enhancement and skin rejuvenation. They minimise wrinkles, restore lost volume and rehydrate skin tissues. Furthermore, it stimulates the production of our own collagen. Dermal fillers improve firmness and elasticity and bring back a smoother, fuller and healthier appearance to your skin.
- Enhance the definition of vermilion border
- Restore the volume by creating fuller, luscious lips
- Minimise the vertical lines within the lips
- Hydrate the lips
- Reverse downward mouth corners
- Enhance the cupid’s bow (philtrum ridge) to create a sexy look
How long do lip fillers last?
The results duration varies between individuals depending on a number of factors, including but not limited to; age, patients’ general health, the areas being treated, the thickness of the HA products (i.e grade), the quantity of the lip filler injected as well as the patients’ lifestyle. Most dermal fillers can last up to anywhere from 6-9 months, with newer generation technology expected to last up to 12-18 months.
Whether you are looking for a full, sensuous pout or simply a natural subtle lip enhancement, we are here to help you. Book a free no-obligation consultation at our central London, Harley Street clinic today and let us to help you achieve the lips you have always wanted.
Avoid Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medicine for 2 days (e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac)
Avoid vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba for 2 days
Avoid alcoholic beverages for 1 day
Avoid aspirin for 7 days (if you take aspirin for medical reason, please consult your doctor)
Your skin will be cleansed and disinfected
Topical numbing cream will be used to ensure comfort, it takes about 5-10 minutes to work
Local anaesthetic is integrated within all the dermal fillers used, to further minimise any discomfort during and after procedure
Dental block will be offered upon request for patient who needs extra comfort
Ice pack or Arnica might be used to minimise bruising
Procedure takes around 30 minutes on average
Result is pretty immediate with minimum or no down time at all
Not applicable: during pregnancy or breast feeding
In individuals with known hypersensitivity to dermal fillers
In the presence of infection or severe inflammation at the injection sites (i.e. cold sore)
Concurrent treatment such as laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion or chemical peels
Side effects are rare, mild bruising might occur, but this usually fades quickly (you can minimise bruising by avoiding medication aforementioned before the procedure)
Mild swelling may occur and usually subsides within 2 days
Cold sore flare up (if you are prone to cold sore, prophylactic Aciclovir® will be prescribed with no extra cost)
Local infection (please adhere to the post-treatment advice to avoid infection, antibiotics might be needed in such cases)
You can carry on with your day pretty much as usual immediately after leaving the clinic
Please avoid putting on anything on your lips for at least 4 hours after treatment
Please avoid putting skincare with peeling chemicals for 2 days (e.g. glycolic acid, tretinoin)
Please avoid strenuous exercise for 2 days
Please avoid alcohol for 2 days
Please avoid sun tanning/ sauna/ extreme heat for 2 weeks
The result is seen immediately
Book a complementary check up in 2 weeks time to review your progress, you can discuss other treatments that can complement the new you
You may also book your next appointment to ensure you maintain your new look