The selfie craze has put the focus well and truly on our pouts – the size and shape of our lips is now a thing. From a cosmetic perspective the appearance of our lips can be a barometer of our age and even our health. So before you have even opened your mouth, the shape and volume of your lips can create certain perceptions. Totally unfair I know! Unfortunately thin and deflated looking lips can make a person appear much older, largely because we lose lip volume as we age. The good news is that if you are not happy with the appearance of your lips you can do something about it. And with someone you can trust – your cosmetic dentist. Some cosmetic dentists are now offering lip enhancement treatments that can address your aesthetic concerns and effectively rejuvenate or plump up your lips to your ideal size and profile.
One of the direct signs of ageing is a reduction in lip volume as they start to lose collagen. Dermal fillers used by cosmetic dentists offer a gentle yet precise method to reshape and contour your lips. This lip enhancement technique is non-surgical making it more affordable and less invasive for the patient.
Composed of hyaluronic acid – which is a substance that occurs naturally in the human body – dermal fillers help to create natural and more plump-looking lips. Administered by a trained and experienced dentist, you can achieve a well-balanced lip enhancement outcome that is subtle and natural looking. This is where the combination of clinical skills and an eye for aesthetic detail can deliver a beautiful cosmetic outcome.
An experienced cosmetic dentist will be trained in the correct injection technique to ensure that lumpiness does not occur. Another important factor lies in the type and amount of dermal filler used. The use of soft fillers such as hyaluronic acid fillers can give your lips natural looking results without compromising on the softness – basically, you can easily pass what is known as the “kiss test”.
The dermal filler lip enhancement technique does more than merely fill in the vermilion or red parts of your lips. Here are some other areas of the lips where dermal fillers can be administered:
Upper and lower lip: Dermal fillers can precisely fill in both the upper as well as lower lip, to enhance the lip volume and profile.
Vermilion border: They can also be used to enhance the definition of lip outline – this helps to minimise lipstick bleed.
Cupid bow: Defines the cupid bow, which is the double curve of your upper lip. The technique is used to create a prominent bow appearance to the lip.
Philtrum ridges: The filler defines the philtrum ridges – the vertical groove between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip – further enhancing the look of the lips.
There are many ways dermal fillers can enhance the look of your lips and frame your smile. The treatments are safe and non-permanent. Dermal fillers typically last between 6 to 9 months.
Are you interested in cosmetic facial injectable treatments such as lip enhancement dermal fillers? Book your cosmetic consultation with Dr Luke Cronin today by calling (02) 9922 1159 or visit www.qualitydental.com.au