A patient may be born with thinner lips than normal or their lips have been thinned with ageing as we lose collagen. Sun damage and smoking can also accelerate the thinning and drooping of lips. We all lose collagen as we age or take UV damage from smoking or pollution. Collagen is what keeps the skin smooth and supple. With less collagen, lips appear thinner and aged.
Treatments are available to help patients achieve long-lasting results.
You can turn to dermal fillers or lip enhancement treatments to help add some volume to the lips.
In less than an hour, patients will see plumper and more revitalised lips framing their smile again.
Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid to restore facial volume, firmer skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
The fillers are made as an injectable gel, made with hyaluronic acid, which our bodies already produce. The gel restores and plumps the face or whichever desired area is targeted by the treatment. It is often used in lips to give them volume and reduce thinning consequences.
There are many different types of dermal fillers including the Juvederm range, Belotero, Teosyal and Restylane.
Your doctor will work with you closely to recommend the most ideal treatment for the individual. The doctor will use a fine needle or cannula to inject the filler directly into the targeted areas.
The treatment is long-lasting and the effects can be seen immediately for 6-18 months after treatment depending on lifestyle factors.
After Lip Filler Treatment
One you have had lip filler treatment, there are some things you can do to maintain your new smile:
- Keep your lips hydrated and moisturised to avoid a cracked surface, especially during dry and hot seasons.
- Use lip liner to enhance the new shape and contour of your lips, which only gives them extra definition.
- Add some lip gloss to your newly pumped lips to add a sensuous flick to your look.
Here at Bodyvie, our expert team has years of experience with cosmetic treatments. They are qualified to assess and help each individual patient’s facial structure and lip expectations. We will endeavour to give the best advice suited to you.
When you choose to have lip filler treatment with us, you’ll have a trusted foundation of options available to choose from and results will be visible immediately after treatment.