Over the years, the lips and nasal philtrum (ridge area between the nose and lips) tend to flatten out and lose youthful definition. Even if you are not wanting to plump or add volume to your lips, by defining the border you can make subtle yet definitive changes in their appearance.
We all suffer a loss of lip volume as we age along with the border definition eroding. With the skilled application of lip fillers, we can give you a pair of lips you can be proud of whilst maintaining a balanced appearance.
For this reason, smokers often show an increase in the number and severity of lip lines. Add this to the fact that smoking also dries out your skin which is known to accelerate the formation of wrinkles and loss of skin tone, it’s clear that smoking is a major factor in the formation of lip lines.
Another cause of lip lines which we have no control over is ageing. We all age and as we do so our skin loses collagen and elastin, the elements which give volume and smoothness. Put this together with a natural reduction in facial fat, the result is a thinning of the lips with an increase in line formation.
If you’re a smoker this is another good reason to stop, but for everyone there are effective ways to reduce the appearance of lip lines and add volume, lip fillers!
All Oris Medical treatments follow a detailed pre-treatment consultation. Your consultation starts with a discussion with Dr Jess about your goals and the look you wish to achieve. She will be able to advise you which treatments will be most effective at helping you reach your objectives. If you decide to proceed Dr Jess will make a detailed recording of your medical history and conduct a careful examination of your face.
To improve the hydration and condition of your lips we can use a series of tiny injections of ‘Skinboosters‘. These injections attract water and therefore improve hydration and softness.
To increase volume or improve definition we use a range of dermal fillers. These can be injected to transform the appearance of your lips.
Dermal fillers have been used for many years in facial aesthetics and are used to add volume, plump up and ease the appearance of line and wrinkles.
Lips can be slightly plumped up (although we aim for natural looking results) and vermilion border definition can be improved with just a few small injections.
There are a few issues and problems with hyaluronic acid fillers but these are in general fairly rare. These issues should be discussed with your aesthetic practitioner to ensure you know he or she is properly qualified and that you yourself won’t be added to a list of unsuccessful treatments and remain in safe hands.
The actual process of treatment varies between 40 minutes to 1 1/2 hours depending on what treatment you are wishing to receive.
The treated area should be left alone for 48 hours to let it settle. We advise that you do not have a facial or similar treatment that may disturb the products or expose the newly-treated areas to strong sunlight for 2-3 days.
After lip enhancement, some swelling is likely for a short period but there should be no long lasting effects.
There are currently no regulatory bodies governing Botox clinics, but you will see bodies such as IHAS who claim to be regulators. This is not strictly true as they simply charge practitioners an annual fee to appear on a register, creating the illusion of superior qualification or skill level. They do not regulate the medical background, training or skill level of those practitioners. BE WARNED!
Due to the lack of regulation, skill levels and qualifications of practitioners vary tremendously, therefore so do prices.
The cost to the practitioner of dermal fillers themselves vary tremendously too. The better quality products are very expensive but produce the best results and have been thoroughly tested for safety.
WORD OF WARNING – Never be tempted to choose a clinic due to their low prices or the special deals they offer. These practitioners will often under-skilled and usually use inferior quality products.