Lip enhancement involves skillfully deciding on insertion points and volumes to be used in your lips to achieve a particular shape. Our goal for lip enhancement is to beautify the client, augment the lips, creating a more defined smile, creating symmetry and softening the face.
"I have always been self conscious of my lips. The subtle enhancement has made me feel so much more confident in my smile."
- Jayde, 27
Much of the difference you see after your lip enhancement will be due to mild swelling; the real results become evident after 3-5 days. There is no downtime to dermal filler injections and you will be able to wear makeup and return to work immediately after your appointment.
There is no downtime required for a lip enhancement and you can resume normal activities immediately. However you should avoid the following for 24 hours:
It is also recommended to avoid the following for two weeks:
Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites. If you have swelling at the injection site you can apply an ice pack for a brief period to help with discomfort.
We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be used daily. If you are under the sun for prolonged periods of time, sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least once every two hours.
Lip enhancement can give you a more defined smile; prevent lipstick bleeding; enhance pout; it can turn the corners of the mouth upwards to create a happier expression; and it can soften the appearance of the face.
We can create a range of results, the most popular being:
We favour low-risk, biocompatible dermal fillers in our lip enhancement procedures, however on rare occasion side effects can include:
Additionally, if you have lip enhancement performed by a non-skilled technician, you run the risk of getting an uneven result, disproportionate lips or hard lumps. Some people are prone to more serious side effects; however at The Clinic we conduct extensive background checks and complete a full medical history.
If you have recurrent cold sores, a facial nerve disorder or severe hypertension, lip enhancement with dermal fillers may not be your best solution. Talk to us about how we may still be able to fulfill your cosmetic aims at your initial consultation.
We do not perform Lip Enhancements during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
A single treatment every 9-12 months is needed to maintain results.
There are many nerve endings in your lips so local anaesthesia is always recommended for a lip enhancement procedure. Without local anaesthesia, we would rate the pain at around 3/10. Pain is transient.
Whilst we have seen amazing results from this treatment, please know that results vary and we cannot make guarantees. We recommend coming and speaking to our registered nurses for an in-depth consultation. They will discuss in detail how the treatment works, whether it will be right for your skin type and the expected results in line with your skin goals.