• 27 April 2018
  • Dr Masood Ansari

While much of the concern over visible signs of ageing is focused on the lines and wrinkles that make an appearance on the face, this is not the only change that can cause alarm. That full, youthful pout you sported with pride in your younger years can become thinner and lose definition over time, adding to an older look. Unfortunately, the lips are subject to the same changes as the rest of the skin, which is why they will follow suit in the ageing process.

For some, time isn’t the only cause of their dissatisfaction with their lips. Instead, some women are born with unusually thin lips that make them look perpetually angry or anxious. Even worse is the appearance of asymmetries that cause the entire face to look out of balance and can be very difficult to correct with makeup tricks alone.

Fortunately, both these cosmetic issues can be addressed using an assortment of dermal fillers available at My Cosmetic Clinic. The same formulations used to smooth away wrinkles can be administered carefully to the lips to produce natural volume and definition. With different options to choose from, you can rest assured your treatment will be customised to your unique features and desired results.

The Ageing Lips

Like the rest of the skin, the lips can experience changes as you grow older. Depletion of an essential protein in the dermal structure, a regular part of the ageing process, leads to thinning lips as well as looser, thinner skin. Environmental factors, such as pollution and sun exposure, can accelerate this process to create an older look long before you are ready. If you are a smoker, you may notice ageing lips develop even faster, and you may see subtle lines appear above and below the lips as well to exacerbate the changes.

Benefits of Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are injectable treatments that contain a substance similar to one found naturally in the body. This ingredient adds hydration by helping skin cells bind to water molecules, creating a softer, more supple appearance to the skin. At the same time, the substance in the fillers adds support to the underlying dermal structure to smooth and plump lips from the inside out. The smooth formulation of lip fillers also reduces the appearance of lines around the mouth to enhance your results further.

Lip fillers may be recommended for the following concerns:

  • Upper lips that have thinned over time or never boasted much fullness
  • Upper and lower lips that are not in proportion with one another
  • Loss of definition in the upper or lower lip
  • Asymmetries between the two sides of the mouth
  • Fine lines around the lips that add to an aged appearance

The staff at My Cosmetic Clinic will evaluate your precise concerns to determine whether lip fillers will provide you the results you are seeking.

Choosing the Right Formulation

A variety of fillers can be used to plump up the mouth, which allows us to select the formulation that will meet your needs best based on the current condition of your lips and the amount of fullness you would like to achieve. Even more important than the product is the experience of the injector to ensure your procedure is safe and your results meet your expectations. Our expert injectors at My Cosmetic Clinic have worked with dozens of patients and can help you achieve just the look you are seeking, with natural, beautiful results.

Procedure Lowdown

Lip fillers are placed into the treatment area using a very fine needle, so discomfort is minimal. A strong topical anaesthetic cream will be applied before treatment to ensure you are comfortable throughout your procedure. Multiple injections will be administered to produce an even, natural result. The entire procedure only takes a few minutes to complete, and you will be on your way.

Quick Recovery

There is no downtime after your lip filler treatment, but you may have some residual side effects from your procedure for a short period. Some patients experience mild swelling and bruising around the injection sites for a few days, but these symptoms are usually not overly bothersome and subside on their own. Applying an ice pack on the lips helps to resolve the swelling and bruising even sooner.

Lasting Results

You will see initial results from your lip filler procedure right away, although swelling in the lips will likely make them look fuller during the first day or two. When the swelling diminishes and the formula spreads completely, you should see lips that are naturally fuller with greater definition and symmetry. Results from lip fillers usually last an average of six months, with some patients enjoying their new look for as long as a year before needing a touch-up treatment.

If you are unhappy with your appearance due to thinning lips, solutions are available. Contact My Cosmetic Clinic today on +61-1300-854-989 to find out if lip fillers are right for you.

Dr Masood Ansari
About The Author

Dr Masood Ansari

Dr Ansari has undergone nine years of extensive surgical training around the globe. He received his initial surgical training under the auspices of the National Health Services (NHS) in the United Kingdom and obtained Membership in the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2006. Due to his particularly keen interest in surgical research, Dr Ansari has been involved in multiple academic research projects and was awarded a Masters (MSc) in Advanced Surgical Practice from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom.

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