Lip Fillers and Lip Injections Melbourne
Injectable lip fillers are used to improve the ratio of your lips and give them a fuller appearance, while leaving you with a natural look. The point of lip augmentation varies between patients, but is typically used to balance the face by bringing volume to either the upper or lower lip, or both.
Lip fillers can also be used around the mouth in lip enhancement, for example to neutralise ‘sad face’ lines at the corners of the mouth or to provide lift to the lips and mouth area. Lips do not exist in isolation, but are part of the greater ratios of a face. Finding balance with lip enhancement is key.
How is the lip enhancement procedure performed?
Lip augmentation is performed at our Melbourne clinic using injectable dermal fillers that are applied strategically with very fine needles. One of the most popular dermal fillers used in lip augmentation is a substance found naturally in abundance within skin and connective tissue.
Lip injections can be made in and around the lips to give different results, including accentuating the Cupid’s bow, creating volume and of course adding to a pretty pout. Lip augmentation can be performed on both men and women, and is useful for adding depth to thin lips.
What is dermal filler made of?
Our most popular dermal filler is made from a substance found throughout the human body, mostly in our skin where the liquid acts as a bridge to transfer essential nutrients from our blood to our skin. The type of dermal filler used in lip fillers is synthetic, which has a lower allergy risk than the animal-derived alternative. Our favourite dermal filler is able to attract and retain up to a thousand times its weight in water to keep skin hydrated, while also promoting collagen and elastin production.
When should I get lip fillers?
Lip injections are a walk-in walk-out procedure, you should allow two hours for a detail consultation, numbing gel and the procedure. You should plan ahead and have your lip fillers done a week or so in advance of any special events to ensure your lips look beautiful and any swelling has well and truly gone down.
How long does lip filler last?
We use the best quality lip fillers which typically last around 9-12 months but this time may vary between people, areas treated and how much filler was used.
Are lip injections painful?
Lips are one of the most sensitive areas on the body, and as such some discomfort may be experienced. Anaesthetic cream can be applied to the lips before treatment to numb the area and reduce discomfort.
Are there any side effects of lip fillers?
There may be swelling of the lips after your lip filler treatment, but this varies from person to person. The dermal filler used can also have some effect on recovery. Ice packs can help reduce the swelling, although slight bruising may occur as the lips have a rich blood supply.
Lip fillers may also trigger a cold sore, so if you are prone, we can prepare for your lip injections with anti-viral medication.
What should I avoid before lip injections?
If you have a cold sore it is best to wait until it has cleared up to have lip fillers injected.
What should I avoid after lip augmentation?
It is advisable to avoid lip make-up for 12 hours post lip-injection treatment, however lip balm may be used to prevent dryness.
Prolonged sun exposure should be avoided for at least 48 hours after the treatment. Your cosmetic doctor will be able to advise you on proper aftercare for your individual circumstance.
What is the perfect lip size?
The ‘ideal’ ratio for Caucasian lips is 1:2 with the bottom lip being twice as large as the top lip, however there is no perfect size, as every face is different. Age, cultural and ethnic factors also affect what looks best on you. Having lips that are proportionate to your face is the best outcome after lip augmentation. One size does not fit all and treatment is tailored to your needs.
Do lip injections feel weird?
Enhanced lips should feel no different than your normal lips. When larger amounts of filler are used you may be able to feel the difference, however you will adjust quickly. Usually large amounts of filler are not used so this is rare.
How much do lip injections cost?
The price of lip augmentation will vary depending on the type of treatment you want. You can book a consultation at our Melbourne clinic to discuss your lip enhancements and aesthetic goals.
What parts of my lips can be injected?
The body of the lip is the most commonly-injected area and provides volume. Lip injections may be applied to the top and bottom lip to keep a natural look. The vermillion border can be enhanced to better define the lips or the lateral commissure can be injected to turn up the corners of the mouth to give a more friendly appearance. The philtrum are the two lines that run between your nose and mouth and can be augmented to curve or shape the top lip. The Cupid’s bow on your top lip can be enhanced to make the curve more pronounced.
How we decide how to enhance your lips.
The expert cosmetic doctors at our Melbourne clinic will analyse your face, and using their many years of experience and artistic eye determine the best areas to inject your lips. Everyone is different and every pair of lips deserves our full attention.