Dermal Fillers » Lip Enhancement
Do you want to enhance thin or poorly-defined lips? Does your smile need plumping? Dr Lina Kotecha can offer you gorgeous, luscious lips without looking false.
Lip Enhancement is a very popular treatment offered by Dr. Lina Kotecha. It is suitable for anyone who would like fuller lips. It is a safe procedure which can replace the volume and definition that ageing has taken away; it can also be used to create balance or harmony between the upper and lower lip.
Our lips are an important part of facial beauty. For many people, fuller, more sensuous lips come high on their wish list and these can be created using products that are naturally found in the body. Simple and safe dermal fillers such as Restylane, Emervel and Juvederm injections treatment can enhance the lips in many ways including adding volume and definition, balance our asymmetric lips, reduce the appearance of those fine, vertical lines and enhance small thin lips.
Summary Of Your Treatment
Lip enhancement can be performed at many different areas of the lips:
- Vermilion border or lip outline for creating definition, width and improve lipstick bleeding lines
- Lip augmentation targeting the fleshy part of the upper and lower lip – for volume, pout & fullness
- Cupid bow definition
- Oral commissures or lines going down from the sides of the mouth – for a happy look
- Marionette Lines (sad lines from corner of lips downward)
- Philtrum ridges that go from the upper lip towards the nose – these can be defined
- Perioral lines or fine vertical lines often due to smoking on the upper lip can be reduced
Prior to the treatment, you will be carefully examined by Dr. Lina Kotecha. You will have a face to face a discussion of your preference and you will be advised of the best specific solutions for you. Methods of anaesthesia such as ice pack, cream containing a topical anaesthetic and dental nerve block will be discussed.
During the treatment, the appropriate dermal filler is injected to the desired areas of lips. The dermal filler will then be massaged into the areas to create smooth, soft and natural results.
We understand the lips can be a sensitive area. A range of anaesthetics, such as ice packs, numbing creams and dental nerve block can be provided depending upon your preference. In addition, the Restylane, Emervel & Juvedermproducts contain an anaesthetic agent, therefore the treatment is relatively comfortable.
After the injection, the lips often become a little swollen. This means that the result immediately after the treatment may not be the final result. The swelling typically resolves spontaneously within a couple of days.
The result generally last between 6 to 12 months. The longevity of these products is variable and each individual may obtain a different result. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatments provide a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and fashion.
Lip enhancement is not suitable for pregnant/breastfeeding women or anyone who suffers from severe allergies. If you’ve previously had cold sores around the mouth (facial herpes simplex), the treatment might provoke an outbreak.
Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at your face to face consultation.
Please note: Any injectable procedure will only be undertaken after your face to face consultation with Dr. Lina Kotecha, during which a full assessment will be carried out and full list of cautions and contraindications discussed.
You may have swelling for 24-72 hours, especially with injections in the lips. It is recommended to avoid planning social events for 48 hours.
- Refrain from touching , rubbing or massaging the filled area for six hours after your treatment is complete
- Avoid exposing the filled area to extremely high or low temperatures
- Be careful whilst washing the filled area of your face