Lip Enhancement cityskinclinic

WHAT IS LIP ENHANCEMENT?

The lips frame the mouth and are a major focal point for the lower face. They are an important aesthetic component of the face. The main lip concerns that we come across are generally related to having thin lips, asymmetry and poor definition. At City Skin Clinic, we see many clients who wish to emphasise their lips by increasing fullness or definition through lip enhancement.

WHAT CAUSES THIN LIPS & LOSS OF LIP DEFINITION?

Most people are simply born with thinner or less defined lips so in general its a familial trait. There are however some environmental factors which can cause thinning of the lips or loss of definition. The two biggest causes are ageing and smoking. Both these reduce the collagen and elastin content of the skin and hence lead to loss of lip volume and definition over time. Smoking (or the action involved), as well as ageing, also result in the formation of fine lines around the lip line (also known as Smokers’ lines). This gives the appearance of a puckered and irregular lip margin.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR THIN LIPS

First of all, there is nothing wrong with having thin lips or lack of lip definition. In fact, many people have a face structure which is better suited to this. If you do want a fuller and more defined lip, it is extremely important to ensure that any treatment is designed to suit your general face shape and appearance. Natural looking lip enhancement needs to be bespoke and carried out by an expert. There are a number of lip enhancement treatments that we offer and these depend on your requirements and aims:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are injectable gels that can be used to plump up the skin. These fillers are temporary as the hyaluronic acid gets absorbed by the body after 6-12 months (depending on the filler). There are many brands of lip filler available and the two we favour ar City Skin Clinic are Juvederm and Teosyal. Like any injectable treatment, there is always a risk of something going wrong like allergy, infection, pain, swelling and unevenness to name a few. We believe that for the best possible result and to minimise the risk of something going wrong, lip fillers should only be administered by a skilled and experienced doctor.
We believe this always starts with a detailed and thorough consultation. Lip enhancement with lip fillers can look natural and subtle as long as the treatment is planned around your face shape and goals. Unflattering lip filler results largely occur when the treatment is not designed with the patient's overall face in mind and when too much filler is used. This is why a detailed consultation with an expert doctor and clear discussion of the desired results is essential