Types of dermal fillers used
At AM Aesthetics the safety of our patients is our primary concern. Therefore, we make use of high quality, safe and non-permanent dermal fillers which are hyaluronic acid based.
How does the filler work?
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrating sugar that the body naturally produces. As the body ages, it slows its production of this essential substance, contributing to volume loss and wrinkle formation. When hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin, it helps the skin retain moisture. Best of all, its plumping properties take effect immediately.
In the initial consultation, our experienced, professional and skilful doctor or nurse will examine your lip, facial features and will discuss with you any issues you might have with your lips, the desired appearance. You will get a chance to ask any questions or concerns you may have. Following a medical consultation, if you decide to undergo the treatment, a topical anaesthetic will be applied to your lips before the treatment procedure. The possibility of discomfort is minimal because the dermal fillers we use for the lip augmentation also have anaesthetic. During the treatment procedure, you can review and see the results with your doctor or nurse. Photos will be taken before and after the treatment to clearly view the results.
Techniques used for Lip augmentation
There are many different techniques available which are used for lip enhancement depending largely on the area of lips where you need to have volume. For improving the appearance of small fine lip lines and to control lipstick bleeding, the outline of the lips (vermillion) is reshaped. This rejuvenates lips by giving them youthful and attractive contour.
Along with this, the Cupid’s bow and the philtrum ridges present on the upper lip can also be redefined while plumping the main body of lips. Quite often, a combination of different techniques are applied which gives outstanding results in accordance with the desires of the patients. You will be able to monitor the progress during the treatment and liaise with your practitioner. Our motto is “less is more” when it comes to lips so rest assured the secret will remain between you and your practitioner!
Duration of the lip enhancement treatment
The total treatment procedure usually requires 30 minutes to complete. After the completion of treatment, your practitioner will massage the lips and provide you with the post treatment advice.
Combining Other Treatments with Lip Augmentation
Anti wrinkle injections & PDO Threads can be used in conjunction with dermal fillers to treat the smoker’s lines and lines around the corners of the mouth, to give optimal results.
Nasolabial Folds, Oral Commissures and Marionette Lines
The lines and wrinkles in the areas around the lips often give an ageing facial appearance or give an unhappy expression to face. Our expert aesthetic doctors and nurses can also make use of the hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to treat;
- a downward smile (oral commissures)
- to smooth vertical lines emerging between the nose and lips (nasolabial folds)
- the lines that extend down from the mouth (marionette lines).