If you have used lipstick or gloss before, you probably understand the impact your lips can make on your overall look. This is because the lips are a key focal point when communicating. The ‘ideal’ lips, according to a survey of Australian women are full, natural-looking and well-defined, with a strong Cupid's bow (the v-shaped area of the upper lip).
Our lip shape and volume is delivered by the presence of naturally occurring complex sugars and elastin in the skin. However, over time the level of these substances decreases. The outer layer of the lips can become thinner and the Cupid's bow (the v-shaped area of the upper lip) begins flattening out, causing the lips to become elongated and lose their youthfulness.
You may also notice the appearance and deepening of vertical lip lines around the border of the mouth. These lines are commonly known as 'smoker's lines' and develop over a number of years through the repeated pursing of lips, such as when you smoke or suck on a straw.
When you are young, your skin easily 'springs' back to its rest position. However, as time goes on your skin may become less supple and lines may start becoming evident, even when you are not pursing your mouth. If they become deeper, you may notice your lipstick bleeding up into them.
Did you know there are many features that make lips appealing? Features such as the lip border, balance in both the top and bottom lip or symmetry on both the left and right sides.
Everyone’s lip shape is slightly different and we may not all have what we consider to be the perfect pout. It is possible to enhance what you’ve already got? The answer is yes, with dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers can be used not only in the lip body and border to give fullness and projection, but also in areas around the lips, such as the nasolabial folds, the jawline, the accordion (smile) lines, and the marionette lines.
1) Experience- our doctors and nurses specialise in Lip Enhancement and have extensive experience in their application. In particular, our Cosmetic Nurses, Kristy and Jessie are often referred to as the 'Lip Queens'.
2) Comfort - We offer a variety of techniques, including local anaesthetic, ice rollers, and topical anaesthetic cream to help alleviate any discomfort and anxiety from the procedure.
Your next step is simply contacting us here at the Melbourne Cosmetic Group for your initial Lip Enhancement consultation, where we will discuss with you what is a realistic and achievable outcome, and what to expect from your treatment.
Making that first phone call about any cosmetic procedure can be a confronting task and many of our patients have preferred filling out our online enquiry form. We can then contact you with an understanding of the results you are hopeful of achieving and ensure the treatment is appropriate.