"Dermal filler lip therapy involves the injection of hyaluronic acid into and around the lips (lipstick lines) and enhance the lip shape and restore volume and fill."
- Dr PRERNA MITTAL
Thin Lips result from ageing in most cases, and dermal lip fillers are an effective way of adding volume, plumpness and definition, which helps to enhance the natural shape of the mouth.
Ageing generally affects the lips after 30 years when they begin to thin and lose their natural full shape due to the reduction in collagen production. The loss of collagen in the face can cause the skin to start sagging or droop, and line/wrinkles develop. Lip filler treatments can help to restore your natural lip shape.
Some patients have thin lips as part of their genetic makeup and seek out lip filler treatments to give them greater volume and plump the lips up to give them a more voluminous pout or improve the definition of their lips.
In general, lip fillers can help to create a more defined smile, a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance and if used in conjunction with filling the fine lines (smokers lines/lipstick lines) around the mouth, giving a less wrinkled and aged appearance.
Injecting hyaluronic acid into the lips and/or around the mouth (lipstick lines) to improve and define the natural lip shape by restoring volume and fullness is a dermal filler lip treatment.
In other circumstances, the patient may desire a fuller appearance, so the amount of dermal filler utilised will be determined by the desired appearance.
If you wish to have numbing cream used before your lip filler treatment, you must arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
When you're ready, Dr Mittal will inject hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers, which are a smooth gel, into the treatment region during your initial 30-minute appointment, which will analyse the contour of your lips and the aesthetic you want to achieve.
Dr Mittal is a highly qualified and registered practitioner who injects only the highest quality brands of temporary fillers into your lips. Come in for a consultation if you'd like to talk about your alternatives.
Different types of lip enhancement are available depending on the look the patient wishes to achieve:
Smiley Sides (1): The two corners of your lips are known as the oral commissures, and in some cases, these can appear downturned and cause you to look unhappy when you are not. Injecting dermal filler into the bottom lip at the corners of the mouth gives an upturned appearance to your face resulting in a fresher and younger look.
Add more Definition (2): Dermal filler can be added to the lip outline (vermilion border).
Improve the Volume (3): Dermal filler will be added to the fleshy part of the upper and lower lip.
Philtrum Columns (4): these are the vertical groove that runs from your nose to your upper lip. Injecting dermal filler into this area can really enhance your cupids bow (7), giving a defined V and structure to your lips.
Lipstick/Smoker’s lines (5): Perioral lines or fine vertical lines can appear around the lips and are often caused by smoking; hence the name smoker’s lines can also be a natural result of ageing. Dermal filler can help to fill these lines reducing the appearance them leading to a more youthful look.
Nasolabial Lines (6): Lines from the nose to the corners of the lips, which can also be lifted and filled with dermal filler injections reducing the signs of ageing around the upper mouth area.
Perfect Proportions (8): Balancing the volume in the upper and lower lip perfectly with perfect symmetry on the left and right of the lips.
The results of dermal lip filler are instantaneous, but asymmetry, swelling, bruising, and redness are common side effects.
These normally go away within a week, and patients can return to work right after.
Dr Prerna Mittal recommends avoiding hard exercise for 4-6 hours, not touching your face for 6 hours, including applying make-up, limiting sun exposure, and using SPF.
Dr Prerna Mittal will discuss your options with you at your appointment, as treatments differ depending on the patient, the number of treatments, the brand, and the amount of money needed.
The normal cost for Lip Fillers start from £350