Everyone has a different idea of what size or shape the perfect pout is. It is important to ensure that your lips are in proportion with the rest of your face, so start conservatively – you can always add to it later.
This is the most common form of treatment for lines around the mouth, so-called smokers’ lines, as well as create fuller lips for a more sensuous smile.
Dermal fillers are used to fill out the lines around the mouth and produce a fuller lip. The results last 6 months or more. The product will dissolve away naturally afterwards, leaving your lip the same as it was prior to the treatment. Results last longer the more treatments you have and we will design a treatment plan for you so you know what to expect.
The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia. After the perioral region and lips have been anesthetized, the filler is then injected into the body of the lip or the vermillion border. Some patients may experience a few days of variable swelling after which they can enjoy beautiful, full lips.
Generally, more swelling occurs with your first treatment, so make sure you have a quiet day or two ahead. Subsequent treatments tend to produce less swelling. Usually a dental block is performed to numb the lips before treatment – this lasts 30 – 60 minutes. You will be sent home with after-care instructions and an ice-block to help reduce swelling.