Lip Enhancement and Lip Rejuvenation
Lip enhancement is achieved by injecting Dermal Fillers into the lips to enhance their size, shape or borders. Lip Rejuvenation also involves injecting dermal fillers into the lips to refresh older lips that have thinned out, developed lines within the lip, or around the lips and to rehydrate tired looking lips. Gone are the days when lip enhancement meant a duck bill or trout pout. At anti-aging we prefer a natural enhancement that will leave you with fuller lips that look just like you were born with them!
What is involved in treatment?
Dermal Fillers are injected into the lips in tiny amounts with a very fine needle. Local anaesthetic cream or dental blocks may be administered for increased comfort.
What do Dermal Fillers do?
Once injected, the gel plumps and lifts the skin gently to replace collagen that has been lost by the natural ageing process. Semi permanent fillers work by creating an internal framework (or scaffolding) on which new collagen and elastin can attach creating the structure, tone and firmness for a more youthful appearance. Movement and sensation are not affected – your lips and skin will look and feel soft and natural.
Is treatment safe?
Although there is a variety of dermal filling products our specially trained rejuven8 cosmetic practitioners only use proven and tested fillers. Dermal fillers are biodegradable and most are based on substances naturally occurring within the human body. As they are found naturally in human cells, dermal fillers are well tolerated and there is no need for allergy testing although the dermal fillers have been used for many years they should not be used in pregnancy, lactating mothers and other medical conditions. It is very important to tell your cosmetic practitioner if you have health problems or on any medication prior to treatment.
How long do the results last?
Dermal Fillers usually lasts between 6 to 9 months, depending on skin type, lifestyle and skin maintenance. Some longer acting Dermal Fillers can last between 9 to 18 months.
Are there any side effects to this treatment?
Side-effects of Dermal Filling may include some swelling, redness and occasional bruising. This will disappear within a couple of days although occasional severe bruising can last up to 10-14 days. Although most people resume their daily routine immediately after treatment some more severe side-effects, such as severe bruising and infection, can prevent you from resuming your normal duties for 2-4 weeks. Serious side effects such as blocking a blood vessel could cause skin or part of the lip to necrose .Thats why it is important that when considering lip enhancement you should attend a clinic with medical staff who are experienced in recognising the early onset of complications.