Non-Surgical Lip Enhancement TreatmentsThe Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, London
Enhance your lips non-surgically with dermal filler (Juvederm & Restylane) by our highly experienced team of experts, Dr Salinda Johnson and Dr Ame Ng.
Add volume and definition to your lips
Your lips are special, they frame every word you say and even when no words are spoken your lips can still express how you feel. What do your lips say about you?
As time goes by, lips naturally tend to become drier and lose volume which brings about a thinner appearance and a loss of definition. The fact that the skin of our lips is much thinner than in other areas of our face, means the effects can be apparent earlier.
A simple and safe temporary dermal filler such as Restylane & Juvederm can add volume and definition, enhance small thin lips, balance out asymmetric lips or reduce the appearance of those fine, vertical lines. Dr Johnson and Dr Ng at The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic can help you give your lips the attention and care they deserve.
What is a dermal filler?
Dermal fillers are materials that are frequently used to create volume, define borders and correct scarring, wrinkles and other depressions in the skin. They are often a kind of soft tissue designed in such a way that enables injections into the skin for purposes of improving the appearance. Generally, they are made of several types of materials of synthetic, man-made and natural categories and they have been developed into various standards depending on the level of usage.
Which type of dermal filler is used for lip enhancement?
The most common dermal filler used for the lip area is Hyaluronic acid (such as Restylane and Juvederm). Hyaluronic acid is one of nature’s most versatile and fascinating substances. It is found throughout the body as well as in most other living organisms. It has many functions, from giving the skin elasticity and providing our skin with volume, giving it a youthful appearance.
Restylane and Juvederm are sterile gels consisting of non-animal, cross-linked, hyaluronic acid (HA) and are made in a laboratory. They contain no human or animal DNA and have the best safety profile of all the fillers currently on the market as it is the only type of filler that is reversible. These products are FDA approved for use in the nasolabial fold and are used “off-label” in other areas.
Which part of lip can be enhanced?
Lip enhancement can be performed at many different areas of the lips:
- Vermilion border- to improve the definition and outline of your lips.
- Lip augmentation – for volume, poutiness & fullness creating symmetry and balance.
- Cupids bow definition
- Oral commissures/ sides of mouth – for a younger and happy look.
- Marionette Lines (sad lines from corner of lips downward) also known as puppet lines
- Philtrum ridges that go from the upper lip towards the nose – can be made more defined.
- Perioral lines or fine vertical lines often due to smoking on the upper lip can be reduced.
What is the treatment process?
Before the treatment: A thorough consultation is carried out by our specialist doctor to determine whether the treatment is suitable for you. The doctor will examine your desired treatment area and give you various options to ensure the best results. A treatment goal will be discussed and finally a customised treatment plan will be tailored to your needs. The doctor will discuss the treatment in detail with you and answer any questions you may have. Once you have agreed on a treatment plan, the doctor will apply an anaesthetic cream to the area for 20-30 min.
The treatment: Dermal filler is injected in small amounts and in precise locations into your skin so that there is total control over the shape and contours created by the procedure. The doctor will then massage the product to re-shape the lips. During the procedure, you are fully awake. You hold a mirror and you are in complete control of the procedure’s results.
After the treatment: You should avoid touching or applying makeup on the treated area for 6 hours in order to prevent infection. There may be slight redness, swelling and some tenderness of the treated areas. This is normal of an injection and will disappear in one or two days. Specific post treatment instruction will be given. The results are immediate and last from 6-12 months. Because the results are relatively temporary, adjustments can be made as your face changes over time and you always retain a natural look.
Will I see the result immediately?
After the injection, the lips often become swollen. This means that the result immediately after the treatment may not be the final result. The swelling typically resolves spontaneously within a couple of days. To achieve the result you want, it is recommended to have a touch-up treatment 2 to 4 weeks after the initial session. This will also add to the duration of the treatment effect.
How long will the result last?
The result generally last between six to 12 months. The longevity of these products is variable and each individual may obtain a different result. A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatment provides a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and fashion.
Is the procedure painful?
We understand the lips can be a sensitive area. A range of anaesthetics, such as Ice pack, Numbing cream and dental nerve block can be provided depend upon your preference. In addition, we use the products which contain anaesthetics, therefore the treatment is relatively comfortable.
What are the possible medical and cosmetic side effects of a dermal filler like Juvederm or Restylane?
If you’ve previously had cold sores around the mouth (facial herpes simplex), the treatment might provoke an outbreak. Be sure you have a supply of the oral tablets (prescription) Valtrex, Famvir or acyclovir. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing because these products have not been tested for safety in pregnancy or nursing.
You may have swelling for 24-72 hours, especially with injections in the lips. It is recommended to avoid planning social events for 48 hours. After the treatment(s) some common injection-related reactions might occur such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration and tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve spontaneously within 2 to 10 days. Mild bruising or a slight blush might appear at the injection site immediately following treatment and may last for 2-10 days.
How can I avoid bruising?
To avoid swelling and bruising, you should do the following: Avoid aspirin, Excedrin, ibuprofen, Aleve or Advil for 1 week before and 2 days after. Tylenol is always fine. Avoid Vitamin E (multivitamin ok) or St. John’s Wort for 2-3 days before or after. Avoid exercise except for walking for 24 hours after the procedure.
What does Lip Enhancement cost?
0.55ml = £250 | 1ml = £395 | 1.5ml = £599
Why have your treatments at The Knightsbridge Laser Clinic, London
1. SPECIALIST DOCTOR: You will be treated by one of the UK’s leading cosmetic doctors who are highly experienced in the Tear trough treatment procedure
2. SERVICE & CARE: We pride ourselves on patient care and experience, therefore, our experienced team will ensure that your visit and treatment is as informative, comfortable and professional as possible
3. CLINIC LOCATION: The treatment is carried out at our clinic in the heart of vibrant Knightsbridge. We are based a 5 minute walk from Knightsbridge tube station
4. HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION: Our patients are very happy with their results resulting in many returning to have additional areas. We also have many that recommend friends and family to the clinic
5. PREMIUM MEDICATION : We use only premium and FDA approved products for the treatment
6. We are CARE QUALITY COMMISSION (CQC) registered and a SAFE FACE approved & regulated clinic. This ensures that we carry out treatments, hygiene and patient care to the highest of standards.
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*Price Note: Any prices quoted on this site are our standard prices. Be aware that prices may be subject to change without notice or tailored to your individual requirements or may be part of a promotion/special offer. You will be made fully aware of the total cost of any treatments following a free consultation before your treatment.