As we age, our lips often lose the natural plumpness and fullness that they may have once had. Lip fillers can help plump up thinning lips, providing them with vitality and fullness. When most women age they tend to notice drooping in the corners of their lips, where the lower lip sinks and the upper lip becomes elongated. Lip injections can help make the lips fuller, and many ageing women find this helpful in developing a youthful look.
The initial step is to book a consultation at epiclinic to discuss with a doctor what your goals are and what can be accomplished with your lips. It is necessary that you understand that your lips are the foundation that you can build on; they cannot be completely altered. A lip enhancement simply enhances the lips to create a more youthful, defined and fuller version of your lips.
The dermal fillers used at epiclinic® are made of Hyaluronic Acid, a substance naturally occurring in the body known for its ability to retain moisture.
Before treatment begins, your doctor will ensure the area is numb with a few small anaesthetic injections.
The treatment will take approximately 20 minutes. The advanced injecting technique performed by epiclnic®’s doctors uses few injection points so you don’t feel like a pin cushion.
The aim at epiclinic® is for you to leave our clinic with beautiful, natural looking lips.
Following the procedure, your lips will feel numb for an hour or so until the anaesthetic wears off. It is normal to experience minor swelling for about one to two days. In some instances, mild bruising and swelling may continue for up to a week.
Your doctor will discuss all aspects of the procedure with you during your consultation.
After a lip enhancement procedure, patients are free to resume their regular activities right away, but should avoid kissing as well as rubbing or touching the area. The longevity of the product will depend on how quickly your body metabolises it. The dermal filler products used at epiclinic® usually last 12-18 months.