Lip injections (Hyularonic Acid filler)

Lips are a beautiful thing. Whether engaged in a smile or a sultry pout, lovely lips undoubtedly draw the eye.

Lip fillers before and after photo Lucy Banks

Lips are a beautiful thing. Whether engaged in a smile or a sultry pout, lovely lips undoubtedly draw the eye.

Whilst fear of the dreaded trout-pout (understandably) remains, lip injections are an incredibly popular treatment because of the beautiful and natural looking results that can now be achieved, with more sophisticated products and techniques.

To put your mind at rest, I invite you to look through lip fillers before and after photographs.

It is vital to respect the individual anatomy of each lip and observe the golden ratio of beauty to ensure the most beautiful and natural outcome when enhancing the lips.

The detail of the lip is far more important than simply adding volume, as is looking at the facial features as a whole to consider what is achievable and what would be the most alluring enhancement for the individual.

If rejuvenating the lips you must consider the entire unit of the lower face, taking into account the surrounding tissues. Shadows at the mouth corners and a downward turn, for example, as well as the appearance of harsh “smokers lines”. Softening, supporting and hydrating the area as a whole is the most effective strategy when rejuvenating.

Lips can be sensitive, which is why a numbing cream is applied 20 minutes prior to treatment. There is also a local anaesthetic in the filler itself to ensure optimum comfort levels are maintained.

For lip treatments I favour the Juvederm range, namely Juvederm Smile, Volift and Volbella (depending on the indication and desired outcome).

Prices:
£180 for 0.55ml
£300 for 1ml
£400 for 1.5ml

Maintenance: 6 months approx.

Treatment time: 60 mins (including consult)

(Lip detail blog)