Lip Enhancement

What defines beautiful lips?

Many people have their own ideas as to what characterises beautiful lips. Angelina Jolie, Cheryl Cole, Halle Berry and many others are often viewed as having beautiful lips. This is not to say we all should have lips like Angelina Jolie. Lip enhancement should pay close attention to our existing facial features creating a soft, balanced sensuous pout (not a ‘trout pout’ or ‘duck lip’).

An aesthetically pleasing and youthful lip is typically defined as one where;
 the bottom lip height is greater than that of the top lip
 the cupids bow is sharp and well defined
 the philtral columns are prominent and full
 the upper lip is full centrally
 the upper lip sits 1-2mm in front of the lower lip
 the mouth corners are slightly upturned
What can dermal fillers do for the lips?

Hyaluronic acid fillers can define the lips by enhancing the vermillion border (lip outline), add volume by augmenting the body of the lip and enhance the appearance of the philtral columns and cupids bow.

Which hyaluronic acid filler is right for my lips?

Most hyaluronic acid filler manufacturers have a product designed specifically for the lips. Examples include Juvederm Ultra Smile, Juvederm Volbella, Restylane Lip Volume, Restylane Lip Refresh, Juvederm Ultra Smile and Emervel Lips. After consultation Dr Kent will discuss options and recommendations.

Are the results of treatment instant?

Yes, the results of dermal filler treatment are instant, however there is usually some mild swelling which resolves in a couple of days