This is often a personal choice, though there are several aspects to a lip which may make it more appealing. These include the shape, the clarity of the outline, the volume, the absence of wrinkles, and a size that is in keeping with the rest of the face.
The last point is crucial as overinflated lips are unnatural. The lower lip is typically 1.618 times the size of the upper lip (in terms of vertical height at the midline), though for some individuals a ratio of 1.2 to 1.0 is desirable. The upper lip should not ideally exceed the size of the lower lip. Lip eversion is also important, that is, a good show of the red part of the lip. This is achieved by supporting the tissues under the lip muscle.
Lip enhancement is one of the most popular treatments. Lip filler injections can be used to improve the size, shape or outline of the lips. A light filler can be used for hydration and general freshening up of the lips. Resurfacing procedures can be used to smooth any lines and wrinkles that may transcend from the skin of the lip to the red part.
Lip filler injections are incredibly effective at improving the appearance of lips. One or two treatments may be required initially and results typically last 12 to 18 months. Treatment can be repeated as necessary.
If you would like assessment and treatment for lip enhancement then please arrange to see one of our Dermatologists who will be happy to help.
“Lip filler injections can be used to improve the size, shape or outline of the lips. Lip fillers are one of the most popular treatments and are associated with high levels of satisfaction. Our Dermatologists are experienced in creating natural looking lips that fit an individual face.”