What makes lips beautiful?
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.
We pride ourselves in achieving natural results with lip fillers. This is achieved by using the correct type of hyaluronic acid filler in conservative amounts in the correct anatomical areas. Our doctors specialise in natural lip definition and augmentation, using soft fillers that blend in with the lip tissue.
This occurs when excessive filler is put into the lip (vermillion) borders or the red part of the lip. Over time, this causes an unnatural distortion of the upper lip. We are very conscious of this undesirable result and do not condone excessive lip injection of filler. It is important to treat this area conservatively and only if needed. Younger patients usually require only very little, if any, treatment in the vermillion border. We are able to dissolve hyaluronic acid filler treatments carried out elsewhere if necessary.
How can lips be beautified?
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.
Treatments for lips at Belgravia Dermatology
Detailed consultation and analysis by a Dermatologist to design an individualised treatment plan
Hydrating lip injections for a mild and subtle look
A strategy to improve lips depending on the individualised requirements – with hyaluronic acid filler injections to improve the outline, volume and shape of lips.
Resurfacing procedures to improve fine lines and lack lustre lips
How effective are lip treatments?
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.
What should I do next?
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.”