Lip Fillers Brisbane
The lips are a central feature of the face. Natural and attractive-looking lips have much to do with the definition, volume and the proportions of the upper and lower lips. A key characteristic of beautiful lips is that they have a harmonious appearance and blend well with the rest of your face. They should not be the overriding feature.
Cutis Dermatology is home to Brisbane’s leading aesthetic registered nurses who are led by board certified dermatologist, Dr Davin Lim.
Natural outcomes with injectables and dermal fillers
How can lips benefit from dermal fillers?
Some people are born with thin lips, whilst others have lips that have begun to age. Lips lose volume and definition, thinning over time.
Lip augmentation with dermal fillers adds shape, definition and volume to the lips. Certain advanced hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are designed specifically for lip augmentation. Together with the skills of an experienced injector, fillers can create smooth, natural-looking results.
What defines a balanced & natural lip filler outcome?
Lip fillers must be age appropriate and blend in with the rest of the face. Though central to rejuvenation, the lips should NOT be the standout feature. For this reason, it is sometimes recommended that we combine lip augmentation with other treatments, such as fillers in other areas, or consider other procedures to reduce wrinkles around the mouth, jowls and jawline areas.
Why is symmetry important?
Facial asymmetry is common and acceptable, but lip asymmetry requires correction. If your lip structure is uneven, it can throw off the aesthetic harmony of your entire face as lips are the central point.
Asymmetry is easily adjusted with dermal fillers. If you have been struggling with an unbalanced mouth – whether it is from birth, due to an accident, or filler from another clinic our specialist injectors can help.
How long does the procedure take?
Lip fillers can be performed in approximately 10 to 15 minutes and is literally a lunchtime procedure. Patients experience only mild swelling and bruising after treatment, which subsides within a few days to a week.
When will I see the results from lip fillers?
Immediately after the procedure. For the first few days (up to 12-14), your lips will look 10-25% bigger than the end result. It’s due to swelling. They look best at the two-week mark.
If it’s your first time, we always recommend under correction, rather than over correction. It’s much easier to place more filler, than to dissolve it (and more economical in the long run).
How long do fillers last?
With hyaluronic acid injectables, the results last 6 to 12 months. The reason is that lips move more than any other facial component and this causes the body to break down the filler more rapidly compared to other areas. Your lips will not look strange or deflated during this process. They will simply resume their previous shape and volume.
What happens if I don’t like my lip filler from another clinic?
Our injectors can use Hyalase to break down the filler, providing they used hyaluronic acid.
There are many causes of dermal filler lumps on the lip, including wrong product, too much product, incorrect placement and other factors.
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How do specialists approach mature lips?
Rejuvenating mature lips is much more complex than rejuvenating younger lips. We consider:
The lip itself, namely volume, structure & proportions of upper & lower lip
The surrounding soft tissue support- marionette lines, jowls, nasolabial folds
The underlying hard tissue support- teeth, jawline & bone
The distance between the upper lip & nasal spine
Skin quality of the perioral area, namely sun damage & wrinkles
Natural rejuvenation is not just filler in the lips, it involves improving all aspects as above. We employ fillers, lasers, deep peels, and surgery to achieve balanced & harmonious results.
Complex lip rejuvenation is performed by our procedural dermatologists.
Can we use fat transfer instead of dermal fillers?
Our dermatologists are trained to perform fat transfer; however it is not recommended in the lips for the following reasons:
Whilst fat may last longer than filler it does not give structure. Fat is akin to two big sausages. Not a good look.
Fat is not as predictable as dermal fillers, with an absorption rate of 20 to over 50% in the first few months.
Fat in an artery is not reversible, as compared to hyaluronic acid fillers.
We use fat transfer to correct large volume deficits in more mature patients.