Full lips have always been one of the hallmarks of a beautiful face. Unfortunately, some people are born with thin lips or they experience thinning of their lips as they grow older. If you have thin lips, innovative non-surgical cosmetic procedures are now available that could be the ideal solution to your problem.
Among the various options available, lip injections with fillers can give you very natural results and are safer today than they have ever been. The filler material used is usually hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally-occurring substance within the body. Lip injections can plump up and add fullness to the areas of the lip where volume loss is most noticeable.
Ideally, the injections should be performed by a qualified aesthetic physician because it is not just a matter of making your lips bigger, but creating an aesthetic balance between the upper and lower lips as well as your face. This could mean having to carefully shape your cupid’s bow and define your lip line or simply smoothing the skin of your lips to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
The area to be injected will first be cleansed and then a numbing gel will be applied. After about 15 to 20 minutes specific areas of your lips will be injected. The entire procedure will take no more than half an hour to 45 minutes. Following the injections, you should not touch the area or apply makeup for 6 hours, but after that you are free get on with your activities of daily living.
To be a good candidate for lip enhancement, one must understand the goal of treatment should be to obtain lip fullness realistically in harmony with the rest of the facial features and not to fit into some idealized image.
Dr Najia Shaikh, director of One Skin Clinic in London is a medical doctor and a highly skilled aesthetic physician who can help guide you in choosing the right non-surgical cosmetic procedures to improve your self-image and give your confidence a boost.