Personalised Lip Injections
Feel the confidence of full, soft, natural looking lips.
Feel the confidence of full, soft, natural looking lips.
Careful enhancement of lip shape & volume is preferred, rather than just inflating the lips. Our clinicians will consult with you to personalise your lip treatment. Scroll down to see some of our most requested lip styles, as well as samples of our lip results (lip after images are straight after treatment & can be quite swollen which will reduce over 72 hours).
We love natural looking lips. This technique tastefully & gently accentuates your natural lip shape. Your lips will have a natural looking fullness & hydration which feels soft. It is great for first-timers or mature patients. We use horizontal injections with fine-needle to add subtle volume & shape in a natural way that is customised to your individual lip anatomy. This technique minimises the risk of lip filler migration/spread & has a much lower chance of bruising.
Our heart shaped lip technique aims to accentuate the cupids bow & give full lips with a well-defined lip border. The technique keeps injections to the middle portion of the lips to avoid lips looking like sausages or a trout pout. We can increase vertical height & give volume without causing duck-like forward projection.
The Russian Lip Technique uses a fine needle to increase the vertical height of the upper & lower lip while minimizing forwards “ducky” projection. Russian Lips accentuate the cupid’s bow & give a crisp lip border. Russian lip technique works best on those with no or minimal previous filler. If you have a lot of existing dermal filler in or around your lips, it can limit the effect of the Russian Lip. We strongly recommend dissolving any built-up lip filler 2 weeks prior (we can do this with minimal discomfort; the fee is $180). Russian Lips is a more dramatic look & less natural looking than other lip techniques. We can vary how pronounced the look is to match it to your features & taste. Generally, the Russian Lip Technique suits those who have larger eyes, are younger or have naturally full lips.
This is not just about the lips. As we get older & wiser, the skin around our lips suffers. We get vertical lip lines due to increased muscle activity & thinning skin. Volume loss in the mouth corners causes our mouth corners to fall. Treating only the lips will highlight these other issues & look unnatural. This is a holistic approach to restoring the lips & area around them. Local anaesthetic, numbing cream & ice are used to maximise comfort to these sensitive areas. A combination of dermal filler & muscle relaxant is used to soften perioral lines (lines around the lips). Next, the shape of the lips is given definition before soft volume is gently provided. Repeat treatment is recommended 4-6 months later to give the best results.
Using a microcannula to give soft volume to lips is an advanced technique performed By Dr Joshua. A microcannula is not sharp like a needle. We use double anaesthetic and ice to make this the most comfortable lip technique. Compared to a needle it causes much less swelling, less bruising & less pain. It has limitations though. It cannot change your natural lip shape, it can only give volume. The results look very natural.
Swelling is the most common side effect for lip fillers and will happen to almost everyone. It can initially be a bit a of a shock if it is your first time getting lip fillers. Initially it may look unnatural due to the swelling but this will fade over 2-6 days leaving a lovely natural looking lip enhancement. Swelling can be reduced by using a cold pack afterwards; by taking anti-swelling medications (we can provide this) or by using a microcannula technique for lip enhancement. Bruising may happen to about 1 in 20 people. This may last around a week and is usually very small in size.
Filler migration is a risk for lip filler. Lips muscles are strong & move a lot. This can cause filler to spread to unwanted areas over time, or form lumps. Some techniques may have a higher risk of causing lip filler migration. We can treat lip filler migration by dissolving any filler that has spread. The risk of filler spread can be reduced by using certain lip filler techniques, not overfilling the lips, and using anti-wrinkle to give a lip flip at the time of treatment. Lumps may be an issue for 1 in 20 people – we recommend massaging the lips for 5 days after getting the lip filler to prevent this. If any bumps persist we can easily fix this. The thicker the lip filler used – the lumpier and less natural looking the result will be.
Infection is an extremely rare risk of dermal filler but can be treated with antibiotics. We have never had any cases of infection. Vascular occlusion is the most serious filler complications but is extremely rare (less than 100,000 to 1). Our doctor is on-call to deal with any emergencies like this. We have an excellent safety record & have not had any vascular occlusions.
Individual results & longevity of treatments will vary a lot form person to person. This is due to our unique anatomy and physiology. We use high quality and long-lasting dermal filler. Lips are very vascular & move a lot. This means Lip fillers spread around over time and do not last as long. Lip filler will last 6-12 months for most people; If your lips are smaller, tighter, or curl inwards then it is likely to last a shorter amount of time.
Most clinics market their filler options according to how thin or thick it is. The thickness of a filler determines how much volume it gives & how firm it is (allowing it to support more pressure). Thickness of the filler does not necessarily predict how long it will last. Using an ultra-thick or hard filler in the lips can cause lumps, duck lips and look very unnatural – it also won’t last any longer.
Yes for most cases. If your procedure will be complex or take a longer time we will not rush it & may schedule you for a another appointment.
Unwanted spread or migration of lip filler is caused by muscle movement & pressure over time. It is fairly common with lips. Filler migration can cause lumps, puffiness, asymmetry, and blurring of the lip border. If you have lip filler migration we can dissolve it for you. We have to wait at least 2 weeks before injecting that area again. Our fee is $180.
Most people go straight back to their schedule after lip filler treatment. Your lips will initially be very swollen (unless our microcannula technique was used). The swelling can make your lips look unnatural at first but will fade quickly. Lip swelling will be noticeable straight after the procedure and last 2-5 days before fading & looking nice & natural. Bruising is possible for all treatments so please keep this in mind. The areas injected will be tender for 1 to 3 days afterwards. Swelling can be reduced by a cold pack & anti-swelling medications (available at no extra charge).
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