Why have a lip enhancement treatment with Face Matters?
Your lips are always moving – a communication tool that is often the centre of attention without you even realising. A simple smile can convey warmth and friendliness; it is contagious in the most wonderful of ways. Symmetrical, beautiful-balanced and full lips are also associated with youth and seen as a highly attractive feature.
Unfortunately, because they’re always moving, our lips are exceedingly vulnerable to the signs of ageing. Constant movement combined with diverse weather conditions and lifestyle choices such as smoking can leave your lips looking dehydrated, thinner and less well-defined than in the past.
We can use dermal fillers that have been specifically formulated for use in the lip area to give you the balance and symmetry that is very much associated with beauty.
- Enhances your lip volume
- Creates balance & symmetry
- Adds youthful definition
- Natural-looking results
- Advice that’s unique to you & your needs
If you choose to have a lip enhancement treatment at Face Matters, it will only ever be administered by Dr. Gabi Tschoepe, who has extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and physiology, together with training and more than 20 years’ experience in the use of medical aesthetic treatments that can subtly enhance your appearance to make you look younger.
The Face Matters clinic is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we are passionate about upholding the highest standards of care in the hands of qualified, experienced medical professionals.
The dermal fillers we use for lip enhancement treatments have a proven safety record; they’re convenient and require little to no recovery time, although – with lip treatments – you may experience some swelling and bruising that takes a day or two to go down.
See the subtle but gorgeous results we have achieved with lip enhancement treatments for some of our existing patients.
The majority of dermal fillers consist of a synthetic version of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural polysaccharide that exists in all living organisms and is found throughout the body, giving volume to the skin, lubricating the joints, and giving the eye its shape.
Dermal fillers are biocompatible, which means that they can integrate safely with your skin tissues and allow the passage of oxygen and nutrients. Over time, the HA gel injected within your skin is slowly absorbed and replaced by water.
Other dermal fillers work by stimulating your body’s collagen production in the treated areas to address the underlying causes of your ageing skin and to create natural volume.
The dermal fillers we use for lip enhancement treatments give your lips a soft, natural feel. These dermal fillers tend to be kind on your lips and result in minimal swelling.
We can use dermal fillers to enhance your lips in the following ways:
- Add volume to your upper and/or lower lips
- Add definition to your lip line/border
- Enhance and lift your Cupid’s bow to add definition
- Reduce visible smokers’ lines
- Lift your mouth corners to give you a less down-turned, sad resting face
To maintain your look, you may need to visit us for a top-up treatment after six to twelve months.
The dermal fillers we use at Face Matters have a proven safety record and offer long-lasting but non-permanent results. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can also be reversed. However, no treatment is without potential side effects.
After a lip enhancement treatment, you may experience some mild bruising at the injection sites, which can take two to three days to vanish. Inevitably, the more injections you have, the higher your chance of some visible bruising. That being said, dermal fillers designed especially for use in and around the lip area do tend to be soft and less prone to bruising.
Some people also experience temporary redness, swelling, itching or discomfort. It’s fairly common for the treatment area to look slightly discoloured, but again, this should resolve within a few days.
Much rarer side effects include blistering, infection, cold sores (especially if you have a history of cold sores), allergic reactions, and – in less than one in 15,000 cases – lumpy tissue, skin necrosis and red wheals, all of which are usually mild to moderate and self-limiting, lasting for approximately two weeks.
Choosing an experienced practitioner like Dr. Tschoepe who has a proven history of successful treatments is important to minimise the risk of side effects.
As we’ve discussed above, your skin may look red and swollen or feel tender and itchy immediately after your treatment. You should avoid touching the treated area for at least six hours, after which you can apply light make-up and gently wash your face with soap and water.
We recommend that you wear a high factor sunblock (SPF 30 or above) and avoid sun exposure.
You should steer clear of extreme temperatures until the initial swelling and redness have resolved – this means no saunas, sunbathing, solariums or extreme cold.
We will give you more detailed aftercare instructions when you have your treatment, so you know exactly what to expect and how to follow our recommendations for the best outcomes.