With age, the lips naturally become thinner and lose their definition, and the v-shaped area of the upper lip, known as Cupid’s bow, is where you’re most likely to see this happen.
Many people try to disguise the effects of ageing in this area with make-up, but it can bleed down the vertical wrinkles and actually highlight the problem.
If you’ve been wondering how to look younger, lip fillers are an easy answer because they’re quick, affordable and non-invasive. They can be the centrepiece of a makeover that gives you youthful looking, plump lips and a more defined smile.
Because the lips are sensitive, we apply local anaesthetic cream about an hour before the procedure to numb them. Dermal filler is injected, usually into the upper rim of the lip to define the Cupid’s bow, and immediately afterwards you may experience small pinpricks for a few hours.
There is often some mild redness of the skin, but this settles by the next day and bruising is unusual. Makeup can be applied immediately and your plumper lips will look and feel natural.
At 207 Dental, we inject hyaluronic acid products that come with the local anaesthetic included to minimise discomfort even further. They are designed for smooth integration into the delicate lip tissue and to improve fullness in the lip body and definition of the lip border. The effects typically last about six months.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body, which attracts water to the skin and plumps it up, giving the skin elasticity and volume. Lip fillers are also sometimes described as temporary lip fillers or temporary lip enhancement because, like other non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments, they are not permanent.
Over time as your mouth moves for eating, talking and facial expressions, the hyaluronic acid is gradually broken up and disperses safely into your body.
Benefits of Lip Fillers
- Quick and easy
- Add volume and definition