Lip fillers are a popular, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment where hyaluronic acid-based fillers are injected into the lips to achieve your ideal lip appearance.
Russian lips are achieved by injecting fillers along the vermilion border to accentuate the lips as well as injecting fillers in columns to increase the height of the lips.
Popularised by Korean celebrities, cherry lips are created by injected fillers into the middle lip tubercles of the upper and lower lip.
Most people would typically require 1 syringe (1ml) of lip filler to enhance both the upper and lower lip.
Dr Edwin typically recommends against over filling as it may lead to the appearance of “duck lips”.
Dr Edwin prefers to use Restylane Kysse which is a filler specifically designed for the lips for a natural look and feel.
Numbing cream will be applied to both lips to minimize discomfort given that the lips are a sensitive area.
Dr Edwin will discuss with you about your ideal lip proportion and plan out the injection points together with you.
Common areas that are enhanced are the vermillion borders, cupid’s bow, philtrum as well as the body of the lips (tubercles) for fuller and more plump lips.
Discomfort will be minimized with numbing cream. However, certain areas may still be sensitive. Dr Edwin will take every effort to keep the discomfort to minimal levels.
On average, lip fillers may last between 9 to 12 months.
Swelling and bruising may be observed for 5 to 7 days after treatment. Dr Edwin recommends applying the intensive recovery cream to reduce bruising and speed up recovery.
Serious side effects like vascular occlusion (when the filler blocks a blood vessel) are very rare. Choosing an injector with experience in dermal fillers and facial anatomy will reduce such risks.
Every clinic offers different Lip Filler treatment options. No one clinic is same as the other. If you want to make sure that the Lip Filler treatments are performed safely and effectively, make sure that the clinic is experienced in Lip Filler injections. The clinic should also offer information on the various types of Laugh Lip treatments before proceeding.