Lip filler is gel like substance made up of plumping agent naturally found in our skin. They are used to create plumper, more defined lips. Lip fillers can be used to correct asymmetry, balance lip proportion, treat lip lines, plump dehydrated lips and correct upper lips which disappear when smiling. There are many different types of lip fillers approved for cosmetic use in Australia. They vary in strength, mouldability, softness and longevity. At COCO Skin Clinic we only offer premium-grade lip fillers to our patients.
Before the Treatment
Prior to lip filler treatment at COCO Skin Clinic you will receive a face-to-face consultation with Dr Jane Lucas to determine if this is the right treatment for you. During this time, you will be able to ask questions and have any concerns addressed. Your lips and surrounding skin will be thoroughly cleansed to ensure that all make-up and residue is removed prior to treatment. It will be disinfected using medicated solution.
During the Treatment
Topical numbing cream will be applied to treatment areas. We also use premium lip fillers which all contain a numbing agent in their composition and use ice throughout the procedure. With these measures, most people find that lip filler treatment is only minimally uncomfortable.
After the Treatment
It is expected that you may experience localised bruising and swelling of the lip area following lip filler treatment. The extent of this is very individual – however, we find that in most people, localised swelling settles within 24-48 hours and bruising settles within a few days. However, we do recommend that you allow 2 weeks recovery period before any major social events.
The results of lip filler treatment are evident immediately.
- More symmetrical lip shape
- Balanced lip proportions
- Increased lip volume and natural plumpness
- More defined lip shape and lip border
- Softening of lip lines including upper lip smoker’s lines
- Improve downturned mouth/sad mouth
- Improve upper lips which disappear when smiling
Generally, just 1ml lip filler is sufficient to achieve a natural looking lip enhancement in most cases. However, in some individuals, further lip filler treatment may be required to achieve desired results. Additional lip filler treatment can be performed at 2-week intervals. This treatment program is only a guide and Dr Jane Lucas will recommend the treatment plan that is right for you.
Longevity of Results
The typical longevity of premium lip filler treatment is 9 – 12+ months (depending on individual variability).
For Added Benefit
See here for our popular COCO Packages which combine wrinkle relaxer and lip filler treatments.