Lip size is a common concern for women and lip enhancement has become one of our more popular procedures.
Causes for Lip Size to Shrink with Ageing
As women age lips typically become smaller, particularly the upper lip. Common reasons for a reduction in lip size are loss of bone mass, changes in dentition, smoking and general ageing.
Treatments to Enhance Lip Size
At Palm Clinic we use dermal fillers like Juvederm for lip enhancement procedures. Lips can be enhanced by putting extra volume directly into the lips, around the edge of the lips (vermilion border) or directly under vertical lines that cause lipstick to bleed. Sometimes, particularly in younger women, we use softer fillers to hydrate the lips without making them too much bigger.
Young women often want fuller, more sensual lips. An appropriate increase in lip size is easily achieved with dermal fillers like Juvederm and Perlane. Older women often have the lip lines treated at the same time as a subtle enhancement of lip size to maintain a natural youthful appearance.
Botulinum toxin can also help women with vertical lip lines caused either by smoking or pursing the lips during conversation. The latter tends to happen more in women with large mouths because they have a larger muscle around the lips which buckles more easily. Botulinum toxin works by slightly weakening the muscle around the lips so the muscle doesn't buckle so easily therefore the lip lines are not reinforced.
Before and After Photos of Lip Lines treated with Dermal Fillers and/or Botulinum Toxin
More genuine before and after photos of lip enhancement demonstrating balanced natural lips which are fuller but also better hydrated through the use of a combination of deep and superficially placed fillers are available at the initial consultation. Individual results may vary.
Managing Pain during Lip Enhancement Procedures
Fillers are injected into the lips using a very fine needle. A local anaesthetic is used, just like going to the dentist, so there is minimal pain. New dermal fillers contain local anaesthetic in the filler so you may not need a local injection. Sometimes just using ice before the injections is enough. There are also numbing creams available. Ask your Palm Clinic doctor about which would be the best pain relief option for you when having lip size treatments.
"Natural" Increase in Lip Size
Be assured we are interested in natural results which will vary with your age and other facial characteristics. We do not do the "trout pout" but for younger women who want a more sensual lip an increase in lip size can be performed in a very natural way.
Men's Lip Size
Some men have a thin lip which make them look more severe than they would like.
This can be easily addressed by lip enhancement using dermal fillers such as Juvederm.
You can be assured that at Palm Clinic we go to great lengths to make sure this is a very natural enhancement which can be steadily increased over time until you reach the size you would like. That way no-one will know what you have had done.