Read my lips
- 13 February 2023
- Posted by: rtwskin
- Category: Blog
Read my lips
Fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin are a common association with ageing but, perhaps one of the lesser thought-about signs are the changes that are visible on our lips. A once-plump pout can lose volume due to the decreased production of collagen, and lips can appear thinner and flatter. Dropping corners, a less defined cupid’s bow and vertical lines above and on your lips surface can become harder to disguise as the ageing process sets in. So, what are the options? If you are looking to avoid going under the knife Dermal Fillers are the number one choice to restore shape and structure.
Full lips have long been associated with sensuality and thanks to celebrity influence Lip filler has secured a rise in popularity across a broad spectrum of ages. Improved symmetry and volume can enhance the overall appearance of our face but what exactly is the golden ratio? “The ideal proportion is with the upper lip slightly smaller than the bottom lip with a ratio of 1:1.6,” explains Independent Prescribing Nurse Zita who has worked in aesthetics for over 16 years, “but it is important to remember one size does not fit all and it is all about balance. My clients come for all manner of reasons from asymmetrical lips, loss of volume and lip lines as well as to reduce the appearance of down turned corners and sad lips. I assess each client on an individual basis.”
Being Front of House at rtwskin I am often privy to the apprehension of lip fillers due to the fear of ending up with a ‘trout pout’ or ‘duck lips’. Our standard advice remains the same – less is more and build up gradually. Our lip filler starts at just 0.5ml which is good for newbies, or those wishing to just boost hydration and smooth fine lines. “I always tell my clients they may need multiple treatments to achieve their desired outcome,” explains Zita. “I ensure I have a consultation with all my patients and understand their concerns and expectations. It is about enhancing what people already have and giving options before proceeding with treatment.” We have all seen images of over-exaggerated results and fillers gone wrong online but how commonplace actually is it? Whilst all injectables come with a risk the most important thing to remember is lip augmentation should always be done with a qualified and accredited medical practitioner, (check the SaveFace register). This minimises the risks of complications by ensuring injectables are administered correctly and in the unlikely event of a problem, it can be treated quickly and efficiently.
There are many types of fillers on the market today but most commonly used are ones containing Hyaluronic Acid. This is a naturally occurring substance found in our body and therefore well received by it with allergic reactions being extremely rare. In the hands of a reputable aesthetics practitioner, Lip filler can have dramatic and stunning results by providing balance and structure to the entire face. Results are instant and aside from short-lived swelling or bruising side effects are minimal. Whether your reasons for filler are to replace lost volume or realign facial symmetry or just to hydrate parched lips ensure you radiate confidence with Lip Filler and a pout full of plumptiouness.