Despite how the lips form one of the most important facial features of the face, lip augmentation using dermal fillers in Singapore is still not as popular as other dermal filler treatments, for example undereye filler treatment.
The mouth frames about one-third of the face and a variation of the shape, size, volume and tone of the lips can affect the overall appearance of your face.
Shape of Perfect Lips
CONTOUR AND BALANCE A perfect pair of lips should boast a ratio of 1.4:1.6 for the height of the upper lip to that of the lower one.
A well-defined and full lips suggest vitality and attractiveness. They are an important feature to form an overall facial appeal.
CUPID’S BOW Look under your nose. The highest point of the lips has a double-curve commonly known as a cupid’s bow.
Some are more pronounced than others and some are naturally rounded. For hundreds of years, the presence of a cupid’s bow has signified true beauty. Before the trend of aesthetic enhancement caught on, accenting or creating the cupid’s bow was done with lipstick.
For many centuries, an ideal pair of lips hold feature a dramatic cupid’s bow that is supported by a rounded bulb in the center of the upper lip. The bow should match the upturned corners of the upper lip. A defined cupid’s bow signifies strong-will and independence. People with such lips are known to be passionate and glamorous. It reflects creativity and intelligence. These people are also known to be witty and have an energetic personality.
CORNER OF THE LIPS Over time, the fat at the corner of the lips disappears and the muscles between the jawbone lips tighten, resulting in a ‘sad-looking’ face. This usually occurs at around their mid-40s. This development also causes marionette lines.
PHILTRAL COLUMNS are vertical ridges above the cupid’s bow that connects to the underside of the nose. The columns may flatten or disappear with age.
Why Do Lips Change As We Age?
Some of us have naturally thin lips with little or no definition. This could be due to genetics, aging, or smoking. We lose fat on our faces as we age and definition is lost over the years.
Upper lip is always the first to lose its contour and volume. As volume diminishes, lips become thinner, developing a pair of downward-turned lips. This is also contributed by the droopy mid-cheek fat that occur due to aging. This development will severely age you.
Lip Augmentation: Solution for Unattractive, Aging Lips
Our skin is rich in hyaluronic acid. However, the production and distribution of hyaluronic acid change as we age.
Using hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm, the doctor is able precisely restore volume to the lips. Restylane and Juvederm are made of hyaluronic acid gel that mimics the hyaluronic acid found naturally in our bodies. Hyaluronic acid fillers are commonly used to fill up facial depressions temporarily from anywhere between 9 to 12 months or longer, depending on individual. After that, visiting your doctor again for a top up is needed to keep the volume of the lips.
With the right molecular weight and viscosity of the hyaluronic acid fillers, the doctor is able to mould the lips with precision to give you a fuller, plumper lips. Collagen fillers used to be popular among doctors and patients but it is used less often today. The newer option using hyaluronic acid fillers is much safer and effects last longer.
Any Side Effects After Lip Augmentation Treatment?
Lip augmentation treatment is slightly more painful as compared to other areas such as chin or nose because the lips are more sensitive. However, the pain is well-managed and is well-tolerated with numbing cream or local anaesthesia.
Bruising and swelling may occur immediately after the treatment but it should resolve on its own after a few days. Avoid consuming blood-thinning supplements and alcohol for about 48 hours before and after the treatment to reduce the chances of bruising.
Would Surgical Option Be Better Since It Can Last Much Longer?
Fat injections and silicon implants are other methods that surgeons use to plump the lips. But they aren’t popular today because the results vary and there is a greater risk of surgical side effects.
FULL CONTROL OVER LIP DEFINITION Furthermore, using injectable fillers allows the doctor better control to precisely shape and add definition to the lips.
GRADUAL BUILD UP OF VOLUME Opting for a non-surgical lip augmentation procedure allows the doctor to have control over how much volume is needed to build up a perfect pair of lips for you.
LOWER RISK OF ADVERSE REACTION These dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid similar to those found in our bodies. It is unlikely to cause an adverse reaction to the fillers.
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