How to achieve a natural lip enhancementWhen a client comes to us wanting to have Lip Enhancement Treatment often one of the first things that they ask is how to avoid looking overdone or having a 'trout pout'. The answer is quite straightforward, the most important aspect of having cosmetic treatments is to choose the right practitioner. We have seen many examples of poorly executed lip enhancements and are often asked to correct the work of others. When looking for a practitioner always choose one who has a professional qualification, either a doctor, nurse or dentist. Ask to see examples of their work, a reputable practitioner will always take before and after pictures. Ensure that the envirionment where the procedure is carried out is clean and clinical. The least important aspect to consider is price, the market is inundated with poorly qualified practitioners offering cheap deals. Think about why they are doing this and how they can afford to do it! They very often use cheap, substandard products that give a cheap, substandard result.
To achieve a natural, aesthetically pleasing result there are a few basic rules to follow:
- The lip ratio - in nature the bottom lip is always bigger than the top. In fact there is an actual ratio, for lips to look natural the bottom should be 1.6 times bigger than the top. When we alter this ratio and make the top lip bigger the lips start to look un-natural or even odd!
- Nose to upper lip distance - The distance from the tip of the nose to the upper lip should be approx 18-20mm and the distance from the lower lip to the chin 36-40mm. when lips are over filled these ratios are distorted again leading to a bizzare appearance.
- Avoiding a 'duck face' - We've all seen the stange lips when they protrude beyond the face! This happens when once again too much filler is added meaning that the profile becomes distorted. If you imagine a line drawn from the tip of the nose to the chin, our lips should sit behind or just touching this line.
- Maintaining definition and a well defined cupids bow - Maintaining the shape of our lips is vital, we often see 'sausage lips', they are overfilled and loose their shape. Well enhanced lips are full but with nice definition & cupids bow. Ass we get older we also loose definition in our lips. A great way to improve this is by injecting a small amount of filler into the Vermillion Border (the tube that runs around the outside of the lips).
- Preventing a downturned mouth - Another unfortunate sign of aging is when the mouth corners turn downwards. We can correct this with a small amount of dermal filler indected just under the corners of the mouth, we can also use Botox to relax the muscles that pull the mouth corners down
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