BEDFORDSHIRE
07855 609 674
LEICESTERSHIRE
07531 989 554
SWANSEA
07865 584189
BEDFORDSHIRE
07855 609 674
LEICESTERSHIRE
07531 989 554
SWANSEA
07865 584189
How To Achieve A Natural Lip Enhancement

How To Achieve A Natural Lip Enhancement

In our Aesthetic Practice we see many examples of poorly executed lip enhancement.  To acheive an aesthetically pleasing, natural looking result there are some very basic anatomical rules we must adhere to:

The lip ratio:  The lower lip must always be bigger than the top lip.  In fact there is a very strict ratio - the bottom lip must remain 1:6 times bigger than the top lip.  When this ratio is altered so that the top becomes bigger than the bottom then the overall look becomes un-natural.
Nose to upper lip distance:  The distance from the tip of the nose to the upper lip should be approximately 18-20mm and the distance from the lower lip to the chin 36-40mm.  Over inflating the lips with filler will distort this ratio, again giving an un-natural or even bizzare appearance.
Avoid a duck face!:  The appearance of the face in profile is often overlooked when performing lip enhancement.  If we draw an imaginary line from the tip of the nose to the chin (Steiners Line) the lips should naturally sit behind the line.  The lips can be augmented so that they sit on this line but if they protrude beyond it there will be an un-natural 'duck like' look.

Acheiving good lip definition:  When undertaking lip enhancement it is as important to maintain or enhance the shape of the lip with a well defined cupids bow as it is to add volume to the lips.  Overfilling of the lips can distort their appearance giving a strange, 'sauasage lip' look.  In older ppeople lip definition is often lost and so filling the vermillion border (the tube running all around the outside of the lips) becomes even more important, replacing lost definition. The look can then be enhanced further by injecting into the body of the lip.

Prevent a down turned mouth:  Nothing ages us more than when the corners of the mouth start to turn downwards.  Reversing this by placing a small amount of filler just under the corners of the mouth (oral commissures) can help to correct this.  We can also use Botox in this area, a small amount injected into the muscles that pull down the corners of the mouth can work wonders.

One of the most important things to remember when choosing a practitioner to undertake your lip enhancement is to ensure they are properly qualified.  Always choose an experienced, medically trained practitioner.  Avoid excessivly cheap deals or special offers, there is always a reason why they're cheap! 

At TLC Beau-tox we offer a free, no obligation consultation where we can discuss your expectations and decide on an individual treatment plan. Contact Tracey or Clare or Stephanie to book your appointment .

 
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Introducing Profhilo Our Brand New Treatment

Introducing Profhilo

We are very excited to announce that we now offer Profhilo. Profhilo is an award winning, innovative treatment consisting of a highly concentrated Hyaluronic Acid. It is aimed at improving the hydration, firmness and laxity of our skin. The treatmemt was developed in Italy and has been available in the UK since 2015. Its unique formular works by stimulating the production of Elastin and four types of Collagen within the skin.

The treatment involves small, relatively superficial injections into the dermis of the skin.  The placement of these injections is important as they are designed to maximise the effectiveness of the treatment. Profhilo can be used to treat a number of areas including the face, neck, deccoletage and hands. As you can see from the before and after pictures the results really do speak for themselves.

Profhilo is a 2 treatment protocol carried out 4 weeks apart.  Most people notice an improvement to the treated areas a couple of weeks after the first treatment, however the best results are visible 4 weeks after the second treatment.  Very occasionally a third treatment will be indicated (in cases of severe skin laxity).  The treatment can be repeated after 6 - 9 months.  We charge £250 per treatment.






 
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Staying Safe When Having Cosmetic Treatments

Staying Safe When Having Cosmetic Treatments

Choosing the practitioner
  • Always choose a health care professional; a Registered Nurse, Doctor or Dentist and ensure that they have completed appropriate training in the procedure to be undertaken and have insurance
  • Ask to see a copy of their qualifications and insurance
  • Ensure that you have had a thorough consultation which assesses your needs and takes your medical history into account
  • Make sure that you have adaquate information about the procedure and are given time to make your decision
  • Ask to look at their before and after pictures
  • Does the practitioner offer a review appointment?
Questions to ask at your consultation
  • What is the treatment, procedure or product?
  • How does it work?
  • What are the risks associated with the treatment and are there any side effects?
  • Are there an alternative treatments available?
  • What results can I expect and how long will they last?
  • How many treatments will I need to acheive the desired effect?
  • Is there any downtime? What will I look like like immediately after the treatment?
  • Is the practitioner able to treat any complications?
  • Is the procedure painful? How is pain minimised?
  • What happens if I am not happy with the treatment?
  • Is there any aftercare I need to adhere to?
  • What is the cost and what are the payment terms?
Stay safe
  • Don't proceed with the treatment if you do not feel comfortable with the practitioner
  • Don't proceed if you do not understand the information provided
  • Take your time to consider your options and make your decision
  • Ask the practitioner to show you the product in it's unopened packaging before the treatment
  • Make a note of the practitioners name and the name of the product for future reference
  • Do not have treatments in an environment which is not clean or seems inappropriate or at a party or exhibition
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Customer Service Award 2018

Customer Service Award 2018

We are proud to announce that TLC Beau-Tox has been awarded WhatClinics 2018 Customer Service Award.  Our aim is to provide all of our clients with high quality professional treatments, and so we are delighted that this has been recognised.
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