Thin lips can be a a source of self-consciousness for many, especially now, as more and more celebrities are favouring larger lips over their smaller counterparts. There are many factors that can influence the size of lips, ranging from genetics to smoking.
To find the best treatment for your thin lips, book a no obligation consultation at PHI Clinic with one of our highly trained clinicians.
Before and after Thin Lips treatment
Factors To Consider
Ageing – as we age, collagen and elastin, proteins that control firmness and elasticity of the skin and support soft tissue, break down. The muscles around the mouth also become thinner and lose definition.
UV exposure – the sun’s rays and rays from tanning beds both encourage the breakdown of collagen,
Dehydration – when lips don’t have moisture, they dry out and shrink, and as they are always exposed, they are prone to suffering damage.
Pursing or puckering – repetitive facial movements can cause wrinkles, making the mouth appear smaller, and speeding up natural process by which the lip curls in on itself as we age.
Smoking – smoking affects the lips in two ways; firstly through the toxins in smoke, which encourage the breakdown of collagen. Secondly, the act of pursing lips in the process of smoking causes wrinkles, making the mouth appear smaller.
Genetics – thin lips are a recessive trait inherited from both parents.
Treatments available for Thin Lips
The term “dermal fillers” encompasses a wide range of products, and is an expression which describes treatment that restores volume and structure to the face.
Dermal fillers work to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, crepey skin and address signs of ageing. The high levels of HA (hyaluronic acid) have the effect of attracting and retaining water, instantly improving the skin’s appearance and texture by restoring its natural plumpness.
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Far from the exaggerated look you see plastered over the tabloids, PHI Clinic provides subtle, natural-looking dermal lip fillers that augment each individual’s features and introduce volume to the lip area.
At PHI, we use the most advanced range of dermal fillers from Allergan which is Juvederm Volbella®, specifically designed for lip augmentation. Unlike traditional fillers, Volbella is silky and soft, meaning results are much more discrete and realistic.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The average effect of treatment with most lip fillers last approximately 6 – 12 months. It can be shorter or longer depending on; your age, your physiology, your lifestyle (smoking and exposure to sun r UV rays may reduce the effects) an the amount of product injected.
Suitability for Lip fillers treatment will be determined following the mandatory consultation at the clinic.
Lip fillers at PHI are only performed by our team of qualified doctors and nurses.
Before treatment it is recommended that you do not take any products which may thin the blood such as aspirin or green tea as this may increase the chance of bruising or swelling at the injection site. Make up will removed from the injection site before treatment takes place.
Take good care of yourself. Drink plenty of water. It is best to avoid alcohol for 24+ hours as this de-hydrates the skin. In the two weeks following treatment, it is advisable to avoid prolonged exposure to sun or strong heat (UV rays, saunas, steam baths, etc).
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