From just Botox, dermal fillers and chemical peels as the primary aesthetic treatments a decade ago, the variety and complexity of non-surgical aesthetic treatments has increased tremendously. Whether you plan to turn back the clock, lose a few inches or get acne spots under control, do check out this blog for the latest treatment options. We aim to be an online resource to assist you in navigating the mass of aesthetic and slimming treatments currently available in Malaysia.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Lip Enhancement with Fillers - Part 2
In the right hands, fillers can make your lips look the best they can be. The 3 important rules for lip enhancement with fillers are:
1) Make sure the procedure is safe
Hyaluronic acid fillers are the preferred choice for lip enhancement because of their excellent safety profile. They feel natural, soft, are absorbable and reversible if needed.
Do avoid permanent fillers as what is considered ideal now might change over time. Permanent fillers such as liquid sillicon has the potential to cause long term side effects such as allergic reactions and lumpiness.
Lastly, do seek treatment from a registered and experienced doctor. Ensure that the procedure is performed in a sterile environment (clinic or hospital) to avoid risk of infection.
2) Results are natural looking
Our lips are highly mobile. When we talk or smile, we want it to be undetectably enhanced. The key to natural looking lips is to start with a small amount of filler and touch up with more later, if needed. Too much lip filler can result in blunting of the lip edges and cause a sausage-like appearance. Less is often more and it is best to make the most of our natural lips rather than attempting to over-stuff it.
Award winning actress Nicole Kidman used to have naturally thin lips.
Photo source : New York Post
When photographed recently, Nicole's lips looked undeniably plumper. The upper lip showed signs of over filling and the filler distribution looked unbalanced. Smiling exaggerates the unnatural lip contours. Suggestion - Lips should only be filled enough to return to its natural fullness and shape. Significant changes in lip size may look unnatural.
Angelina Jolie is probably one of the few who can carry off such huge lips. Interestingly, Angelina’s lips are natural. Not everyone can look fabulous with such lips. Note that the lips taper gently to nothing as it reaches the corners of the mouth.
3) Able to pass the “kiss test” (means the person that you kiss doesn't notice an unnatural lip texture)
With the right injection technique, lumpiness should not occur. A soft filler such as hyaluronic acid filler also helps. Avoid injecting too much filler so the lips does not feel too firm. Apply these tricks and you will be able to fly under the kissing radar!