lip fillers aesthetic treatment

Lip Fillers

Restore youthful looking lips

Improve the signs of ageing with lip fillers treatment. Natural looking results.

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Lip fillers treatment

What are lip fillers?

Lip fillers are injectable cosmetic treatments used to add volume, shape, and definition to the lips. They typically consist of hyaluronic acid or other biocompatible materials.

OUR APPROACH

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With over 15 years of experience, Dr Ng approaches the topic of lip fillers with a commitment to patient safety, satisfaction, and ethical practice. Lip augmentation through dermal fillers is a procedure that requires a thorough understanding of facial anatomy, aesthetic principles, and the unique needs of each individual. Drawing upon the latest lip filler techniques coupled with his wealth of experience, Dr. Ng will help craft a personalised treatment plan for you to achieve natural looking lips.

What defines an attractive pair of lips?

close up of a woman's lips

Humans are unique in that our lips are of different colour to the surrounding skin. This evolutionary trait plays a key role in both verbal and non-verbal communication, facial expression and sensuality. Characteristics on an attractive lip includes:

  • Balanced upper and lower lip proportions; the ideal ratio of vertical heights is 1:1.16.  This means that the lower lip should be more pronounced compared to the upper lip.
  • Obvious cupid’s bow.
  • Notable vermillion border.
  • Symmetry between left and right sides.
  • Oral commissure slightly higher than the central body of the lip.
  • Fullness in the centre, tapering towards the corners.
  • Presence of mid tubercles on the upper lip and two lateral tubercles on the lower lip.

what happens to the lips and mouth with aging?

a close-up of a woman's aging lips

Aging is a complex process that involves both intrinsic and extrinsic (e.g. smoking) factors. The multidimensional effects of aging involves the loss of collagen in the skin, changes to facial muscles, ligaments, the re-positing of fat and underlying skeletal bone loss. 

The changes around the mouth and lips may not occur simultaneously but progressively over time and space. Age related changes to the lips incude:

  • Lengthening of the upper lips and Philtrum
  • Flattening of the cupid’s bow
  • Perioral (Smoker’s) lines
  • Loss of lip border definition and inversion
  • Reduction in lip volume
  • Asymmetry and altered proportion between upper and lower lips
  • Downturned corner of lips

what can be improved with lip fillers?

Studies have shown that a balanced lower face with round, fuller and well-defined lips is one of the most important landmarks for beauty perception. Lip fillers treatment can enhance the following areas of the lips:

  • “Cupid’s bow” lips: The “Cupid’s bow” refers to the double curve on the upper lip, creating an appearance reminiscent of the bow of Cupid, the Roman god of love. This feature is typically more prominent in some individuals, accentuating the peaks of the upper lip where it meets the philtrum (the vertical groove between the nose and upper lip). The Cupid’s bow plays a significant role in facial aesthetics, contributing to the overall attractiveness and balance of the lips.
  • A symmetrical pout: Typically, achieving better symmetry of the face can help to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing look. Sometimes, volume of the lips is naturally asymmetrical, or a scar or injury may have caused volume loss. Filler can be used to address symmetry of the lips and their shape.
  • “Natural-looking” full lips: When it comes to size and volume, a natural-looking result is key. A filler that moves with each smile and expression to provide more natural-looking results is an important characteristic.
  • Perioral lines: Also called “smoker’s lines,” “vertical lip lines,” or “barcode lines,” they develop with age and can be smoothed using filler.
  • Lip color and texture: Hyaluronic acid filler is clinically proven to enhance texture and color of the lips while maintaining a full range of expressions.

how is the lip filler procedure done?

  1. Consultation: Before the procedure, you’ll have a consultation with a qualified doctor. During this consultation, you’ll discuss your goals for the treatment and the desired outcome. The doctor will assess your lips, discuss the various filler options available, and help you choose the most suitable filler based on your anatomy and preferences.

  2. Preparation: On the day of the procedure, the doctor will clean the area around your lips to reduce the risk of infection. They may also apply a topical numbing cream or administer a local anesthetic injection to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

  3. Injection: Once the numbing has taken effect, the doctor will carefully inject the filler into specific areas of your lips using a fine needle or a blunt-tipped cannula. The injection technique and the amount of filler used will depend on the desired outcome discussed during the consultation. The doctor may inject the filler into the body of the lips to add volume, as well as along the vermilion border (the border between the lips and the surrounding skin) to enhance definition.

  4. Assessment and Adjustment: After injecting the filler, the doctor will assess the results and make any necessary adjustments to ensure symmetry and achieve the desired shape and volume. You may be given a mirror to provide feedback on the results during this process.

  5. Post-Procedure Care: Once the procedure is complete, you may experience some swelling, bruising, or redness around the lips, which is normal and typically resolves within a few days. You’ll be given instructions on how to care for your lips post-procedure, such as avoiding strenuous activity, applying ice packs to reduce swelling, and avoiding certain medications that may increase the risk of bruising.

  6. Follow-Up: Depending on the filler used and your individual response to the treatment, you may need to schedule a follow-up appointment to assess the results and determine if any additional filler is needed to achieve your desired outcome.

Frequently asked questions about lip fillers

The Restylane Kysse is a hyaluronic acid filler that was developed specifically with movement in mind. It’s made with XpresHAn Technology™, an innovative crosslinked hyaluronic acid (HA) gel created for precise, natural-looking results. With the ideal balance of flexibility, support, and a natural feel, you can maintain a full range of expressions.

  • The duration of lip fillers can vary depending on the type of filler used and individual factors such as metabolism. Generally, results can last anywhere from 6 months to 1 year or more.
  • Most patients experience minimal discomfort during the lip filler procedure. The doctor may apply a topical numbing cream or administer a local anesthetic injection to minimize any discomfort.

Common side effects of lip fillers may include temporary swelling, bruising, redness, or tenderness at the injection site. Rarely, more serious complications such as infection, allergic reactions or vascular occlusions can occur.

The amount of filler needed varies depending on the individual’s anatomy, desired outcome, and the expertise of the injector. During the consultation, the doctor will assess your lips and recommend an appropriate amount of filler to achieve your goals.

While lip fillers are generally safe and well-tolerated by many individuals, there are certain situations in which people may not be suitable candidates for the procedure. Here are some factors that may make someone unsuitable for lip fillers:

  1. Pregnancy or Breastfeeding: It’s generally recommended to avoid cosmetic procedures, including lip fillers, during pregnancy and breastfeeding due to potential risks to the baby.

  2. Allergies: Individuals with known allergies to the ingredients in lip fillers, such as hyaluronic acid or lidocaine, should avoid the procedure to prevent allergic reactions.

  3. Active Infections or Skin Conditions: People with active infections or skin conditions such as cold sores (herpes simplex virus) around the lips should postpone the procedure until the condition has resolved to avoid exacerbating the issue.

  4. Autoimmune Disorders: Those with certain autoimmune disorders or conditions affecting the immune system may have an increased risk of complications from lip fillers. It’s essential to discuss any underlying health conditions with your doctor before undergoing the procedure.

  5. Blood Disorders or Bleeding Disorders: Individuals with blood disorders or bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia, may be at a higher risk of excessive bleeding or bruising after the procedure.

  6. Certain Medications: Some medications, such as blood thinners (anticoagulants) or medications that affect the immune system, may increase the risk of complications from lip fillers. It’s important to inform your doctor about any medications you are taking before undergoing the procedure.

  7. Unrealistic Expectations: People with unrealistic expectations about the outcomes of lip fillers may not be suitable candidates. It’s essential to have a thorough discussion with your doctor about the expected results and limitations of the procedure.

  8. Poorly Controlled Medical Conditions: Individuals with poorly controlled medical conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension, may not be suitable candidates for lip fillers due to an increased risk of complications during the procedure or during the healing process.

  9. History of Severe Allergic Reactions: Individuals with a history of severe allergic reactions or anaphylaxis may not be suitable candidates for lip fillers due to the risk of an allergic reaction to the filler or other components used during the procedure.

  10. Young Age: Some practitioners may advise against lip fillers for individuals under a certain age, typically 18 or 21, due to concerns about maturity and the ability to make informed decisions about cosmetic procedures.

Results from lip fillers are typically visible immediately after the procedure, although there may be some initial swelling. The final results will become more apparent as any swelling subsides over the following days to weeks.

Yes, you can discuss your desired lip shape and size with your injector during the consultation. They will work with you to create a treatment plan that aligns with your goals while ensuring natural-looking results.

Yes, hyaluronic acid fillers, the most commonly used type of lip filler, can be partially or completely dissolved using an enzyme called hyaluronidase if desired. This provides a degree of reversibility in case you’re not satisfied with the results or experience complications.

Most people can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. However, some swelling, bruising, or tenderness may occur, which typically resolves within a few days.

Your doctor may recommend avoiding certain activities such as vigorous exercise, exposure to extreme temperatures, or drinking alcohol for a few days after the procedure to minimize swelling and bruising.

The cost of lip fillers in Singapore varies from $350-$1500. Choosing the right clinic for filler injections is crucial for achieving safe and satisfactory results. The experience of the doctor, the qualifications and clinic reputation are important factors to consider.

schedule an appointment for lip fillers treatment in singapore

To access the best lip fillers treatment for your unique condition, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ng. Under Dr. Ng’s care, you will receive a personalized treatment plan that comprehensively addresses your unique cosmetic concerns, so you can enjoy natural, sustainable results.

 

Dr Moses Ng dermatologist

Lip Fillers

In administering lip fillers, I believe in evidence-based practices, utilizing FDA-approved products and employing precise injection techniques to achieve natural-looking results that enhance facial harmony and accentuate the lips' natural beauty.

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