Luscious lips, sexy lips, kissable lips are adjectives used to describe the type of lips we want. A set of full, plump and moisturised lips are associated with good health, attractiveness and youthfulness. Aesthetically pleasing lips usually have an upper to lower lip ratio of 1:2.
Genetically, some of us have full thick lips, while others have thinner or petite lips.
Some have retruded upper lip due to maxillary protraction. Their upper lip appears thin and lack the pout (anterior projection).
Sometimes, due to our stressful lifestyle, we neglect our lips and they turn dehydrated, chapped and darken (usually for smokers). As we age, the lips lose collagen and start to develop fine lines and deflate.
Hyaluronic Acid fillers are injected to plump up and hydrate the lips. The hyaluronic acid gel absorbs water and instantly results in thicker fuller lips. Hyaluronic Acid fillers are so versatile that we are able to sculpt the lips to the desired shape and restore youthful contours and create pouty lips. With enhanced techniques, we are also able to make the corner of the lips turn upwards to create a resting smiling lip line.
Some individuals have a downward turn from the strong depressor angular oris (DAO) muscle pulling the lips downwards causing a sulky appearance. This can be easily relaxed with BTX injected expertly into the specific area. This is usually performed by experienced aesthetic doctors.
Dark lips can be brightened gradually with laser treatments.
During consultation, the doctor will understand the type of lips you want to have and explain the type of treatment to achieve the results. Our doctor will also assess if any of the lip muscles are involved, that needs to be relaxed with BTX. It is best to bring along a photo of the lip you would like to have so that our doctor is able to skilfully sculpt our lips. A touch up is usually necessary after 2 weeks. This is common for ladies who want thicker lips without it being too obvious in the first treatment session.
For laser lip brightening, the treatment is fast and painless with no downtime. Usually a few sessions are needed to remove the built up of pigmentation over the years.
Most individuals love their lips enhanced and instantly feel more alluring and confident. However, others may not suit the thick lips against their features, and may end up having duck-like lips.
Here at GEM clinic, we strive to enhance your lips to compliment your facial features, to ensure you walk out with an overall attractive face.
So, do remember to buy that red lipstick you have been dying to apply on your lips when you come to see us! J