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The Art Of Natural-Looking Lip Enhancement

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Lip enhancement has been a popular treatment since the 1960s, and as the treatment has developed throughout the decades, the application of the dermal filler used has changed. Both trends and techniques have influenced the treatment.

For some, a strong pout is the desired outcome, while for others, a more natural and subtle enhancement is preferred. 

There’s an art to natural-looking lip filler, and this blog covers everything you need to know about lip enhancement.

What Is Lip Enhancement?

Fuller lips can make a person look and feel younger, but not everyone is born with the perfect pout, but luckily there are effective procedures that can help give you fuller-looking lips.

Lip enhancement is an aesthetic procedure that provides fuller, plumper lips. 

You might have thinner lips as a natural result of the ageing process, or you might have been born with less defined lips, but whatever the reason, narrow lips can cause you to feel self-conscious. 

If your lips have thinned as a result of age, don’t worry; it is very common. As you age, the collagen in your lips depletes, making them appear much smaller and less shapely, but the good news is that lip enhancement treatments really can help. 

Lip treatments use dermal filler to plump the lips whilst also helping to stimulate natural collagen production at the same time.

Dermal fillers are a non-invasive treatment that involves injecting a gel-like substance made from hyaluronic acid, which is naturally produced by the body.

Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can help you achieve a more youthful look by adding volume to the soft tissue of your face. They can be used to enhance areas such as your cheeks, mouth and lips. By filling in wrinkles, reducing dark circles and plumping up thinning lips, dermal fillers can effectively combat the common signs of ageing. 

The procedure is a safe, effective and long-lasting way to add volume to thin lips so that you can achieve your desired look.

Subtle Lip Enhancement vs Dramatic Lip Enhancement

Subtle lip enhancement maintains the natural shape of the lips whilst keeping your facial features balanced. They are popular because the results are far less obvious and lips look incredibly natural.

Dramatic lip fillers have become less popular in recent times, because they don’t look as natural. Dramatic lip filler gives lips a full-lipped look, but it is usually more obvious that a treatment has been carried out.

Popular lip filler treatments include:

Cupid’s Bow lips

A Cupid’s bow is where the upper lip comes to two distinct points toward the centre of the mouth. This tends to look a bit like the double-pointed bow that Cupid is often depicted holding, hence the name. Most people have some sort of Cupid’s bow, though some are more pronounced than others. You can enhance this area of your lips using carefully placed dermal filler, giving you a fuller top lip.

Russian Lips

The term ‘Russian lips’ refers to a technique of lip enhancement that raises the pink of the top lip higher whilst the bottom lip drops lower. This will give a deep ‘V’ shaped curve toward the chin. Russian lip enhancement tends to lift the lip rather than add volume, giving a flatter appearance from the side whilst providing a ‘Russian doll’ aesthetic.

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The Benefits Of Lip Enhancement

There are many benefits of having a non-invasive lip treatment, including:

  • Boosted confidence – Lip fillers can help improve your self-esteem and give you more confidence about your appearance 
  • Hydrated lips – Hyaluronic acid draws water towards the lips, providing more hydration and healthier lips
  • Reduces lip lines – Treatments reduce the appearance of fine lines on lips and mouth area, especially marionette lines
  • Improves facial symmetry and balance – Dermal lip fillers are popular to help you achieve a symmetrical, fuller facial appearance

Achieving A Natural Result

If you’re looking for a more subtle lip look, Elite Aesthetics can help. 

Our team of highly skilled clinicians and doctors can assist you in achieving your desired look. The process starts with a thorough consultation where you can express your needs, and your clinician can discuss all available options to ensure that you are satisfied with the treatment plan and intended results. The clinician will work with your facial structure and provide suggestions and recommendations that will suit you best and give you a natural look.

To get the best results from a lip enhancement, you will need the skills and expertise of a highly trained aesthetic clinician to ensure the exact placement and amount of filler is used. Our clinicians often start with tiny amounts and build towards the final result to ensure that every care is taken to leave you with a gorgeous full full-lipped look without being overly ‘done’. This gradual injection technique helps to ensure you have a natural look that suits your face perfectly.

Next Steps

Lip enhancement can be subtle and natural-looking or more striking. With such versatile lip enhancement treatments, whichever look you want, subtle or bold, Elite Aesthetics can help.

If you would like to hear more about our treatments, then you can book a consultation. 

All consultations are held in our award-winning clinic based in Greenhithe, Kent, just 20 minutes away by train from St. Pancras, London. 

You can book your appointment by calling us on 01322 381 205, emailing or you can WhatsApp us

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