DO YOU HAVE?
WE CAN HELP YOU… redefine your beauty with fuller, smoother, softer lips. You can have the lips you love and a smile that turns heads.
Why choose us?
- We use quality TGA approved products
- We use ultra-fine needles to minimise pain and bruising
- We care about your results
- We have a dedicated doctor and registered nurse
- We do not rush your consultation
What is lip enhacement?
Lips are an important part of our appearance and expression. Some people have naturally thin, dry, uneven lips or volume loss as a part of ageing. Fillers can restore this, whilst considering the four factors that contribute to making lips attractive: border, symmetry, balance and volume.
Lip enhancement can give you a more defined smile, prevent lipstick bleeding, enhance pout, it can turn the corners of the mouth upwards to create a happier expression, and it can make you look much younger.
We can create a range of results, the most popular being:
- An enhanced ‘Cupid’s Bow’
- A stronger border around the edge of your lips
- Fuller lips
- Softened vertical upper lip lines
We favour low-risk, biocompatible dermal fillers in our lip enhancement procedures; however, on rare occasion side effects can include:
- Redness, itching or swelling at the injection sites.
- Minor bruising, which can last between 2 and 10 days.
- Allergic reactions to either the anaesthetic used to numb the lips or the substance itself.
- Skin necrosis (rare)
- Recurrence of cold sores
- Some systemic conditions like diabetes, lupus, clotting problems and infections will cause slow healing at the injection sites.
Additionally, if you have lip enhancement performed by a non-skilled technician, you run the risk of getting an uneven result, disproportionate lips or hard lumps. Some people are prone to more serious side effects; however, at The Youth Elixir Cosmetic Clinic, we conduct extensive background checks and complete a full medical history to ensure that the risk of developing any complications is minimal.
We do not perform lip enhancement during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
A single treatment every 6-9 months is needed to maintain results.
Lip enhancement is performed with dermal fillers, a biocompatible substance that is injected strategically into areas in and around the lips.
You’ll speak with one of our injectors about your background and medical history at your initial consultation. After hearing your goals for your lips, the injector will formulate an enhancement plan, determining which part of your lips will be enhanced.
At your lip enhancement appointment:
- You’ll have a local anaesthetic cream and/or injection applied to your lips.
- While it is working, the doctor or nurse will map out the pre-determined areas of your lips to be treated.
- The injections are administered and cold packs are applied immediately afterwards.
There are many nerve endings in your lips, so local anaesthesia is always recommended for a lip enhancement procedure. Without local anaesthesia, we would rate the pain at around 7/10. With local anaesthesia, the pain rating is reduced to around 2/10.
Much of the difference you see after your lip enhancement will be due to mild swelling; the real results become evident after 3-5 days. There is no downtime to dermal filler injections and you will be able to wear makeup and return to work immediately after your appointment.
There is no downtime required for a lip enhancement and you can resume normal activities immediately. However, you should avoid the following for 24 hours:
- Strenuous exercise
- Consumption of alcohol
It is also recommended to avoid the following for two weeks:
- Extended exposure to sun or UV light
- Extended exposure to heat or freezing temperatures
Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites. If you have swelling at the injection site you can apply an ice pack for a brief period to help with discomfort.
We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be used daily. If you are under the sun for prolonged periods of time, sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least once every two hours.