A lot of us dream of full, well-defined lips but have either lost shape and definition due to age or never had plump lips due to genetics. At the London Cosmetic Clinic we have non-invasive treatment options to give you the lips you’ve always wanted.
We use top quality Juvederm and Restylane fillers to add volume to lips and defining the borders of them and the Cupid’s bow so that their shape is enhanced. This technique can also be used to balance out uneven lips and smooth and fill lines around the lips such as marionette folds and ‘smoker’s lines’. The dermal fillers we use are biocompatible and based on Hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body so they are highly unlikely to cause a reaction and give long-lasting but not permanent results.
As your lips are a very sensitive area, we numb them before the treatment starts. We then use small, precise injections of the filler to give results that are both natural-looking and noticeably better. Your lips may appear bruised or swollen straight after treatment but this will subside. Whilst the treatment does not cause cold sores, it can trigger them if you are already prone to breakouts so make sure you take any necessary medication for them.
To find out more about our lip enhancement treatments or to book a free consultation, call us today to speak to a member of our team.
Semi-permanent makeup has been gaining more and more popularity in the past few years to help define and accentuate features, minimise the appearance of flaws and help to save time in people’s morning routines. There are various types of semi-permanent makeup that you can choose including semi-permanent lip blush which gives the appearance of wearing lipstick.
Semi-permanent lip liner has been around for a while and it is popular because it gives lips definition and can make them appear fuller but the advantage of lip blush is that it is an all-over colour so it gives the impression of more colourful, healthy lips whilst giving definition and shape. Semi-permanent makeup, also known as micro-pigmentation, is applied by implanting pigment into the skin, much like having a tattoo but closer to the skin’s surface.
Before you have your treatment done, you can discuss the kind of result you are looking for with your practitioner who will go through various options and discuss what will suit you. Your lips are an extremely sensitive area, but a numbing agent will be applied, as with all semi-permanent makeup treatments. It is recommended that you wait at least two weeks before having semi-permanent lip blush applied if you have had IPL laser hair removal, electrolysis, waxing, bleaching or dermal fillers on or around the area. If you suffer from cold sores, it is also recommended that you use an anti-herpes medication such as Zovirax for a week prior and a week after treatment. This is because the treatment, whilst not causing infections at all, can trigger outbreaks in people who are already prone to them.
Whilst your lips are healing, apply a very thin layer of Bepanthen or Vaseline every day and make sure you don’t scratch or pick at them. Your lips may look very dark to start with but the pigment will settle and become lighter. Remember to wear a lip balm with UV protection to stop the pigment from being broken down by the sun.
After time, micro-pigmentation will fade naturally and it should last between nine and eighteen months and then you can decide whether or not you want it retouched. Your lips will look fuller, more defined and more youthful looking without you having to apply makeup every day.
Semi-Permanent Lip Blush- Adding Definition and Colour.