Lip Fillers in Melbourne

What are Lip Fillers?

Injectable lip enhancement involves artistically assessing the lips and then injecting dermal fillers into lip border and the body inorder to enhance the shape, even out lines and add volume to the lips. It can be used to tackle smokers lines around the lip by improving the support the skin around the mouth provides to the lips, making it less likely to sag and wrinkle. Volume loss of the lips occurs naturally with time, and replacing this lost volume can allows for a more youthful look.

Enhancing the lips involves injecting in the vermillion border of the lips or the pink part otherwise known as the body of the lip. Fillers around the lip can outwardly turn the lips and make them look more plump. Fixing up the smokers lines is also more important that is lead to believe. Aesthetically speaking, smokers lines take away attention from the volume & shape of the lips. By correcting the areas of the lips, we can lead to a balance in the overall appearance of the lips.

At the Acne Institute, we aim to enhance lips to make sure the golden ration of proportions is maintained. For the rest of the face, we have to make sure that all aspects are in synergy. Upper lip proportions need to be matched with the lower lip and chin dimensions. Our philosophy aims to create enhanced natural looking lips which are as if you were born with them.

Our doctors are all highly trained in the science behind lip treatments and acne treatments. With their robust experience and knowledge in anatomy, you can be rest assured that great results will follow. Dermal Filler lip injections are minor surgical treatments but require expert follow up and care. If you want to get perfect results then consult with our expert doctors.

Expert doctors. Safe procedures. Great results.

How is injectable lip enhancement performed?

    • Injectable lip enhancement is performed with dermal fillers and on the rare occasion botulinum toxin injections. With numberous fillers on the market of dermal fillers for the lips are reversible and temporary, often lasting between 6 to 12 months. Different people will react differently to lip fillers. It is important to try all different fillers as this can be important towards finding which brand suits you.
    • Australian Government bodies don’t allow medical doctors to name fillers by brand name. e exact names can only be learnt if you call us directly or book a consultation with our doctors.
  • First steps towards having lip treatment involve meeting with an expert doctor at the Acne Institute.
  • At the acne institute our doctors use a technique that utilises a cannula (a blunt ended ‘needle’) rather than a sharp needle. This significantly reduces the swelling and bruising of the lips and allows you to recover quicker.
How is injectable lip enhancement performed?

Injectable lip enhancement is usually performed with dermal fillers. There are many types of dermal fillers and the results can be temporary or permanent depending on the type of dermal filler used. Each one has its pros and cons and will suit different people’s needs.

Due to regulations set by the TGA, the exact name of the dermal fillers used in lip enhancement cannot be used by reputable clinics.

The first step involves having a consultation to discuss what your goals are for lip enhancement, and what can be achieved with your lips. It is important to realise that the lips you have are the foundations that you can build on and cannot be completely changed, but simply enhanced to form a fuller, more defined, and youthful version of your lips.

Mostly, we use a technique that utilises a cannula (a blunt ended ‘needle’) rather than a sharp needle. This significantly reduces the amount of swelling and bruising caused so that downtime in many cases may be minimal. Chloe Morello, beauty blogger, had her lips done at Victorian Cosmetic Institute using cannula, and shows us how little downtime she had.

What lip areas can be enhanced with fillers?

The body of the lip is the most commonly enhanced area. This gives the lip volume and everts the inside of the lip out slightly. This is done to the top and bottom lip in most cases to achieve a natural balance and appearance between them.

The vermilion border is the junction between the white and red part of the lips and can be enhanced by injecting dermal fillers in this area. This defines the lips, similar to wearing lip liner.
Correction of vertical upper lip lines, if present, is also important in the enhancement of lips. This area is often a key area of concern for patients, and can be softened with a variety of fillers.

The oral commissures are located in the corners of the mouth, can also be filled. This area usually increases in size with age due to the effect of gravity on the cheek skin. Filling this area turns the corners of the lips upwards creating a more positive and happy appearance.

The philtrum consists of the two lines in the centre of the upper lip that connects to the nose. By enhancing this double-ridge, it is possible to give the upper lip more shape and curve, enhancing the sensuality of the lips.

The cupid’s bow, or the V shaped area in the centre of the upper lip can also be enhanced with dermal fillers. This makes the V more pronounced. Done in conjunction with the philtrum, it can achieve a pleasant overall shape to the upper lip.

Lip Filler Case Study 1

This patient presented to Victorian Cosmetic Institute wanting to increase the volume of her lips . Her lips were enhanced using the cannula method. The patient reported she had no bruising, no pain and no downtime. She is very happy with her results and feels more confident when going out.

Lip Filler Case Study 2: Enhance definition and volume

This patient presented to Victorian Cosmetic Institute with concerns that her lips lacked definition and volume. She also noticed that the upper lip tapered away from the middle to the outside. Her lips were enhanced by placing product in the lip line and body to enhance shape and volume.

Case Study 3

This patient presented to Victorian Cosmetic Institute to enhance her lips. 1ml of dermal filler was used to create fuller and more shapely lips.

Case Study 4

This patient wanted to add volume to her wonderfully shaped lips. These are the immediate results post treatment using the cannula, ready to continue on with her day.

What do aesthetically pleasing lips look like?

This is a personal preference. Our staff take time to discuss your needs and what you would like to achieve.

However, it is important to have lips that fit your face appropriately. As a rule, for people with a smaller face, eyes, and nose, smaller lips may be appropriate. Over-enhancing lips in such a person could create a false or unnatural appearance.

The bottom lip should also be larger than the top lip as a general rule, and the upper lip should protrude slightly when seen from the side.

It is also important to avoid the ‘trout pout’ or ‘ducky lips’. Inexperienced injectors often create this look by over-injection in certain parts of the lip.

What are the side effects of lip enhancement?

After lip enhancement, the main side effect is swelling of the lips. This may persist from 3 to 14 days, although the swelling after only a few days has substantially subsided. Usually injection of the lip body produces more swelling than the border. The type of dermal filler used also determines to an extent the degree of swelling.

A bruise may also result from the injections at times.

Occasionally, lip enhancement may cause cold sores to reappear. If this occurs, you need to notify your doctor of this and be prescribed an anti-viral tablet.

All of these side effects are reduced significantly through the use of a cannula instead of a needle.

What do I need to do after injectable lip enhancement?

The swelling will occur immediately and ice packs can help reduce this. Not drinking too much water for the first 24 hours may also help reduce swelling.

You may need to use a lip balm to help prevent dry lips initially, and no make up is to be used for 12 hours.

It is best to avoid strenuous exercise and excessive UV exposure for at least 48 hours post treatment.

If there are any lumps felt, you are able to massage these twice a day until they have resolved. If these lumps persist, you may need to have them corrected by your treating doctor or nurse. Lumps from the temporary fillers we use can be dissolved by injecting a dissolving product.

What are the types of dermal fillers that can be injected into the lips?

Most commonly we dermal fillers composed of a substance which is naturally found in the skin(we can’t use the real name of this product on our website due to TGA regulations. This filler typically lasts from 6 to 12 months, feels soft and smooth like a natural lip, and doesn’t swell as much as other similar products.

Why choose Victorian Cosmetic Institute as your provider of injectable lip enhancement?

The doctors at Victorian Cosmetic Institute take the time to discuss your personal requirements and preferences as to the kind of lip enhancement you would like. Our doctors are highly experienced in lip enhancement, and also, some of our doctors train other doctors Australia wide on how to inject lips.

Making that first phone call about any cosmetic procedure can be a confronting task – many of our patients have preferred filling out our online enquiry form. We can then contact you with an understanding of the results you are hopeful of achieving and ensure the treatment is appropriate.

Otherwise, you can phone us directly on 1300 863 824.