- Face & Neck
Lip fillers do more than just enhance lip volume in naturally thin lips. Below are some other ways this versatile cosmetic treatment can increase hydration and provide rejuvenation to your individual pout:
Cosmetic injections for lip enhancement can increase your lip volume, address asymmetry, and improve the appearance of your smile in one appointment.
However, considering that so many cosmetic clinics offer lip filler treatments, it can be hard to decide where to go. At Cosmos Aesthetics Sydney NSW, all of our cosmetic injectors are highly experienced medical professionals with specific training in lip injections.
When searching for a cosmetic injector, be sure to look out for:
By adding immediate volume, dermal lip fillers can produce a more symmetrical and plumped lip shape appearance. Lip filler injections are a patient-favourite treatment, which may also offer additional benefits, including:
Remember that dermal lip fillers are a prescribed medication in Australia, meaning that it can only be administered by a qualified medical practitioner (a doctor or a registered nurse). As such, all patients must have a consultation before receiving a cosmetic injectable treatment.
Before your injections are administered, numbing cream and an ice pack are used to numb both the upper lips and lower lips to improve discomfort. Your cosmetic injector will then inject the product into the lips using either a needle or a cannula. The brands of dermal lip fillers we use at our clinics contain local anaesthetic for improved comfort, although feeling a slight pinch at each of the injection sites is very normal. Once the dermal lip filler is injected, your cosmetic injector may apply light pressure and a soothing cream to the treated area. You will see the results immediately after your lip filler treatment.
Dermal fillers are made from natural complex sugars in the skin tissue that give volume and hydration, such as hyaluronic acid. When used for lip enhancement, dermal filler helps restore volume in the treated area, and can define lip borders.
At Cosmos Aesthetics, we only inject the highest quality of dermal filler products sourced from the world’s leading and most trusted pharmaceutical manufacturers. These dermal fillers are made from natural substances and are commonly used lip augmentation treatments. Product selection will vary according to the patient’s requirements and their desired outcome.
Lip filler injections are generally a relatively straightforward walk-in, walk-out treatment. Depending on the individual, you can usually return to most normal daily tasks after dermal fillers. However, keep in mind that the lips are a sensitive area, and you will likely experience some mild swelling at the injection site for around one to two days afterwards. In some cases, swelling and bruising may persist for up to a week.
If swelling and tenderness causes any discomfort, we suggest applying ice or a cool compress to the lips for ten minutes every hour. However, do not apply the ice or cool compress directly to the lips, you should always wrap ice in a small towel before contact with the skin.
Detailed aftercare instructions will be provided to you after your lip filler treatment. However, it is essential to avoid any strenuous exercise and excessive heat for at least 24-48 hours after dermal lip fillers. Saunas should be avoided for an additional 1-2 weeks. You should also try to keep your hydration levels up following any lip enhancement or cosmetic injectable treatments. Avoid alcohol and smoking for a minimum of 24-48 hours, and if you require pain relief for any reason, you should take paracetamol rather than aspirin or ibuprofen.
How much your dermal lip filler treatment will cost is dependent on various factors, including the amount of filler required and the type of filler used. At Cosmos Aesthetics Sydney, we acknowledge that every patient is different and will require a personalised treatment plan to address their concerns and reach their aesthetic goals. Ultimately, the best way to determine how much a lip enhancement treatment will cost is to book a consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic injectors.
We are legally prohibited from stating which dermal lip filler brands we use in our clinic. This is because lip injections are classed as prescription medicine and can only be prescribed by a doctor. As such, you must have a consultation at Cosmos Aesthetics Sydney to determine whether lip fillers are suitable for you. However, our clinic uses premium high-quality dermal lip fillers from a range of well-trusted brands. If you are interested in learning more, we can talk freely about your brand options during an initial consultation.
If you are unhappy with the size of your natural lips and wish to increase volume, enhance your lip shape, define the lip border, and minimise lip lines, chances are you’re a good candidate for dermal fillers. Individuals of any gender can receive lip fillers, however in Australia you must be at least 18 years old, and not have any pre-existing medical conditions that exclude you from treatment including pregnancy.
Most lip filler patients tolerate the treatment very well, even after years of repeat use. However, as with any other medical procedure, there are some temporary side effects to be aware of. These include swelling, redness, and bruising in the treated area, which generally resolve within a few hours or days depending on the individual.
Some patients may develop some more rare complications, such as lumps or infection. Luckily, lip filler can be reversed instantly with a special enzyme if the product needs to be dissolved to address such complications.
In extremely rare cases, lip filler can block blood supply if the product is injected into a blood vessel rather than beneath the skin which can lead to more serious complications. For this reason, we stress that you only ever see a highly experienced cosmetic injector who knows how to prevent this from occurring.
Many patients opt to combine their lip injections with dermal fillers to other parts of the face, including the jawline, cheeks, or chin. Others also choose to have anti-wrinkle injections for complete facial rejuvenation. As an anti-ageing strategy, lip and dermal fillers add shape and volume to the face, while wrinkle relaxers reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. You can discuss whether other injectable treatments may be suitable for you during your consultation.
Before your lip filler treatment, there are various things you should do to prepare. The most important thing is to avoid any blood thinners for around a week beforehand, including alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, omega 3, and vitamin E. If you are prone to cold sores, we suggest speaking with your doctor about potentially taking prophylactic medication. Additionally, if you have had a recent COVID-19 vaccination, you will need to wait at least two weeks before scheduling your lip enhancement treatment.
Lip augmentation results are not permanent, as the product will eventually be absorbed by the body. The rate at which this occurs will depend on factors such as the type of filler used and your skin type, lifestyle, and age. Usually, you can expect lip injections to last for around six months; however, some patients metabolise the product quicker or slower than this. At Cosmos Aesthetics, we typically recommend scheduling top-up treatments every six to 12 months.
Patients who are unhappy with their lip filler results have a few options. If you desire more volume or need to even out asymmetry, your cosmetic injector can administer additional dermal lip filler. On the other hand, if you are completely dissatisfied with how the filler looks, we can inject an enzyme into the lips that completely dissolves the product.
At Cosmos Aesthetics Sydney, we always numb the lips before administering dermal filler injections, which keeps patients relatively comfortable during treatment. You may feel a slight pressure or stinging sensation as the lip filler is injected; however, whether you find this painful will depend on your individual tolerance for pain.
Each patient is different and will require a different amount of dermal lip filler, depending on their natural lip shape and desired outcomes. For patients who are new to dermal filler or looking for more natural lip enhancement, we usually recommend starting with a single syringe or 1ml of dermal filler. If you feel that this is not enough once the swelling has subsided, we welcome you to return to Cosmos Aesthetics Sydney NSW for additional dermal filler. A personalised treatment plan detailing how many mls of dermal filler and the type of filler being used, as well as detailed information for common questions (faqs) including treatment side effects, will all be discussed during your initial consultation.