Beauty trends are continuously changing, and right now, big lips are in. Unfortunately, we weren’t all blessed with the plump, luscious lips that are oh-so-popular. Whether your lips are naturally thin, or you are beginning to lose volume with age, lip fillers can completely transform your pout. At Cosmos Clinic Sydney, we offer top-of-the-line dermal fillers to enhance the shape and size of the lips. Add volume, improve lip symmetry, define the lip borders, and reduce smoker’s lines with this straightforward, non-invasive cosmetic injectable treatment.
Lip enhancement is a popular treatment that involves injecting the lips with dermal filler, a cosmetic injectable designed to restore volume and fill in fine lines. Commonly known as lip filler, this treatment has rapidly increased in popularity in recent years. Treatments work by imitating a naturally occurring sugar molecule that binds water, transports nutrients, and regulates water balance in the skin. When strategically injected into the lips, this gel-like substance adds instant plumpness to your pout.
Keep in mind that dermal fillers aren’t only for the lips. Many patients consider this treatment to enhance their overall facial contours by restoring volume to the cheeks, chin, jawline, tear troughs and more.
Reasons to consider lip injections
Lip fillers do more than just enhance lip volume. Below are some of the other ways this highly versatile treatment can create the perfect pout:
Add volume to naturally thin lips
Reduce the appearance of lines on the lips and around the mouth
Add definition to the lip border
Lift the upper lip to create a plumper pout
Replace lip volume lost with age
Adjust and enhance the lip shape
Reduce the appearance of a gummy smile
Why choose Cosmos Clinic Sydney for lip fillers
There is a reason why lip fillers are so popular. For starters, lip injections can be administered in as little as 15 to 30 minutes and can even be performed during your lunch break. This makes cosmetic injections the perfect treatment for busy patients. In just one quick visit, you can dramatically increase your lip volume and restore confidence in an instant.
However, considering that so many cosmetic clinics offer lip filler treatments, it can be hard to decide where to go. At Cosmos Clinic Sydney, all of our cosmetic injectors are highly experienced medical professionals with specific training in lip injections. One of our injectors has even been appointed as an Allergan National Trainer (a prestigious title held by less than 20 doctors nationwide).
When searching for a cosmetic injector, be sure to look out for:
A reputable clinic with a good track record of results
An injector with many years of experience
Numerous before and after photos of actual patients
Benefits of lip filler
By adding instant volume, lip fillers can create a beautiful, balanced lip shape. However, this patient-favourite treatment offers a host of additional benefits, including:
Treatments require no downtime: Lip injections can be administered very quickly and do not require any downtime. Patients are free to resume their daily activities immediately after treatment.
Results are instant: Unlike many other cosmetic treatments, lip enhancement results are visible immediately once the injections are administered.
Customisable results: Dermal lip fillers are a highly versatile treatment, no matter if you are looking for dramatic lip volume or a subtle, natural enhancement.
Reverse signs of age: In addition to adding volume, lip injections can reduce the appearance of fine lines on the lips and around the mouth to achieve a more youthful look.
Temporary results: Considering lip fillers but worried that you won’t like the results? Keep in mind that lip filler is not permanent, and results can even be reversed if needed.
What to expect during a lip filler treatment
Remember that dermal lip filler is a prescribed medication, meaning that it can only be administered by a qualified medical practitioner. As such, all patients must visit us for a consultation before any cosmetic injectable treatment to ensure that you are a suitable candidate.
Before your injections are administered, numbing cream and an ice pack are used to numb the lips in order to minimise discomfort. One of our doctors or registered cosmetic nurses will then inject the product into the lips using either a needle or a cannula. The dermal lip fillers used at our clinic do contain a local anaesthetic, although you may feel a slight pinch as the product is injected. Once the product is injected, your injector will apply pressure to the lips with gauze. You will see the results immediately after treatment.
Dermal fillers are natural complex sugars that give volume to the skin. When used for lip enhancement, the filler helps restore volume and body and define the border of the lips. Lip augmentation can effectively improve the overall appearance and beauty of one’s facial features.
At Cosmos Clinic, we only inject the highest quality of dermal filler products sourced from one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturers. These dermal fillers are made from natural substances and are commonly used to augment the lips. Product selection will vary according to the patient’s requirements and their desired outcome.
What to expect after a lip filler treatment
Lip injections are a relatively straightforward treatment that can be performed during your lunch break, after work or at the start of your weekend. As a walk-in, walk-out procedure, patients can immediately return to their daily tasks after treatment. However, keep in mind that the lips are a sensitive area, and you will likely experience some mild swelling 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 and wrap it in a small towel instead. Avoiding any strenuous exercise or excessive heat for at least 24 hours can also keep swelling and tenderness under control.
You should also ensure to keep hydrated following a lip filler treatment and avoid alcohol and smoking for a minimum of 24 hours. If you require pain relief for any reason, you should take paracetamol rather than aspirin or ibuprofen. However, your cosmetic injector will provide more thorough aftercare instructions during your treatment.
How much do lip fillers cost in Sydney
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 Clinic 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.
Prices start from $350
Discounts are available for additional syringes
Initial consultation is between $120 – $150, redeemable upon treatment
What brands of lip filler do you use?
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 Clinic Sydney to determine whether lip fillers are suitable for you. However, our clinic uses 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 options during a consultation.
Am I a candidate for lip injections?
If you are unhappy with the size of your lips and wish to boost volume, enhance your lip shape, define the lip border, and minimise lip lines, then chances are you’re a good candidate for lip injections. While both men and women can benefit from lip filler, you must be at least 18 years old to undergo this treatment.
Do lip fillers have any side effects?
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, all of which generally resolve within a few hours or days.
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. This can lead to skin death and, in severe cases, blindness. For this reason, we stress that you only ever see a highly experienced cosmetic injector who knows how to prevent this from occurring.
Can I have other treatments with lip enhancement?
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.
How do I prepare for lip injections?
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.
How long do lip fillers last?
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 Clinic, we typically recommend scheduling top-up treatments every six to 12 months.
What can I do if I don’t like my results?
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.
Do lip injections hurt?
At Cosmos Clinic 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.
Where else can dermal filler be injected?
In addition to the lips, we use dermal fillers to soften and plump various other areas of the face, such as the:
How much lip filler do I need?
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 filler or looking for a more natural enhancement, we usually recommend starting with a single syringe or ml of filler. If you feel that this is not enough once the swelling has subsided, we welcome you to return to Cosmos Clinic Sydney to see whether an additional ml of filler can help you achieve your preferred result. However, we will discuss how much dermal lip filler you may need during your initial consultation.
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To comply with NSW Public Health Orders, Cosmos Clinic is currently only providing surgical procedures, and medical procedures performed by Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) Registered health practitioners that involve the prescribing of Schedule 4 medications or procedures requiring venous access or post-operative care for our surgical patients. Our surgical procedures are only performed at our licensed and accredited Day Surgery facility. We are not providing any treatments that may be provided by persons who are not AHPRA Registered health practitioners, such as beauticians, including laser skin treatments.
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patient and visitor screening questions* are located at entries, along with QR Codes and a hand hygiene station. Patients and visitors are required to answer the screening questions in that checklist, and check in using the QR Code. Patients and visitors who do not pass the screening test will be turned away;
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physical distancing requirements are in place;
hand hygiene stations are provided throughout the Clinic.
*The screening checklist questions are those set out in the NSW Ministry of Health COVID-19 Screening and NSW Healthcare Facilities document, dated 17 July 2021, and updated as restrictions change.