*art of cosmetic doctor at VISTA Clinic Australia (hands of Dr Larissa Miller)
Different styles -every face need individual approach and what you consider to be most suitable.
1. NATURAL/SUBTLE LIPS
Improvement of vertical lines/wrinkles of lips
As we age or under adverse environmental factors, food sensitivity and other factors, our lips become dryer, have more minor wrinkles around and in the lips body and corners of the mouth. Speaking literally, our lips used to be grapes, but slowly turning into sultanas.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural moisturizer molecule, which we run out of as we age in all tissues of our body. Dermal filler used for lips contain this hyaluronic acid, therefore commonly patients notice less dry, more color and rejuvenated appearance of lips.
Your cosmetic doctor will discuss with you what results you would prefer to achieve and what would be the best options for your individual face.
Improvement of lips and area around in harmony
It is important to ensure the natural results. More youthful lips on a background of wrinkles around might create so called “effect of new wheels on an old car”. Although in most young patients it is not obvious, most of our VISTA Clinic Australia patients prefer harmony in improvement.
Lips are aesthetically connected to the appearance of nasolabial folds, Marionette’ lines and vertical lines/wrinkles around the mouth.
This patient had few minor injections on lips and around lips, all together only 1 ml, but the whole lower face looks more natural and rejuvenated.
2. CLASSIC LIPS
*philosophy of VISTA Clinic Australia is natural lips.
If patient prefers bigger lips and our cosmetic doctor agrees that it would suit the face proportions, we can make lips larger.
Large lips can look natural
Respect of patient’ own lips anatomy and combination of different techniques are the keys.
Sometimes Dr Miller asks patients to bring photos from their younger age, even childhood ones. Such assessment provides valuable information of the best approach.
3. AGING LIPS
soften wrinkles and lines, corners of the mouth up, general more fresh lips.
It is art in creating (and perhaps sculpturing) beautiful, youthful and natural lips. Like patients describing “kissable” or “sexy” looking lips, but it actually is about being best version of yourself by enhancing your natural lips.
How the injection is performed?
Lips are sensitive, therefore strong (prescription only grade) anaesthetic cream is applied. In case if pain is still a concern, dental block with local anaesthetic (similar to the one when you go to dentist to treat your teeth).
How long does it take?
Usually the treatment takes 15-30 minutes all together with consultation.
What is the cost?
Cost may vary depending of volume and patient wish to correct “tired” or “looking sad” appearance around the lips, “smoker’s lines” (vertical lip lines or wrinkles around) and nasolabial folds.
In average, for lips and peri-oral area injections 1 or 2 ml of filler are used.
For more information, please, refer to cost price page
How long does it last?
Typically from 6-12 months, but there are individual variations.
What filler is the best?
Australian Therapeutic Administration regulates that prescription only drugs (including fillers) can’t be used in advertising. Our clinic set up high quality standards and only European leading pharma companies fillers, registered in Australia and supplied from official distributors are used.
Main ingredient is a natural moisturiser, found in skin and other body parts, which we loose with aging process. It is similar to hyaluronic acid, which you probably use in your moisturiser serums at home).
Similar fillers been used in medicine for many years for injections into joints, eyes etc. We use such high quality products.