Once negatively associated with excessively augmented ‘duck lips’, the treatment has experienced somewhat of a renaissance, returning to the forefront of aesthetics as one of the most popularly requested treatments available.
Whilst many clients visit VIVA Skin Clinics to achieve a subtle enhancement to the shape and fullness of the lips, other clients are looking for something more noticeably plump, reminiscent of the romantic Rosie Huntingdon-Whitely and Angelina Jolie look.
Sophie Milner came to us wanting to achieve a more rounded pout. In order to do so, Dr. Rupert Critchley concentrated the dermal lip filler in the upper lip for more definition around the Cupid’s bow, and in the middle section of both the top and bottom lip for that angelic, youthful appearance.
Dr. Critchley opted for Juvederm Volift, a dermal filler that typically lasts from 6-9 months in the lips but can last up to 12. Juvederm Volift also contains 0.3% lidocaine, meaning that as the filler is injected, Sophie benefitted from numbing from within the lip, making the lip filler procedure comfortable and pain-free.
Post-treatment, Sophie experienced a minimal amount of swelling and bruising. The results were visible instantly, and within hours she was showing off her enhanced pout.
Dermal fillers are used to enhance the overall volume of the lips. They can also be inserted around the lip edge, this helps improve the contouring and shaping of the lips.
“You see a lot of horror stories online about lip fillers, so I was nervous when researching for the right clinic. I knew that I wanted a fuller look to my lips, but I didn’t want to suffer at the hands of someone who wasn’t experienced or leaving a clinic with an unnatural look. I wanted to look as if I’d been blessed with a full pout – not for people to know I’d undergone a procedure.
I had worked with Dr. Rupert from VIVA Skin Clinics before, and I knew how thorough and precise he was with his work. I decided to get in touch to see if my desired look could be achieved with lip fillers, and after the initial consultation, Dr. Critchley explained the process of the procedure and how he was going to tailor the distribution of the filler to meet my exact requirements.
Many people think lip fillers must be painful, but a topical cream is applied to the lips which means they are completely numb. Not only that, the dermal filler Dr. Critchley recommended (Juvederm Volift) meant that my lips were numbed from within as well, so the treatment was pain-free and comfortable.
I couldn’t be more thrilled with the end results. I’ve had so many compliments, and I knew I was in safe hands from the initial conversation all the way through to the end results. I now have the full and natural lip look I wanted, and I look forward to booking in again next year for my top up.”