- Dermal filler can be used to give the lips a fuller look and restore lip proportion
- Most patients use slightly less than 1ml to achieve the desired look
- Lip fillers cost from $650 at Cityskin Melbourne
Lip fillers – the importance of proportion and volume
When you browse through magazines you will notice the beautiful lip are not only full but also have good proportions. At Cityskin we are often asked by patients for fuller lips but we have to be careful to pay attention to lip proportion as well as volume. When we assess lips prior to treatment we have to look at the balance of upper to lower lip height.
The diagram above shows an example of a beautiful pair of lips. If we look at the height of the upper lip compared to the lower lip you can see that the lower lip is approximately 1.6 times larger than the upper lip. In a caucasian patient we aim for the 1 : 1.6 upper to lower lip ratio.
The 1 : 1.6 ratio does not apply to patients across the world. The ideal upper : lower lip ratio in Asian patients is closer to 1 : 1 so the height of the upper and lower lips are roughly the same height (shown in the diagram below).
About lip fillers
How much lip dermal filler do most people need?
Most patients start with up to 1.0ml of dermal filler to treat the lips. If you want a much fuller lip you can come back after 4 weeks to have another 1.0ml to give a more dramatic volumising effect. If we use less than 1ml in the lips we use the remainder in other areas – commonly in the cheeks or in the marionette lines (shadows around the mouth).
How much does lip dermal filler cost at Cityskin Melbourne
We pride ourselves on having experienced practitioners using premium dermal filler products to give you the best results. We offer long appointments and do not cut costs by using cheaper filler. Your lips deserve the best and we want to deliver this to you.
So, how much does it cost for treatment of dermal filler to the lips? We generally will treat with one mill of dermal filler. Now that mill might not go all in the lips itself, it depends on the aging process and what you need. We might put some around the mouth as well for some support.
We generally don’t want to throw away the filler, so if we reach the size and look that you like and we still have some filler left, we’ll always find somewhere else that will benefit in your face with more dermal filler. If you’d like to know how much it costs for one mill of dermal filler, please go to the Cityskin website and choose the cost drop-down menu and there you can see how much it would cost for one mill there.Bianca Quon, Cityskin Melboure
How do I book an appointment?
We do not charge for consultation at Cityskin Clinics. Book an appointment at Cityskin here
Do lips swell after dermal filler?
You will experience some mild swelling after having lip dermal fillers. Swelling varies from person to person also depends on how much filler you have used on the day.
At Cityskin we use dermal fillers which swell the least after injection.
Lip filler before / after photos
All of the patients shown below have had lip dermal filler treatment at Cityskin
Will I feel lumps and bumps in the lips after my treatment?
We use the best dermal filler for lips at Cityskin which is unlikely to cause lumps and bumps in the lips. We often ask patients to massage the lips for the first few days after treatment to help reduce the chance of very small lumps where filler has been injected.
Can lip dermal filler be dissolved / reversed?
Lip dermal fillers can be dissolved by injecting an enyzme into the filler. It breaks down the filler almost immediately returning the lips to their previous shape.
Do you use long lasting filler in lips?
The use of the longer lasting hyaluronic acid dermal fillers in the lips really isn’t recommended and, as a result, we don’t use these in the lips.
Having read experiences and advice from Plastic Surgeons in the USA the general comment is that it is not FDA approved for use in the lips and also it can give an un-natural look over time.
In the lips we tend to like the filler that you used the first time. It has been used for years in the lips and gives a predictable result.
What do I have to avoid before lip dermal filler?
If you have an active cold sore we would not recommend having lip filler. Wait until the cold sore has gone away before having treatment. If you take blood thinning medication please let us know before your treatment as bruising is much more likely on these medications.
How long will lip dermal filler last?
The dermal filler that we use at Cityskin usually lasts between 9 and 12 months but this can vary from person to person and the amount of dermal filler used.
Can you use permanent dermal fillers in the lips?
We never use permanent filler at Cityskin. In our opinion is is unsafe to use permanent filler as it cannot be dissolved if needed.
Is lip dermal filler painful?
The lips are one of the most sensitive areas on the body along with the hands, tongue and genitals. Lip dermal filler can be uncomfortable without numbing the lips before treatment.
On the treatment day we can offer either a dental block or numbing cream before treatment. A dental block is the procedure that you have when you have a filling at the dentists and involves 4 small injections of anaesthetic into the gum area. The lips go very numb within 5 mins and the effects last approximately an hour.
Sensation in the lips can be also be reduced using numbing cream. The cream is applied to the lips for approximately 20 minutes proving a good numbing effect to the lips for approximately 45 minutes.
How common is bruising after lip fillers?
Bruising is not uncommon after lip dermal filler and the bruise may be noticeable despite covering makeup. The lips have a great blood supply and, even with the most careful injection technique, bruising can occur.
Needle vs Cannula technique – which is best?
In this video the Cityskin team discuss their favourite method for treating lips with dermal filler.
How to numb the lips before dermal fillers
In this video the Cityskin team talks about the options to numb the lips and reduce sensation before lip filler injections.