Whether we’re smiling, laughing, kissing or speaking, our lips are always centre stage. But if your lips are a little flat, you may be reluctant to let your personality shine.
The perfect pout gives you the confidence to make a statement, even before you open your mouth. Feel like your lips are lacking dimension? In this post, we’re sharing our top tips to get luscious, plump lips.
Treat your lips with special treatments
Your lips require special care to ensure they look and feel their best. Treat your lips the same way you’d take care of other delicate skin with regular treatments and nourishing products. Regular exfoliation will help remove the buildup of dead skin on your lips and leave them feeling kissably smooth. You can use a gentle facial scrub or look for a specific lip scrub which will often contain extra nourishing ingredients to protect and sooth.
Also, ensure you regularly moisturise your lips, and of course you should protect the delicate skin with SPF 30+ whenever you’re heading outside.
Add some colour
We love how a little colour on the lips can dramatically change your look. Subtle pink shades add a sweet glow, while rich shades of plum bring sophistication.
Getting the perfect pout is all about the application. Before applying lipstick, line the lips with a matching shade of lip liner to give your look extra staying power. Then apply your lipstick directly or using a lip brush all over the lips. You can finish the look off with a touch of gloss in the centre for the perfect selfie pout.
Perfect your pout with Lip Fillers
If you’re looking to reshape lips that have lost their bounce or plump up flat areas of your mouth, lip fillers are an ideal solution.
Lip fillers can help you get plump, bold lips in less than a day. And these treatments are now safer and more affordable than ever.
The filler itself is made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring chemical found in the body. When injected, it plumps and lifts the skin. As well being used on the lips, dermal fillers can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles around the nose, eyes, mouth and forehead.
When used on the lips, dermal fillers can give you a more sensuous, shapely form. By enhancing the lips, fillers can provide more definition, restore fullness and reduce the fine vertical lines that lead to lipstick bleed.
How do lip fillers work?
Dermal fillers work by filling in fine lines and plumping the skin at the point of injection. How long it lasts depends on a number of factors, including the treatment area, and your own metabolism and lifestyle. Generally, you can expect dermal fillers to last up to 12 months, but you may need a top up every 4-6 months for the best results.
A lip filler treatment can take around 30 minutes. Right after your treatment, you’ll likely experience some swelling, which will dissipate over the next day or so. You’ll need to avoid hot showers, exercise, alcohol and irritants for a few days. But you’ll be able to see your new, plumper pout immediately.
What if I’m considering lip fillers?
The first thing is to consider how you want your lips to change. When people think of lip fillers, they often think of the big, bold lips ala Kylie Jenner. But the reality is that many women getting lip fillers are looking for a more subtle look designed to add a bit of shape and dimension. When it comes to beauty, big, luscious lips are a modern-day must-have. Unfortunately, not all of us were blessed with a naturally full pout. Don’t worry though. Gorgeous, plumped lips are but a simple treatment away thanks to lip enhancement. So, get ready to snap some selfies because that sensual, movie-star mouth can easily be yours.
How Does Lip Enhancement Work?
Lip enhancement is a cosmetic treatment that is designed to add volume to your lips. The process involves strategically injecting small amounts of dermal filler directly into the lips to plump them up from the inside. This filler is then gently massaged to achieve a pout that appears smooth, even and naturally full.
Here at MySkin Clinics, our quality dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid. If you think that name sounds familiar, it’s probably because it’s a hero ingredient in many skin-saving face creams. Just check your top shelf.
Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and is completely safe for your skin and lips. It can also easily be broken down by the body over time. (But not too quickly! Your plump lips will stick around for a while.)
What Does Lip Enhancement Feel Like?
Now, if you’re considering getting lip enhancement for the first time, you’ll naturally be wondering what it feels like, and we can tell you that there’s no need to worry. Before receiving the fillers, you’ll be offered an anaesthetic to numb the lip area. So, if you feel anything at all, it’s likely to be slightly uncomfortable rather than painful.
In the days following the treatment, you may experience some swelling and tenderness. This reaction is entirely natural and shouldn’t cause concern. Likewise, bruising can sometimes occur but is unlikely and will disappear within three to four days.
Who Should Get Lip Enhancement?
Lip enhancement is an excellent option for many people. Whether you were born with naturally thin lips or you’ve experienced loss of volume due to ageing, dermal fillers can plump up your mouth and create a more youthful appearance.
The treatment is also ideal for both special occasions and everyday life. So, whether you want to give your lips a lift for your wedding day or simply want to look fresh and beautiful for work, enhancement is an excellent option.
And don’t worry about ending up with a “trout pout”. At MySkin Clinics, we pride ourselves on creating gorgeous and even lips that look naturally full and beautiful.
Why Lip Enhancement Is So Popular
Whether you live in Hollywood, Paris or right here in Melbourne, you’re sure to notice the immense popularity of lip enhancement. Large lips are still one of the hottest beauty trends and certainly won’t be disappearing anytime soon. As such, now’s the perfect time to try out this cosmetic craze and experience the incredible boost that you can get from bigger lips.
As well as creating that must-have mouth that’ll make others jealous, enhanced lips can also provide you with a more youthful appearance. (It’s no wonder why we can’t get enough of them!) So, trust us when we say that you’ll smile every time you catch a glimpse of your reflection in a mirror, window or even the Yarra River after this treatment.
How Long Lip Enhancement Lasts
While you could easily use lipstick to get the appearance of a bigger pout, it certainly won’t last anywhere near as long as dermal fillers. So, if you’re sick of swiping on your favourite shade every two hours or prefer a more natural look, lip enhancement may be an excellent alternative.
Lip enhancement can last up to an incredible 12 months. While the exact time that they will last for you will depend on how fast your body naturally metabolises hyaluronic acid, up to a whole year of large, luscious lips could easily be yours.