Lip Fillers

Lip fillers and lip augmentation involves the use of dermal fillers, or lip filler, to add shape, volume and to contour the lips.

By placing small amounts of lip filler into sections of the lip and surrounding area it is possible to change the shape of the lip, enhance particular areas and improve symmetry.

Suitable for

Lip enhancement and augmentation, lip hydration, lip definition

Downtime

2-7 days

Longevity

6 -12 months (product dependent)

Time

30 to 45 minutes

Cost

Practitioner dependent, please see FAQ's below

lip enhancement using lip filler at youth lab
As we age the volume of our lips decreases with a loss of subcutaneous tissue and fat.

This loss of volume also results in the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles around the lips which can make the lips look drawn out and thin. Lip filler can help to reverse these tell tale signs of aging as well as augment those without naturally plump lips.

As we age intrinsic factors such as loss of subcutaneous fat, change in the structure of bones, gravity and loss of elastin and collagen can result in deep lines, saggy skin and areas of hollowing over the face. This combined with external factors such as sun damage and dynamic wrinkles can further cause changes in the once full and supple face.

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There are a number of indications for dermal fillers in the lip area.

These include:

  • Enlarge lips or increase fullness
  • Definition of the lip border
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – eg. smokers lines
  • Improve hydration
  • Reshape or re-balance proportions or improve lack of symmetry
  • Create a cupids bow shape in the upper lip 
  • Correction of scarring
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At Youth Lab we will tailor a lip filler treatment program to suit your individual needs, your unique lips and smile whilst aiming to maintain symmetry, proportion and a natural result.

FAQs

What does the treatment involve?

A full consultation with our doctors/nurses is required before treatment to address individual concerns and desired outcome. A treatment plan and choice of product will be determined following consultation.

The procedure involves the injection of a small amount of dermal filler into certain areas of the lip depending on the indication for the procedure. A variety of techniques may be used which is practitioner dependent.

Lip filler treatment can cause some discomfort and will involve multiple small injections with small amounts of filler injected at a time to ensure a uniform distribution of the filler. This will help to avoid the ‘sausage’ look or ‘trout pout’. A topical anaesthetic cream is applied prior to treatment to reduce any discomfort and the dermal fillers used at Youth Lab also contain anaesthetic.

The entire procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. Sometimes combination treatment with dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers can be performed in other areas which will result in a longer treatment time but without any added discomfort.

How long do results last?

Results are instantaneous however the final result may not be evident for 3-4 weeks until the dermal filler fully integrates and swelling has reduced.

The longevity of dermal fillers in the lips varies and results are temporary with most cases lasting from 6-12 months depending on the type of dermal filler used (based on the use of 1ml). Individual factors also impact the longevity of results such as metabolism and smoking. This will be discussed at length during initial consultation and when deciding on a lip filler treatment plan.

What happens after my treatment?

There is minimal associated downtime with lip filler enhancement and patients can generally return to their normal activities following the treatment. There may be increased swelling to the area for the first 24-48 hours, and swelling and bruising can persist for the first week.

Bruising and swelling can often be quite confronting to come patients so often it is advised to avoid any social activities for a few days post treatment. 

Once this swelling and bruising settles down the final result is evident. Follow-up in 3-4 weeks following initial treatment is recommended to determine if more filler is required and if the desired outcome has been reached. It may take multiple treatments using multiple syringes of dermal filler to achieve the desired result. 

Youth Lab specialises in lip enhancement. We use advanced injection techniques and high quality products and aim for patients to walk out of their first treatment with a very natural result. 

Full aftercare instructions will be provided following treatment.

Are there any risks with lip fillers?

There are minimal side effects associated with dermal fillers and lip filler enhancement. These may include local swelling, redness and bruising as the lips have a very rich blood supply.

Rare complications include allergic reactions, the formation of granulomas, delayed onset nodules, secondary bacterial or viral infections (for example reactivation of the cold sore virus), damage to vascular structures, ischaemia and blindness (very rare). 

Dermal filler injections cannot be given to people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, are currently unwell,  have taken a course of doctor prescribed acne medication in the last 3 months, have a history of autoimmune diseases or multiple allergies. 

What are the costs?

Youth Lab has one of the leading reputations in Perth when it comes to consistently delivering subtle yet striking, natural results for lip filler enhancements.

Our practitioners use the product that is best suited for your lips and will advise the quantity you will need to get the desired result.

  • Cosmetic Doctor: From $600 for 1ml
  • Cosmetic Registered Nurse: From $550 for 1ml

Pricing is product dependent.