1 – 2
1 – 3 days
DURATION OF RESULTS
6 – 12 months
Gum show when I smile
Lips are an extremely popular area to have cosmetically treated, but also prove one of the most anxiety-provoking. We have all seen people with bad lip filler – having had either too much or an unnatural shape, or both. The difference between achieving a natural or an unnatural result is down to the expertise of the injector. At Story we specialise in filler treatments, our practitioners are very highly trained and use their expertise to train others.
There is huge variation in lip size and shape between individuals and in this area more than any other, a bespoke approach is essential. This is achieved at Story by selecting different techniques, different filler types and different technical instruments (needle or cannula) according to the individual case. Here are our five most commonly performed lip treatment techniques:
If you want plumper fuller lips and do not have significant ageing changes, then our Two Point Lip Volume technique is the best option for you. A cannula is used (a blunt tube) to dramatically reduce swelling and bruising risk, with only two small needle entry points required. We use a long lasting volumising filler for this treatment such as Juvederm Volift.
If your lips have changed with age, becoming lined, dryer or turned inwards, then a lip restoration treatment will create a more youthful appearance without making them look bigger. We use a soft extremely moldable filler such as Juvederm® Volbella to restructure the lips and add hydration. Fine lines can also be reduced significantly – this treatment goes beyond the lips to target the whole mouth area.
If your mouth has a slightly sad resting appearance due to downturned corners then a lip corner lift can make all the difference. Filler is used to support the mouth corners and reduce the shadows at either side of the mouth.
You may be concerned that you have asymmetrical or unbalanced lips either naturally or due to prior lip filler. In this treatment we examine your lip shape and facial proportions and taking your ethnicity into account, can determine the best upper/lower lip balance ratio for you as well as improving any left/right asymmetry.
If you have had a treatment elsewhere that you are not happy with, please do come and see us for a correction consultation. Most lip filler used in the UK is dissolvable and we have a lot of experience using the dissolving agent (Hyalase®) to correct filler treatments.
Below are some of the frequently asked questions people ask regarding this treatment.
If you can’t find the answer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and one of our advisors can help.
Lip filler can have an effect on your smile – in a positive way! You may notice that when you smile your top lip no longer ‘disappears’. Smile changes will depend on what size and shape your lips are before treatment, and on what kind of lip filler treatment you have. If you are concerned about this please discuss this with your practitioner during your consultation.
The good news is that you can. The bad news is that you might have to wait 24 hours depending on which treatment technique was performed. Our Two Point Lip Volume technique does not actually break the skin on your lips and so lipstick can be worn straight afterwards. Your practitioner will give you aftercare advice specific to your treatment.
Generally only 1ml of filler is required for a lip treatment. However there are exceptions to this, for example if you would like a more significant volume increase or would like treatment around the mouth area at the same time.
No! Our goal is that they look and feel as natural as possible. However please be aware that during the first 4 weeks after treatment your lips may feel firmer than usual whilst the filler is integrating into the surrounding tissue.
This treatment would work with this concern. Below are some related treatments recommended
by our Doctors that may also work for this related concern.