Has lip augmentation become more popular with the rise of social media?

Yes. People have become more aware of treatments such as lip augmentation being not only available but relatively affordable. No longer just available to the celebrities they admire, treatments such as lip augmentation have become much more accessible. The rise of social media, ‘it girls’, supermodels and bloggers present an open forum for people to see what is available. Beautiful full lips are available to the young who are not naturally blessed with a longed-for pout, and older women can restore their lips and treat the ageing lines and prevent lipstick bleed.

What is the favoured look?

Currently, a fuller lip with a natural appearance is the favoured look. Many young women often want lips similar to the models or celebrities that they admire. At Skin Renu, we take the time to consult with a patient as to what would most suit them, as often celebrity references won’t necessarily suit. It is about enhancing the natural lips to suit your features and ensuring that it is a beautiful, natural result. Most women want their partners, friends and family to react to them with a ‘You look lovely’, not a ‘What have you done!’.

What is the average age of those getting dermal fillers in Sydney?

The age range of clientele varies greatly with anyone from 25-65 years old requesting dermal fillers. We would not treat anyone under 18 years of age unless their parent accompanied them, and consented on their behalf. We would ask the reason for treating such a young person and perhaps request a letter from their doctor.

Consenting adults have a right to request treatment. Should anyone request a treatment we felt was unsuitable, extreme or if their expectations were unrealistic we would during consultation gently suggest alternatives.

What are dermal fillers made of?

Dermal Fillers are a smooth injectable gel made from a natural complex sugar called Hyalouronic Acid (HA). It is not derived from animals or humans.

What is the procedure for dermal fillers?

On arrival to the clinic, patients will see a doctor, as dermal fillers are an S4 product. They will then be given a consent form that outlines the procedure, its risks and potential side effects. Patients are asked to sign the consent form only if it is clear to them what it means. If not, patients may ask the doctor any questions or concerns they may have regarding the consent form and the treatment. The doctor explains the procedure, their suitability is assessed and any questions they have are answered. Only once all of this has been completed is the patient treated, by either the doctor or registered nurse.

Most dermal fillers have a local anaesthetic in their formulation to make them more comfortable during the injection but a local topical anaesthetic can also be applied pre-treatment. The dermal filler is injected to give the discussed desired effect, and the treatment is complete.

How long do dermal fillers last?

The amount of time that dermal filler lasts is dependent on a number of factors, but generally you can expect between 4-8 months, although every person is different. The type of filler used, patient metabolism and lifestyle can all impact the longevity of the filler.

What else should someone consider before getting lip filler?

  • Be sure to see someone experienced who takes the time to consult with you and answer your questions before your treatment. Also, be sure to ask lots of questions!
  • Go in with realistic expectations, Gigi Hadid’s lips may not suit your face.
  • Cheaper doesn’t automatically mean better. Price is what you pay, value it what you get!
  • A follow up appointment two weeks later when the filler has settled and the swelling has subsided is always a good idea.

Are you considering enhancing your pout? Get in touch with the team at Skin Renu today who will be able to guide you through the entire process.