Cosmetics surgeons and aesthetic practitioners have labelled it ‘the Angelina effect’, a sudden increase in the number of women choosing to have cosmetic treatment to enhance and plump up their lips. Angelina Jolie and her famous pout have inspired thousands of women across the world to consider adding more volume to their lips – but which treatments are best?
Most of us are familiar with lip stick, lip liner and lip gloss, many of which claim to produce the perfect pout by adding shimmer and volume to the lips. However, the effects of cosmetic products bought from a local beauty shop are limited, and for those who desire long-term results and a more dramatic transformation, a more intensive treatment may be required.
Fillers are a very popular treatment. They can be used to smooth lines and wrinkles and add volume to the skin, as well as plumping the lips. The filler is injected into problem areas of the skin and around the lips to add volume and improve the shape of the lips. The procedure is not painful because the lips will be numbed using anaesthetic. At the very beginning it may feel tingly and slightly strange, but this will wear off as the anaesthetic takes effect. After treatment it is normal for the lips to appear swollen, but inflammation will go down shortly after and the true aesthetics of the lips will be revealed.
Why would I consider treatment?
If you have particularly fine lips or you simply want to make your lips a more prominent feature, you may benefit from undergoing cosmetic treatment. Lip enhancement can have quite a dramatic effect on the overall aesthetics of the face and the procedure is likely to give you extra confidence.
If you have seen posters and billboards of actresses or models sporting glowing, fresh complexions you may have been inspired to read about facial aesthetics and anti-ageing treatments. In the last decade anti-ageing treatments have become incredibly popular, with more and more people looking to have treatment to recapture or preserve their young, radiant skin.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are treatments used to tackle common signs of ageing, including crow’s feet, laughter and frown lines, and wrinkles around the nose. Fillers can also be used to plump and enhance the aesthetics of the lips and add volume to the skin. The procedure is quick, safe and simple: it simply involves injecting filler into problem areas of the face using fine needles. The injections are painless and the results become visible quickly with no need for recovery time.
Why are dermal fillers so popular?
One of the main reasons is that people are more conscious of their appearance than ever before and choosing to have treatment as a result. Dermal fillers help to tackle the signs of ageing and can make the skin look like the complexions seen in magazines and films. The fact is that most people are concerned when they start to notice changes in their skin – and dermal filler treatment is a safe, easy way of improving the look of the skin and creating an improvement in complexion.
Another reason dermal fillers have become popular is the increased availability of cosmetic treatments. If you type the words ‘dermal fillers’ into an online search engine, you will be provided with hundreds of results and links to local clinics and surgeries that offer such treatment. The price of treatment has also come down over the years in line with an increase in competition.
The simplicity of treatment is also a major draw for clients. The injections are painless and the procedure takes less than an hour. The effects of treatment are also short-tern, which means that clients do not have to commit to permanent results.