Lip enhancement (and how to avoid 'duck lips')

We know that when it comes to lip enhancement, everyone is looking for something different. Some people want fuller or more symmetrical lips, others want to fix their smile, while many people are hoping to erase the lines and wrinkles from around their mouth.

But while looking into lip enhancement, you might become worried about the dreaded “duck lips” – where too much product leaves you looking like you’ve had an allergic reaction. Luckily, we know that you want a natural result that’s unique to you, and we achieve those results with a subtle and safe approach.

No matter what you’re looking for, our experienced team can tailor a treatment plan to suit you.

Subtly enhance the shape of thin or asymmetrical lips for a fuller, more natural-looking smile

Asymmetrical or thin lips can affect the way you smile and be damaging for your self-confidence. Many people have lopsided lips or one lip that is fuller than the other, resulting in asymmetry. Sometimes, thinning lips can be a result of ageing, genetics or smoking.

Treatments are available to achieve fuller, plumper and more natural-looking lips and restore your symmetrical smile, with subtle and long-lasting results.

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Add volume or enhance the natural shape of the lips

Using dermal fillers, we can enhance the shape of your lips and better define the border, and add more volume to achieve a firmer and plumper look.

We strive for a natural look, with subtle changes that will enhance and refresh your appearance without it being obvious you’ve had lip filler.

A trusted and experienced clinician is skilled in both crafting the perfect pair of lips and managing any complications that may arise from lip filler (such as reversing the overdone “duck lips” look).

Improve the symmetry of the lips

If you have lips that droop on one side, or one lip is thinner than the other, you might like to improve the symmetry of your lips with dermal fillers. This can enhance your smile and give your face a more natural appearance.

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Fix a gummy smile

A gummy smile is an excess display of the gums around your teeth when you smile.

Anti-wrinkle injections contain a neurotoxin which is injected into the area between the nose and the upper lip to relax the muscles there. This limits the rise of the upper lip, effectively covering the gums and creating a more natural and appealing smile. (And don't worry - you won't be left with a "frozen" face!)

This method is cheaper, faster and less invasive than veneers, crowns, braces, or jaw or orthodontic surgery that are sometimes used. It’s important to remember that anti-wrinkle injections for correcting a gummy smile should only be administered by a skilled medical professional.

Achieve a fuller upper lip without fillers

Have you heard of a "lip flip"? This is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that helps achieve a fuller upper lip without using dermal fillers. Instead, anti-wrinkle injections are injected into the upper lip to relax the muscle and "flip" the lip up, resulting in a fuller appearance to the lip.

A lip flip is less expensive than dermal fillers because it uses very few units of anti-wrinkle injections.

Erase wrinkles around the mouth

Do you experience “smile lines” around your mouth? These lines and wrinkles are very common as we age and can drastically change the way we smile; they can also make us look far older and more tired.

Anti-wrinkle injections are the ideal treatment for erasing these lines and wrinkles, as well as Liquid Gold Facelift therapy and Fibroblast Plasma therapy.

How to avoid "duck lips"

Here's how to achieve those natural and subtle results you want:

  1. Less is more!
    Start slowly and add more product if it's needed. It's easier to add more product later than to remove it once it's been injected!
  2. Choose a highly skilled practitioner.
    See a trusted medical practitioner with lots of experience in performing these procedures and an understanding of how to manage any complications.
  3. Speak up.
    Tell your practitioner exactly what you're trying to achieve. You might like to bring photos to your consultation or simply show your concerns in the mirror.
  4. Use quality products.
    Ensure your practitioner uses recognised brands and equipment for cosmetic injecting to guarantee your safety and the high quality of your results.

If you would like to speak to a Skin Doctor or Skin Therapist about your skin concerns, please call us or book your appointment online.