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The lip has its own structure, which allows us to work differently in each of its areas to achieve the effect we seek. The most outstanding anatomical references in the area of the lips are the filtrum, the filtering columns, the Cupid’s arch, the vermilion and its edge.
Furthermore, although they are not part of the lip, we must consider two grooves. The nasogenian fold, between the nose and the cheeks and from the nose towards the corner of the mouth. And the mentolabial fold, between the lower lip and the chin (also called the “puppet or marionette line”). How deep these grooves are will also have an impact on the look of our face (sad, tired, angry).
We must not forget those vertical lines that form on the upper lip called “barcode”, which seem to be part of the aging of the area. The oral commissure is at the level of an imaginary line drawn from the inner part of the iris limbus. The most striking feature on the upper lip is the Cupid arch, which is located between the two filtering columns and is the curve that makes the vermilion line between them.
With aging we observe a deepening of the nasogenian and labiomental folds. They are more noticeable, they are more marked and deeper. Also with the passage of time, there is an atrophy of the volume of the lips and a thinning of the upper lip. The wrinkles in the upper part of the lip that we colloquially call “barcode” (more visible in smokers), and if they are on the sides we speak of “marionette’s fold ”.
Various studies have been carried out to evaluate the proportion of natural lips, and they conclude that the perfect proportion is one in which the lower lip is twice as thick as the upper lip, that is, the upper lip occupies 1 / 3 from the mouth and the bottom 2/3. Another factor to take into account when we talk about lips is not to forget the shape and volume of our chin, since like the grooves on the face, the chin also plays an important role. So, apart from the most academic canons of beauty, the really important thing is to look for the harmony and beauty of our own lip. And giving you that sensual lip of your wish.
Not all lips are the same. We can have a lip with different volume, thin or thick, different size, big or small and also with a different shape. There are very straight lips and others that define very well the anatomical structures that we have mentioned before. To achieve a natural result, we must take into account the previous structure of our lip that will determine what treatment we should perform and how much volume we can add.
The process of lip augmentation is simple, it can be performed with topical anesthesia (cream) or local anesthesia. The method is performed gradually and you can immediately check the result, thus being able to assess whether you want more volume in the area. After about 10 days a touch-up can be performed.
Hyaluronic acid is currently the most commonly used lip filler. It is a very safe material, with very few complications and offers excellent results. We have different types of hyaluronic acid that allow us to work differently lip contouring or volume. These hyaluronic acids have evolved, improving their characteristics with respect to those used years ago, allowing volume in the lip, maintaining elasticity and expression without being evident that we are wearing a filler. Naturalness and harmony is the goal of our treatment.
The lips, along with the eyes, are the two impact zones of our face. They express, embellish and above all communicate. And that is why, the lip augmentation and lip reshaping with lip fillers is one of the first aesthetic medicine treatments that are performed especially on women, but also men. Lip enhancement is done not only to improve lip aging but on many occasions what we are looking for is a more sensual lip with more volume.
Achieving a natural result, plump and sensual lips, with lip fillers is one of the aesthetic medicine treatments that we carry out the most in our clinic in Barcelona.
We offer you a lip augmentation à la carte with the safest lip fillers in the market. Depending on personal preferences, we increase the volume of the lips, redefine the contour and also correct vertical wrinkles and wrinkles at the corners of the lips when necessary
She started in the field of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery in 1999, creating the Aesthetic Medicine group of Antiaging Group Barcelona in 2004, and responsible for the Laser area since 2006.
She is currently professor of the Master of Aesthetic and Wellness Medicine at IFMiL (Institut de Formació Mèdica i Lideratge), with the collaboration of the University of Barcelona and the COMB (Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Barcelona).
She participates in different lines of research and scientific publications.
The effect of hyaluronic acid on the lips can last approximately 6 to 12 months, depending on several factors, such as the quality of the product used, the metabolism of each patient and the application technique. However, it is important to remember that hyaluronic acid is a product that can be reabsorbed by the body, so the result will not be permanent and touch-up sessions will be necessary to maintain the lips with the desired appearance.
Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of our body, so the risk of allergic reactions or intolerance is very low. In addition, hyaluronic acid is reabsorbable by the body, which means that any unwanted effects can be reversed with special enzymes if necessary.
Hyaluronic acid lip fillers can be a bit uncomfortable, but are painless in most cases. Most hyaluronic acid lip fillers contain lidocaine, a local anesthetic that helps numb the lips during the procedure.
Side effects of hyaluronic acid lip filler may include swelling, redness and bruising. These side effects usually disappear after a few days. Rarely, infection or allergic reaction may occur, so it is important that the treatment be performed by a qualified physician.
Recovery after hyaluronic acid lip filler treatment is usually quick. You may experience some mild side effects, such as swelling and bruising, for a few days after the procedure. After that, you can return to your normal daily routine.
Yes, you can continue to wear makeup after hyaluronic acid lip filler treatment. However, it is important to wait a few hours after the procedure to ensure that the lips have recovered sufficiently.
It is advisable to avoid any intense physical activity or sports for the first 24 hours after hyaluronic acid lip filler treatment. This will help reduce swelling and bruising. After that, you can return to your normal routine, but you should avoid rubbing or pressing your lips with force.