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Thinning Lips

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With time, our lips lose some of their youthful fullness. Lips become thinner, more lined and ultimately, less luscious. “Lipstick bleeding” happens when there is a loss of volume around the lip border. Vertical lines are also common around the lips, and are often referred to as “smoker’s lines” though they can occur to everyone, and not just smokers.

Reasons for Lip Filler Injections:

1. Restoring Volume: Fillers can add volume to thinning lips, providing a youthful and plump appearance.

2. Defining Borders: Well-defined lip borders can be achieved, reducing the phenomenon of “lipstick bleeding.”

3. Smoothing Lines: Vertical lines around the lips, often referred to as “smoker’s lines,” can be smoothed out, even though they are not exclusively caused by smoking.

4. Correcting Asymmetry: If the lips are uneven, fillers can balance their appearance.

5. Enhancing Lip Texture: Fillers can improve the overall texture and reduce the appearance of dryness.

6. Supporting Structures: Drooping mouth corners can be lifted, providing a more cheerful and relaxed expression.

Types of Fillers:

Hyaluronic Acid (Juvederm): This gel-like substance is naturally found in the body and provides immediate enhancement by adding volume and smoothing lines. It is preferred for its natural feel and longevity.

Botox: Used to delay the onset of permanent lip lines by weakening the muscle that causes lip pursing.


1. Numbing: The lip area will be numbed with an anaesthetic cream to minimize discomfort.

2. Cleansing: The area will be thoroughly cleansed to ensure it is free of makeup and bacteria.

3. Injection: A fine needle or cannula is used to inject the filler into specific areas of the lips. Patients might feel a brief sting during the injection.

Common Side Effects:

– Swelling

– Redness

– Bruising

– Pain at the injection site

These are typically mild and resolve within a few days to a week.


1. Avoid Pressure: Do not sleep on your face or press on the lips immediately following the procedure.

2. Limit Activities: Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours.

3. Alcohol Consumption: Refrain from drinking alcohol for at least 24 hours.

4. Avoid Spicy Food Intake: Avoid eating spicy food for at least 48 hours.

4. Minimal Touch: Try not to touch the lips until any initial swelling and discomfort have subsided.

Duration of Results:

Lip fillers generally last between 6 to 12 months, depending on the type of filler used and individual metabolic rates.


– Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

– Not suitable for patients with certain allergies, systemic illnesses, or bleeding disorders.


The cost of lip fillers varies based on the type and amount of product used. For more details, please contact our clinic.