The lip region is a key area when it comes to facial feature enhancement. The lips have always been highlighted along with the eyes as the two most noticeable parts of the face. With ageing factors such as UV photodamage, genetic factors, and smoking, we suffer from loss of lip volume and perioral rhytides. Genetically thin lips and cosmetic asymmetries of the lips can be dealt with by augmentation using hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers.
A systematic review of 22 studies found that getting lip fillers is a safe procedure. The most common adverse events were localised bruising, swelling, pain, itching and redness at the injection sites. Extremely rare complications would include nodules and lumps, which can be massaged in or dissolved with hyaluronidase injections.
Intravascular injections may result in immediate blanching, but the collateral circulation of the lips is highly forgiving. The use of warm compresses, hyaluronidase, and topical nitroglycerin can help to restore the condition of the lips. Latent herpes can become reactivated but can be prevented with oral antivirals (acyclovir, famciclovir or valaciclovir).
Because the fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally produced by the body, they are less likely to cause bruising. The filler is naturally absorbed and needs to be replaced approximately every six months to maintain the plumpness of the lips.
This also means that Hyaluronic acid fillers are easily reversible with hyaluronidase, which dissolves hyaluronic acid material, and, therefore, have an excellent safety profile.
Every facial structure and ageing pattern is different for each person. Therefore, a personalised plan is usually required for patients to achieve the results they desire. A professional, experienced medical practitioner will not only confidently conduct a range of facial aesthetic services, but they also know how to deal with any complications that may occur.
Their training enables them to instantly recognise when a patient is suffering from an allergic or otherwise adverse reaction, making it safer for the patient. There are various injection techniques depending on the chosen area to be enhanced, the medical professional’s protocol and patient goals.
A deep understanding of facial anatomy, coupled with extensive training and an eye for beauty, balance and harmony, enable our doctors to present a precise approach to analyze and treat our patients’ faces.
It’s important to us that all patients understand the importance of choosing a safe practitioner. Here at VIDASKIN, we are proud to assure you that we are an accredited Medical Aesthetic Clinic that has recently received another AMI (Allergan Medical Institute) award for being one of the top users in Singapore. On top of that, Dr. Vicki has been inducted as a faculty member and trainer for AMI. She is currently the only female trainer of her generation in the country.
When it comes to choosing the right dermal filler for your injectable filler procedure many options are available. The most suitable fillers must offer superior density and structure to lift sagging tissue and address volume loss.
The products that we use are the VYCROSS® Collection which are manufactured using Allergan’s proprietary VYCROSS technology – cross-linking the hyaluronic acid molecules to create a smooth, more efficient filler that allows for a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid to be used. This creates a smoother filler with smoother results. A smoother filler means that our patients are less likely to experience pain and swelling/after treatment, and results are long-lasting and natural.
A truly bespoke treatment that depends on an individual’s features, aspirations and needs also takes a professional with extensive training and an artistic eye for beauty.
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3. Lip Nodules Caused by Hyaluronic Acid injections (Shahrabi Farahani, S., Sexton, J., Stone, J.D. et al. Lip Nodules Caused by Hyaluronic Acid Filler Injection: Report of Three Cases. Head and Neck Pathol 6, 16–20 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12105-011-0304-9)
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