It’s that time of year when you suddenly become conscious that your lips are less than luscious and you start to look for ways to perfect your pout. It’s long been known that the lips are often a woman’s most attractive facial feature; in fact, scientists discovered that in the ten seconds after a man meets a woman for the first time, he will spend more than half this time gazing at her mouth.
What makes the perfect lip?
Beauty is a very individual concept and our aesthetic practitioners always take into account each patient’s unique lip shape and size, as well as overall facial balance, when enhancing with lip fillers, but is there such a thing as pout perfection?
Full lips are the most preferred lip shape, but one recent global survey of 1,000 people from 35 different countries found that the key to the ultimate lip look is actually symmetry. Published in the Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, the survey found that more than 60% of respondents chose the 1:1 ratio between the upper and lower lip as the most attractive shape, as sported by Scarlett Johansson. Second, came a fuller lower lip, whether natural or enhanced as in the case of Kylie Jenner.
A highly defined Cupid’s bow is also perceived as highly attractive and dermal fillers can be used to enhance and further define the natural vertical columns of the upper lip.
De-age your lips
Your lip shape and size are genetically determined, but sadly we all get thinner lips overtime. Just as your skin starts to sag, your lips will thin as the natural levels of collagen in our dermis begin to decline when we hit our twenties and thirties. The lips will also start to look less moist and plump, whatever lip balm or moisturiser you apply, as naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid is lost.
There are also certain lifestyle factors that can speed up how our lips age – smoking is the big no-no as it speeds up collagen depletion and causes little lines to appear that mar the defined contours of the lips.
At Karidis Clinic, we offer the Belotero Lips Shape and Contour lip fillers, specially formulated to filling fine lines as well as restoring or enhancing your natural volume. The two products complement each other to create a naturally beautiful lip augmentation.
A permanent pout procedure
If you’re looking for a permanent pout improvement that avoids the over-filled lip look, there is a surgical procedure that is becoming increasingly popular. Mr Alex Karidis performs the Lip Lift, a very safe and speedy surgical operation carried out under local anaesthetic.
A thin line of skin is removed just under the nose, shortening the distance between the nose and lip and creating a more natural lift to the lips. The scar is well hidden and the results are permanent.
Get the perfect pout this Valentine’s Day – we’re offering a special February promotion on our Lip Fillers using the Belotero Shape & Contour for £350 (USUALLY £450).
Just as lipstick and lipliner work together, Belotero Lips Shape adds volume to the upper and lower lip, while Belotero Lips Contour defines your lip contours
Call us on 020 7432 8727 to arrange a consultation.