Losing your lips?

“I’ve lost my lips!”. It sounds ridiculous, but countless clients come to us claiming that this is absolutely the case!

Bone and gum atrophy (loss) occurs as we age and often means that previously well-defined and full lips, become thin and lose their definition. This then leads to lip wrinkles and ‘lip stick bleed’. One simple and instant solution is to re-establish the lip boarder and replace the lost volume using dermal fillers.

For some of you, discussing dermal fillers is no more eye brow raising than pondering the weather over coffee with a friend. For others, it is a scary, often preconceived and misunderstood topic that immediately causes your barriers to go up. Let me demystify things for you a little.

Dermal fillers are most commonly made from Hyaluronic Acid and are carefully injected into areas of your body deemed medically suitable to fill in wrinkles and restore loss of volume. Rest assured, that as with all the skin care and equipment we offer at Clear Complexions, we utilise nothing but premium quality products to treat our clients with.

If you’re still reading, may I assure you that over filled ‘duck lips’ are not what we have in mind when vigilantly assessing your areas of concern and recommending treatment options that will restore youthfulness and bring you back to your best. In fact, we have been known (and thanked) for recommending that some clients seek other service providers if we truly feel that their requests would be doing them a disservice, or that perhaps they are pushing the boundaries that little bit too far.

So how can we pledge that dermal fillers can be done well, and help to ease those few remaining fears you still may have? Is it possible that women of certain ages can have their lips redefined in a natural looking way? Absolutely yes!

The 3 keys to treatment success with dermal fillers are; the appropriate and premium product selection, the skill level of the injector and dare I say it, the approach of the clinic that you select.

What I mean by that third point is, if you go to a practitioner where the focus is more on ‘cosmetic enhancement’, and where the motivation for treatment may not necessarily be to restore and gently soften your overall appearance, then yes, I do believe that you may be in danger of ending up with a more ‘cosmetic’, possibly even ‘artificial’ result.

We take a different approach at Clear Complexions. Our focus has always been on what is genuinely best for you based on your desires, but also not being afraid to rely upon our expertise to be able to confidently promote and work towards your overall, long term skin health as well as age appropriate appearance. Believe it or not, this is a fine art that takes many years of education and experience to be able to legitimately stand by, and offer you. ‘Subtle’ or ‘natural’ are the words we often use when navigating our clinical assessments with you.

All the above is important when treating any area of the anatomy, but particularly an area like the lips, where just a little too much can be the difference between beautiful and ridiculous. We deeply value the fact that you literally are placing your face in our hands, and we commit to providing you with the best possible service across every aspect. It takes time, skill and genuine care to achieve the result you will sincerely love and feel comfortable with.

So, are you willing to take the plunge and get in touch? If you would like some authentic and professional advice on whether to have your lips treated, then please reach out to us. With no obligation required on your part, our nurses and doctors are here to help you.

Suzie xx

For more information on how to care for your skin, contact a Clear Complexions Clinic near you. www.clearcomplexions.com.au.

About the author: Suzie Hoitink is a Registered Nurse and the Founder of the award winning Clear Complexions Clinics. At Suzie’s clinics the doctors and nurses treat everyday skin conditions using the latest technology available, and in doing so, not only improve the health and appearance of their clients skin, but their overall confidence as well.