For centuries the lips have been a marker of beauty. We enhance our lips with liner, colour them with lipstick and enhance their size with liners and plumping agents.

Did you know that during the depression lipstick sales were at their highest?

Why Use Cosmetic Medicine for Lip Enhancement?​

Gloss and lipstick only help on the surface. Lip fillers however, can restore the natural shape, size and volume to the lips. They improve lip texture and hydration as well as softening and filling in lines and folds around the mouth. They strengthen and sharpen the lip border giving plumpness and  fullness to the lips.

All of this can be achieved through cosmetic medicine and the aid of lip fillers.

Have you been to our practice? Lip Fillers conveniently located in Regent Arcade, Adelaide

What Areas Do Lip Fillers Treat?

As we age, some of our natural beauty markers are lost and the following common symptoms occur:

  • The lips thin and lose volume
  • The lips may become ill defined
  • Fine lines may develop around the lips and disrupt the border
  • The V-shaped area in the centre of the lips known as the cupids bow flattens
  • The corners of the mouth may turn down into a ‘frown’
  • Volume may also be lost in the area surrounding the lips, known as the marionette area

If you are concerned about any of these areas or have another goal to achieve with your lips, please speak to one of our experienced and qualified team as lip fillers may provide the solution that you are looking for.

How Long do the Effects of Lip Enhancement Last?

Lip fillers usually last anywhere from 6 to 12 months depending on the individual and other factors including lifestyle and how quickly your metabolism breaks down the lip filler since the filler is made from naturally occurring products found in our bodies.

Lip Flips

Lip flips are also popular at our Adelaide clinic. Where our lip enhancement procedures generally involve using lip fillers, a lip flip involves using muscle relaxants being injected into your Cupid’s bow where this injection relaxes the muscles around your lip. This then creates an outward ‘flip’ which creates the appearance of fuller and plumper lips. 

Do Lip Enhancements Hurt?

During the treatment, you may feel a stinging sensation or slight pinch when the product is being injected. The lip enhancement procedure only consists of tiny, hair like injections.

What is the Downtime After a Lip Enhancement Procedure?

Everyone has various recovery times.

Swelling generally reduces after 2 days post treatment and most of our clients immediately get back to their daily routines.  We also recommend not wearing any makeup post treatment to reduce the risk of infection.

You can apply ice to the treated area and drink plenty of water. Avoid spicy foods and strenuous exercise.

Have lip fillers at least 4 weeks before any big event.

Lip Enhancement Procedures - Home Care

As with any procedure, there are some important do’s and don’ts which are important to know. These will help you get the best results for lip fillers and also aid you in the recovery process.


Before treatment do:

  • Avoid alcohol and aspirin and other blood thinning medications
  • Avoid Vitamin E, Fast and Spicy foods, Heavy activity and Excess salt
  • Avoid Smoking and smoke exposure

After treatment do:

  • Remain upright for 3-5 hours following treatment.
  • Cleanse your skin and apply skincare and makeup, gently.
  • Eat and drink normally

After treatment do not:

  • Lie down for 3-5 hours directly after treatment.
  • Undertake Microdermabrasion, Skin Needling. Dermal Rolling for 2-4 weeks after treatment.
  • Use Retinol for at least 5 days after treatment.
  • Drink alcohol and use painkillers (they are blood thinners and may increase the likelihood of bruising).
  • Exercise for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Expose yourself to excessive heat or cold including saunas, spas and steam rooms.
  • Do not massage or apply pressure to the face which can affect how the product settles in a particular area.

To book your free initial consultation please call us on (08) 8223 2282 or contact us online.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Lip enhancement is a procedure to improve the appearance of the lips through tiny hair like injections of Hyaluronic acid. Lip enhancement can help to restore natural beauty markers which have been lost over time adding volume to improve your appearance.

You may feel a stinging sensation or slight pinch when the product is being injected. Book in first thing in the morning when you are at your freshest!

The cost of lip enhancement is determined by your individual goals and how much lip filler is required. We recommend booking your free initial consultation with our cosmetic injectors to get the best lip enhancement plan and cost to achieve your goals.

Lip fillers provide results without the need for surgical methods of lip augmentation where often fat grafts are transplanted to your lips from other parts of your body. In this respect, lip enhancement using lip fillers is the best solution for those who do not want to go under the knife. 

Yes, when it comes to cosmetic injectables, we pride ourselves in our knowledge, service and the care for our patients. Lip flips is a service performed by our licensed and qualified cosmetic injectors. 

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