Lip Augmentation

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Lip augmentation refers to the use of a dermal filler for the purpose of enlarging and/or enhancing the lips.  Once the desired look has been established during an initial consultation, the nurse can advise the client as to how much product is required.  At Clinique Elan we offer filler in smaller amounts than is generally available, meaning that you only pay for as much as you need.  This keeps it more affordable, easier to maintain the look with regular top ups and less likely to be over filled for the sake of using a set amount.

The procedure involves dermal filler being injected into the lip border for definition and/or the body of the lip for the fuller look.  The product contains local anaesthetic, so the procedure is generally very tolerable.  For those who prefer, we do offer the use of a nerve block (at a cost), which completely numbs the lip, resulting in no pain at all once the anesthetic has taken effect.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

As with any dermal filler treatment the longevity varies with each individual and with the amount injected.  If left without top up after a full enhancement dermal fillers should be lasting between 12-18 months.  Most of our clients, who use the small amounts for regular top ups, are coming in a couple of times a year.

 

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Side effects are those as with any dermal filler treatment (see Dermal Filler under the Treatments section), but there are some other possible side effects, specific to lip augmentation.  The lips are very vascular, so the risk of bruising is slightly higher, there is an increased chance of swelling with lip augmentation, and there is a slightly greater risk of a cold sore outbreak.  All possible side effects are discussed in full at the time of consultation and prior to treatment.

Costs

Dermal Filler cost

Our mini syringes are $110 each.  For the first treatment, a moderate augmentation is likely to be up to 0.5ml, which is $490- $510 or for a fuller look we may use 1ml, which is $830-$860. The amount is decided between client and therapist.  We tend to keep the mirror close by, so the client can stop or choose to add more, at any time.

Clinique Élan's lip enhancement package: $490 For fine lines, lip hydration & Volume

Mandatory safety Information:

Teoxane Information:

TEOSYAL RHA® 1, TEOSYAL  RHA® 2, TEOSYAL RHA® 3, TEOSYAL RHA® 4, TEOSYAL® PURESENSE REDENSITY 1, TEOSYAL® PURESENSE REDENSITY 2, TEOSYAL PURESENSE KISS ®, TEOSYAL® PURESENSE GLOBAL ACTION, TEOSYAL® PURESENSE DEEP LINES, TEOSYAL® PURESENSE ULTIMATE and TEOSYAL® PURESENSE ULTRA DEEP are trademark of the firm TEOXANE SA. These products are gel that contains hyaluronic acid, and 0.3% by weight of lidocaine hydrochloride (local anesthetic can induce a positive reaction to anti-doping tests). In the case of known hypersensitivity to lidocaine and/or amide local anaesthetic agents, we recommend not use lidocaine-containing products and please refer to products without lidocaine. They are class III medical device and are regulated health product bearing the CE marking (CE2797) under this regulation.Local manifestations: inflammatory reactions (erythema, oedema, pain at the point of injection), haematomas, itching, temporary loss of sensitivity around the injected area, dyschromia, abscesses, indurations, nodules (possibly granulomas).General manifestations: immediate hypersensitivity up to anaphylactic shock, migration of the implant.Rare but serious adverse events associated with the intravascular injection of soft tissue fillers in the face have been reported and include temporary or permanent vision impairment or blindness, skin necrosis and stroke.Please consult your physician or pharmacist for more information.Please refer to instructions for use. The product availability depends on registration, please contact your local distributor. Please inform the manufacturer TEOXANE of any side effects or any claim as soon as possible to the following address: medical@teoxane.com.* launch depending on countries registration and launch calendarTEOSYAL KISS®, RHA KISS®, TEOSYAL® MESO,  TEOSYAL® GLOBAL ACTION, TEOSYAL® DEEP LINES, , TEOSYAL® ULTIMATE and TEOSYAL® ULTRA DEEP  are trademark of the firm TEOXANE SA. These products are class III medical device and are regulated health product bearing the CE marking (CE2797) under this regulation.Local manifestations: inflammatory reactions (erythema, oedema, pain at the point of injection), haematomas, itching, temporary loss of sensitivity around the injected area, dyschromia, abscesses, indurations, nodules (possibly granulomas).General manifestations: immediate hypersensitivity up to anaphylactic shock, migration of the implant.Rare but serious adverse events associated with the intravascular injection of soft tissue fillers in the face have been reported and include temporary or permanent vision impairment or blindness, skin necrosis and stroke.Please consult your physician or pharmacist for more information.Please refer to instructions for use. The product availability depends on registration, please contact your local distributor. Please inform the manufacturer TEOXANE of any side effects or any claim as soon as possible to the following address: medical@teoxane.com.Sportsmen and women must be made aware of the fact that this product contains an active component which may cause a positive result in a drug test. 

Belotero Information

BELOTERO is a Medsafe WAND notified Medical Device Class III.  Always read the label and follow instructions.  Belotero® is a gel that is injected by a healthcare professional into or below the skin to smooth facial wrinkles and folds, correct facial atrophic scars, restore or enhance the lips or restore facial volume such as in the cheeks and chin.Use with caution in patients taking antithrombotic medications or methemoglobin-inducing agents, active autoimmune diseases, epilepsy, porphyria, impaired cardiac, hepatic or renal funcrion or anyone with a history of multiple allergies, anaphylaxis, streptococcal diseases or predisposed to cheloids or hypertrophic scars.  Use in the nose or periorbital area should only be performed by a trained experienced practitioner.After Belotero® treatment patients may experience redness, swelling, pain, itching and/or bruising which may last for up to a week.  Discuss with your specialist if Belotero® is right for you.  For more information please contact the New Zealand distributor: New Zealand Medical & Scienfic Ltd, 2a Fisher Crescent, Mt Wellington, Auckland.  Phone 09 2594062.  TPAS NA 9594.