If you want more volume in your lips but are hesitant about lip fillers, you have come to the right place. At Shens Medical, we can give you an injection-free lip augmentation treatment called Cherry lips plumping. It offers the fullness that fillers can achieve but in a painless fashion.
The treatment strives to create a balance between the upper and lower lips all the while improving the definition of the vermilion border. It uses laser energy that induces new collagen growth and fills sunken areas in the lips.
Before the treatment, our surgeon will examine your facial skin and lips to determine if you are suitable for Cherry lips plumping. They will provide more details about the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
There is no pain involved because a numbing cream is applied to the lips ahead of time. As the laser reaches the skin, patients feel a warming effect and slight punching.
The procedure is simple. Pulses of laser are delivered to the lips but they can also be provided intra-orally for deeper and more effective collagen production.
The technology is so sophisticated and advanced that it doesn’t allow for a build-up of heat; that’s why a controlled sub-second long pulse sequence is sent to the skin.
Next, to achieve improved elasticity and thickness of the skin, the two 4D lasers have to heat the surface to 42-45°C and maintain that temperature for a little while. The entire process from the application of numbing cream to the laser treatment itself takes around 45 minutes.
As new collagen fibres are formed, the lips become naturally fuller. In order to get the desired results, you need to commit to 3-4 sessions spaced a month apart. Between touch-up treatments, the outcome will be visible for 6-12 months.
There is virtually no downtime after laser lip augmentation. You are free to do whatever you want and you can even apply makeup. There is no need to take time off work or postpone your favourite activities.
Being non-invasive, the treatment is suitable for all skin types, regardless of gender. Even people with sensitive skin can opt for Cherry lip plumping. Before you undergo the procedure, make sure to talk to Dr Shens about any medications or supplements you may be taking.
After the procedure, you might have minor swelling, redness, or soreness in the lips, although most patients report no side effects whatsoever. This will go away after a few hours.
Cherry lips plumping is a safe non-invasive procedure that can achieve beautiful results without surgery or fillers. The outcome is completely reversible which means you can go back to your natural lip fullness after a while.
If you are wondering whether this is the right treatment for you, you should check out “before and after” photos of other patients to see if this is the kind of change you are looking to get. Dr Shens can also help you decide on a suitable aesthetic procedure.