HEART LIPSâ„˘ IN READING WITH RESTYLANE BY PROFESSOR KHANNA
Lips are a multi- functional organ. As well as for eating and drinking, we use them to communicate our emotions, both verbally and non-verbally, from a very young age.
Professor Bob Khanna introduces his new design for lip augmentation using Restylane with lidocaine
The rich supply of nerve endings in the lips also enables them to serve as a tactile sensory organ and erogenous zone. The lips also have a strong influence on the aesthetic quality of the face. Along with large eyes, a small nose and delicate features, full lips are traditionally regarded as typically female facial traits and thought to be linked to high levels of oestrogen.
Indeed, research shows that higher levels of oestrogen lead to women being regarded as more feminine than their low-oestrogen counterparts.
The ageing effect on lips
As with all other areas of the face, the lips are not immune to the effect of ageing. Fine rhytides appear in the upper lip, creating a smudged appearance between the lip edge and the surrounding skin. The philtrum and Cupid’s bow lose definition and the lips become inverted. Options for aesthetic enhancement include augmenting the philtrum, increasing lip height, re-shaping the Cupid’s bow and improving the lip contours, all of which can be achieved with dermal filler.
However, dissatisfaction with lip shape or size is not necessarily associated with ageing. In my practice, I increasingly see younger women looking to enhance their appearance with lip augmentation.
One of the biggest problems with lip treatments today is that they have the potential to make lips look unnatural. We’ve all seen the ‘trout pout’ and the over-augmented ‘rubber tyre’ look. A good treatment should always ensure that the lips are in harmony, balance and proportion with the overall size and shape of the face.
DESIGNER LIPS FROM READING
Heart Lipsâ„˘ - a new designer treatment with Restylane
In developing this new design and technique, my inspiration came from looking at women who were naturally very beautiful. I noticed that many of these women had a particular facial feature in common â€“ a discernible cleft in the mid-line of the lower and sometimes even upper lip that results in a twin lobe shape.
This means that their lips are naturally heart-shaped. Using Restylane, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, I have developed a technique that recreates that natural, heart shaped appearance. Heart Shaped Lipsâ„˘ is not an appropriate option for all women; it is particularly suitable for younger women with a tapered oval facial shape and is aimed at women who desire a more voluptuous, more feminine, yet beautifully natural look
Heart Lipsâ„˘ is not a treatment for every woman; it is the finishing touch for the woman who really cares about how she looks.
Heart Lipsâ„˘ is inspired by nature and emulates the heart-shaped lips seen in some of the world’s most beautiful women.
"Professor Bob Khanna introduces his new design for lip augmentation using Restylane with lidocaine"