The art and science of Lip Injections using the Proprietary 7×7 nonsurgical lip lift technique (NLL)
Lips are key to female sexuality and are considered the most important feature defining attractiveness and may signal mating and reproductive potential. Research shows men are drawn to a woman’s pout more than any other facial feature. Scientists found that in the ten seconds after meeting a lady for the first time, the average chap will spend more than half his time gazing at her mouth.
Lip injections distinguish the facial artists from mere injectors. It is important to know that the patients are influenced by evolving global beauty standard that has developed due to cross-cultural integration, agelessness and the filtered selfies. You should have a 7 features assessment of the lips:
- Cupid’s bow
- Philtral column
Lips have three borders that you should pay attention to them:
- The white roll is the most important aesthetic landmark of the lip
- The vermillion border (lip-skin) is sensitive to temperature, touch and pain
- The wet-dry border separates the mucous membrane from the keratinized lip
You should plan a 7 step treatment for your patients:
- Volume – university of California researchers showed the most attractive lips were 50% larger than the natural lip volume.
- Symmetry –
- Shape – cherry, seagull
- Proportion – internal, external. The most attractive lips were those with internal proportion of 1:2 which is closest to PHI ratio of 1.618.
- Structure – corners, tubercles, philtrum
- Definition – vermillion border, white roll, wet dry
- Texture – sheen, smooth
Deflation, drift, deterioration, dehydration and dentition are the 5 Ds od perioral aging. Pre-oral aging and remodeling includes increased tip-to-lip distance, loss of volume, shrinking Cupid bow height, loss of tubercle, vertical lines, indistinct vermillion border, dryness, pallor, loss of sheen, corner deflate and downturn.
For increasing safety of your lip injection you should consider:
- Small amounts
- Gentle touch
- Low pressure
- Superficial (2mm)
- Anterograde v. retrograde technique
- Cannula v. needle
- Brand selection