Give yourself the gift of beautiful lips with these minimally-invasive beauty treatments
Our lips are one of the most sensitive body parts. While the rest of our body is protected with multiple layers of skin, our lips just have three to five cellular layers, making them especially prone to pigmentation and dryness. Environmental factors—along with genetics like melanin—determine the colour of your lips. UV rays and pollution impair collagen production in the lips and often wrinkles them. A quick everyday hack to minimise sun damage is to use a lip balm with SPF when you step outside. If you have darkened, dry, or aged lips, or you desire a fuller pout, below are some cosmetic treatments to consider. These treatments will give you perfect kissable lips this Valentine’s Day.
In this procedure, dermatologists exfoliate chapped lips and disinfect them. After this, they liberally apply a colour of your choice on your lips and inject them with specialised nanoneedles. This whole process takes less than an hour and its impact stays for 40 to 60 days. You need a recovery period of only two to three days to overcome any post-treatment effects. Another bonus? With lip tinting, you don’t have to worry about lipstick touch-ups. A lip tint treatment will add colour to your lips as well as your Valentine’s Day. With ISAAC Luxe’s Lush Lips treatment, you can get a semi-permanent lip colour without any side effects like swelling. Unlike other lip tinting procedures, this one needs no downtime.
Lip tattoos, like the name suggests, are a cosmetic tattooing procedure in which your lips get injected with colour through needles. This is a semi-permanent method of lip colouring. You may experience minor swelling immediately after the procedure but it can be minimised with the help of a cold compress. Your lips will fully heal within a week and meanwhile, you can use petroleum jelly to soothe them. Lip tattoos typically last for six months. This Valentine’s Day, try lip tattooing to add a natural, youthful pink hue to your lips.
Thanks to the much-popular ‘Instagram face’, lip fillers have seen an increase by many folds. Derma fillers add lustre and moisture to parched lips. They also rectify minor asymmetry in your lips by plumping them. You can see visible results immediately after the filler injections and its effect lasts for three to six months.
Hyaluronic acid-based lip fillers were approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2006 and have since been used to reverse the effects of ageing on lips. A clinical and histological study found that “cross-linked hyaluronic acid represents a safe and effective tool for lip augmentation”. At ISAAC Luxe, professional aestheticians use Juvederm, a premium quality filler made of hyaluronic acid gel. This infuses your lips with the right amount of hydration and volume. It is suggested that a week before getting lip fillers you should avoid taking aspirin, vitamin E, and fish oil as these ingredients have blood-thinning properties and they can aggravate bruising after the injections.
Lip Peels use AHAs like glycolic acid and lactic acid formulations to gently peel the flakey layer of dead lip skin. They then stimulate the growth of new cells that give you baby smooth lips, which is the perfect way to make you Valentine’s Day ready. Those who have high sensitivity to active ingredients can use milder AHAs like mandelic acid. This acid is recommended for first-time users.
A lip laser treatment is a highly-effective and prompt method of lip lightening. The ablative laser technology breaks the melanin in your lips and reduces excess pigmentation. Depending on the severity of the pigmentation, the number of sessions and the intensity of the laser is decided. Laser treatment does not give immediate results and it takes a week before you notice the full difference. This Valentine’s Day gift yourself a lip laser session as an act of self-love.