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Smile confidently with lip filler treatment in Oakleigh

Our experienced Oakleigh dentists see patients seeking lip filler or dermal filler treatment. Some of these patients have specific concerns about lines or folds on their skin surrounding their lips, and the lips themselves. Some patients have also noticed their lips looking deflated in size, or having an asymmetrical appearance. We help patients to restore confidence in their smiles by treating the skin of the lips and the surrounding facial skin.

Lip filler procedure

In mid-2021, Dr Ronak (Ron) Patel completed extra training in the use of dermal fillers specific to lips. Patients love his thorough and caring approach in all aspects of dentistry, including orofacial care. When you’re a patient receiving lip filler treatment at our Oakleigh dental clinic, you can expect the following:

  1. An initial assessment appointment where Dr Ron considers a global approach to treatment. He may include the skin surrounding your mouth as part of the overall outcome of having a more confident smile. Dr Ron will look at not just the skin of the lips and the immediate mouth area, but he will also examine other areas of your face to determine if treatment away from the lips will enhance their overall appearance.
  2. The actual appointment, undertaking in comfort and convenience at our centrally-located Oakleigh dental clinic. The treatment will take less than 30 minutes and involves a small injection of approximately 1 mL of dermal filler to the required area. The active ingredient in the dermal filler is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound within our own bodies. It’s a prime component of the skin’s structure and has active properties in promoting skin healing.
  3. After-care instructions to monitor and minimise any post-injection bruising or swelling.
  4. A repeat appointment in approximately six months to maintain appearance.

Outcomes of lip filler treatment

When you smile, your face becomes animated with full movement of the lip and cheek muscles and skin around your eyes. Injectable treatment allows these muscles to move optimally and allow a full and confident smile.

For whatever reason, when you come to our Oakleigh dental clinic for filler treatment, you’ve made a sensible choice. Dentists have a detailed knowledge of facial anatomy, structure and function; more so than most other health professionals. We’ve got experienced dentists and top-quality products to help you love your smile again.