Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are a popular treatment option that uses dermal fillers to enhance the shape of the lips. This non-surgical treatment restores volume to create a fuller and more youthful shape. People may seek lip fillers to increase the size of naturally small lips or to restore lost volume and lines due to aging. Whether you are seeking a full “pouting” look or a subtle enhancement, lip injections can be a great way to improve facial harmony, symmetry, and overall youthfulness.

There are many reasons for thinning lips, usually related to the natural ageing process and genetics. Thinning lips can also be caused by lifestyle factors such as sun damage and smoking. Dermal lip fillers reverse these effects by restoring volume to the area, which in many cases leads to a more youthful appearance and a better sense of confidence.

Dr Sean Arendse and his team at Flawless Rejuvenation take a personalised approach to cosmetic injectables treatment plans. At our Melbourne clinic, we customise treatments around each patient’s needs, natural facial features, and desired results. If you desire fuller, smoother, or more rounded-looking lips, this procedure could be right for you.

Each Session

30 minutes

Down Time

1 day

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At Flawless Rejuvenation, we offer a personalised, patient-focused treatment approach. Explore your lip rejuvenation options with an obligation-free consultation, valued at $50, which is fully redeemable if you proceed with treatment. At your consult, we will:

  • Establish your concerns and what you hope to achieve
  • Provide customised advice from trained experts
  • Deliver a unique treatment plan, tailored to you and your body

How lip fillers work

Lip fillers are a popular non-surgical injectable treatment that changes the shape and size of the lips. The injected substance is a type of dermal filler which can also be applied to other areas of the face to create the desired enhancements. We may use different types of filler to create different effects, depending on the patient’s goals and treatment areas. For example, Dr Arendse and his team may use a thicker filler for patients who wish for a noticeable increase in volume and a thinner filler for those who want a subtler change. You can discuss the types of lip fillers before your treatment to ensure your treatment plan suits you and your preferences.

Dermal lip fillers are made from hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance found naturally in the human body. HA plays an important role in your skin’s connective tissue, helping your skin retain moisture and acting as a lubricant for your joints. Given that the substance is found naturally in humans, your body is unlikely to have an adverse reaction. This makes it an excellent filler material, helping both women and men achieve their desired aesthetic.

The benefits

The desire to have voluminous lips is an increasing trend, with many people seeking a full, pouting look. Dermal lip fillers can achieve this, as well as produce a milder enhancement for people who wish for natural, subtle results. There are many reasons why someone may seek lip fillers. While some people wish to increase the size of naturally thin lips, others may seek the procedure to achieve a youthful look and reverse signs of aging.

The exact benefits will depend on your needs and reasons for seeking treatment. Lip injections can:

  • Increase the size of lips that are naturally small
  • Restore lip volume that has been lost due to ageing
  • Improve and refine the borders of the lips
  • Address asymmetries
  • Improve lip hydration and firmness
  • Create a more even ratio between the upper and lower lip
  • Reduce signs of ageing, such as vertical lines on the upper lip
  • Address a “disappearing” lip when you smile
  • Create an overall more even and voluminous lip shape

Additionally, one of the major benefits of lip filler is that it is not permanent. This means you can adjust or maintain the results with further treatments as your lips lose fullness or your ideals change. Dr Arendse and his team will ensure your lip augmentation treatment targets the areas you wish to address, administering the right amount of filler to achieve your desired look.

Ideal candidates for lip fillers

Although lip fillers are a great treatment for many people, it may not be the best option for everyone. It is important to speak to a professional who will speak to you about your health and goals and decide if you are a good candidate. A good candidate for cosmetic injections are generally:

  • Over 18 years old
  • Have realistic goals and expectations
  • In good physical health

Therefore, if you are healthy, and wish to improve or enhance your lip shape, this could be the right option for you. The procedure may also not be suitable for people who take certain blood-thinning medications. This means we may advise you to stop taking these medications before treatment in order to avoid risks.

When planning your injectable treatment, it is also important to consider your own natural features, since what works for one patient may not have the same effect on another. During your consultation, we will discuss an approach to treatment that will best serve your facial anatomy and goals. Dr Arendse and his team will work with you to design a treatment plan that suits your needs and complements your features.

Lip filler cost in Melbourne

Before undergoing any treatment, it is important to understand the costs involved. The cost of injectable lip filler can vary depending on your specific requirements and treatment plan. This is because different patients may require a different amount or type of filler, which may impact the total cost. We will be able to discuss your specific needs during your consultation.

When discussing the cost of your lip augmentation procedure, we will need to think about factors such as:

  • Your treatment fee
  • The type of filler
  • The amount of filler
  • Which areas you wish to target

If you wish to know more about procedure costs, we will be happy to speak with you about your requirements. After your consultation, we will be able to provide a more accurate estimate based on your specific needs and preferences.


Before your procedure, we will need to have a one-on-one discussion with you to establish the details of your treatment. During this meeting, Dr Arendse or a member of his team will ask you about any past procedures, any medications you are taking, and your general medical history. This will help us ensure that we can meet your health needs. You will also be able to ask further questions about the treatment such as how you can prepare and what to do after. Dr Arendse or a member of his team will offer personalised guidance based on your situation so that you can achieve a pleasing outcome.

Your consultation will also include discussion about your personal goals and preferences. Whether you are seeking to reduce signs of aging, increase thin lips, or create a dramatic change, you should express your wants to your injector. Once wehave a clear idea of what you hope to achieve from lip fillers, we can estimate how much filler you will require to achieve the results you want. We will also be able to offer more details about how long the procedure will take and how much it may cost.

You should also discuss how long your lip filler will last and whether you desire to maintain your results with further treatments.

What to expect

On the day of your treatment, Dr Arendse or a member will administer an anaesthetic. Since lip fillers do not target a large area, most patients only require a topical or injectable numbing to have a comfortable and painless experience. Once applied, your lips will become numb after about 15 to 30 minutes.

After this, Dr Arendse or a member of his team will use a thin needle to carefully administer the dermal filler into your lips. They will target specific areas, including the edges of your lips and cupid’s bow to create a result that looks natural. The exact location and amount of filler will depend on your treatment plan and what kind of change you are seeking. The more dramatic you wish your results to be, the more filler your injector will inject in order to produce your desired outcome. The needle does not go more than 2.5 millimetres beneath the skin’s surface.

You may feel a slight pricking sensation, but due to the numbing, most patients find the process comfortable. The whole procedure can take 30 minutes, or longer, depending on your exact procedure. Your results should last at least six months but usually 12 months or longer.

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Things to consider

After your treatment, your lips will have some swelling. This means that they may appear larger than you wanted or expected. However, you should keep in mind that the swelling will go down after approximately 24 hours, and only after this happens will you see the final results. As well as this, you may have some mild bruising after your procedure.

Although the procedure for lip fillers should not interfere with your daily routines, it is a good idea not to schedule major social events after your treatment. This is because it will take some time for the side effects to wear off and for your lips to settle into their new shape. Making sure you have a window of time to recover before major events will help you to look and feel your best. There are certain things you can do after treatment to ensure your lips heal properly, which we will explain before you go home.


After your procedure, your lips may feel different due to the filler. You will also likely have some mild side effects, such as swelling and bruising, and your lips may be more sensitive than usual. These symptoms are normal after a dermal filler procedure and will fade gradually as your treatment area heals. You can help reduce the swelling by applying a cold compress to the skin. However, make sure to avoid putting too much pressure on the area.

You will be able to go home on the day of your treatment, and Dr Arendse or his team member will give you certain aftercare guidelines to follow. These will aid your recovery and help your lips heal and settle into their new shape. Generally, instructions can include:

  • Do not exercise for the first 24 hours
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol immediately after the procedure
  • Refrain from using lipsticks until the area has healed
  • Avoid activities that increase blood flow to the face, such as facials and massage
  • Avoid saunas and spas for a few weeks
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet
  • Contact the clinic if you notice any healing problems

By following these instructions, as well as any others given by your clinician, most patients have a smooth recovery. You can resume all of your normal activities, with no interruption to your routines and work schedule. If you have any mild pain, you can treat this with paracetamol, as advised by Dr Arendse and his team. However, patients should avoid aspirin, as this can increase risks. When in doubt, always refer to the personalised instructions given by your physician.

Risks and complications

This treatment is considered low-risk compared to other invasive procedures. However, every procedure comes with some amount of risk, and it’s important to be aware of these before you go ahead with getting lip fillers. Mild side effects like swelling and bruising are common and usually not anything to be worried about. With this in mind, severe but rare side effects can include:

  • Infection
  • Lasting pain and swelling
  • Inflammatory reactions
  • Unwanted results
  • Asymmetry
  • Migration of the filler
  • Damage to blood vessels

Avoid risks by adhering to your aftercare guidelines.

How to choose the best lip filler clinic in Melbourne

The lips are a sensitive area of the face. As a result, when thinking about getting lip fillers, it is important to consider who is performing the treatment and whether they are qualified. Finding an experienced clinician to perform your dermal filler treatment is important in order to avoid risks and attain a satisfying outcome. At Flawless Rejuvenation in Melbourne, highly trained physician Dr Arendse and his team of experienced professionals provide quality and personalised patient care. We will speak to you about your aesthetic concerns and goals, developing a treatment plan that suits your aims. Inquire about lip fillers at Flawless Rejuvenation to find out if this treatment is suitable for you.


How do I know if lip fillers are right for me?

Both men and women who are over 18 and physically healthy are suitable for treatment. If you are self-conscious about thin, drawn, or uneven lips, you may be a good candidate. Speaking to a professional about your desires for lip enhancement will help clarify if this is the right treatment path for you.

Are lip fillers permanent?

Lip fillers do not last forever. The most common type of lip filler is made from hyaluronic acid (HA), which your body will eventually absorb. This means that, over time, you can adjust your lip appearance to suit your current age and preferences.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your results, we are able to dissolve the fillers with another injection. HA fillers can last from several months to a year, and sometimes longer depending on the patient.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a substance that has many benefits when applied to the skin. It is found naturally in humans and animals, which means it can be naturally and safely absorbed by the body. HA draws water to the skin, keeping it moist and hydrated. For this reason, HA lip fillers can help keep the lips soft and moisturised.

How can I prepare for treatment?

There are several ways to help prepare your body for treatment and heal properly afterwards. Before any treatment, it is beneficial to stay healthy and maintain a good diet and exercise routine. Additionally, Dr Arendse may advise that you stop taking certain medications which may thin your blood and impact your recovery. We will advise you further during your consultation.

Will my results look natural?

Dermal filler treatments can be adjusted to suit the patient. If you wish for a subtle lip enhancement, you may benefit from a small amount of filler to achieve your desired natural look.

Will I need maintenance treatments?

Since HA lip fillers are not permanent, some people may wish to maintain their results with follow-up treatments. In such cases, repeat treatments are an option that we can factor into your treatment plan.

Before & Afters

Have a look at some of the lip fillers results we have achieved here at Flawless Rejuvenation.