Korean Lips – What are they?

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Have you ever found yourself in awe of your favourite K-Pop artist’s perfect pout? Well, you wouldn’t be the only one, in fact, Korean lips are the newest craze sweeping the globe. 

What are Korean Lips?

When it comes to skincare, Koreans like so many others are highly driven by a desire to stay youthful. The Korean lip trend, or cherry lips as it is sometimes referred to is simply a technique used in clinic with lip fillers to achieve just that – a fuller, more youthful-looking appearance.  

To achieve the Korean lip look, your clinician will concentrate most of your filler within the middle portion of your lips, instead of all over. The result, is natural-looking volume, and dimension to the lips.

However, here at Ness Aesthetics, to ensure you are getting the best result from your lip fillers, we will consider your desires and analyse the dimensions of your face and lips ahead of injecting. This allows us to determine how much filler to use, and the shape that would be most flattering for your face. 

What Kind of Filler is used?

This is determined by your overall goal, but generally speaking for lip fillers we would use a Hyaluronic based filler

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance responsible for giving your skin its elasticity and volume. When used within dermal fillers, it can add dimension and volume to specific areas in the face, with long-lasting results.  

For more natural lip fillers, we may use a dermal filler that has a thinner consistency, for example, Juvéderm Volbella. For more noticeable volume, we might choose something a little thicker, such as Restylane Silk. 

Of course, the filler we choose we choose will depend largely on what you want to achieve. We recommend going for a more natural look and adding additional volume from there for a more natural, plump, and youthful look. 

What are the side effects of Korean Lips?

The side effects for Korean lips are largely the same as standard lip fillers.  For the first couple of days after treatment, you can expect some temporary, mild swelling or bruising around your lips which should settle down on its own. 

However, there are a couple of additional measures you could take to help your lips heal and avoid any possible complications. 

• Avoid using any make-up or skincare around your lips for at least 24 hours, unless instructed otherwise by your clinician. You should also avoid touching the area as much as possible. 

• Take paracetamol to ease any discomfort and swelling you might have following your treatment

• Avoid heavy exercise or doing any strenuous activity for around 48 hours. You should also avoid extreme temperatures, including direct sunlight and saunas. 

• Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated and help your lips to heal. You should also avoid alcohol for around 24 hours. 

 Any side effects should settle down by themselves within a few days, but if you have any concerns, you should contact your aesthetician. 

The effects of Korean lips should last the same amount of time as standard lip fillers, and results will start to wear off between 6 months – 1 year when you can return for retreatment if you wish. 

For more information on Korean lips, or to book a consultation contact us at Ness Aesthetics today.

Korean Lips – What are they?