Dermal filler for Cupid’s bow

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

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    Many people spend hours using makeup to contour and define their facial features, only to have to do it all again the next day. With such large amounts of time being spent preparing for the day ahead, it’s no wonder more people are turning to non-surgical cosmetic enhancements to define their facial features, and also save them time each and every morning. Defining the Cupid’s Bow is one of the most common reasons people undergo dermal fillers. But, what’s involved and what can be achieved?

    What is the Cupid’s bow?

    The Cupid’s bow is the dip or indentation above the centre of the upper lip as well as the border on each side (the vermillion border). It is named for its shape, which is said to resemble the bow of the Roman god Cupid. The Cupid’s bow is a natural feature of the lips and is often accentuated by makeup and lip products. It is also a common target for cosmetic treatments, such as dermal fillers, which can be used to add volume and definition in the area.

    What can dermal filler do for your Cupid’s bow?

    Dermal fillers can be used to enhance the appearance of the Cupid’s bow. The fillers can add volume to the lips and smooth out any wrinkles or lines in the area. This can give the lips a fuller, more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers can also be used to correct asymmetry in the Cupid’s bow and to redefine the shape of the lips. The specific effects of dermal fillers on the Cupid’s bow will depend on the individual’s unique anatomy and how the treatment is performed. The most common goals of injecting dermal filler to the Cupid’s bow are to enhance the:

    • Shape of your Cupid’s bow
    • Definition
    • Size
    • Proportions
    • Symmetry
    • Projection
    • Height

    It is important to discuss your expectations and desired results with a qualified medical professional before undergoing any treatment. Here at Cosmetic Connection, we offer a comprehensive consultation to discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals in extensive detail. We also only use the highest quality products for your dermal filler treatment to ensure the best result and to maximise safety.

    What’s involved in injecting dermal fillers to the Cupid’s bow?

    Your appointment will start with a comprehensive consultation to discuss your concerns and treatment goals. We want to understand the look you are going for, and also spend time informing you regarding the most important things to know about the treatment. Treating the Cupid’s bow involves injecting dermal fillers to add volume and shape. The treatment typically takes about 10-20 minutes, depending on the extent and complexity of the treatment.

    Before the treatment, the practitioner will numb the area around the Cupid’s bow to minimise any discomfort. Numbing cream or gel is most commonly used, but local anaesthetic injections are another option available. Once numb, using a fine needle, they will carefully inject the filler into specific areas of the Cupid’s bow. The provider may also massage the area to distribute the filler evenly and achieve the desired shape.

    After the treatment, it is common to experience some swelling and redness around the injection site, which should resolve within a few days. It is important to follow the post-treatment instructions, which includes avoiding certain activities, such as exercise and hot environments, and applying a cold-compress to reduce swelling.

    The result will generally need maintenance every 6-24 months, depending on the type of filler used and your metabolism.

    If you are interested in enhancing your Cupid’s bow or any of our other dermal filler treatments, you can check out our dedicated dermal filler treatment page or get in touch with any questions you may have.

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