Lip Rejuvenation – Dermal Fillers

Lip Rejuvenation – Dermal Fillers

Want natural looking lips with just the right volume, defined borders, silky contours and sides that smile? The use of dermal fillers in and around the lips can give patients totally kissable lips with little downtime. Fillers can reshape lips, as well as soften smoker’s lines and sun damage. Our experienced injectors can help you get the lips to love.


  • Dermal fillers last between 3-6 months depending on the type of filler chosen by your injector.
  • Lip filling is an art form and consists of a fine balance between top and bottom lip, volume and definition.
  • Our injectors ensure that the treatment is comfortable and well tolerated through the use of distraction techniques and pain relief options.
  • For many cosmetic clients muscle relaxants and lip fillers are the starting point to look and feeling good.

If your lips lack volume, definition and youth; dermal fillers can help shape your lips for the ‘kissable’ look.  Namely the perfect proportion between the upper and lower lip.

Lip filling at Westside Dermatology is a 7 step procedure:

  1. Perfect proportion and symmetry
  2. Volume and the plump pout (not the trout pout)
  3. Defined borders
  4. Sides that smile
  5. Smooth contours
  6. Prominent philtrum (the area that connects the nose to the upper lip)
  7. Cute Cupid – defined V or Cupids bow…

Getting it right is essential – lips do not look good overfilled, nor under filled. Remember the most important fact; you want lips to look natural for your age.

Following lip augmentation with dermal filler, it is expected that you may experience some swelling and bruising for 24-48 hours. In some cases swelling may last up to 6 days. Dermal fillers in the lip area have the longest ‘downtime’ or swelling compared to fillers on the cheeks, under the eyes and acne scars.

Refraining from alcohol and exercise will speed up your recovery process.

It depends on what type of filler that is chosen. The most common dermal filler used for lips will last anywhere from 4-6 months. Westside Dermatology unfortunately do not offer permanent lip filler due to the higher incidence of unwanted side effects.

No, Westside Dermatology injectors ensure that your procedure is as comfortable as possible. There are several pain relief options that can be used; topical anaesthetic cream, local anaesthetic injections as well as combine distraction techniques to assist.

Westside Dermatology ensures top line dermal fillers are always used therefore contains local anaesthetic which numbs during the injection process, further ensuring a comfortable treatment.  During your initial consultation you should discuss your pain tolerance with your injector.

Experience and specialist training sets us apart. Krys Luszczek (Registered Nurse), Dr Davin Lim and Dr Shobhan Manoharan have over 25 years of dermal filling experience between them. Krys was one of Queensland’s first non-surgical cosmetic nurses and has been working in the cosmetic industry since the introduction of cosmetic injections.  Whilst Dr Davin Lim is a specialist aesthetic dermatologist who performs dermal fillers in complicated areas, such as around the eyes, cheeks, as well as acne scarring.

Our specialist training enables us to sort out rare complications should they arise (please know that complications following fillers are rare, but if they do occur, they do require specialist management and intervention).

Yes! Dermal fillers can be used to help replace volume loss around the cheek area, chin, eyes and mouth. In fact most of the dermal fillers used are to treat fat loss from these areas. Depending on your age, we will select a filler that matches your needs.

Dr Davin Lim discusses the importance of facial harmony and cosmetics in more detail in the treatment of texture, tone and volume.

We believe that Krys Luszczek does.  She has over two decades of experience in facial cosmetic nursing. In the last 15 years Krys has focused on non-surgical procedures using dermal fillers and muscle relaxants. With all this expertise she has found her niche as a highly trained nurse injector specialising in lips. Whether you want volume, a better defined border, or that cupid’s bow, Krys can give you the result you want.

For a free consultation to discuss if lip filling is for you, call Westside Dermatology on (07) 3871 34 37 to book an appointment with Krys Luszczek.

Please contact us for pricing. A free consultation with Krys Lusczek will ensure the correct quote is advised.

Krys Luszcek
Specialist Aesthetic Nurse
Westside Dermatology

Lip filling is an art form – this means giving someone the correct volume for their age. What I look for is a perfect proportion of upper and lower volume, defined edges, corners that are upturned, smoothing the surroundings, building ridges and defining the ‘V’. Each lip is different, and finding the perfect balance for every client is the challenge.