LipLase™ emphasises the lips, giving it a fuller, more natural appearance by using laser energy through the process of collagen regeneration. Though the results are similar to lip fillers, this is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that does not involve puncturing or cutting the skin, with minimal discomfort. A needleless option for clients who are squeamish about needles, it could be used for all skin types with no downtime.
With no foreign object introduced into the body, this procedure works on boosting your own collagen production and synthesis to progressively give you naturally pouty, plump lips.
✓ No fillers
✓ No injections
✓ No bruising
✓ No downtime
Fotona SMOOTH® modality Er:YAG produces immediate results that patients will notice. In comparison to injectable fillers, the LipLase™ treatment is non-intrusive and a noteworthy point is that patients produce their own collagen in their lips. With many carefully customised passes, the attributes of ‘ideal lips’ can be accomplished such as the volume, fullness, perfect balance between the upper and lower lips, as well as a well-defined vermilion border.
As the optical energy is transmitted in a single sub-second long pulse sequence to avoid a build-up of heat, the surface tissue will stimulate new collagen production, improving the elasticity and texture in the lips within 6-7 pulses. For deeper collagen stimulation, the treatment is also done intra-orally on the mucosal lining (on the inside) of the lips. This reaches the deeper underlying skin tissues which help with collagen production from the inside and is entirely painless.
The two 4D lasers will then comfortably heat the deeper layers of skin between 42 – 45°C. The long-lasting tightening effect can be described with neocollagenesis initiated with the expression of heat shock proteins (HSP) resulting in the generation of new collagen fibres, which further contribute to the improvement of thickness and elasticity in the facial skin by maintaining the temperature for a few minutes.
Patients may experience slight sensations of heat, the upper lips may feel a little warm with minimal pain. Numbing cream will be provided upon request.
Patients will note that their lips appear pinker and more alluring. This procedure is also quick, comfortable, and has no downtime.
Fotona LipLase™ is a non-intrusive procedure that gives the patient plumper, velvety lips with a laser as an alternative to injectables. The treatment gives you results that are more natural and softer as the collagen in your lips is encouraged and revived.
Lip fillers work with a solution being injected into your lips and the results are instantaneous as the lips immediately feel and look much plumper and fuller. However, the filler tends to break down over time and is metabolised by the body. Due to this, the results only last for up to four to six months and require maintenance sessions. Many patients rave about their results from the fillers, but find it tedious and expensive to keep up with the maintenance.
Fotona LipLase, on the other hand, takes a different route. Rather than injecting a solution into the skin, the laser is utilised to encourage and boost the natural collagen production of the body. Results after the laser treatment session are visible but they are not as pronounced as the results after a lip filler session. However, over the course of four to six months, patients will notice their lips appearing softer, lighter, and plumper.
While there are patients who love fillers and the immediate results they give, Fotona LipLase is a safer, non-invasive, natural alternative for those who would like fuller, smoother lips without the need for needles.
For most patients, results can be seen immediately after the first session. Each treatment lasts 15 minutes. For best results, we recommend 6 sessions, where the first 3 sessions are spaced 2 weeks apart, and the other 3 at an interval of one month apart as maintenance. Results can last up to 12 months.
Immediately after the treatment, the lips will appear swollen as the laser will cause some swelling. This usually resolves within a couple of hours. There will be a slight superficial peeling on the 2nd to 3rd day. After the treatment, patients will be able to resume their daily activities immediately as there is no downtime. In the aftercare, we advise using SPF 50 lip balm or skin moisturiser and no lipstick should be worn for the next 24 hours. Do not consume spicy food or extremely hot liquids for 3 days. Avoid sports activities or swimming pools and the sun after the procedure.
With more than 10 years of medical aesthetics experience and a graduate of the world-renowned University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, Dr Lee aims to draw out one’s natural beauty through the application of safe, minimally invasive and holistic procedures. He is also a key opinion leader in the realm of aesthetic technology, often travelling the world to seek out the latest and most effective treatments.