Wednesday, December 18, 2013

lip enhancement fillersChristmas is a time when many patients choose to have additional skin treatments and one of the most popular at this time of year is lip enhancement fillers.

Perhaps it’s because a kiss under the mistletoe is top of the wishlist for so many people!

Back to ancient times, the mistletoe has long been considered a sacred, magical and aphrodisiac plant with powers to cure illness and ensure fertility. This gave rise to our custom of kissing under the mistletoe at Christmas – a tradition that can be traced back across several cultures. The Greeks use it at festivals and marital ceremonies; while Anglo-Saxons started the custom of removing a berry for each kiss after which time there could be no more smooching!

Nowadays mistletoe is a popular decoration for homes and Christmas parties, yet remains a good excuse for a kiss!

Lip Enhancement

So for those considering boosting their lips, how does it work?

Lip fillers are an injectable treatment which subtly adds volume to the lip area. They are popular with patients as young as their twenties who are looking for a boost to their lips. Yet for an older person they also have an anti-ageing effect, as the addition of lip filler smoothes out lines and creases in the lips too. They are also particularly effective at gently blending out unsightly smokers’ lines around the edges of the lips.

Sculpting the right lip shape is an art as well as a medical procedure and is best carried out by a doctor who has a real appreciation for facial balance and aesthetics.

Dr Barbara Kubicka from Clinicbe in Knightsbridge carries out hundreds of lip enhancement procedures and discusses at length what results her patients want before starting. Many are nervous about being ‘overdone’ and keen to avoid the trout pout. However, sensible use of lip fillers can create a beautiful effect that is natural and pleasing.


Dr Kubicka, MD, CIME/ICAM, MBCAM founded Clinicbe to offer a new holistic approach to skincare treatments; treating the patient as a whole in order to get the best possible results from any treatments they may have.

Private consultations include individual advice on nutrition and lifestyle to help tackle skincare issues from within and compliment professional treatments.

Popular options include wrinkle-relaxing injections and facial fillers as well as mesotherapy and dermaroller; though the clinic also offer new technology such as i-lipo and IPL.

For further information or to arrange a confidential consultation, please contact us on 0207 125 0521 or email