Lip fillers; not just for lips!

Do you know the difference between a dermal filling and a cupid’s bow filling? Can you guess where the injection is made? The key bulking ingredient in either option is hyaluronic acid. Let us, at Stangrove Court Dental Practice, show you how we enhance your appearance using lip fillers Kent!


All major brands of fillers are based around hyaluronic acid, a compound commonly found in the tissues of all mammals. The source of the hyaluronic acid we use is bacteria that are grown in fermenters, like beer in a brewery.

After an initial discussion with us to attain your aesthetic goals, we will prepare the areas for injection by applying a local anaesthetic. This takes effect within a few minutes and then, we can begin the injecting process; the effects will be visible immediately and our practitioners may massage or move the filler under your skin, poking it gently with their thumb or forefinger. This technique is known as sculpting.

During the first few hours after we apply the filler, it will be mobile under the skin. Therefore, you have to be mindful not to apply pressure to your face since doing so could alter the position of the filler. Over the next few months, the filler will slowly be reabsorbed into your body; this means that you will need to have yours reapplied every 3 to 4 months. Usually, these top-up sessions involve significantly less filler and are much shorter than the initial one.

Lip shape and definition

Lip fillers Kent are the most common application to restructure appearance. We use them to alter lip size, but they can also be used to resolve a “gummy smile” as well as increase the prominence of the cupid’s bow or lip flick.


Facial cheeks are often enhanced using fillers, even if very subtly, as part of rejuvenation treatments. By pumping and sculpting them, many of the wrinkle sites of the face can be minimised.

Nasolabial folds

The nasolabial fold is one of the facial features that become more prominent with age; it is a crease that extends from the corners of the nostrils to the apexes at the edges of the mouth. By softening their appearance, we can immediately give these folds a rejuvenating aesthetic.

The inverse of this feature is marionette lines; they run from the corners of the mouth down to the chin and can be resolved in a similar way.

Tear trough

As the face slowly loses its elasticity over time, some features become predominant. One of these is the tear trough; this is the area of skin under the eye that is usually smooth but begins to form a noticeable trough. They are sometimes misidentified as bags, but, by applying filler under the feature, we can completely resolve this.

Temple filling

Temple filling can be an excellent option if the overall goal is related to reversing the signs of ageing. They can go a long way to minimise a gaunt appearance, which can become more predominant in later years for some people.

Chin and jaws

Applying lip fillers Kent to the chin and jaw is less about emphasizing them and more about rebalancing the overall structure of the face after making the chin and jaw less prominent and symmetrical.