Dermal fillers can correct age-related perioral volume loss, augment lips that are ‘caving in’ and add definition to thinning lips. In this article, the author will review factors associated with lip aging, outline ideal lip proportions and introduce a variety of techniques to enhance lip shape. The author will aim to educate aesthetic nurses on the unique intricacies of artistic lip enhancement with hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. After reading this article, it is hoped that practitioners will be able to identify different lip patterns and distinguish different injection techniques to produce different aesthetic outcomes.

Mastering the art of lip rejuvenation: identifying patterns and techniques