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The Great Lip Technique Rip Off

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by Dr Tim Pearce MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP

Clinical Director, Founder of SkinViva & SkinViva Training

Dr Tim Pearce Facial Anatomy

If you are starting out in aesthetics it’s essential to provide lip restoration and augmentation for your clients.

This treatment is both an entry point for many younger clients and a common request for older clients hoping to restore themselves.

The effect of lip augmentation is fascinating from an aesthetic and a psychological point of view.

In my experience with a good consultation, you will find lips come up even in older people as a key desire – but they are of course terrified of overtreatment.

Lips are not just another part of the face that can be restored – they are a visible secondary sexual characteristic.   They can actually change in colour and fullness during ovulation, increasing in contrast to the skin and playing a key role in beauty, sexual attractiveness and youth.

This is why the lips have a special place in aesthetics- one of the easiest and most effective ways to increase the beauty and create a positive aura in someone of almost any age is to increase or restore the dominance of their lips.

But what makes a beautiful lip?

The beauty of lips is much more interesting than just size. Factors that control beauty include:

  • Contrast
  • Definition
  • Proportion
  • Geometry
  • Volume
  • Detail

lip harmony

And this is where the great technique rip off becomes clear to me. I have now numerous times sat with frustrated clinicians asking for more techniques to add to their repertoire. In search of some perfect solution they can roll out to all their patients.

Don’t be fooled.

Lip Tenting, 4mm, 4 Entry, lip pop, and any of the others are not a solution. It’s a bit like selling people different types of bricks and then watching them frustratedly trying to build a beautiful home with no plans.

The secret is not in the technique – the secret is in your vision for the shape of the lips you want to create.

From this point you can select or iterate on whatever techniques you have to edge you close to the aesthetic goal.   But it all starts with the vision you want to create.  Stop looking for the answer in the needle – it’s like an artist focusing on the type of pencils he has – we all know a great artist can create with almost any material.

That’s why our lip course starts with the outcomes you are trying to achieve and then pulls together the right technique to achieve each outcome.

Each injection forms part of a tool kind that will achieve one of the key aesthetic outcomes:

  1. Volume
  2. Proportion
  3. Detail
  4. Geometry
  5. Projection
  6. Restoration

This is the idea our course is based upon:

Aesthetic Vision → Right Technique → Great Outcome

This idea is a con:

Technique → Outcome

by Dr Tim Pearce MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP

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Dr Tim Pearce MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP

Clinical Director, Founder of SkinViva & SkinViva Training

Dr Tim Pearce is a fully-qualified and experienced doctor specialising in non-surgical aesthetic rejuvenation. He has extensive experience in cosmetic medicine and has performed thousands of treatments, as well as training many delegates who have gone on to establish their own careers in the aesthetics business.

Dr Pearce’s expertise in BOTOX®, dermal fillers such as Juvederm ULTRA, Radiesse, Teosyal, Restylane, Beletero and skin resurfacing treatments has garnered him a loyal UK client base. He is now a well-known leader in the medical aesthetics training industry.

Lip Enhancement Training

For medically qualified aestheticians who are serious about offering high quality lip treatments, SkinViva Training Academy offers a number of options to learn more about this popular treatment.

Our group courses combine essential theoretical learning with demonstrations and practice, supervised by our team of experienced Aesthetic Doctor & Dentist Trainers. You’ll learn required consultation and treatment techniques for lip enhancement, lip revitalisation and lip augmentation procedures. We also offer eLearning course to provide practitioners with ongoing reference and additional support.

Lip & Cheek Enhancement

Group Course from £1,095

Our most popular training course for lips combines combines lip enhancement training with cheek enhancement, equipping delegates to deliver beautiful facial procedures which are both aesthetic and anti-ageing. The course includes theory as well as demonstrations and practice on live models.

Lip Enhancement Masterclass

Small group - 1-to-1 or 2-to-1 delivery

A more intensive course for one or two delegates, allowing individualised tuition and supervision and including practice on live models. Courses are tailor made and quoted according to your requirements.

Lip Masters eLearning

Video and online tuition - £595

The course has been constructed to help delegates to build a mental model that will leave them feeling confident and expert in lip injecting techniques. This does not replace the need for practical face-to-face training but adds additional support and resource for those embarking on lip treatments.

BOTOX and Fillers Training Manchester

SkinViva Training Academy offers a comprehensive range of aesthetic treatment training courses for medical professionals such as suitably qualified and registered medical professionals who wish to learn and build on their skills in delivering these procedures. For more information, please feel to browse our latest availability.

SkinViva Training Academy was established by Dr Tim Pearce MBChB BSc (Hons) MRCGP in 2013 after he set up SkinViva in 2008 – an aesthetic treatment business which now covers the North West of England.

For further information, to discuss which course is right for you, to enquire about availability or to book a training course please call 0161 850 2491, or email

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