A perfectly proportioned pout has never been more desirable than it is right now. But as much as we’d all like one, the perennial challenge is to avoid looking ‘done.’ Pillow lips may be suitable for a Hollywood starlet but they’re hardly the alteration that the rest of us aspire to. At the moment in the UK there is one doctor quickly emerging as the Queen of Lips – buzzed about by everyone from the yummy mummy Knightsbridge set, to socialites and celebrity VIPS – Dr Barbara Kubicka is the UK’s most trusted Lip Expert. Billing her clinic in Knightsbridge as a trout-pout-free zone, she is revolutionising the way that lips are treated, basing her technique on a patient’s age and facial shape. At ClinicBe in Belgravia, subtlety and refinement are top of the list; sculpting lips is an art as well as a procedure. Dr Kubicka, has based her practice on the bespoke and holistic approach – and believes that every set of lips should be treated on a case by case basis.
“In your 20’s lip augmentation is more forgiving and generally the filler is injected right into the lip itself, but as you age, and into your 30’s you will need to lessen the amount of volume you are using if you want a look that is anywhere approaching natural. Also the filler should be distributed in a slightly different way. This means less volume into the lips themselves and more around to enable compensation of initiated volume loss in the surrounding area, creating a frame for the lips.”
And ultimately for the over 40’s amongst us, Dr Kubicka adds, “Lip fillers become increasingly popular after 40 as lips naturally thin at this stage, but it’s imperative that the filler is injected evenly into the lips but as well the lip border and areas around to treat as well lines around the mouth, which allows you to achieve a natural, beautiful look. Another concern that can be addressed at any age is lip asymmetry or shape correction, but this needs to be discussed on an individual basis. It’s possible to have beautiful lips at any age, you just need to find the right Dr who knows that each and every pair of lips deserves a bespoke approach .”
An injectable treatment which subtly adds volume to the lip area, lip fillers are popular with patients as young as their twenties who are looking to improve their pout and for older patients they have a powerful anti-ageing effect. They are also particularly effective at gently blending out unsightly smokers’ lines around the edges of the lips.
Dr Barbara Kubicka has practiced Aesthetic Medicine for a number of years, working with top companies including Harrods, Allergan, Remington and Restylane. She established “clinicbe”, her own revolutionary clinic in the heart of Knightsbridge which was conceived to offer patients and clients a broad range of health and lifestyle therapies in addition to cosmetic and medical skincare treatments. Dr Kubicka personally offers cosmetic and medical skincare treatments and is renowned for beautiful results with a delicate touch.
Dr Kubicka completed her medical qualifications at Warsaw Medical University before going on to take a two-year post-graduate course in Aesthetic Medicine at the world-renowned College de International de Medicine Esthetique in Paris. She also spent 2 years working for NHS hospitals as a trainee with Imperial College London in various fields including Breast Surgery, A&E and Endocrinology.
Building on her own reputation for excellence in Doctor-led skincare, Dr Barbara Kubicka established the ClinicBe® brand as a unique concept in integrated skin and healthcare; offering a holistic approach to professional skin treatments. ClinicBe is designed to offer a peaceful, relaxing environment equipped with the latest technology for a wide range of treatments and medical procedures. The exclusive and beautifully appointed Knightsbridge Mews clinic offers a convenient location for patients who often travel from further afield and treatment plans can even be arranged for overseas patients.