Table of Contents
What Are Lip Fillers?
A lip filler or lip augmentation is most commonly a procedure using a gel-like filler. There are a number of different type of filler that can be injected into your lips and around the mouth. Nowadays, lip filler injections are typically made up of hyaluronic acid that fills wrinkles, volatising soft tissue and hydrates the skin. Fillers are a safe and long-used substitute to restore the loss of volume, whilst also adding lift. They work by restoring volume and plumping your skin, so deep-set lines are smoothed. As we age, our bodies stop producing elastin and collagen, which contribute to a younger look.
Lip fillers are used to add:
- Shape to your lips
- Structure to your lips
- Volume to your lips
What are the benefits of Lip Fillers?
Patients opt for lip fillers over alternative treatments for a variety of reasons, including:
The injections are non-invasive.
Quick and relatively pain-free. It entails a few injections to ensure your lips are balanced.
The recovered time is fast – almost instant. There may be a minimal tingling sensation at the injection site after the procedure.
Your consultation will begin with a friendly consultation detailing your past medical and cosmetic history.
After agreeing on a treatment plan topical aesthetic cream will be applied for 20 minutes whilst we show you previous before/after shots.
The skin is cleaned thoroughly, the procedure itself is not painful, if preferred, a custom-made proprietary vibratory pain relief device will be used, a revolutionary method to reduce the sensation of pain.
Injections take roughly 20 to 30 minutes.
Lip Fillers Advice
As with almost all cosmetic treatments, there are potential downsides. Some of these may include:
The cosmetic procedure will likely require repeating in due course, there is a possibility that lips can become slightly uneven if carried out by a less skilled practitioner, there is a risk of an allergic reaction to the filler, therefore a full and thorough consultation is required beforehand to assess suitability.
Should you have any follow-up questions, our experts are on hand to assist you. All of the potential side-effects associated with lip fillers will be discussed at your appointment.
Lip Filler Overview
PROCEDURE TIME: 30 minutes
TREATMENT PRICE: From? depending on your chosen practitioner
NUMBER OF SESSIONS: 1 treatment
DOWNTIME: No downtime, slight swelling and possible bruising
BACK TO WORK: Same day
DURATION OF RESULTS: Approximately 6 to 9 months
Timeframe for results:
You are likely to see results immediately. There may be slight swelling or tenderness for up to 3 days