Lip fillers enhance your lips and give you more volume and definition, they reduce the appearance of fine lines, give you fuller lips and a younger appearance. Here you can find the answers to some of the most common questions about lip enhancement:
What exactly is the Lip Filler?
The lip filler we use is dermal filler, the most popular are Teosyal, which come from hyaluronic acid.
We have hyaluronic acid in our bodies already. It gives our skin the elasticity and plumpness that gives us our youthful appearance. Both fillers are produced as a gel and neither of them contain animal or human DNA which means it is one of the safest fillers on the market today.
How is it administered?
Firstly we give you an anaesthetic which is a strong numbing cream. The lip area is sensitive and we want you to feel comfortable throughout the procedure. The fillers are then injected into the appropriate areas and massaged to provide the natural look you require.
When will I see the results?
You won’t see the real results of your lip enhancement for a couple of days, as the procedure does leave the lips a little swollen, but once the swelling has reduced you will see the difference. The area should be left to heal for at least 8 hours after the injections in order to prevent infections. After this time you can use your usual creams and lipsticks, if you wish.
How long do fillers last?
It will normally last between 6-12 months. Although each person is different, some will find it doesn’t last the full 6 months. This can be caused by smoking, fast metabolism, regular exercise or kissing.
Is there any time when I shouldn’t use dermal filler for lip enhancement?
You shouldn’t use dermal fillers when you are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Although the dermal fillers we use don’t migrate through the body, there are no studies to show the effects on an unborn or feeding child. Medically it is recommended that cosmetic procedures aren’t carried out at this time.
Are there any side effects?
If you are suffering from cold sores, the treatment may give you another outbreak. However, you can use your usual medication to treat them. There will also be some sawelling which might last a couple of days. There might also be some bruising where the injection was given and it may be slightly painful or itchy. However, the discomfort should only last a few days. If you’re worried about after effects come and talk to us and we will advise you.