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Love Your Lips

Lips are recognised as the facial feature that signify true beauty.

Our lips and our smile are often the first thing we notice about people.

Whether is fullness, definition or a natural enhancement the perfect pout can be achieved using dermal fillers.

What can be achieved?

Well that depends on what you want….so dermal fillers can:

      Add volume to the body of lips

      Contour and define the outline of the lips

      Enhance the cupids bow

    Reduce peri oral (smokers lines) on the upper lip

What you should know 

Like many aesthetic treatments, there are many myths surrounding lip enhancement which understandably can make us cautious.

The most common question I am asked in my clinic is related to the fear of ending up with a “trout pout”. The main thing to note is that dermal fillers have moved on a lot over recent years which make those dreaded outcomes a thing of the past.

Dermal fillers are safe and effective and very versatile products. They contain hyalronic acid which naturally occurs in the dermis of the skin. It is an essential part of the collagen framework in our skin which gives skin volume and plumpness. Unfortunately, as we age our skin loses HA which is a key event in the ageing process which we try to prevent using dermal fillers to add or replace volume where it has been lost.

In the past dermal fillers contain less natural products and could be much semi-permanent or permanent.

Dermal fillers containing HA last approximately 6-9 months. They gradually get broken down over time.

What to expect post lip filler treatment

Lips have an excellent blood supply so bruising is quite common. That said the blood vessels and the needle are both small so the bruise will be too.

The bruising can last approximately a week and will fade gradually with time.

Arnica is great to help reduce the bruising, as is icing the lip before and after treatment.

Lips are very sensitive so some degree of swelling is inevitable. Again, this will reduce over time and can last 1-2 weeks.

Dos and don’ts

You can massage the area post treatment. This is useful if there are any little bumps. Try not to touch the area excessively though.

Avoid saunas, steam rooms etc.

No make up for at least 8 hours. Mineral makeup is best.

Arnica tablets/ cream can help to reduce bruising.

If you have worries or questions just pick up the phone and ask your practitioner.

Lip augmentation is a really popular and effective treatment and the results speak for themselves