Lips are one of the most important features of the face and so it is important to have them looking their very best. The volume, shape and definition of your lip can affect our confidence. Dermal fillers can be used to define, volumise and hydrate your lips and also improve the area around the mouth with immediate results.
We use the principles of the golden ratio so that you achieve symmetrical and balanced lips.
To achieve the best possible results, it is important that you are treated by a medial practitioner who has detailed knowledge of facial anatomy and experience with injecting fillers. It is also important that the best quality products are used and that the treatment is carried out in a clinical environment with strict protocol.
Why have lip fillers?
- Thin lips – lips look thin and don’t look as full as you would like.
- Flat shaped lips – the shape of the lips is not defined with a poorly defined cupids bow.
- Poor lip border – the border of the lips (known as the vermillion border) is poorly defined.
- Flatness between the upper lip and nose – the ridge between the upper lip and nose (known as the philtrum) is poorly defined.
- Drooping corners of the mouth – down-turned corners of the mouth.
- Dry lips – the lips feel constantly dry.
What fillers are used?
We use Juvederm Vycross fillers which are the most advanced premium hyaluronic acid fillers available. Juvederm is the top filler in USA and is also FDA approved which means it is safe and effective. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the body which hydrates skin and lubricates joints. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance, an allergy test is not needed. The fillers are reversible and will gradually break down over time.
What does the procedure involve?
Before undergoing any treatment, you will be invited to attend for a consultation. During the consultation, we will check that you are suitable for treatment and develop a bespoke treatment plan so that you achieve the best results.
Is the treatment painful?
The lips are a sensitive area on the face. In order to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, the lips are numbed with a local anaesthetic cream 15-20 minutes before treatment. The filler also has a local anaesthetic so the procedure is relatively comfortable.
Will there be swelling after treatment?
The lips can become swollen and bruised for a few days after treatment. This can be reduced by regularly applying a cold compress to the lips and also by taking Arnica tablets.
If the lips are excessively swollen, we will see you in the clinic urgently.
How long before I can wear makeup?
No makeup or product should be applied for at least 12 hours following treatment. This is in order to prevent the prevent the risk of infection.
Will the results look natural?
We aim to deliver natural looking results which is in proportion to your features and does not make you look over treated.
How long do results last?
Juvederm Vycross fillers last for about 12 months but this can depend upon several factors. This includes, the volume of filler injected, and life-style factors such as sunlight and smoking which affects how quickly the body breaks down the filler. When the results fade, the treatment can be repeated.
What happens if the lips are not big enough?
If you are unhappy with the size of your lips, we can re-assess 2 weeks after treatment. We aim to give you beautiful balanced natural looking results. If you require more filler, this can be administered.
What if I don’t like the results?
It is important to remember that there will be some swelling and bruising after treatment and it can take up to 2 weeks for this to settle down. It is important to wait until the swelling and bruising has settled down. Alterations can be made to the filler. The filler can also be dissolved with another injection if necessary.