Restore volume and fullness to Lips and Face
Lip fillers are used to bring a more youthful appearance by restoring volume or fullness to the lips. They work by reducing or eliminating lines, wrinkles and folds in the skin and the effects are seen immediately after treatment.
Skin ages naturally, and external factors such as smoking, sun damage or a poor diet can excellerate loss of collagen, fat and other natural moisturising substances from our skin, that keeps us looking younger and skin feeling firmer. The skin, therefore, starts to become thinner and we start to see lines, wrinkles and folds developing.
Lip fillers are therefore used to restore the lost volume by plumping out these lines, wrinkles and folds.
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Lips Fillers are used to treat
- To correct or enhance facial contours, cheeks, temples, jawline, nose, chin
- To define, correct or enhance lips
- To soften and correct facial wrinkles or folds
- To restore lost volume in hands to reduce the appearance of veins and tendons
- To improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin
Summary Of Your Treatment
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Most frequent questions and answers
Lip Filler is an Hyaluronic acid that is naturally occurring sugar chain molecule found in skin and soft tissues throughout the body. It attracts and binds water in the skin, providing volume and hydration, but also ‘cushioning’ and supporting collagen and elastin fibres.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a clear sterile gel in a syringe for injection into the skin providing instant correction.
Most leading brands contain a local anaesthetic and we will apply topical anaesthetic cream, or ice prior to treatment to numb the skin. Treatment need not be painful. For lip treatments, the area will be numbed with an injection similar to a dental anaesthesia.
There are many lip filler products available. The length of time that the fillers last depends on the individual, the type used, but on average you would expect the results to last around 6-12 months.
Lip fillers are safe, but not risk free. Please raise any concerns you may have at the consultation
Lip fillers are suitable for most people, but there are certain medications and conditions that precludes its use.
A detailed medical history will be taken to ensure that you have no conditions that might increase the risk of unwanted side effects. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you are advised to delay treatment until the baby is born or you have stopped breastfeeding, simply as a precaution.
All make-up will need to be removed prior to treatment, so please ensure you arrive ‘fresh-faced’, if possible. Alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen and a range of supplements including Vitamin C and E, Gingko Biloba, fish oils and St Johns Wort may all contribute to bruising and are best avoided 24 hours before treatment.
Treatment cannot be administered if there is an active skin infection, including acne or cold sores or if you are unwell including colds, coughs, sore throats, etc. Please contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medications prior to attending.
Most people are able to continue with normal activities with immediate improvements in their appearance. Some will have some redness, pin prick mark, possibly swelling, particularly in the lips. Any swelling and bruising may be more apparent the next day.
Make-up should not be worn for 12 hours.
You are advised to avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, sun bathing and extremes of heat or cold for 14 days post treatment. These activities have been found to increase and prolong swelling.
Swelling may worsen in the first 24 hours, and then should settle within the first few days. Cold packs can be particularly helpful to reduce swelling. As a consequence of the swelling, the product may feel lumpy or harder and you may notice some asymmetry. The final result may be judged at 2 weeks.
Bruising may take a few days to appear, Arnica cream can be helpful in the clearing the bruising. It is advisable to avoid aspirin and alcohol for 12-48 hours after treatment. Tenderness should settle as the swelling goes down.
Athletes should be aware some ingredients in the product may show a positive in ‘anti-dope’ tests
Please contact the clinic if redness, tenderness, itching or swelling worsens after 3 days, rather than settling.