Dermal Fillers are used to plump up the lip by adding volume and replacing lost tissue due to the natural ageing process for lip enhancement. Restylane (Medicis) and Juvederm (Allergan) are sterile gels consisting of non-animal, cross-linked, hyaluronic acid (HA) and have the best safety profile of all the fillers currently on the market. Effects may last up to a year.
Prices from £295/per syringe
- Add volume to thin lips
- Create a pronounced cupids bow
- Define the lip border to stop lipstick bleeding
- Balance uneven lips
- Reduce fine “smokers” lines
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal filler injection is considered the most advanced and effective solution for harnessing signs of ageing and enhancing lip appearance. It is administered directly to the area of concern, allowing the lip to immediately plump, producing a natural, dewy glow. Most modern non-permanent fillers are made of stabilized hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body. This helps hydrate and add volume to your lip.
Is this the right anti-wrinkle treatment for me?
Generally the main discomfort felt is the sensation of the needle, which is transient.
Am I a suitable candidate?
There is no known risk to those who are pregnant or breast feeding, but we would advise against having treatment under these circumstances.
Does it hurt?
You may feel an initial sting but only for a moment. Dermal fillers are injected using extremely fine needles. However, in order to make the procedure far less painful your advanced and experienced aesthetic practitioner may numb the area using a topical anaesthetic cream prior to commencement of treatment to minimise sensation of treatment.
The average time is around 20-30 minutes. After the treatment you will need no down time meaning can fit your injections into your daily activities – perfect for those with busy schedules and lives.
Anaesthetic: Anaesthetic cream for about 20-30 minute
What result can I expect to see?
The post-operative results are immediate and significant. Dermal fillers are low risk, with any complications being extremely rare. Recovery time is negligible and the patient can maintain their lifestyle with no downtime. Immediately after treatment there may be slight redness, swelling and an itching, pain sensation in the treated area. Do not expose treated area to intense heat such as solarium and sunbathing or extreme cold. If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that needle puncture could contribute to another eruption. However taking a course of Zovirax or Aciclovir cream prior to the day of treatment can reduce the chances of this occurring. After the initial treatment most patients choose to have followed up treatment in 6-12 months. However, you can repeat the procedure as often as you like, depending on the degree of improvement required. A top up treatment within 2-4 weeks of the initial treatment may be required to achieve optimal results. This normally requires a smaller amount of product.
How quickly do I get results?
Results are evident immediately but will continue to develop over the following 7-14 days.
Duration of results: 6-12 months