1. In a nutshell what is lip filler?
Lip filler/lip augmentation is a great, non-surgical option for patients who want to improve the appearance of their lips.
Lip filler will give your lips plumpness, fullness and can create an enhanced but natural shape to your lips.
Lip filler naturally increases the size of your lips to create a full and natural shape.
Hyaluronic acid is used in lip fillers, which is a natural substance in the human body.
2. Am I suitable for lip filler?
If you are concerned about the appearance of your lips and want to enhance their shape and volume, book a free consultation at our London clinic.
We can create fuller looking, plump and defined lips. We can reverse the signs of ageing on your lips such as; loss of volume and definition.
Patients who are not suitable for lip filler are: pregnant and breastfeeding women, patients with allergies.
3. How long will the filler last for?
The lasting effects of dermal filler does vary from patient to patient, depending on how fast each individual patient’s’ body dissolves the filler.
However, the most common time for filler to last for is between 6-12 months.
We would recommend a top up treatment every 6 months to maintain optimum results.
4. What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in the human body. It plays an important part in the transmission of nutrients as well as in the movement of joints.
Hyaluronic acid helps to maintain collagen levels, and is an excellent moisturiser for the skin.
It’s ability to keep the skin looking moisturised, create volume and boost elasticity all make hyaluronic acid an excellent anti-ageing product.
One of the greatest advantages of hyaluronic acid are their reversibility. If a patient requires for their cheek filler to be dissolved, this is easily done by injecting a substance called hyaluronidase.
Injecting hyaluronic acid can only be carried out by a trained practitioner, this is because only a trained doctor can estimate how much filler would need to be injected.
5. What will happen at my appointment?
At Dental & Skin we offer all patients a free consultation. This is where we will assess your cheeks, and discuss your desired results and expectations from treatment. We will then offer our advice on which filler is best suited to your treatment needs.
Before we go ahead some medical history, and consent forms will need to be filled out.
The dermal filler will then be injected into your cheeks in small amounts, using a fine needle. The treatment time usually lasts between 15-30 minutes long.
After treatment has been carried out we will offer our patient a review appointment to complete treatment notes and assess results in a few weeks time.
6. Are there any risks/side effects?
At Dental & Skin we rarely experience patients with severe side effects after dermal filler treatment.
Side effects from the product itself are extremely rare, however, patients may experience side effects from the injection itself.
These side effects can include: swelling, bruising, lumps, lip asymmetry, infection, injection into blood vessel, and allergic reaction.
7. Will I experience any pain?
We find that most patients undergoing dermal filler treatment do not experience any pain. This is because the product we use contains Lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic.
The lips are the part of the face where patients are more likely to feel sensitivity, and pain when injecting. This is due to the nerve endings in the lips being much more sensitive. A local anaesthetic will increase a patient’s comfortability during treatment.
8. Pre and Post Treatment Advice
We would advise patients before treatment to avoid anti-inflammatory painkillers. Doing this will reduce the likeliness of bruising or swelling.
After treatment patients should: avoid direct sunlight, wear sunscreen, avoid heavy exercise for 24 hours and avoid alcohol for 1 to 2 days.
If patients do experience any bruising or swelling after treatment, this can be reduced by applying an ice pack onto your cheeks.
9. Why lip filler at Dental & Skin?
At Dental & Skin our doctor has a Masters in Restorative & Aesthetics with over 10 years experience in the field.
We offer free consultations and will provide patients with all knowledge prior to any treatment.
We offer many brands of filler and work with our patients desired results and expectations to provide excellent results.
We work around your busy schedule with evening appointments and review appointments.