Lip Enhancement is a popular non-surgical treatment to enhance the shape, volume and hydration of lips. Dermal Fillers can provide an effective volume enhancing solution that keeps them feeling soft and natural.
The majority of brands are made from hyaluronic acid
Lasts 6-18 months depending on the product used and site of treatment
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a clear sterile gel in a syringe for injection into the skin providing instant correction.
Dermal fillers are manufactured, usually through fermentation and cross linking with proteins to produce a clear, sterile gel for injection into the skin. Not all hyaluronic acids are the same and legitimate brands are NOT available for general sale on the internet and should only be administered by trained clinicians. Each brand has a range of ‘tissue tailored’ products designed for specific results. One size does not fit all.
Leading and well established brands include, but are not limited to;
Juvederm™ (FDA 2006)
Restylane™ (FDA 2003)
Belotero™ (FDA 2011)
To reduce fine lines around the mouth
To lift corners of the mouth
To erase “smokers’ lines”
To enhance the shape and definition of the lips
To even out unbalanced lips
Most people are able to continue with normal activities with immediate improvement in their appearance. Some will have some redness, pin prick marks, 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 will be advised to avoid alcohol, vigorous exercise, sunbathing, and extremes of heat or cold for 14 days post treatment
With any injectable treatment;
Treatment is not recommended if you are suffering from any skin infection in or near the treatment area or are unwell in any way (even a cold).
If you have previously experienced allergic reactions to any dermal filler or local anaesthetic.
If you are taking any medicines which affect bleeding, such as aspirin or warfarin.
If you are taking steroids or have autoimmune disease.
If you have any bleeding disorders.
If you suffer from a poorly controlled medical condition.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are currently or have recently completed a course of Roacutane (Isotretinoin acne treatment) in the last 18 months.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Injections on the face can trigger the cold sore virus. If you are a sufferer, you must advise your clinician in advance of treatment. If you have recently had treatment with any other dermal filler.If you are planning to attend a special event when a bruise, should it occur, would be unacceptable to you. Some over the counter medicines and supplements can also affect bleeding (make you more prone to bruising) as can alcohol- which should be avoided the day before and after treatment.
Vigorous exercise, sun exposure, sun beds, sauna should be avoided for 48 hours, or as advised by your clinician, after treatment. Safety has not been established for those skins susceptible to keloid scarring.
If, having had treatment, you are at all concerned about symptoms you were not expecting or not happy with, please contact the practitioner for advice. If necessary an appointment will be made for you to be seen.
All risks and complications will be discussed with you at consultation and prior to any treatment being agreed. Dermal fillers should be administered by a healthcare professional with specialist training. Side effects include, but are not limited to;
The above are temporary and usually resolve within the first few days, swelling is often marked the next morning but settles within hours, bruising can take a week to 10 days to resolve and can sometimes persist for longer.