Lip Fillers, Injections & Enhancement
What are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are a form of lip augmentation to make lips look plumper and as the name suggests, fuller. They help to improve the shape, volume and structure of lips. The treatment is fast becoming popular in the female population regardless of age and is a common treatment undergone by several celebrities, including Kylie Jenner.
Using lip fillers can give those with naturally thinning lips a fuller plumper look, for a more youthful appearance.
As one ages, the lips can start to look like they are turned down at the corners, giving a look of a permanent frown. Having fillers can help turn the corners of your mouth upwards, helping to rewind the signs of aging.
The younger generation like the appearance of thick full volume lips, giving them a perfect pout which can be achieved by using fillers.
The lip fillers are injected in the lips and around the mouth to produce the desired effect.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally found in the body and is found in products commonly used as fillers which helps increase lip volume. Its effects usually last approximately 6 months, after which time, the patient may need further injections to keep up the volume of the lips, should they want this.
Advantages of Lip Fillers
Lip fillers are a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment, so recovery time is none, leaving you to get on with your normal daily routine without having to take time off. Swelling or bruising that may occur 24 hours after the injections will subside within a few days.
The treatment is tailored to each individual’s needs depending on their desired look and how much volume they are after.
The injections are easily inserted and give a natural feel to the lips.
The treatment can be spread over several appointments until the desired results are achieved if the patient doesn’t wish to have all the injections in one go. You can always add more fillers after the first appointment, once any swelling and bruising has disappeared, if you would prefer a fuller look.
Due to lip fillers being temporary, if you are unhappy with the look, the effect will wear off over the next few months. Although, it is easy to make amendments to the shape and volume once swelling has subsided.
The qualified practitioner has control over the amount of substance injected into the lips therefore controlling the amount of volume being created.
Due to the fact the hyaluronic acid is a substance present naturally in the body, it is very unlikely to have an allergic reaction. Please ensure you inform the practitioner if you suffer from any allergies, in this case, the most relevant would be to lidocaine, the anesthetic.
The Treatment Process
The treatment process involves a consultation to discuss what desired effect the patient is after and what is achievable when considering the patient’s existing lip shape and size.
Prior to lip fillers being placed, the lips are numbed with either a topical gel anaesthetic or a local anaesthetic depending on patient preference.
The fillers are then injected in to the lips in various injection sites to get an even spread of the filler to achieve the look that has been discussed.
Swelling and bruising is to be expected usually 24 hours after the procedure. This will not last and will settle down after a couple days, although not all patients experience this.