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What are Lip Fillers?
Issues with a single tooth can cause a lot of issues in your life. It can cause you discomfort when eating, and – if it’s visible – can make you have less self confidence about your smile.
Whether you have a tooth missing, or just some issues with one, there are various options available to help you out. The most beneficial, long term option is to have a dental implant in the form of a tooth crown. A tooth crown is a false piece of tooth which is simply placed atop the existing section of tooth. It is maintained in the same way any tooth is – by cleaning regularly.
Hyaluronic Acide 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.
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