The key to providing a natural result lies in the understating of the golden proportions, and the delegate ratio between the upper and lower lips, and rest of the face.
Treatment time – 30mins
Full recovery – 48 Hours
Back to work – 0-24 Hours
Sensitivity period – 24-48 Hours
Risks & Complications – Asymmetry, bruises, infections, swelling
Anaesthetic – Topical or Local
Duration of results – 6-18 Months
The filler is injected into different areas of the lips, depending on the desired result. Sometimes this may be the border of the lip to define, or it may be into the body of the lip to create volume and provide hydration. If you are concerned by fine lines surrounding the lips, but not the lips themselves, these can also be treated with a very soft filler to provide structure and support, plumping the wrinkles out.
Results are instantaneous however do be prepared for a small degree of swelling for 1-2 days after the procedure.
Take care around the filled area for the period immediately following your treatment. Avoid unnecessary touching/pressure for the first six hours. Results last approximately 9 months.
Are there any risks or side effects?
Swelling and redness are common side effects, but such complaints are very temporary and should subside shortly after the procedure. If a lip-enhancing treatment is administered by anyone other than an experienced medical professional, it can create uneven results and an unsightly appearance.
Cautions / Contraindications
Lip fillers are not suitable for anyone taking Roaccutane. Patients who suffer from cold sores may benefit from taking an anti-viral medication prior to treatment, and should not have treatment with any active outbreaks. You should not consider dermal fillers of any kind if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.