Lip Augmentation Treatment
Reasons for Dermal Filler Lip Enhancement
The lips are one of the most vulnerable areas of the face for losing volume when ageing, however replacing lost volume caused by ageing and weight loss can add definition to the face. Younger patients who have genetically thinner lips and seeking lip fillers often request a subtle and natural looking lip enhancer to increase the volume and definition to their lips.
If you’ve noticed your lips may have lost fullness and definition over time, or if you have always wanted fuller lips, then lip enhancement using dermal fillers may be the most suitable treatment available for you. A product such as Juvederm, administered through lip injections, contains HCA which is an effective way for adding volume to the lips, targeting fine lines around the area, as well as leaving a natural sheen.
Over the past few years, lip augmentation in Liverpool has become increasingly popular with patients of all ages, who mostly opt for a natural lip enhancement result using a product made from hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance) such as from the Juvederm range. If you decide you are unhappy with the treatment, the lip filler injections are non-permanent meaning your practitioner can inject hyaluronidase eraser enzyme, which will dissolve the filler in five minutes.
If you have a history of cold sores, it is advised you should take preventative medication 2 days prior to the lip enhancement treatment, as cold sores can be triggered by the injections.
Lip Filler Treatment
You can discuss the treatment with your practitioner whether you want lip injections on both lips, just the bottom lip, or the middle of the top lip. The lip enhancement can plump wherever you and your doctor discuss will best complement your facial features, to achieve the best outcome.
During the treatment, your doctor will apply a local anaesthetic cream to the lips and leave for approximately 15 minutes to numb the area prior to the lip volume injections taking place. However, a dental block may sometimes be used in some instances. The injections feel like a little scratch and once completed, the doctor will massage your lips to smooth the dermal filler lip product into the desired shape, making your lips or lip plumper and more proportioned to your existing facial features.
The lip filler treatment normally takes approximately 30-45 minutes, with your practitioner using a combination of injectable dermal fillers such as Juvederm or Volbella, to then instantly enhance and create larger and fuller lips for the patient.
When the dermal filler lip injections have been administered, results are immediately visible following the treatment and Dr Barker will work alongside you to achieve the desired shape and volume. The dermal filler lip product is medically developed and made from a smooth gel which can be sculpted into shape to perfect the lips.
Our practitioners can achieve excellent results enabling patients to maintain a youthful appearance by addressing the lack or loss of volume using non-surgical techniques, as opposed to surgery. Advanced aesthetic practitioner injectors should perform treatments such as lip enhancement, and they are continually formulating to maximise the potential of dermal filler products.
At Liverpool Cosmetic and Aesthetic Clinic, our team of highly trained Doctors and Cosmetic Surgeons take the time to understand the requirements of our patients and provide expert advice on the more popular uses for dermal fillers including the augmentation of the lips.
What results can be expected?
After the procedure, your lips may appear to be a little swollen initially, however, the effects of the lips fillers are visible soon after the treatment has taken place. You should allow your lips 24-48 hours to settle down and for the swelling to decrease, then you’ll be able to see your newly treated plumped out lips as they will be for the next few months.
Slight bruising or bleeding at the site of injection is normal with any smaller bruises fading between 5-7 days and there is no downtime required following your lip filler treatment.
You should avoid strenuous exercise and massages or facials on the day of your lip enhancement treatment.
How long does the dermal lip filler treatment last?
The average duration of the effects of lip filler augmentation using dermal fillers such as Juvederm Volbella is up to 12 months. The Hyaluronic acid in the product, which is also a natural substance found in the body is broken down gradually over time. If your body is on the slimmer side, you may metabolise the dermal filler product at a fast rate.
Lip enhancement using dermal fillers is a non-surgical and non-permanent treatment which is safe when administered by a highly trained advanced aesthetic practitioner. A full consultation to assess your treatment expectations and to obtain your medical history will be provided at your appointment with Dr Barker.
If you come to the decision of choosing not to opt for further lip plumping treatments, then you will not end up with saggy, wrinkly or stretched lips. The product such as Juvederm injected into your lips, has been proven to jump-start more Hyaluronic acid production at the site of the injection. Therefore, your lips may naturally remain a little larger, thanks to the previous injections.
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