Lip Enhancement Treatment
Reasons for Dermal Filler Lip Enhancement
Lip enhancement treatment. 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.
Lip Filler FAQ
What are lip fillers?
Lip enhancement is a treatment which makes your lips fuller by adding volume and the highly trained practitioner will assess the proportions of your face to provide a treatment which is suitable, using light hyaluronic acid-based fillers, a substance that occurs naturally in the dermis.
Is lip filler treatment safe?
Lip fillers such as Juvederm are non-permanent FDA approved gel products made from hyaluronic acid and have a proven safety record, when performed by experienced and fully trained clinical practitioners. Juvederm and Restylane can be dissolved using an enzyme called Hyaluronic acid, which breaks down the product. Dermal lip fillers are minimally invasive and they are used to add volume to the skin, improve skin quality and add moisture. Dermal lip fillers have become a leading cosmetic aesthetic UK treatment and are extremely popular.
Do lip filler injections hurt?
Lip filler injections are performed using a very fine needle and are fairly painless as local anaesthetic numbing cream is applied prior to lip enhancement treatment. Any slight discomfort lasts for approximately 30 minutes and a typical lip filler treatment takes approximately 30 minutes to perform with no down time required and you are able to drive following treatment.
How long do the effects of lip fillers last?
You will be able to see immediate results; however, the final results can take approximately 2 weeks to settle, however you will see even better results as the product settles and integrates with your facial tissue. Lip fillers such as Juvederm typically last 9-12 months, with some patients experiencing longer lasting effects for up to 18 months. Most patients opt for a further treatment once they notice loss of volume to the treated lips. Studies suggest that Juvederm enhances the production of collagen production to the skin.
Are there any side effects following treatment?
It is important that you select a highly trained medical aesthetic practitioner to perform your lip filler treatment. Most patients only experience mild local pain with swelling and the chance of slight bruising at the injection site, which usually subsides within several days. During your full consultation, any medication or health conditions will be assessed to minimise the chance of any reaction.
How long is recommended between treatments?
We advise that an interval of 6 months is left between each lip filler treatment. To achieve a natural-looking result with dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, it is important to follow a detailed treatment plan created for your individual needs. Selecting a skilled practitioner should ensure that they have the required training to consider the face as a whole when formulating a plan.
Lip filler post treatment aftercare:
- Avoid touching the injected area for 6 hours after treatment
- No strenuous exercise for 24 hours following treatment.
- Remain from lying directly on the area which has been treated
- Do not have alcohol or blood thinning medication 2 days prior to or after treatment