Full, well-defined lips have long been considered a hallmark of beauty and youth. Due to the popularity of social media influencers and celebrities promoting the usage of lip augmentation, there has been a great increase in the demand for lip fillers. After all, nothing makes quite a statement like a plumped-up lip sporting your favourite lipstick shade!
Some of the most commonly-used lip fillers nowadays are composed of hyaluronic acid (HA) - which is considered a safe ingredient to use. HA is naturally found in the skin, but with age its production decreases, which is why babies’ skin have more softness and elasticity, as compared to adults. The decrease in HA in our skin leads to dehydration, wrinkles, and loss of facial volume.
An advantage of hyaluronic acid fillers is that they are temporary. They replace the natural human tissue and last for about 6 to 18 months, before breaking down. This makes it a great option for those who are new to fillers and unsure if they want them permanently.
With time, our lips tend to become thinner. Therefore, full lips are considered a sign of youth. The ideal upper/lower lip ratio is around 1:1.6, and this can be achieved with lip augmentation.
Lip filler enhancement has many different benefits, such as:
Everyone wants to look their best, which is why it’s important to discuss your needs and desires for lip enhancement with your doctor. Make a note of the following points to discuss beforehand with your doctor:
The price of lip fillers depends on the doctor you’re going to, plus the brand and volume of filler used. Also, please note that if you seek a fuller look, you might require an additional syringe, which will lead to an increase in price.
At Nuffield Aesthetics, you can opt for lip fillers by paying approximately $1000 per syringe. It’s recommended that you have an in-depth discussion with your doctor about the results you seek, and what brand is suitable for your needs.
Juvéderm, Restylane, teosyal kiss, and Volbella are some of the reputable lip filler brands being used in the cosmetic industry today. They are all FDA approved. Depending on your doctor’s preference and experience, it’s best for you to go ahead with a lip filler that he/she is most comfortable with. At the end of the day, you should only seek treatment with a doctor you trust!
A difference is noticeable right after your session. As there will be some inevitable swelling immediately post-procedure, you may want to top-up fillers at the review. Once you have achieved the desired outcome, you will probably need to touch up in a year.
Injecting the lip filler takes around 45 minutes, but you also need some additional time for your consultation. After the consultation, when your goals have been worked out, the lips are anesthetized and sanitized with alcohol. Filler is injected into areas that need volume, and then massaged with gentle pressure to prevent lump formation. The amount of filler required depends on the patient’s anatomy and goals.
Natural-looking fillers can be attributed to mostly their placement, and the amount used, and the type of filler being used. As per doctors, each person’s lips need to be examined for symmetry as well as overall shape, so that the filler can be injected accordingly. For a fuller lip, the best option is to gradually add filler over time, so that it looks natural. You might need a couple of appointments before you can get to your desired lip shape and volume.
Right after the treatment is done, there might be slight redness, swelling, tenderness, as well as itching in the treated area. This is a normal reaction to the injection, which is temporary and usually vanishes in a day or two. If it continues, or you happen to experience other reactions, please contact the practice right away.
Here are some tips to help you recover:
As per doctors, injecting lip fillers can also indirectly stimulate your own collagen production, which means that your lips can actually get a little bigger after injections. This is good news for those who want plumper lips naturally.
We provide a variety of aesthetic procedures for the face, skin and body that are designed for our clients’ specific needs. Our team of accredited doctors and aestheticians work closely with clients in order to ensure that they receive holistic and personalised care. Whether you seek to enhance your features, or work on your physical appearance, our 6-step treatments have been devised to handle all your concerns. Learn more by contacting us today.
Now that you have all the important information about lip fillers, you can go ahead and book your appointment with ease.