How much do lip fillers cost? What do lips look like before and after treatment? How long do lip fillers last?
We asked our Medical Director, Dr. Toni Phillips B.Sc (Melb), B.D.Sc. all of your questions on lip fillers! Watch our video below to find out what the experts say!
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Next Generation Fillers – Have Injectables Evolved?
We all hear a lot about fillers. Celebs love them (even if they pretend they don’t!) and when applied expertly, the results are both natural-looking and stunning. When such beautiful outcomes are already possible and achievable, why change the formula? Ashley Pallett investigates new Vycross® range – and what these new fillers might mean for you.
Allergan’s VOLUMA®, VOLBELLA® and VOLIFT® are the latest generation of dermal fillers, and they share one very unique feature: Vycross technology.
Vycross is very clever stuff, made up of 90% low-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid and only 10% high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid (HMWHA). In comparison, traditional fillers are 100% high molecular weight hyaluronic acid. Though you can get great results with 100% high HMWHA, it demands the very highest standards of aesthetic skill for a really natural looking result, and regardless of the practitioner’s skill, results won’t last as long.
There’s lots of science at play here, but you’re more interested in the results, right? So we’ll skip straight there…
Why Vycross is great news for you
The three main benefits of Vycross technology for you are: smoother application, long-lasting results, and a very natural look and feel. Let’s take a closer look at those benefits one by one…
The smoothness of the treatment means it flows easily during the injection and then integrates more fully into your skin – say goodbye to any scares about lumps and bumps.
Better still, Vycross products include an anaesthetic – Lidocaine – so are more comfortable in application.
Finally, they are clinically proven to cause less swelling and bruising. This means that if you’re worried about a painful injection or needing down time after your treatment, you can relax – Vycross technology is as pain-free as possible, and helps you get back to daily life more quickly after a treatment.
One of the biggest benefits of Vycross technology is just how long the results last – after all, talented practitioners like our clinical team have been delivering beautiful, natural-looking treatments with traditional fillers for years. However, when you ask for Vycross, you can expect new, redefined beauty that stay fresh and stunning for a year or more, depending on the area treated:
VOLUMA® – to restore volume to chin, cheeks, and cheekbone, lasts up to 18 months.
VOLBELLA® – designed specifically for natural-looking lip augmentation, lasts up to 12 months.
VOLIFT® – for lips, smokers’ lines and naso-labial folds, last up to 15 months.
But are they safe – up to 18 months sounds a long time?
You know how we feel about safety here at DestinationSkin – safer is our standard, so you can feel confident when you opt for the Vycross range.
VOLUMA® , VOLBELLA® and VOLIFT® are all premium products, fully approved under the European medical devices legislation. This means they have passed EU standards for safety and efficacy and have been approved for use.
The next generation is here
All in all, it sounds like it’s true – fillers really have evolved. But we’ll leave the last words to some ladies who’ve tried the treatments already:
“It makes me feel really good when friends and family say I look really well, especially when they can’t pinpoint exactly why I look better.”
Kelly, Age 31
“It is fair to say I’m ecstatic with the results I’ve had from having the VOLBELLA® injections.”
Joy, Age 25
“I definitely feel it has been a natural change, so much so that people say that you look a bit glam, what’s changed?”
Georgie, Age 23
“Since the treatment I’ve had enough confidence to go out and buy a red lipstick for the first time!”
Clair, Age 35
So if you’re ready for beautiful long-lasting results, why not book an appointment – in you could be enjoying fuller lips, fewer lines and youthful fullness for a year or more!
The Lowdown on Lip Fillers
There’s long been speculation that star of Keeping up with the Kardashians. Kylie Jenner, has had lip fillers, but this is something which she has always insisted wasn’t true, however she shocked everyone last week by finally admitting to lip fillers, everyone that is, except us.
We spoke to DestinationSkin Clinical Director, Dr Toni, to find out all there is to know on lip fillers.
Q. What is a lip filler and were you surprised at Kylie Jenner’s admission?
A. The increased definition and plumpness in Kylie Jenner’s lips made it quite clear, especially to professionals, that she had used lip fillers, so her recent admission doesn’t come as a surprise, even though she is under 18 – most clinics, including DestinationSkin, wouldn’t treat someone under the age of 18. The non–permanent treatment, which is also referred to as dermal filler, still seems to be a taboo subject and have a certain stigma attached to it, due to the countless images of celebrities taking the treatment too far and showing off shocking results. However, when administered professionally and safely, dermal fillers provide a natural and subtle look to anyone with a loss of collagen and plumpness in their lips and face, due to ageing, or for someone looking to achieve more volume in a certain area, like Kylie.
Q. What does the treatment involve and how long does it last?
A. The filler is non-permanent and made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance found in our bodies. It helps to add volume to areas on the face, neck and hands. The dermal filler is injected just beneath the surface of the skin by a doctor or nurse, who will then massage the area to ensure that the filler is smooth. The treatment usually takes up to an hour and shouldn’t hurt, but patients may feel a sting. The result is immediate and usually lasts up to 18 months. Because the filler is made from a natural substance, our bodies will begin to break it down after about 6 months, so the amount of time the filler lasts in different for everyone.
Q. How much does it cost and who can have it?
A. The cost can vary, but DestinationSkin’s treatments start from £250 and are suitable for most people over the age of 18 – we wouldn’t ever treat anyone under 18.
For more information, book a free consultation here https://www.destinationskin.com/contact-us/
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