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Everything You Need To Know About Lip Fillers

Ellie Taylor
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Lip fillers are a form of injectable dermal filler that can be used to treat long-term lip concerns, age-related volume loss, and improve the appearance of your skin. Our hyaluronic acid-based lip filler procedures can help re-balance uneven lips, create a defined Cupid’s bow, boost volume, and eliminate fine mouth wrinkles.

If you’re curious about getting lip fillers, then read on to find out everything you need to know.

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What Are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are formed of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in our bodies, and is non-permanent. It aids in the volume enhancement of the lip. A doctor or nurse injects the dermal filler just beneath the skin’s surface, then massages the region to ensure that the filler is smooth.


Do Lip Fillers Hurt?

Lip fillers are a painless, uncomplicated, and non-invasive technique if carried out by a trained professional. Fillers have become much safer and easier as cosmetic medicine has progressed.

Click here to read why it’s important to get your fillers at a specialist clinic like DestinationSkin.


How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

The effect is immediate and lasts for up to 18 months in most cases. Because the filler is formed of a natural substance, our bodies will begin to break it down after around 6 months, so the duration of the filler will vary from person to person.


How Long Do Lip Fillers Take?

Depending on the size of the region being treated, the filler procedure normally takes 20 to 30 minutes.


Are Lip Fillers Safe?

As mentioned above, when performed by one of our medical injectors, lip fillers are a safe procedure. Our practitioners are all completely certified and experienced, and each is a member of the General Medical Council (GMC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

It’s possible that the affected area will be a little red, painful, and swollen afterwards however swelling and bruising should go away within a few days.

You will be instructed on how to lessen the chance of side effects. This includes refraining from applying make-up right after the treatment and avoiding alcohol, coffee, and exposure to the sun.


Lip Filler Aftercare

You can expect some swelling after the treatment, which is to be expected given the injective nature of the procedure. This can be improved with arnica and other extracts that your practitioner will recommend. Swelling and bruises will go away in the weeks following your therapy.

We also advise that you refrain from doing any hard exercise for a few days because an elevated heart rate and blood pressure can exacerbate bruising and swelling. We recommend staying hydrated, drinking using a straw, and avoiding touch with the sensitive treated regions. Please stay away from water-related activities such as spas, saunas, and steam rooms, as well as touching the injection points.


Side Effects Of Lip Fillers

Dermal filler side effects are uncommon, however, they can include:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • A lumpy appearance under the skin that may require surgery or medication
  • Filler moving away from the targeted treatment location, which may necessitate surgery

If any of these occur you must contact your clinic or go to A&E if symptoms worsen.


How Much Are Lip Fillers?

The cost can vary, but DestinationSkin’s treatments start from £179 and are suitable for most people over the age of 18.

Our skilled medical injectors are here to help you get your desired results in a safe and welcoming atmosphere, utilising only the finest quality lip injection materials sourced from only the most recognised, industry-leading suppliers.

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At DestinationSkin, our medically qualified Doctors and Nurses specialise in obtaining natural-looking results by enhancing your lip shape and creating a beautifully balanced face. Book a FREE consultation with us.

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