Lips have forever been known as symbols of sensuality and beauty, and having more fuller, defined or balanced lips is desired by lots of people. At our clinic, Lip Fillers are one of our most popular treatments and we are dedicated to helping you enhance your lips, giving you wonderful and natural results.
What can Lip Fillers do for my lips?
This treatment can address and adjust any of the following concerns:
- Adding volume to thin lips, giving you a fuller lip
- Create a pronounced Cupid’s bow (upper lip)
- Define the silhouette of your lips
- Balance uneven lips
- Reduce fine “smoker’s” lines
If the size or shape of your lips causes you to feel unhappy, self-conscious, or if you’re just looking to enhance what you already have, then Lip Fillers are an ideal option. Our clinical team is devoted to helping you achieve natural, subtle results, so you can always feel wonderful.
How much do Lip Fillers cost?
Lip fillers allow you to subtly enhance your features and create more volume. Our team of Medical Injectors are all highly skilled and use only high quality, medically approved fillers. The filler used will be discussed at your consultation depending on your desired result.
|Juvéderm Lip Fillers|
An increasingly popular treatment, lip fillers allow you to subtly enhance your lips and create natural looking volume.
Lip Filler Results: Our clients before and afters
After 3 1ml treatments of Juvderm® VolbellaBeforeAfter
How do Lip Fillers work?
We believe in only using the best products and our Juvéderm® filler is made from the naturally good, Hyaluronic Acid, rather than from silicone or collagen, which can be problematic. Hyaluronic Acid is always present in our bodies and is what keeps the skin looking youthful, plump and full of volume. By binding it together with water to create a gel-like substance, which when injected into the lip area, it becomes a lips plumper, gentle enough to give the lips a beautiful shape and fullness. As our Hyaluronic Acid Fillers are a naturally occurring protein, it makes it a very safe and effective way for shaping delicate lips rather than resorting to extreme, permeant measures like plastic surgery.
The filler gets to work immediately when injected into the lip, gently shaping and plumping the lips visibly from the first session. During the cosmetic procedure, small amounts of JuvédermÒ will be applied either into the body of the lips or around the silhouette of them, depending on your desired look. As the Hyaluronic Acid Fillers are biodegradable and a natural protein, it’s effect is temporary. It will usually last six to nine months before your body begins to break down the filler.
Prior to treatment, your medical practitioner will carefully examine your lip area and discuss your expectations and desired result. The treatment itself begins with the lip area being thoroughly cleaned and numbed using a anaesthetic cream. Then your board certified specialist will begin administrating the injection. With a mastered technique of massaging and applying, they will create a smooth and natural-looking result.
How many Lip Filler treatments will I need?
At DestinationSkin, we only use semi-permanent Lip Fillers which naturally complement your skin. They usually break down between 6 – 12 months after the treatment, yet this can vary depending on the individual. By only using temporary fillers, it allows us to adapt the future treatment of your lips to coincide with your face’s normal ageing changes and give you the most natural looking results possible.
To achieve the desired results, sometimes more than one treatment is needed, with results lasting up to 12 months.
What results can I expect from Lip Filler Injections?
The Lip Fillers work immediately, which is why they’re so amazing. After the treatment, you will already see visible results, with the full effect taking 7 – 14 days to develop completely. You can expect your lips to be a little swollen for a couple of days after the treatment but this is perfectly normal and should subside soon after that time. You can also expect your treatment to typically last up to 6 – 12 months, although this does vary – as your doctor or nurse will explain to you during your consultation.
What should I do before and after getting Lip Fillers?
Beforehand, please do not drink any alcohol during the 24 hours before your treatment. We also advise that you avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs two days before your treatment (unless they are taken for a chronic medical condition). Avoiding these medications will reduce your risk of bruising at the point of injection. If you have any further concerns, ask your medical practitioner for more information.
If you suffer with cold sores, we may advise a course of Aciclovir before we carry out the treatment.
After your treatment, we recommend that you do not consume alcohol for 24 hours as this reduces the risk of swelling and bruising. We also advise that you use mineral make-up to reduce the risk of infection and avoid hot drinks for a few hours after treatment. Keeping your lips hydrated is also important and we recommended using products such as DermaQuest’s 3D Lip Complex or Antioxidant Lip Repair. Using these products will help your lips heal faster, whilst also keeping them moisturised and hydrated.
Should I have Lip Fillers?
Lip Fillers are a very popular, effective and safe way of enhancing your lips. If getting fuller, more defined or balanced lips is something you really want, you can trust our expertise at DestinationSkin. With almost 20 years of clinical experience, our board certified medical injectors are highly skilled at achieving natural results. Becoming familiar with our team can help you feel more comfortable coming here and talking with them, so find out more about them here.
Unfortunately, we are unable to treat clients under the age of 18. It’s always best to wait until you are over the age of 18 for treatments such as Lip Fillers as your facial structure is still developing, so you might not end up with the results you’re hoping for.
Lip Filler FAQs
Q: Are there any side effects after getting Lip Fillers?
A: The common side effects are mild redness, slight swelling and possible bruising – which are all perfectly normal when undergoing lip augmentation. The treatment area may also feel tender to touch due to the simulation of blood vessels within the lips but all these effects should subside in a few days, but may last up to a week. Each day everything should improve slightly and the area should begin to feel more normal and look much better.
It is very uncommon to have any serious side effects, however if you do experience any of the following, please call the clinic immediately, or if after hours, seek help from a GP or A&E:
- Persistent swelling that gets worse each day
- Increased pain that does go away
- Skin feeling hot and getting redder with time
- The skin near the treatment area looking pale/white or greyish in colour on the day, or day after the treatment, and increasing pain in this area
- General feeling of unwellness in the days following your treatment
Q: What if I don’t like the results or it looks too unnatural?
A: You loving your results is something we cannot guarantee, although what we can guarantee is our expertise, safety and dedication at achieving your desired results. Our medical practitioners are clinically trained and board certified professionals who will endeavour to completely understand your expectations and desires during your consultation. By using only the highest quality Hyaluronic Acid fillers and performing only within the highest safety practices, we can help you achieve the best possible results. Lip augmentation is a personalised and modified cosmetic procedure, one where you and your practitioner will both discuss the best ‘look’ for you and your lips. Again, we cannot guarantee you’ll love the results, but most of our clients are very happy with theirs, making Lip Fillers one of our most popular treatments.
Q: Is it safe to have any treatment if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: We do not recommend that you have any injectable treatments, including lip fillers, if you suspect or can confirm that you are pregnant. We also recommend that you have completely finished breast feeding before returning for your aesthetic treatments.
Also, if you are extremely unhappy with the results, the fillers are semi-permanent and although these cases are extremely rare, we can reverse the effects of the cosmetic procedure if needed.
Q: Can I have Lip Fillers if I’m breastfeeding?
A: We do not recommend that you have any injectable treatments, including Lip Fillers, if you suspect or can confirm that you are pregnant, as the effects are too uncertain. We also recommend that you have completely finished breast feeding before returning to any aesthetic treatments.
Q: What can I do to ensure I get the best results from my lip filler treatments?
A: Here are a few tips to optimise the outcome of your treatment:
- Avoid having any alcohol 24 hours before your treatment. This will help to minimise the chance of bruising and swelling at the injection sites.
- In the week before your treatment, try to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen or any other type of anti-inflammatory medication as this will also increase your risk of bruises occurring.
- Please do not plan to have any other skin treatments (peels, facials, microdermabrasion, micro needling) for 1 week prior and 2 weeks after your Lip Filler treatment.
- If you have been unwell with a cold virus, cold sore (herpes) or any other skin rash or condition, please phone the clinic to check if you should still attend your appointment. Your general medical health is important, and we are happy to reschedule your aesthetic treatment if necessary.
- After your treatment, please closely follow the aftercare advice given to you by your Medical Injector, and please do not apply anything else to the treatment area, unless previously discussed.
Q: How long does Lip Filler treatment take and is it painful?
A: The treatment itself takes a matter of minutes. Although, first the lips have to be prepped and an anaesthetic cream applied to numb the area, which takes around ten minutes. This will make the treatment as comfortable as possible. In terms of discomfort, it is a low pain intensity treatment and people find that the pain is not too bad.
Q: How can I be sure that my lips won’t look to big or unnatural?
A: Our medical professionals at DestinationSkin are very experienced with Lip Fillers and the types of results that can be achieved during lip augmentation. The syringes come in 1ml or 0.5ml (half) sizes and the correct amount of filler will be discussed with you at the consultation. To help you achieve the best results, the practitioner will take into account the following things when deciding how much filler to use: the natural size of the lip before the treatment, the lip to face ratio, the age and face shape of the client. It is not always the case that a half syringe (0.5ml) is the best option even for a light enhancement, yet you and your specialist will discuss these options thoroughly before performing the treatment.
Q: Is it a good idea to bring in images of the type of lip I would like to have?
A: Yes, it is very useful for the Medical Injector to see any pictures of lips that you like. Please remember that not all lips are the same, and a particular lip shape or size may not be suitable for your face. We can’t always give you the same lips as Kylie Jenner but the best ‘look’ and realistic result for you will be discussed during your consultation.
Q: How will my lips look after the treatment?
A: As soon as the filler has been placed, the Medical Injector will show you the result. This will be an almost accurate idea of how your lips will look. Although, there is usually a small amount of initial swelling, and this will increase for the next 12-24 hours. The day after the treatment, your lips may be quite swollen and look too big or unnatural – this is completely normal and will only last 12-24 hours, so don’t worry. There is no way to avoid this swelling, so we recommend that you allow for this when planning your day after the treatment, particularly if you don’t wish for anyone to know! The risk of bruising to the lips is higher than any other areas where Dermal Fillers are used, and it is relatively common to have moderate to severe bruising. This will last 5-7 days.
When you arrive home after your treatment, apply ice/cold pack to the lips for 20 minutes. This may help to minimise or prevent bruising of the blood vessels. Taking Arnica 30cc for a few days following your treatment, will also help to clear bruising in a shorter time.
Q: How long will Lip Filler treatment last?
A: Usually a Lip Filler will last up to 6 months. There are many factors that determine how long the filler will last including: the type and amount of filler used, how many times the lips have been filled before and the age of the client. The Medical Injector will give a good indication of the expected longevity of each treatment based on all the above factors.
Q: Is much recover time needed after getting Lip Fillers?
A: With any injectable treatment, there is a small risk of bruising, bleeding and swelling. Our doctors and nurses aim to produce natural-looking results for each client. During the 48 hours following your cosmetic procedure, your lips may be swollen and bruised, but it should not stop you returning to your usual routine.
Q: How do I know if I’m suitable?
A: Our clinical professionals will talk through any suitability concerns you have and will agree whether Hyaluronic Acid Fillers will provide the right outcome for you. Eligibility will also depend on your age as we cannot treat any clients who are under 18. We’ll also consider your allergies, skin sensitivities, medical history and whether you’re pregnant, when formally deciding whether Lip Fillers are suitable for you.
Q: How are Lip Fillers different from other treatments?
A: Lip enhancers can provide natural looking results by adding volume, defining the shape and silhouette of the lips. The results from Lip Fillers are much more lasting than any other cosmetic products you can buy and acts like an almost permeant lips plumper. This cosmetic procedure is effective as it can be modified to help you achieve the look you want.
Q: What happens during the treatment?
A: Your treatment will take place in one of our private treatment rooms, where your practitioner will cleanse the area, apply anaesthetic cream and then perform the injections. Treatments typically take around 30 minutes.
Q: What do Lip Injections feel like?
A: The lip area can be sensitive, so we apply an anaesthetic cream to the area before the treatment. We also only use Juvéderm® Lip Fillers, which contain anaesthetic for maximum comfort during and after the treatment. It is a low intensity treatment and our clients say that there’s a bit of discomfort, but nothing compared to what they were expecting it to be like.
Q: What happens after the treatment?
A: You can go back to work on the same day but we do advise you to avoid wearing make-up (apart from mineral make-up), going to the gym on the same day, or touching the injection site. This is to minimise the risk of infection.
Q: Are Lip Filler treatments safe?
A: We have high standards and think our products should reflect this. Each product we use is from Allergan, an internationally recognised manufacturer, who rigorously test their products. All our products are board certified for medical use and carry the CE mark.
Your safety is our top priority and our clinical team are all trained, experienced professionals who follow our safety procedures carefully. All our practitioners are registered with their respective governing and regulatory bodies, which include the NMC, GMC and GDC . You can be assured that all treatments are safe, and if there was even a slight risk a treatment wouldn’t be, we would not perform it – so don’t worry, you’re in safe hands
If something was to go wrong during the cosmetic procedure, or you are unhappy with the results, the Hyaluronic Acid fillers are semi-permanent and although these cases are extremely rare, we can reverse the effects of the filler if needed. You Medical Injector will carry out the consultation, deliver your treatment and manage your follow-up care at DestinationSkin. They will also be able to answer any further questions you may have and we hope you feel comfortable going to them about any concern you feel.
What our clients say
I had heard and seen some cases of lip fillers being lumpy, causing infections and swelling, so upon going to DestinationSkin for a consultation, I was nervous. However, they soon put me at ease, taking time to answer all of my questions and assure me that the fillers they use and procedure style would make my lips look and feel natural, with added volume and definition. I love my new lips now, and I didn’t get the trout pout my friends thought I would!
What our team say
Lip fillers are becoming ever more popular, and we aim to achieve a natural looking results that is in balance with the face.