Lip Filler Results
Immediate | 9 – 12 months
Risk & Complications
Bruising, Swelling, Infection (rare)
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What are lip fillers?
Lip fillers are often associated with volume enhancement only. Yet this is far from the truth. Lips are at their fullest between the ages of 16-18.
Ageing reduces lip fullness gradually. Hyaluronic acid in lip injections can hydrate the lips or increase their size while still appearing natural.
Lip fillers enhancement are injectable gels made out of hyaluronic acid(HA). Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the skin and bones also. As a hydrating agent, hyaluronic acid attracts water. Hyaluronic acid lip fillers are non-animal-based and are not permanent.
What can lip injections do?
Every lip is different. The aim can be for,
- Beautification (enhancement)
- Correction (asymmetries)
- Or simply for rehydration
0.5ml lip filler
0.5ml lip filler provides a subtle lip augmentation with minimal swelling. The lips appear plumper and well hydrated as opposed to larger.
1ml lip filler
1ml lip filler amounts to approximately 1/5 of a teaspoon. The volume is decent to provide small lips with noticeable size change. Already medium to large lips will appear well hydrated with this amount.
We adopt a highly aesthetic approach towards lip fillers while respecting each individual’s anatomy.
We aim to provide natural, and more importantly, without any long term damage which results from aggressive reshaping.
Thin lip fillers before and after
We recommend to gradually increase the volume in thin lips. Most thin lips are also dense lips and difficult to stretch. 1ml lip filler in a thin lip results in more volume change than other lip types.
Lip augmentation swelling stages
For first-timers, lip swelling is unpredictable so book it in advance of an important event. The swelling starts immediately after lip fillers and gradually increases during the first 24-72 hours. The next settling stage takes up to 2 weeks for residual swelling to subside. During this time, we advise daily massaging of the lips.
More severe complications such as hypersensitivity and infections are rare.
Lip filler aftercare?
Lips may be swollen and tender after the treatment. Avoid touching or applying any makeup to the treated area for 24-48 hours after the procedure. As a rule we recommend massaging the lips firmly for 7-14 days after treatment to prevent lumps.
How long do lip fillers last?
Lip fillers can last anywhere between 6-12 months. However, there are MRI reports of them lasting much longer. Thicker dermal fillers last longer but may not look natural. Hence, carefully selecting the right dermal filler is important. Remember, good cheek/jawline fillers can be bad lip fillers so don’t always use the leftovers.
The procedure will take about 20-30 minutes. Once completed, the lips will be massaged well and post-treatment advice will be given.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are lip fillers safe?
Lip augmentation requires expert injectors. The chances of severe side effects such as blocking arteries is rare and preventable. Our trusted cosmetic doctors perform hundreds of lip augmentations.
Obtaining natural lip fillers result?
Simply choosing the brand of the dermal filler is not enough. Vivacy, Teosyal and Juvederm fillers are popular products with various thickness fillers. 1ml of a thick product will provide more volume but more stiffness than a soft 1ml lip filler from the same company. Natural lip fillers result from choosing the right product for your specific anatomy.
Why avoid the Russian lip filler trend?
At CosmeDocs, we do not inject the border with lip fillers due to inflammation, scarring and long term shape change. Trending procedures such as Russian Lip Filler involves injecting the upper and lower lip borders. Our techniques are meticulously time tested for safety and aesthetics.
Do Lip fillers Change Your Smile
Yes, but in a positive way. You can discuss the desired result of how you would like the lips to appear when smiling with your practitioner. Lip injections can help to fill in thinner or asymmetries smiles.
Who Should NOT Use Dermal Filler?
Avoid dermal fillers in pregnancy and breastfeeding. They are also not advised if an infection or irritation is present in the treatment area.
What are Post Treatment Instructions?
Lips may be swollen and tender after the treatment. Avoid touching or applying any makeup to the treated area for 24 hours after. We recommend massaging the lips daily for 1-2 weeks, as demonstrated by your doctor.
How Qualified are your Practitioners?
At CosmeDocs, we are not only a clinic but also a training centre. Our sister company, the Harley Street Institute, trains doctors from around the world in aesthetic medicine.
How Long Does Lip fillers Last?
Hyaluronic acid filler treatments will last about 6-12 months. During or after this period, it is possible to have further treatment to maintain or improve the results.
What Happens If I Do Not Have Subsequent Treatments?
As the hyaluronic acid breaks down and absorbs, your lips will return to their previous appearance.
How Painful Are Lip Injections?
A prescription-only topical numbing cream is applied to help ease any discomfort. The dermal fillers also contain local anaesthetic making the whole treatment relatively tolerable.
Are Lip Injections Permanent?
We do not perform permanent lip injections. We void using permanent dermal fillers at our clinics due to long term safety.
Is Non-Permanent Better Than Permanent Treatment?
Non-permanent dermal fillers enable you to re-contour again once the effects have worn off. Permanent options are not dissolvable in case of undesired cosmetic effects.
What Is The Lip fillers Recovery Time?
Severe swelling may last between 24-72 hours. Minor bruises are covered up quickly; however, larger ones may require 7-10 days to resolve. Avoid alcohol as well as blood-thinning medications before treatment.
How Can Lip Augmentation Look Natural?
Lip augmentation conducted by expert practitioners gives natural results. It can contour lips, provide them with shape as well as hydration and volume.
Smoking After Lip filler treatment?
Yes, you may smoke after the treatment once the numbness settles. The frequent contraction of your lips during smoking might shorten the duration of the effects of dermal fillers and botox.
Can Lip fillers Be Reversed?
Hyaluronidase can dissolve hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Permanent fillers require surgery for removal.
How Much Are Lip Injections?
0.5ml lip filler starts from £250 while 1ml lip filler is from £300. 1.5ml lip fillers are £425, and we rarely perform 2ml lip filler (£550). The price of lip injections varies with the type of dermal filler.
CosmeDocs is a renowned name in the industry of cosmetics. Our clinics located in Harley Street (London), Derby, Nottingham, and Portsmouth are well equipped and modern practices. CosmeDocs are also well-known trainers to physicians from around the globe.