Celebrity culture has both popularised and demonised lip fillers, and many people now mistakenly associate lip fillers with ‘trout pouts’ and ‘duck lips’.
However, as we age, lips naturally lose volume and plumpness. This is due to the overall decrease in collagen and elastin that occurs as we age. These are the proteins in our skin which provide structure, support and elasticity. This, coupled with a natural change in the shape of the lips as we age, means that our lips get thinner and smaller as we get older.
In the correct, highly-skilled, highly-qualified hands, lips can be enhanced and rejuvenated beautifully and subtly, balancing and harmonising the lips with the face, and ensuring you look great from all angles.
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How it works?
Most dermal fillers used in the UK contain hyaluronic acid. When injected into the skin, hyaluronic acid's hydrophilic (water-loving) tendencies, cause it to attract water, instantly filling out wrinkles and scars and adding volume and shape where necessary.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance within the body, which makes adverse reactions to it unlikely. Your lip tissue is made up of compartments called tubercles. Boluses, threads and small amounts of filler can be placed into these tubercles to add volume and plumpness.
The border of your lips comprises of the cupid’s bow and the upper and lower vermillion border. These can be reshaped and defined using threads of filler.
Who is it for?
FOR OVER 18 only (ID May be required)
Are physically healthy.
Have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance.
Are committed to maintaining good skin health.
Side effects & risks
The obvious, immediate and most common side effect is slight bleeding after the needle has been inserted into the skin.
Other risks include bruising, tenderness, redness and swelling around the injection site. These signs may take 2-3 days to vanish completely, especially around the lips where there is little flesh and skin is tender.
Occasionally, a ‘bleb’ will occur. This is where the filler has been injected too superficially (close to the surface) and will need to be dissolved.
Rarely, allergic type reactions can occur after a filler treatment. These include prolonged redness, swelling, itching and/or hardness and bumps in the skin. Such signs may appear at some or all injection points. Sometimes, they can last several months or longer, but this is extremely unusual.