Lip Enhancement and contouring
Our lips frame our smile and as we age our lips become thinner. This happens especially on the upper lip which also loses the cupid’s bow shape. This is due to the natural decrease of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid molecules that plump and shape our tissues.
At the age of 21 years our upper lip has reached its maximum contour, but by forty, we have on average lost over a fifth of its volume. Lip fillers can be used to restore volume and shape and return lips to a more youthful appearance. For those with naturally thinner, less shapely lip lines, the same treatment can be used to effectively sculpt the shape you desire.
Due to clinical research and progression in the industry, we use Hyaluronic acid fillers; a natural ingredient that is found in the body but diminishes with age. They are a popular means of restoring volume to the facial structure and lips, creating a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Frequently asked questions
Lip fillers can be used on a wide range of patients and is primarily used for skin rejuvenation and the reduction of lines and wrinkles.
There is no known risk to those who are pregnant or breast feeding, but we would advise against having treatment under these circumstances.
Topical and local anaesthetic is available if you feel you need it.
Less than 40 minutes. Recovery time is 2-3 days.
Between 6-9 months
With any injectable treatment, there can be some slight bruising or swelling that accompanies it. This should not persist much longer than a day and can be easily covered with makeup.
This treatment can only be legally prescribed by people who possess a current prescribing licence. It is best utilised by people who are very familiar with the anatomy of the head and neck and for this reason, we recommend plastic surgeons and dentists as they are most qualified.
The idea of a prescription is that the necessary dose to a person is dependent on; the size of the effect wanted, the individual’s reaction to the drug and the type of drug prescribed. For this reason, we cannot provide an exact costing for this treatment until we have made a detailed assessment of you.
Anyone providing prices without the appropriate assessment is not properly prescribing in our opinion and risks administering too much or too little. Who would like this to happen in their face? For this reason, we are offering a no obligation free facial aesthetic assessment.
Who is able to carry out this treatment?
Are fillers permanent?
While there are permanent fillers available on the market, we do not use them.
We promote the use of temporary fillers, as patients should have the ultimate say on what they would like from their treatment. If permanent fillers are used, there runs the risk of the patient not liking the result achieved and not being able to reverse the effects of treatment.
With HA fillers, not only are the results temporary, they can also be reversed with a special product called Hyalase.
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