Dermal fillers to enhance, augment, re-balance and hydrate the lips are a very popular treatment here at KL Cosmetics in Doncaster and many of our patients who have this treatment, have been coming to us for years, due to the beautiful results we achieve in our comfortable and safe, clinical environment.
Lip fillers are so popular, that even non-medics are delving in to this practice (as an unregulated treatment, this is actually possible, but can offer devastating results) so it’s really important to choose a medic to carry out this treatment for you.
At KL Cosmetic Clinics, we want to bring the ultimate in cosmetic medical treatments, but in the safest way possible, and this is why all our practitioners who administer dermal fillers are medically-qualified and fully-trained in the art of dermal fillers.
For many of us, having an injection of a substance in to our faces can be a daunting prospect, but something we are curious about, if we are beginning to look in the mirror and not like what we see. Therefore, we have put together a list of what to expect, if you are considering lip fillers, but were too shy to ask! So that you can make an informed choice on whether this treatment may indeed, be something to consider, for both your looks and your confidence.
During a no obligation, initial consultation at KL Cosmetic Clinics in Doncaster, your nurse will assess your lips, their shape and the proportion balance to the rest of your facial anatomy, so they can advise which product and dosage would be best suited to your individual needs and requirements.
Some patients would like a dramatic effect, some just a whisper of enhancement. We take this in to consideration, but will also air on the side of caution for your first treatment (we would only offer a maximum of 1ml of product per treatment and no more), to ensure your safety and satisfaction with results.
Having dermal fillers in the lips can feel a little odd the first time, so we would never put too much filler in (ever) so as to make it look or feel unusual or odd. We will advise you on the best course of action for the results you are seeking, but will always stay within safe parameters. Overfilling the lips with dermal fillers of any kind could lead to a migration of the product – something we do not wish for here at KL Cosmetic Clinics.
We will also advise you on the risks of having dermal fillers for the lips. Although extremely rare, it is our duty to inform you of these risks. Should a blood vessel or vein be injected, there can be a risk of tissue necrosis.
Signs to look out for are whiteness in the injection area, numbness, mottled skin colour and sluggish capillary refill when applying pressure to the area. At KL Cosmetic Clinics, our medically-trained staff have the capability to treat such conditions, but as we are highly-experienced in the application of dermal fillers and understand facial anatomy, the chances of this happening are extremely slim.
As we are medically-trained, we can consult and treat on the same day, providing that your medical history does not show any contraindications as to why you may not be able to have dermal fillers for the lips. We will also ensure that you are totally satisfied with the results of the consultation and confident that you would like to go ahead.
We would never pressurise you to have a treatment on the same day, and will suggest a period of decision making on your part, if we feel you are not quite sure. We want to keep you as a valued patient for years to come, so will always respect your decision and whether you need some more time to make one.
If you’re wondering if lip fillers hurt, the general answer is ‘no’. As we can apply a topical anaesthetic prior to injection. Many lip fillers now contain an anaesthetic called Lidocaine, so although there may be some sensation, it should not be painful. If you are particularly nervous or squeamish, an injectable block can be applied beforehand. However, this is not usually necessary.
After you have had your lip filler treatment, you can return to your daily activities, such as eating, drinking and returning to work, adhering to any aftercare instructions that your nurse offers you.
Your lips might feel numb and tingly, with a dull ache, for 2 to 3 days. There may also be some bruising. This is normal and will settle. If they are painful and show any unusual signs such as those of necrosis or throbbing pains, we ask that you let us know immediately so we can rectify any rare side-effects. For the relief of normal side-effects, we recommend paracetamol and anti-histamines as well as a cool compress. Ibuprofen on the other hand can increase the risk of bruising, so this is not recommended.
For those patients who require more volume and fuller results, or are looking for Russian lips, we make multiple treatments to reach the desired goals. These should be 6 to 8 weeks apart, so that volume can be built over time. Treatments too close together can result in lumpiness and increased risk of product migration.
After your treatment and for up to 2 weeks, your lips may feel a little hard and lumpy. This will settle once the product has integrated in to the skin tissues and settled.
Your initial results can be seen straight away, however, allow at least 2 weeks for any swelling, bruising, asymmetry or lumps in the lips to disperse, before returning to the clinic for a post-procedure assessment.
Dermal fillers for the lips can make a huge difference to the way you look and feel and even the most subtle of changes can correct, enhance and revitalise this area. If you are keen to know more about dermal fillers for your own lips, contact our team for more information or to book your no-obligation consultation.