Thanks to their endorsement by a number of high-profile celebrities and their availability, lip fillers have quickly become one of the most popular non-surgical beauty procedures in the UK.
With the sophisticated fillers on the market today, you may be curious about taking advantage of this pout-perfecting treatment.
What are lip fillers?
Dermal fillers, or lip fillers, are made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally occurring sugar substance that is often found in hydrating creams and skincare products.
As a cream, however, the hydrating effects of HA cannot penetrate the skin. Dermal lip fillers were developed to deliver hyaluronic directly to where it is needed to fill, plump, and noticeable revitalize the skin and lips.
Because hyaluronic acid is a natural product that is produced by our bodies, it is not permanent, and the substance breaks down over a period of months.
Different types of lip fillers
There are various, popular types of lip fillers available on the market, all with similar, HA-based compositions and slight variations in longevity and product density.
Some popular brands include:
- Restylane ® -L – best for achieving definition and shape in thinning lips
- Restylane ® Silk – best for volume correction that lasts up to nine months
- Juvéderm ® Ultra XC – best for a soft but plump look that can last up to one year
- Juvéderm ® Volbella XC – best for achieving a subtle, voluminous look with noticeable translucence
Many experienced clinicians will layer different brands of lip fillers for the best results. This is because the different densities in each product lend themselves to enhancing, volumising, and lifting in specific ways.
For example, your clinician may find that using a heavy filler like Restylane ® -L to fill in the centre of the lips, while a thinner filler like Restylane ® Silk is more suited to the corners of the mouth.
Whichever product your clinician utilises, the process should always be fully transparent: At a reputable location, you will be shown the product as it comes out of the box to ensure you are receiving the agreed upon dermal filler.
Are lip fillers painful?
While your specific pain tolerance will factor in, lip filler treatments should involve little to no pain when administered in a professional setting by a certified aesthetician.
To mitigate any possible discomfort, lip filler injectables contain an anaesthetic, and your clinician will also apply a topical numbing agent to the area to guarantee your comfort.
Are lip fillers safe?
Performed by a qualified medical professional with approved products, lip fillers are a safe and minimally invasive treatment.
Of course, complications can arise with any beauty treatment. However, because it is a natural product, an antidote can be utilised to dissolve the injection and completely reverse its effects.
If you are considering lip fillers in Derby, contact your dentist about any questions you may have concerning treatment.
What happens during a lip injection procedure?
During treatment, your lips are first thoroughly cleaned, and a topical numbing solution is then applied to mitigate any possible discomfort. Once the area is numb, the lips are again cleaned, and the dentist or aesthetician administers the injections according to your agreed upon treatment plan.
After treatment, you will be provided with instructions concerning aftercare.
Results of your lip fillers are immediately noticeable: your lips will be visibly fuller, smoother, and revitalised directly following your procedure.
Will I have lumps and bumps in my lips?
Individuals with very small or thin lips may develop a small, largely unnoticeable bump at the injection site. However, if proper injection technique is used, this is unlikely.
Is lip filler suitable for me?
Any adults aged 18 and up looking to enhance their lips without committing to invasive surgeries and procedures can benefit from lip filler treatments.
Can I trust a dentist to administer my lip filler treatments?
While choosing to undergo lip filler treatments at your dentist’s practice may not seem like the obvious choice, it is the rational choice for various reasons.
In order to offer facial aesthetic treatments at their clinic, your dentist undertakes extensive training requirements to ensure the accuracy of your results. These requirements often mandate continued education to maintain certification.
A dental clinic is a sterile setting where medical treatments are administered daily. As such, dental clinics adhere to strict hygiene regulations and are equipped to monitor and administer medical procedures.
Additionally, dentists undergo extensive training concerning facial aesthetics and the anatomy of the face throughout their education. They have extensive knowledge when it comes to obtaining facial symmetry and how alterations to the lips and smile work in conjunction with the other features of the face to accomplish a balanced profile.
Because, they administer injections to the mouth, lips, and gums regularly for various invasive dental procedures, dentists also have more experience when it comes to administering facial injections than perhaps any other healthcare specialist.
How much do lip filler treatments cost?
The cost of your lip filler treatment will vary according to the amount of product that is used.
In the UK, the cost of lip filler treatments typically runs between £150 and £300 depending on the product and its amount required.
Benefits of lips fillers
The benefits of hyaluronic acid-based lip fillers are numerous 2 and can include:
- Natural-looking fullness: The natural substances found in HA lip fillers are also found in the body, and they offer a more natural-looking alternative to lip surgery.
- Minimal side effects: Patients experience very little to no side-effects compared to invasive lip surgeries aimed at enhancing the lips.
- Full customisation: With lip fillers, you have the option to fully customise your look and add volume to the areas that you want it most.
Talk to a registered clinician today about taking advantage of the many benefits of lip filler treatments.