A Lip filler is a very popular treatment among ladies and gentlemen of all ages. Accurate placement of a lip filler can be used in multiple ways to create your desired shape. For example, creating a bigger lip with a pout or a more defined cupids bow, a sharp defined edge or to just to hydrate and smooth the lip.
The beauty of this treatment is that there are numerous different options to consider and pick from. Whether you want a natural look or a dramatic pout- no two treatments are the same.
Injectable hyaluronic acid in the form of a dermal or skin filler is used to enhance the lip to a style that you want. Dr Bonny provides a variety of different fillers to accommodate for the new shape and size you are aiming for which is all discussed during your consultation or treatment day with Dr Bonny.
If you are unsure of exactly what filler type or amount you need, Dr Bonny will advise you accordingly during your consultation.
Lip Fillers FAQ’S
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a product that is already naturally produced in our bodies, it is essential for skin hydration, elasticity and volume and it helps the skin receive essential nutrients from our bloodstream.
It is used in a dermal filler, as a gel syringe, which can be injected into the skin to support, volumise and reshape the skin. It also attracts water and helps bring water to the surface of the skin thus keeping the skin looking fresh, plump and hydrated.
How long does it last?
Dermal filler duration varies from person to person and varies according to type of filler used. Depending on the filler chosen by the patient and Dr Bonny, filler can last from 6-15months*. Patients can decide themselves when to add more or top-up with the advise from Dr Bonny. Additional filler can be added every 4 weeks to get the desired shape and size.
Factors to consider which may reduce duration of filler include, genetics, metabolism, sun exposure, alcohol, smoking, exercise etc.
What does the treatment involve?
On the day, Dr Bonny will provide a full consultation in order to assess the lip and what look you are trying to achieve.
A personal treatment plan is established with each client and is individual to your lip shape. The desired shape can be achieved in one sitting, with one filler syringe, however sometimes the desired lip shape may need multiple sessions. If this is the case, Dr Bonny will be able to advise you before you go ahead with any treatment.
The procedure takes 15minutes in order to remove any makeup, serums or skincare, clean the skin and perform the injectable procedure.
A numbing cream is used prior to the procedure to ease any pain.
To inject the product itself, small needles are used into the lip to ensue correct placement. The length of time to perform the treatments may vary per person with the average injection time approximately 5-8 minutes.
Recovery and aftercare?
There is minimal down-time or recovery time for dermal filler and you can return to your normal routine immediately with a few limitations to consider in the aftercare for appropriate healing.
The dermal filler is a gel and can be moulded once injected into the skin, we therefore advise those who have had a procedure not to lie directly onto the area overnight and try to sleep onto the back for the first 24hours. Individual advice and aftercare will discussed on the day with Dr Bonny and this list is not exhautsive
– Avoid “active” skincare for 3 days including retinols, vitamin C, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid
– Avoid makeup for 12hours
– Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the face for 24hours
– Avoid direct sunlight, sunbathing and sunbeds for 24hours.
– Avoid swimming for 24hours
– Avoid strenuous exercise for 24hours
– Avoid excessive alcohol for 24hours
– Remain upright for 3hours after treatment
Side effects include bruising, bleeding, swelling, pain, redness, burning or stinging around injection sites. Other side effects which are all discussed on the day with Dr Bonny and ways to manage or prevent them include lumps, asymmetry, infection, necrosis, embolism, blindness, allergy, anaphylaxis.