What are lip fillers?
Lips are an important part of our lives for men and women alike. They frame your smile and are used to kiss the ones you love. Some people are satisfied with the look of their lips while others want to make their lips fuller.
Due to age and other factors, many people have lost volume in their lips, leaving them aged and wrinkled. Lip augmentation can enhance or restore a fuller shape to your lips and help you get fuller, more luscious lips.
There are many reasons why a person would want to undergo lip enhancement and contouring. This includes:
- Improving the hydration of the lips
- Providing more balance to facial feature
- Restoring lost volume and shape
- Increase self confidence in their appearance
The procedure typically lasts about 30 minutes. This treatment is completely pain free, with the use of local anaesthetic injections.
After the Procedure
The results of lip fillers are instant. After the treatment the treated area may be slightly red and/or slightly swollen, however you can resume normal activities, drive yourself home or return to work immediately after the treatment.
How Long Will the Effect Last?
The results typically last 6-12 months although the exact length of time will depend on the structure of your skin and other factors such as lifestyle, age and the degree of perfection demanded by the individual. Additional touch up treatments can be performed at any time after the initial treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects of Lip Fillers?
Although uncommon, possible adverse effects of lip fillers may include:
Injection-related reactions – There may be some mild redness in the treated area which usually resolves after a few hours. Swelling is also seen immediately after the treatment and lasts on average no more than 48 hours. Occasionally bruising can occur which if significant may last 5-7 days.