Full and plumped lips have arguably been the signature look over the past decade. This treatment enlarges or alters your lips, making them appear fuller and more well-defined. The fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the skin. Hyaluronic acid has the ability to store moisture, which gives the skin a plumped and hydrated appearance.
It is normal for your lips to lose volume as you get older, but this natural part of the ageing process can make the corners of your lips droop, it can also make your lips look thin and turned in, as well as causing them to lose their definition. Non-surgical lip enhancement treatments can reverse these effects, creating natural-looking results using dermal fillers.
The treatment is tailored to enhance the patient’s features and introduce precise volume to the area. They are injected into the lips according to the amount of volume you and your physician are looking to achieve upon consultation. These lip fillers can be used to:
- Restore the volume (due to ageing)
- Correct asymmetry
- Alter the shape of the lips
- Add volume
The area is numbed before the procedure with a topical anaesthetic. Although most patients do not describe lip injections as painful, numbing the lips can ensure that the patient is comfortable and virtually pain-free. If you are considering lip fillers, it is important to be aware of both the pros and cons of the procedure.
These procedures are fast and are typically painless and results are immediate or take only a few days to see dramatic changes, with very little to no downtime after treatment. Lip fillers can work in combination with your skincare routine to keep your skin looking healthy, hydrated and to prevent premature ageing down the road.
Hyaluronic acid-based fillers are easy to reverse and can easily be dissolved, this is a major advantage for those who do not want to go under the knife or who are not looking to make permanent changes to their appearance. Another advantage to fillers is that there are generally little to no side effects, though a tiny bit of swelling is normal following the procedure.
Bruising is a common side effect of lip enhancement treatments. However, you can avoid certain things that can increase your risk of bruising, putting these steps in place will keep these effects to a minimum. No exercise on the day of treatment, avoiding medication/vitamins and foods that can increase the risk of side effects a week before your procedure and avoiding alcohol the day before treatment.
It is best to talk to your doctor or skin specialist in your initial consultation, they will help you prepare ahead of your appointment to tackle any questions you may have.
Azallis Cosmedics Clinic is a renowned aesthetic clinic for its signature London lip filler technique. Book a consultation with one of our specialists to ensure we understand the results you hope to achieve from your treatment. Your treatment options are entirely up to you, whether you want the results of your lip enhancement to be subtle or more noticeable, we will advise the best way forward.