Dermal fillers in the lips are used to enhance the natural shape, size and structure of your lips to create an aesthetically pleasing profile to suit your facial structure and features, without the need of surgery. It restores the collagen that naturally diminishes as we age which results in lost volume, thinner lips and fine lines to form around the mouth area.
Lip filler injections are performed by administering small amounts of a gel like substance into the lip area, with the use of tiny injections. This gel then blends with the tissue found within the lip area resulting in fuller, plumper looking lips. This gel consists of hyaluronic acid, which makes it a safe treatment, as it is naturally found within your body.
The results are seen almost immediately after your treatment however there may be swelling right after your treatment. You will see the full effect of your treatment within a week from the day of your session.
The results can last anywhere between 3 to 12 months. This will depend on a variety of factors such as the product used during the procedure, how much filler was used and how quickly your body metabolises and dissolves the filler, as the hyaluronic acid contained in the filler, is naturally broken down by the body. Each patient is different, therefore, results will vary.
Lip filler injections are administered by using a very fine needle which some describe as the sensation of small pin-prick or mosquito sting. It works by injecting hyaluronic acid into the lip area. The hyaluronic acid is then distributed evenly and blends with the tissue found within your lip area resulting in fuller, plumper looking lips.
During the treatment you may feel minor discomfort. Most dermal fillers have a local anaesthetic (0.3% lidocaine) included in the product, therefore, this will provide you with a more comfortable and pain free experience. Each session can take around 30-45 minutes.
Most patients are suitable candidates for lip filler treatment. At Skintech Medical we provide you with a face mapping analysis and a consultation before the procedure in order to determine the size and shape that will suit your facial feature and structure. During your consultation you may discuss your expectations and what look you would like to achieve as well as the different product options that we may have.
At Skintech Medical, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands as all of our staff are medically trained and certified. Our registered nurses work alongside experienced skin doctors to deliver cosmetic treatments you can trust.