Do you believe that dermal fillers are only used to increase lip volume?
Are you concerned about the unnatural-looking lips that flood social media?
Do you assume that only teenagers undergo this treatment?
If so, you may lack important information about this wonderful medical treatment.
To begin with, lip fillers are a non-surgical method for enhancing the appearance of lips, which have become increasingly popular in recent years.
In addition, they can also rejuvenate and restore the lips and areas around the mouth.
If you are curious about the procedure and would like to learn more, you have come to the right place.
What does the lip filler procedure involve?
Lip fillers involve injecting a gel-like substance into the lips to add volume, shape, and definition.
They can enhance the lips’ natural features, correct asymmetry, thinness, or wrinkles, and provide immediate and long-lasting results.
Lip fillers are a minimally invasive alternative to surgical procedures like lip implants.
During the procedure, a practitioner injects the filler into the lips using a small needle or cannula.
The amount of filler used depends on the desired results and the current condition of the lips.
The procedure takes about 30 minutes, and the practitioner performs it under local anaesthesia to minimize discomfort. This can be done with a topical or block nerve anaesthesia, similar to going to the dentist.
What are the types of lip fillers?
There are different types of lip fillers, but hyaluronic acid is the most common.
It is a natural substance found in the body that helps keep the skin hydrated and plump.
Collagen, fat transfers, and silicone are other types of lip fillers.
However, in the past, people used paraffin and industrial oils as fillers, but this practice is now considered irresponsible and illegal. The same as liquid silicone.
Therefore, hyaluronic acid fillers are preferred by many due to their safety and reversibility.
What are the benefits of lip fillers?
Of course, lip fillers can improve the appearance of thin or uneven lips, create a more defined lip shape, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth.
Additionally, lip fillers are a non-invasive alternative to more invasive surgical procedures.
Moreover, the volume effect enhances the quality of the skin and mucosa of the lips.
Certainly, the boost of hyaluronic acid, which is lost due to the normal aging process, has contributed to this.
What are the risks?
Although lip fillers are generally safe, they have some risks.
Potential risks include swelling, bruising, bleeding, infection, allergic reaction, and tissue damage.
Whenever substances are injected, there is a risk of injecting into a blood vessel or occluding it, although extremely rare.
Therefore, it’s crucial to choose a qualified and experienced practitioner who uses high-quality products and follows strict safety protocols.
Where can I get lip fillers?
Unfortunately, there is a lack of legislation in the UK regarding aesthetic medicine, and almost anyone can have access to these medicines.
This allows unqualified individuals to offer treatments that may use low-quality or adulterated products, or even diluted or shared to cut costs.
It’s important to do your research and choose a reputable and trustworthy provider.
Look for a practitioner who is qualified, experienced, and uses high-quality products.
Is the focus only on the lips?
To achieve optimal results, it is important to address issues with the teeth and gums, rather than solely relying on lip fillers.
A skilled practitioner will analyse the projection and proportion of the lips and treat other concerns around the mouth, such as expression lines and asymmetries.
Ultimately, the goal is to enhance the overall appearance of the face, rather than solely focusing on the lips.
Lip fillers can enhance the appearance of your lips and boost your confidence.
However, minimizing risks by choosing a qualified and experienced practitioner is crucial.
Ensure that high-quality products and strict safety protocols are used.
It is important to have realistic expectations and understand the potential risks and benefits of the treatment.
With proper care and maintenance, lip fillers can provide long-lasting results and improve your confidence.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a lip filler consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our experienced team, led by Dr. Brieva, will be happy to answer any questions and help you achieve your desired look.