Lip Fillers & Lip Augmentation

What are Lip Fillers & Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper, more beautiful looking lips. An injectable dermal filler with Hyaluronic acid solution (HA) is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation. There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected into your lips, and around your mouth to give a more defined look. The procedure can be tailored to the individuals needs giving a more hydrated and natural look. The ageing process causes your lips to naturally go thinner, lip fillers can be used to enhance the lips for the look the client requires. Both men and women of all ages can benefit from lip enhancements. Lip fillers can be used to achieve your desired shape, definition and volume.

 

What is Hyaluronic acid (HA) & is it safe?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) in the human body. It is present in large amounts in the spaces between the skin cells, Hyaluronic acid provides moisture, firmness and suppleness to the skin. The ability to produce Hyaluronic acid decreases with age. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful moisture-binding ingredient. Because Hyaluronic acid binds so easily with water it is used in skin care products as a superior moisturizer. If applied regularly it will increase hydration and improve elasticity of the skin. Hyaluronic acid may also repair collagen, improve the appearance of scars, and reverse free radical damage. Hyaluronic acid is suitable for all skin types and is completely safe.

 

What types of treatments do we offer?

  • Lip filler correction
  • Improve the philtrum column definition of your upper lip
  • Creating a natural lip contour by restoring or enhancing the cupids bow
  • Enhance the vermillion border and the lip outlines
  • Outside corners & sagging lines around the lips
  • Lift the edges of your lips to restore their youthful look

 

  • Improve the marionette area underneath your mouth to provide support to the lip
  • Flat lips & wrinkles around the lips
  • Improve the asymmetry of the lips
  • Smoothing vertical perioral lines (Smoker’s lines)
  • Soften lipstick bleed lines

 

What happens during the procedure?

A small amount of (None-permanent) Hyaluronic acid solution (HA) is injected using a fine hypodermic needle into the desired lip area. The treatment normally takes between 30-40 minutes to complete. After completing a series of injections, Dr. Natasha will then massage the client’s lips. This is to ensure the lip filler is evenly distributed around the lip area, and make the lips look even and smooth. There will be a minimal amount of discomfort during the procedure and afterwards, this is normal. The procedure will give volume, plumpness and definition to the lips with a softer, natural look. 

 

What are the benefits from having the treatment?

 

  • All procedures are only performed by Dr. Natasha
  • Improve self-confidence and achieve natural looking lips
  • Treatments are tailored to the clients individuals needs 
  • Lip fillers give more volume and definition to the lips
  • Improved symmetry of uneven and unproportioned lips

 

 

  • A more youthful, pronounced pout and enhanced smile
  • None-invasive treatment with minimal recovery time
  • The lip fillers are none permanent, and can be added to or removed at any time
  • Results are visible immediately, with long-lasting results
  • Treatments are safe and virtually pain free

 

 

How much Lip filler will I need?

Dr. Natasha will advise on the amount of filler that is required to achieve the client’s desired look at their consultation. The lip filler procedure, which requires medical knowledge and expertise, Dr. Natasha will recommend the best course of treatment that’s best for the client. The amount of filler required also depends on the client’s age, the current size of the lips, the looseness of the lips and the end result that the client is looking to achieve.

 

What are the risks involved with the treatment?

Dr. Natasha takes every precaution for a clean and safe procedure, only sterilized equipment is used for every procedure in a sanitized environment. Clients should follow the post procedure recommendations, and there should be minimal risks or complications. The treatment is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, or anyone who suffers from any severe allergic reactions. Bruising, redness, swelling and discomfort are all possible, and usually only last from one to a few days only. This can be treated with Aciclovir CreamTM immediately after the treatment (If required). Dr. Natasha will discuss any side effects prior to your treatment, and the client will be asked to fill out a consent form on their medical history. If you have previously had any cold sores around the mouth, the treatment may bring on an outbreak. Medication such as AciclovirTM tablets or cream are recommended post procedure.

 

Is the treatment painful?

This is a very common question. The lips are a very tender area, and will be obviously sensitive to any injection. However, your lips will be numbed before the treatment is carried out. Most people can tolerate the injections, and find the procedure much less uncomfortable than they first expected.

 

Do I have to pay for my consultation?

Dr. Natasha will give a free consultation and discuss all available options with the client prior to the treatment. A thorough medical history will be discussed before each treatment is carried out. A discussion will take place at the consultation as to the look the client requires. Once the client fully understands what's involved with each treatment, and is happy to proceed. A consent form is then signed and pre-treatment photos are taken, and the treatment will go ahead.

 

Why choose Dr. Natasha Clinics for my treatment?

  • Honest, Private Fully Qualified GP advice and treatments by Dr. Natasha Ranga MRCGP
  • Experience and expertise in Lip fillers, lip augmentation and lip correction
  • Fully trained in Advanced aesthetics
  • Save Face Accredited
  • Superior after care support
  • Modern, comfortable and hygienic local premises for your treatment
  • Past and present client satisfaction
  • Only the highest grade FDA approved products used for every treatment

 

How much does the procedure cost?

  • Lip Filler : 0.55ml = £150*
  • Lip Filler : 1ml = £250*
  • Lip Filler : 1.5ml = £350*
  • Lip Filler : 2ml = £450*

 

What happens after the procedure?

Some clients experience some slight swelling or bruising post treatment, this is normal. The extent on how this affects the client usually depends on how easily they bruise, usually it’s very minor. You may also notice that your lips are tender for up to 5 days following the treatment. Dr. Natasha will give aftercare advice, and answer any questions or queries the client may have. Dr. Natasha will arrange a future appointment date with the client, for a post procedure checkup. Dr. Natasha will also advise that the post procedure recommendations are followed.

 

What is the recovery time post-procedure?

The recovery time is usually between 24-72 hours post-procedure. It is highly recommended that the client follows the post-procedure recommendations to avoid complications or infection. It is recommended that you avoid Smoking after the procedure. Smoking can cause the lips to tighten and constrict, and may shorten the life of the lip augmentation procedure and overall look of the lips.

 

What are the possible side effects?
The procedure is very safe. Dr. Natasha is very experienced and specializes in lip fillers & lip augmentation. Common side-effects include redness, mild bruising and mild swelling, this is usually minimal. These usually resolve within a few hours, but bruising may last for a few days. 

 

What happens if I don’t like the end results?
Dr. Natasha can inject a specially formulated enzyme called Hyaluronidase. This formula will dissolve the unwanted filler within a few minutes, if you're unhappy with the initial results. (Please allow time for the initial injections to settle)  Dr. Natasha will carefully inject the Hyaluronidase to the level of correction desired. A larger dose of Hyaluronidase may be required to completely eliminate all of the filler from the lips. Hyaluronidase injections are recommended to be delayed for several days post procedure in order to allow for any swelling and bruising to subside.

 

How long will the results normally last for?

Normally the results last between 6-8 months. However this is dependent on the individual, and if the post procedure recommendations are followed.  A follow up treatment is recommended by Dr. Natasha to maintain the look required by the client. Dr. Natasha will discuss your next course of treatment, if required at your aftercare appointment.

 

 

Post Procedure Recommendations and advice:

 

We take aftercare very seriously. We highly recommend the below recommendations are followed.

 

  • Do Not Smoke for at least 24-36 hours (Smoking is not recommended post procedure)
  • Avoid any Hot Drinks (Post Procedure) as this can affect the filler
  • Avoid any alcohol consumption for 24 hours before treatment and 24 hours post procedure
  • Avoid any exercise for 24 hours (Post Procedure)
  • Avoid using any Make-up or Skin care products / Spray Tan / Direct sunlight, sun exposure and do not use tanning beds
  • Avoid any water on the lips. Use a facial cleansing wipe to clean face, avoiding the lip area
  • Avoid touching or massaging the lips unless absolutely necessary
  • Always stay hydrated
  • Avoid chewing gum and kissing
  • Use Arnica Cream TM after your treatment to help with any bruising or discomfort (If required)
  • Keep lips moisturized at all times. Use Aquaphor Cream TM or a good quality Lip balm
  • If the client has a cold sore, take appropriate anti-viral medication (as soon as possible)
  • Apply cool compresses to injected sites for five minutes up to (Four times a day) If Required
  • Restrict facial movements  (Where possible) Up to 1-3 weeks post procedure
  • Try to keep the head elevated while sleeping for the first (48 hours post procedure)
  • Sleep in an upright position, face up, to help reduce any swelling (3-7 nights post procedure)
  • Avoid any dental appointments, facial appointments and chemical treatments (4 weeks post procedure)
  • Avoid excessive heat - swimming pools, sauna, steam rooms, hot showers for at least (48 hours post procedure)
  • Paracetamol is advised to patients for post procedure discomfort (Ibuprofen should be avoided)

 

Please Note:

*The above prices are only a guide, and may vary according to the clients individual requirements. Results and longevity will vary from person to person. This is dependent on a number of factors such as age, medical history, skin type and lifestyle. Any injectable procedure will only take place after your free consultation. The patient will be asked to complete a consent form for each procedure,

On the day of the treatment, and answer questions truthfully on their medical history.

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