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?
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?
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?
How much does the procedure cost?
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.
*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.