Pump up the volume and restore youthful lips.
With simple dermal fillers and rejuvenation treatments, we can help you transform your face by highlighting and augmenting the shape and definition of your lips. Full, hydrated and voluminous lips are the pinnacle of youth, and restoring lips to this appearance instantly take years off the appearance of your face.
We recognise that lip fillers are often done poorly and our approach is to do lip fillers well. We base our approach on an ethical model of listening to what a patient wants and determining their needs, not on a business model of the more product we use the more money we make approach of cosmetic chain clinics.
With over 20 years of experience using Lip fillers, we know that a conservative ‘less is best’ approach that gives the best results and highest patient satisfaction. We know we can always add more lip filler later if needed. The majority of our patients wish to improve the appearance of their lips, but at the same time don’t want anyone to know that they have had something done and the last thing they want are inappropriately large lips and having the so called “trout pout”. We do have other patients, especially younger patients, who want to highlight their lips as a cosmetic feature that they want others to notice, and this is also fine if done correctly, however it is often necessary to educate these patients as to how much is enough.
As we age, the collagen and elasticity within our skin cells makes our lips thinner and flatter. As we lose hyaluronic acid from our cells, our lips also become dehydrated and droopy, with lines and wrinkles forming above the lips and on their sides. These natural changes can be modified by our lip filler or rejuvenation treatments that are a simple walk in, walk out treatment.
We offer a number of exciting treatments to refresh and rejuvenate your lips. These treatments can be done in isolation, or combined for maximum results.
Our lip rejuvenation and enhancement treatments can be done in a simple day procedure with few associated side effects or soreness. Many people even head straight back to work after their treatment, although some swelling and tenderness is expected.
The treatments are very different. Anti-wrinkle injections are for lines that form with movement and will not give dramatic changes to the size of the lips but will slow the rate of new and deeper lines developing.
Lip fillers are for adding volume and this can give definition and support to the border of the lip and volume to the body of the lip. Lip fillers give immediate improvement and whilst younger patients may wish to add volume to highlight their lips as a feature in older patients it is more about restoring some balance between the upper and lower lips especially when there has been a significant thinning of the lips.
Most patients describe Lip filler injections as feeling like a short lasting ‘sting,’ with some associated discomfort while the filler is being injected.
While everyone experiences pain differently, lip filler injections are not known to be a painful procedure. The dermal filler we use contains an anaesthetic mixed with the product which minimises pain. If necessary our skilled cosmetic medical professionals can also either use a topical anaesthetic cream or a dental block injection to make the procedure painless.
Lip filler treatments create an immediate, visible result. You will notice your lips are fuller and rounder as soon as you leave the clinic, and swelling and soreness is expected within the first 24 hours.
If you choose an anti-wrinkle lip treatment to soften lines rather than add volume, you will see the results within 3-5 days, and they will last up to 3-4 months.
Your lips will look fuller and more voluminous for 3-6 months, depending on your unique body and metabolism and the way you use your lips. As you use your lips for eating, talking, smiling, drinking and kissing, they are a high activity area, which can impact how long your treatment effects will last.
You should not have lip fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding and you should defer treatment if you have any active infections. For 2 weeks before treatment you should avoid dental work or vaccinations.
If you have chosen an injectable lip treatment, we recommend avoiding excessive alcohol consumption and high intensity exercise 24 hours prior to your treatment to prevent excessive bruising and swelling. Advise us if you are taking any medications, have allergies or get cold sores.
The risk of bruising is reduced if you stop taking over the counter medications and supplements that can increase bruising such as Aspirin, Anti-inflammatories and Vitamin E.
Anti-wrinkle injections settle almost immediately but some swelling is an expected side effect of lip fillers and needling treatments. Many people return to work after lip treatments but we advise that it is best to schedule your first treatment after work or before days off until you see how much swelling you get. Any swelling tends to peak within 24 hours.
Use of an at-home ice pack and sleeping with an extra pillow on the night after treatment reduces swelling. Also avoid strenuous exercise, alcohol, saunas and prolonged sun exposure on the day after treatment.
Before and after images are presented purely as a reference point of the results that can be achieved. Everyone is unique and outcomes will vary and realistic expectations need to be discussed on a case by case basis.
Got questions? Or ready to book in? Contact our experienced and friendly team to start your journey to healthy skin with us.