What are lip fillers?
Dermal fillers can be used to increase the volume and definition of lips.
What happens when I have the treatment and will it hurt?
A numbing cream will be applied to the area to be treated 30 minutes before your procedure. A dental block can also be used, this completely numbs the lips but may create slightly more swelling. Most dermal fillers for lips also contain local anaesthetic within the gel, which, once injected numbs the area. Lip filler will then be injected into the skin. You will be able to see the effects of the lip filler straight away but the results will improve over the next few weeks.
After treatment your lips will be red and swollen, sometimes bruising can occur. The swelling tends to be greatest the day after the procedure, so you must consider carefully when to have treatment as you may need some downtime a day or two after. Any swelling and bruising tends to subside after a couple of days but can take up to two weeks to fully settle. I advise that you delay any dental treatment or treatment around the mouth for up to two weeks post treatment and once the product has fully integrated.
How long will it last?
This will depend on the individual client and their habits, the area treated and the type and amount of dermal filler used. In general dermal fillers last between 6-18 months.
Is it safe?
The types of dermal fillers used at Facial rejuvenation are generally very safe and have a very good safety record. The mains risks are bleeding (during the procedure), swelling and bruising As with most things there is a rare possibility of an allergic reaction and therefore it is important your practitioner is medically trained (Like Dr Thomas) and knows what to do should any complications arise. All risks and complications will be discussed at your consultation and you should always disclose any medical conditions to Dr Thomas.
Will it hurt?
Most people cope well with the procedure and notice only a mild stingy sensation. Numbing cream can be applied to the area to be treated to make the procedure more comfortable. When treating the lips, a dental block can also be used, this completely numbs the lips but may create slightly more swelling. Most dermal fillers also contain local anaesthetic within the gel, which, once injected numbs the area. Types of anaesthesia can be discussed at your consultation.
How long will the filler last?
This will depend on the individual client and their habits, the area treated and the type and amount of dermal filler used. In general lip fillers last between 6-12 months.
Can I have the treatment on the same day as the consultation?
Yes. As dermal fillers don’t need to be ordered via prescription if, in stock, it is possible to have treated the same days as the consultation. However, it is encouraged that you take some time to fully consider your treatment options and therefore make an additional appointment for your procedure.