What are lip fillers?
Lip fillers are a type of cosmetic procedure used to add volume, definition, and shape to the lips. The procedure involves injecting a hyaluronic acid-based filler into the lips to give them a fuller, more defined look. They can also be used to reduce wrinkles around the mouth.
How does a lip filler work?
The filler is made up of a hyaluronic acid gel which is injected into the lips using a very fine needle. The hyaluronic acid gel is a naturally occurring substance found in the body which helps to provide moisture and hydration to the skin. It is also extremely effective at adding volume and contouring the lips.
What are the benefits of a lip filler?
- Restores lip volume
- Enhances lip symmetry
- Reduces appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around mouth
- Enhances appearance of Cupid’s bow
- Creates a fuller and more balanced look
- Can be used to plump up the entire lip or just certain areas
- Long lasting results
- Can be reversed with an enzyme if desired
Cosmetic Consultation/ Virtual Consultation: £50.00
Border of the lip: (0.6ml) £200.00
Body of the lip: ( 0.6ml ) £200.00
Lip filler procedure
The lip filler procedure is relatively quick and easy and most people can return to their normal activities right away. Prior to the procedure, an experienced aesthetician will clean the lips and apply a topical numbing cream to ensure the patient’s comfort throughout the process.
Once the area is properly prepped, the aesthetician will inject the filler into specific areas of the lips. This is done to ensure an even and symmetrical result. The filler is injected in a series of small injections, usually along the edges of the lips and the cupid’s bow (the little dip in the middle of the upper lip).
Once the aesthetician has finished injecting the filler, they will massage the lips to ensure the filler is evenly distributed and the results look natural. The whole process takes about 30 minutes.
How long does a lip filler last?
Lip fillers typically last anywhere from 6 to 12 months. The longevity of the filler depends on the individual’s metabolism and the type of filler used. For example, hyaluronic acid fillers tend to last for about 6 to 12 months, while calcium hydroxylapatite fillers can last up to two years.
Are lip fillers safe?
Yes, lip fillers are generally safe when administered by a qualified, experienced professional like our team of experts at Spires Oral & Dermal Care. Side effects that may occur are usually mild and temporary, such as swelling, bruising, and tenderness.
How long is the procedure?
The process of applying lip fillers typically takes around 30 minutes. During the appointment, we will first clean your lips and then inject the filler into the desired areas. Once the filler has been injected, our expert will massage the area to help distribute the product and shape your lips. The entire procedure typically takes about 30 minutes.