What Are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers used within the UK are injections that usually contain a natural substance called hyaluronic acid to help plump the appearance of lips and can provide lip contouring.
Dermal fillers help to reduce the appearance of facial lines and restore the fullness and volume in the face.
Lip fillers are close in relation to Dermal fillers and are made of a manmade, non animal, substance called hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is found within the deep layers of the skin known as the dermis, its main function is to keep the skin smooth and healthy by helping it to retain water.
As we age, our skin starts to produce less hyaluronic acid which can lead skin to become thin and dry. Lips eventually loose their fullness, with lines often appearing around the mouth and nose. Lip fillers help to combat the loss of volume.
How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?
Lip fillers work by re-introducing the lost hyaluronic acid under the skin to where it is needed and produce the appearance of fuller lips, which can be tailored to the desired size and effect. Results can last up to 18 months before the body will naturally, and gradually break down the filler.
Fillers provide support and structure to the skin giving that plumped, youthful appearance. Semi-permanent, they provide safe, long lasting and tailored results.
Why Have Lip Fillers Become So Popular?
The biggest reason lip fillers have become popular over the last few years is based on the aesthetic looks of celebrities. Many celebrities use lip fillers to enhance their natural beauty and develop a full lip with the use of carefully administered lip fillers. Some go for a natural slight enhanced look, whereas others prefer an obvious fuller lip- the unique way lip fillers work mean that it can be tailored perfectly to individuals preference.
Lip fillers are temporary and usually last between 6-18months, these can also be dissolved quicker if clients prefer to change their look sooner than the natural end life of lip fillers.
How Can Lip Fillers Help?
Lip fillers are the same category of treatment as dermal fillers, however, lip fillers are specifically aimed at producing the desired lip augmentation look that is coveted in society at the moment, the benefits of lip fillers can include:
- Treatment is non-invasive and has very little if no recovery time necessary. You can often resume your normal activities immediately after treatment
- They are non-permanent and will naturally break down
- Combined with dermal fillers and anti-ageing injections, you can have a complete rejuvenation appearance
- Requires no test prior to treatment, unlike collagen injectables where often a skin test needs to be carried out 28 days prior to treatment.
- It’s suitable for vegans
- Lip fillers offer patients a unique tailor-made shape of their choosing
Lip fillers can be excellent in helping to increase clients self confidence and boost their personal image.
Once you have had Lip fillers administered, you will see instant results from the procedure.
What Lip Fillers Can't Do
It's important to know that minimally invasive treatments, such as lip fillers cannot achieve the same results are full facelift, brow or eye lift invasive surgery. However, lip fillers can help produce the desired results with no need for a large surgical procedure. It is important to remember that Lip fillers are temporary treatments for lips that lack volume of the desired shape and that ongoing treatments will be needed for long-term results.
How Much Are Lip Fillers? How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost?
Dermal and lip fillers can range from anywhere between £200 to £1500 in the UK with an average of £300. This is dependant on multiple factors including:
- The type of product used
- Number of syringes used
- The amount of filler injected
- The complexity of the area being treated.
0.5ml - 1ml of filler will give you a natural look, however, if you want a much fuller look you can get up to 2ml of filler per session.
What Happens When You Have Lip Fillers?
An anaesthetic cream may be used first to numb your skin, lips are very sensitive so this helps to reduce any pain. Injections are then administered around the lip to produce the desired shape and volume.
It may be uncomfortable, but should never be painful.
Treatments usually take between 20-30minutes depending on where is being treated.
The treatment area may be red, sore and swollen for a short period and any swelling or bruising should settle within a few days.
Your practitioner will give you a comprehensive aftercare programme to reduce the risk of any side effects, these can include the below, however are dependant on the administering practitioner:
- Not wearing make up immediately after the procedure
- Avoid alcohol
- Avoid coffee
- Avoid exposure to sunlight.
- Avoid extreme temperatures for at least 24 hours
How Old Do You Have To Be To Get Lip Fillers?
There are currently no age restrictions for receiving lip fillers in the UK; however, most clinics will insist on parental consent before performing treatments on anyone under 18. It is important to note that most people do not stop growing until they reach their early 20s; therefore, many practitioners will advise younger patients to go through a thorough consultation in order to assess whether the treatment is actually necessary.
If you think lip fillers would make a great addition to your clinic and to your customers then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Two Face Aesthetics. We have a range of lip filler products at the highest quality to help ensure that your business and your customers have the very best and safest lip filler experience. If you have any questions about this article or the products we stock then please do not hesitate to get in touch.