An introduction to lip fillers by Dr Yasmin Albeyatti.
What are dermal fillers for lips?
Dermal fillers are made from naturally occurring Hyaluronic acid. When injected into the correct areas of the lips, they can make the lips look fuller, plumper and more youthful.
Dermal fillers can also be used to balance proportion sizes between upper and lower lips or in many cases improve lip asymmetries that many people suffer from.
What to expect from your appointment?
A full consultation takes place to assess what the main concern is. A full facial assessment is completed to assess the concern and how best to address it and the best method to achieve the desired effect. The procedure, aftercare instructions, and costs are explained to the patient before we begin.
The skin is cleaned thoroughly first followed by numbing cream to make the treatment is more comfortable. The treatment is effective immediately allowing the patient to enjoy their new fuller lips straight away!
Things to Know
How long does the procedure take?
The actual procedure takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your appointment will usually be booked for 30-45 minutes to make sure there is plenty of time to discuss your medical history, aftercare instructions and to ask as many questions as you need.
Does it hurt?
The treatment is relatively painless to minimal level of discomfort. Numbing cream is usually applied to the lips 10 minutes prior to placing the filler to reduce any discomfort.
How long does the treatment last for?
The treatment can last 6 months. The more regularly you have your treatment, the longer it will begin to last.
Is a review appointment included in the price?
All treatments include a 2-week review appointment to check the progress of your treatment and make sure you are happy with the results. Before and after photos are usually taken to see the progress made.
How quickly can I see the effects of the treatment?
The effects of the treatment are immediate. This gives both yourself and Dr Yasmin a great opportunity to make sure you’re perfectly happy with the treatment and its results.
What are the most common side effects?
Bruising can be a common side effect of lip filler treatment. This can be easily covered up with makeup and will usually clear in a week or two. The lips may become slightly swollen with small lumps under the skin and this resolves within a week.