Lip fillers have swept the UK by storm with their popularity. Through various celebrity endorsements and candid makeup confessions, lip fillers have become more well-known as the lunch-time procedure they always have been. Honest consultation is always best before you undergo lip filler treatment, but there are some points and bits of advice to consider before your visit a clinic. Here’s our ultimate professional breakdown of things to consider before having lip fillers.
What are lip fillers?
First of all, it’s important to know what your dermal filler treatment involves and contains. They’re of course completely safe when carried out by professionals, but it’s important for your own peace of mind that you understand just how safe. Most dermal fillers, including the brands we use, are made of a substance that closely resembles a natural sugar found in your body, hyaluronic acid. Because this substance so closely mirrors a natural bodily compound, there is no chance of rejection from the body and only minimal side effects are usually experienced. They are also biodegradable, meaning that your body naturally breaks down and dissolves the fillers over time at no complaint from your system. The only indication this process is happening will the physical appearance of your lips slowly returning to normal. If you’ve heard horror stories of permanent lip fillers and liquid silicone, then rightly so you’d be worried! But rest assured that these kinds of fillers are thankfully a thing of the past. Temporary and much safer dermal fillers are now used.
What you need to think about before having lip fillers
Who is performing your treatment? It’s important that you find an injector and clinic that you trust with your treatment. When you are comfortable and confident in your practitioner’s abilities, then consider committing to treatment. Finding a medical professional who is qualified and experienced in aesthetics is always a good sign that you will be in safe hands. They understand your facial anatomy and physiology better than anyone, thus making your treatment safe and potentially more unique to your lip structure. If any complications arise or you wish to change your results, your injector will be skilled enough to do this.
What kind of results do you want? Consider the results you’d like to walk away with after your treatment. Are you seeking glamorous, fuller lips or some subtle rejuvenation? Do you want to add volume or simply balance a little asymmetry? Coming to your consultation with an idea of how you’d like to leave afterwards allows your injector to build a treatment plan around your needs and deliver the best outcome. This also allows them to make suggestions for a different approach – a fuller lip may not necessarily mean more dermal filler, but where to place it, for example. It’s also important to note that your desired results might be achieved after a few treatments and top-ups. Even celebrities you’ve seen in the media have had more than one appointment to slowly build up to a more structured pout.
Prepare for some (minor) side effects. While lip fillers are a very simple treatment, they still do come hand-in-hand with some minor side effects. Some minor bruising at the injection sites, swelling, and soreness are to be expected over the next 2-3 days following your treatment. This treatment is known as a ‘lunch time procedure’ because it only takes around half an hour and the results are instant, but you could still have some noticeable side effects after. Oral anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen and arnica bruise cream are both fine to use to minimise these side effects, and a little makeup over them bruises will help to disguise them while they fade.
Once you’ve thought about all of these snippets of advice, then you’re ready for your lip filler consultation! You are welcome through the doors of James Willis Faces to receive lip fillers in Totnes, Devon, so enquire online or speak to a member of the team on 01803 864407 today!