What are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are the perfect way to add extra volume and plumpness to lips which may be lacking in shape or elasticity. At sk:n there are a number of different types of lip filler treatments available to help you achieve your desired shape.
Lizy, 34, before and after receiving Juvederm® Ultra Lip Fillers.
WHAT LIP AUGMENTATION METHODS ARE AVAILABLE AT SK:N?
The most common method of lip fillers are Dermal Fillers which deliver almost immediate results. Dermal lip fillers enhance the lips’ natural shape and plumpness by using a medically developed solution, which is injected into the lips to repair damaged tissue. At sk:n we use Juvéderm® which contains Hyaluronic Acid to repair the damaged tissue. The lip injections show results quickly, within 48 hours, and are an effective solution.
Juvederm® is the brand of hyaluronic acid that is administered into the skin in Dermal Filler procedures at sk:n clinics throughout the UK.It helps the skin to look plumper, retain moisture and adds extra volume in all the areas where you need it.
At sk:n we use Juvederm® Ultra as a lip filler. It shapes and defines the natural outline of your lips, but its fluid consistency ensures that lips stay soft and natural looking.
what happens during treatment?
Watch a lip filler consultation and procedure so you know exactly what happens when you come to sk:n for your treatment.
Q - WHAT ARE LIP FILLERS AND ARE THEY SAFE?
A - At sk:n, we use Juvéderm® dermal fillers as lip fillers to create volume, re-contour or add definition to the lips. Juvederm® contains Hyaluronic acid, a substance which naturally occurs in the body and so it's completely safe to use.
Q - HOW LONG DO LIP FILLERS LAST?
A - Juvederm® lip fillers are temporary and will typically last between 9-12 months, but this can vary depending on several factors including the volume of filler injected. Lifestyle factors, such as smoking or sun exposure, can also affect how long the results last as well as how quickly your body breaks down the filler.
Q - DO LIP FILLERS HURT?
A - During the treatment, you will feel a bearable level of discomfort. Some clients choose to have anaesthetic cream applied to the lips, which should make the treatment more comfortable. The lip filler also contains a local anaesthetic called Lidocaine, this will help to ease discomfort post treatment.
Q - I WANT MY LIPS TO LOOK NATURAL BUT SUBTLY FULLER. HOW DO YOU
AVOID THE ‘DUCK LIPS’ LOOK?
A - I work with the natural shape of the lips to add volume and definition. ‘Duck lips’ often occur when the wrong type or too much filler has been used. That's why it's important to ensure your practitioner has extensive experience of using fillers, along with a detailed knowledge of facial anatomy.
At sk:n, you'll only ever be treated by a fully qualified Doctor or Nurse Prescriber. We only use the highest grade medical products and perform all treatments in a clinical environment, with strict protocol and procedures to follow.
Q - IS IT TRUE THAT YOUR LIPS FEEL HARD ONCE YOU'VE HAD LIP FILLERS?
A - After treatment your lips will feel tender and sore for the first couple of days and you may have the sensation of something in your lips. Following your consultation, your practitioner will be able to give you an indication of how your lips will feel in the days and weeks following your treatment so you know what to expect.
Q - HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN WEAR LIP LINER OR LIP STICK AGAIN?
A - No makeup or product should be worn or applied to your lips for at least 12 hours following treatment.
Q - WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS?
A - You will instantly notice a difference but for the product to completely settle in it may take 2-3 weeks.
Q - IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
A - For up to 2 weeks after your treatment you should avoid extreme warm environments such as saunas or sunbeds. Manipulation of the treated area should also be avoided.
Lip fillers before and after
Lizy, 34, before and after receiving Juvederm® Ultra Lip Fillers.
How much are Lip Fillers?
Doctor or Nurse Prescriber Treatment - Single Vial
Doctor or Nurse Prescriber Treatment - Additional Vial
|Juvederm® Ultra 2
|Juvederm® For Lips
|Juvederm® Ultra 4
Exact prices, the type of filler and the number of vials to be confirmed during your consultation.
What is a 'vial' and how many do I need for my treatment?
A vial is simply a measurement of the anti-wrinkle injectable liquid administered during treatment. Typically, treatment for nose to mouth lines require 1-2 vials, marrionette lines require 1 vial, lips require 1 - 2 vials and cheeks require 2 vials.
Do they hurt?
Unlike traditional procedures, such as surgical face lifts or implants, this treatment requires no cuts, incisions or stitches. It may involve some light pain or discomfort. Clients describe it as a tiny scratch as the needle goes in, with a slight stinging sensation as the filler is applied. For those feeling anxious, we can use a local anaesthetic to numb the area completely. Afterwards there may be some swelling or bruising. The swelling fades within 48 hour; the bruising can take up to a fortnight.
Will I look dramatically different?
No. Our practitioners work like artists, using the natural contours of your face for guidance. Your normal facial expressions will remain unaffected. During your free consultation your doctor or nurse will discuss the best plan for you for subtle effects.
What happens at my free consultation?
Our in-depth consultations are the best in the industry. It's important to us that you achieve the results you want, and we believe this starts with a great consultation. You will never be rushed and our highly trained practitioners will take the time to discuss aspects of your skin you may be unhappy with, your desired results, costs and timings. Our aim is for you to leave your consultation feeling confident, fully informed and looking forward to your treatment.
Where can I have Dermal Fillers?
Popular areas to add volume and fullness to include the lips, cheeks and bridge of the nose. For smoothing and plumping lines and wrinkles, popular treatment areas include around the forehead, eyes, mouth, chin, neck, décolletage and hands.
How long does Juvederm® Last?
Your doctor or nurse will let you know how long you should expect your results to last. They will remain natural and soft looking and can be topped up within that time to maintain your desired look.
The amount of Juvederm® you require will impact on the cost of your treatment. Speak to the experts at your local sk:n clinic, who will be able to advise you on everything you need to know about Juvederm® filler from costs to timings.