My First Time Getting Lip Filler (or any injectable!)
I have always been a very indecisive person, whether it be what to have for breakfast or what to wear to work I always factor in time to ‘make up my mind’ every day. Sometimes what I think I want is just a phase (think florescent dip dyed hair or yellow fur lined crocs), but I had been conscious of my lips for as long as I can remember.
I love a bold red lip look on others, but I always stop myself when I get to that point in my own makeup routine. I’ve never had the confidence to draw attention to my mouth in case I look silly accenting something that isn’t there to begin with! However ultimately it wasn’t wallowing in some sort of lip-less self-loathing bubble that prompted me to finally book in for filler (I had survived 26 years just fine and had become a dab hand at lip lining within that time), it was finding a clinic that made me feel welcome and a practitioner who really got me!
Finding The Right Clinic
After sifting through an abundance of London aesthetic clinics I came across Look Lovely London. Their reviews were what stood out to me first – with over 350 5-star reviews it clearly wasn’t just employees leaving these! I’m a sucker for a before and after picture so straight away I tracked down the Look Lovely London Instagram and TikTok pages. What I really appreciated was that along with these photos they had several detailed videos of Doctor Davina and her team explaining their treatments in a very genuine and transparent way. As someone who has never had any kind of aesthetic treatment done I was nervous of making changes to my face, but I liked how their practitioners described the process as ‘creating’ and how collaborative their approach seemed. I thought maybe a consultation in person might help me find out once and for all if my hopes were silly or realistic.
During my consultation with Hannah, I almost managed to forget that I was a total novice who knew very little about filler because as a Nurse she was able to answer all my questions and fully outline where the filler does and definitely does not go! She took a picture of my own lips and talked me through the specifics in lots of detail, marking the shape I wanted and where she thought she could inject to achieve that shape. With my concerns being my top lip and my hopes of gaining a more well-defined cupids bow; it was nice to speak to someone who was just as detail orientated about my mouth as I was!
To my surprise, lip filler is a lot less painful than I expected it to be! The process itself isn’t exactly comfortable, but it’s far from unbearable. Hannah started by applying a thick layer of numbing cream to my lips and left it to work for about 10 minutes which I think really helped. In certain areas I felt more of a sting than others, but it was only a small pinch for a split second as the needle went in. Wincing was minimal, my stress ball was still intact by the end and the treatment itself only took about 15 minutes. Hannah gave me an icepack to apply right away and an extra one to take home too. I was worried about bruising and asked for her opinion in terms of what I could buy myself from the pharmacy just as a precaution – it was a Thursday afternoon and I didn’t want to cancel my weekend plans! She suggested Arnica and I would also highly recommend this as it really helped.
The 48 hours after
That evening, my lips – especially the upper – were definitely swollen! One side actually appeared larger than the other, but I reminded myself that Hannah had said this was completely normal and that it did not mean one side had been filled more than the other. She was correct and my swelling had gone down significantly by the next morning. I did have a bruised upper lip but luckily it only appeared on the lip itself (no moustache bruise in sight) so it was really easy to cover up with a little bit of lip colour. We all tend to overanalyse our faces but honestly, I didn’t receive a single strange look in Sainsburys or on the tube!
Over the next two weeks my lips settled into a new yet still very natural looking shape! Now I finally have a cupids bow and rather than looking ‘full up’ my lips simply have a nourished plump look. My top lip no longer disappears when I smile, which has only encouraged me to smile even more! If you are thinking about lip filler (or injectables in general) I highly recommend booking a consultation. I was only confident enough to go through with my treatment because Look Lovely London made me feel understood and safe – they have a personal yet professional approach which made me trust their team every step of the way. I have no regrets except I almost want a little more!
Ready to book? Simply give us a call on 020 3900 2756, or book your lip filleronline.
Not sure if this is the right treatment for you?If you would like a personalised treatment plan or advice, then please don’t hesitate toemail ussome clear pictures of the area you are looking to treat, and we will happily review for you. You can also read more about lip filler here
Many of us are on the lookout for ways to keep our skin looking great, and ideally to rejuvenate those areas that suffer from unwanted signs of ageing.
We are often our own harshest critics, and noticing the appearance of new wrinkles, sagging skin, or hollowness in the cheeks can be challenging to come to terms with. This is especially when we feel we have aged suddenly or prematurely thanks to external stresses and the demands of modern life.
While the market is brimming with miracle moisturisers and supposed skincare ‘secrets’, all too often, we are left disappointed by the results.
Dermal fillers, on the other hand, offer a well-established opportunity for aesthetic renewal. Whether you’ve lost definition, gained one of two extra lines, or simply feel your face is lacking the youthful look you expect to see in the mirror each morning.
Remember that ‘ageing gracefully’ does not have to mean giving genetics a free rein over your appearance. And rather than drastically altering or restructuring your looks, as you can get with more invasive procedures, dermal fillers merely replicate the collagen that begins to diminish as we pass our mid-twenties. This makes them an excellent treatment option for men and women looking for subtle, though highly effective, improvements.
So, if you’re wondering if this is the right anti-ageing treatment for you, read on to find out what dermal fillers really are – and how to find the right treatment for your face.
Before Your Treatment
Whether it’s your first time looking for an anti-ageing treatment, or you’ve had a treatment before, there are a few things worth knowing ahead of your consultation.
What is in Dermal Filler?
Dermal fillers are growing ever more popular and, as a result, there is an incredibly wide range of injectable fillers for the face on the market today.
If you’ve done some research, you may know they contain – calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse), polyalkylimide, polylactic acid, or PMMA, to achieve a smoother, plumper look in the face.
But one of the most popular choices for many patients and doctors are hyaluronic acid injections.
Hyaluronic acid is a clear, gel-like substance naturally produced and used throughout the body. However, it is most commonly found within your skin.
While it plays many vital roles – such as promoting healing and keeping your connective tissue healthy. It’s also essential to aiding skin elasticity, and to encourage the body’s production of collagen.
It’s the same ingredient used in our dermal filler injections, as it rejuvenates the face with moisture, and creates a smoother, firmer quality in the skin.
Hyaluronic fillers are incredibly effective at correcting a range of skin ageing issues. From marionette and nasolabial lines, to tear troughs, acne scars, and lost definition around the lips.
They are also biocompatible, which means a minimal chance of side effects. And it helps to keep skin hydrated and smooth, and encourages the body to produce collagen, and fight visible signs of ageing.
What is the Difference Between Anti Wrinkle Injections and Fillers?
Anti wrinkle injections and fillers are both considered minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures and both are typically used to limit signs of ageing. But they offer very different results.
When anti wrinkle toxin is injected into the face, it limits the movement of the muscle in that particular area; ‘dynamic wrinkles’. These are wrinkles caused by certain facial expressions such as frowning or smiling and can be softened or reduced by temporarily stopping movement in those areas of the face. For this reason, anti wrinkle injections will not have any effect on the wrinkles caused by a natural ‘sagging’ or loss of plumpness in the lower face, or hollowing around the eyes.
Dermal fillers work by replacing lost collagen — and, as a result, create a ‘plumper’, fuller look around the targeted areas of the face. They are perfect for smoothing the wrinkles that naturally form as your body’s own reserves of collagen are lost over time.
Anti wrinkle injections typically last between three and six months, and dermal fillers can last as long as eighteen months, although this does depend on the individual.
For both treatments, continued use can produce longer-lasting effects. Anti wrinkle toxin can gradually shrink the muscles it’s injected into preventing excessive pulling on the skin, and dermal fillers can encourage the body to produce collagen naturally.
Who is a Suitable Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
For many men and women, skin ageing begins in their mid-twenties- the first areas to demonstrate age are typically the forehead, and around the eyes. ‘Motor lines’, caused by certain facial expressions, are a common occurrence as we leave our adolescent years behind.
Several factors can impact the severity of wrinkles and the loss of plumpness and elasticity in the skin. Things like sun exposure, smoking, genetics and even the position we sleep in – all have ramifications for our appearance, mainly as we grow older.
Some people add anti-ageing products into their skincare regime the day they hit twenty-five, others choose to invest in dermal fillers as they approach their 30’s. Dermal fillers are a great way to replace the collagen that is naturally lost with age, and encourage the body to continue producing it.
And although many younger patients are turning to dermal fillers, they remain an excellent choice for those who are more mature, too. In fact, anyone who’d like to smooth unwanted lines and reintroduce a more youthful fullness into their face, without drastically altering their appearance, makes for a suitable candidate for dermal fillers.
Of course, ageing is a unique process for all of us, and what each patient sees, and requires will differ significantly. Consulting with an experienced doctor will help you to pinpoint the specific areas that would benefit from a boost of collagen, and how the best results can be achieved for you.
How Much Do Dermal Fillers Cost?
While dermal fillers are typically priced by the syringe, the exact cost will vary based on the product used, and where you are getting the procedure done.
We only use market-leading products for our dermal fillers. We will discuss the best course of treatment with you during your consultation.
We offer our patients a bespoke service, and try not to price on a ‘one size fits all’ basis. If you’d like to receive a personalised quote, simply email us some pictures of the area you’d like to treat, and we will design the best treatment plan for you.
During Your Treatment
It’s entirely natural to feel a little apprehensive before (and during) your treatment. Many people dislike the thought of needles, while others worry that the fact they have ‘had work done’ will be too conspicuous. While these feelings are entirely normal, with the right practitioner, they always prove to be unfounded.
Here’s a little more on what to expect when you arrive for your treatment, you can also read our first-timers guide for more information.
In What Areas Can Dermal Fillers Be Used?
Our age can become apparent in many different ways;
A gradual loss of volume in the cheeks and eyes.
Deepening lines along the forehead and nasolabial fold, (subtle creases around the mouth and nose).
Loss of definition along the jawline.
These are all, everyday experiences for men and women as they grow older.
Since dermal fillers work by adding fullness from within, many of the effects of ageing can be improved by hyaluronic injections into the affected area. This will smooth the appearance of wrinkles and lines, hydrate the skin, and replace the collagen that has been naturally lost.
When you meet with your practitioner, they’ll be able to discuss treatment options with you. Take advantage of their experience, as they’ll be able to study your facial anatomy and find the right treatment plan for your features, and expectations.
Does it Hurt to Get Fillers in Your Face?
Dermal fillers are applied just beneath the skin with the use of a syringe. A good practitioner will take the extra time to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Numbing creams and ice packs can all be used before the fillers are applied to reduce any discomfort.
Some patients do feel a small scratch, but hyaluronic fillers contain a small amount of local anaesthetic, making each subsequent injection much less noticeable.
Are the Results Immediate?
Yes! Dermal Fillers can be a lunch-time procedure, and results will be noticeable as soon as you leave the couch. While there may be a touch of swelling (particularly in the case of lip fillers), and a small amount of bruising the following day, you will be able to see the outcome as soon as the treatment has finished.
After Your Treatment
Getting dermal fillers in London is incredibly straightforward, and as soon as your appointment has ended, you can go back to work, or home.
In the days following your procedure, any redness, swelling or bruising will clear up, and you will be left feeling (and looking) refreshed and invigorated.
Do Dermal Fillers Have Side Effects?
Aside from a little redness and swelling, it is doubtful that you’ll experience any side effects from dermal fillers. Any possible issues will be discussed with you before the treatment, but hyaluronic acid presents very minimal risks to your wellbeing if injected by an advanced highly trained practitioner. Your doctor will clearly go through the consent form prior to treatment to ensure you are happy with possible side effects and that your questions have all been answered.
Your Two-Week Review
Take advantage of any free follow-up appointments offered by your practitioner. Here, you will be able to discuss the final result with your doctor, after any swelling or bruising has gone away. It will be a great opportunity to check-in on your progress, ask further questions, and ensure that your treatment has given you the best results possible.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
Hyaluronic injections are biodegradable, which means that they will eventually be absorbed by the body. Precisely how long they will last depends on several factors, such as the type of filler used, and the area being treated.
Typically, dermal fillers last for between six and eighteen months before patients return for another treatment. Any subsequent injections can encourage the body to create its own collagen naturally.
What Should You Look for in a Practitioner?
The anti-ageing industry is awash with practitioners, all of whom offer a wide range of treatments and procedures promising to transform the parts of our appearance that upset or displease us.
An increasing number of people are opting to invest in anti-ageing treatments to get instant, long-lasting results, rather than relying on their at-home skincare routine alone.
The downside? More and more unskilled practitioners are offering their services to unsuspecting patients, who end up feeling disappointed — or, worse, mortified with the results.
When it comes to your health and self-esteem, you should always invest a little extra time and research into finding the right practitioner for you. Consider these points before committing:
Check Their Credentials and Experience
The skin is the body’s largest organ, and it requires the same professionalism, attention and expertise as any other part of your body. Finding a clinic with an experienced, doctor-led practice will ensure that you are receiving the top level of care.
Great Follow Up Care
One of the best indicators of a reputable practitioner is a high calibre of follow up care.
Not only does this demonstrate a strong dedication to each patient, but it will also show you which practices are committed to achieving the very best results. And ensure that their patients are given the time, support and attention that they need to feel confident in the procedures they are undergoing.
Dermal filler treatments in London are currently unregulated, and anyone unqualified can order syringes off the internet and offer their services to customers. Put your trust in the right place by looking for a rigorously trained practitioner who can guarantee a high level of support, from your consultation to your post-procedure review.
The market has become saturated with a wide variety of anti-ageing products and equipment. While many companies operate to strict regulations and standards, unfortunately, there are cheap and poorly manufactured products that could potentially damage your skin and harm your health.
Never visit a practitioner who does not invest in the very best pharmaceuticals; that way, you can be sure that you are only ever on the receiving end of products that have been created following rigorous standards for safety and hygiene.
Any practitioner worth their salt will have plenty of success stories to boast about, and taking a look at their Before and After gallery will give you an honest look into the ways their work takes shape.
Look for practitioners who prize subtlety over excess, and who enhance the distinctive beauty of their patients, rather than altering it. Every face is unique, and recognising that requires a great deal of skill and finesse.
We’ve all seen examples of poor or, at times, dangerous work performed by unqualified practitioners and for some, this can work as a deterrent for seeking treatment.
But client transformations needn’t be drastic. A practitioner dedicated to tailoring their approach to each and every patient they see will put you at ease and, most importantly, make sure that you are thrilled with the results of your treatment.
A Loyal Clientele
A fantastic website or advertising campaign can undoubtedly draw a crowd, but a returning client base is the best testament to a practitioner’s value.
Seeking anti-ageing treatments can be daunting for many first-timers; for others, fear or self-consciousness can cause them to delay their first consultation. But a loyal clientele is an excellent indicator of a competent and diligent practice.
Not only does it provide plenty of insight into the quality of their work, but it also demonstrates their ability to dispel first-time nerves, and keep patients inspired to return for treatments.
Long gone are the days when ‘getting work done’ was synonymous with surgery, or extreme transformations that compromised the face’s natural contours, structure, and beauty.
The vast majority of us do not want our cosmetic treatments to speak for themselves. We want gentle yet tangible results. We also want those results to work with our natural beauty, maintain our facial structure, and give off an air of good health, youthfulness, and vitality that age and stress may have begun to undermine.
Fortunately, revolutionary developments in the world of non-surgical cosmetic procedures are designed with this nuance in mind; they seek to revive lost collagen and structure, and to rejuvenate the face in a way that screams “long weekend in St Tropez”, rather than “overnight stay and six weeks’ recovery”.
With that in mind, achieving the best results still relies on you choosing an excellent practitioner who understands the subtleties of facial anatomy, and holds the wealth of experience necessary to realise the full benefit dermal fillers can offer.
Dr Davina Wilson and the team have considerable experience in offering patients the best outcome from their procedures. Here are a few of the ways dermal fillers can be used to achieve natural results.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are an incredibly popular injectable solution of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally within the body – and particularly within the skin’s collagen stores, where it can create a firmness, elasticity, and a smoother texture.
Unfortunately, as we age, this collagen is gradually lost, which is why we all begin to experience visible changes in our faces, from fine lines and wrinkles to sagging, and a more hollow, undefined appearance. This process begins from the age of around twenty-five, but it tends to become more obvious in our thirties.
By introducing this hyaluronic acid back into targeted areas within the face through a series of non-invasive injections, we can offer patients significant, natural results that reverse the signs of ageing, and add plumper, more youthful look back into the face.
Dermal fillers can be used to improve lost depth around the delicate eye area (tear troughs), to smooth out wrinkles that appear along the nose to mouth area (nasolabial folds), or restore cheek contouring. They can also be used to create greater definition around the chin, jawline, and temples, and add more fullness back into the lips.
They can also be used as an effective alternative to the surgical rhinoplasty, and offer a non-invasive option for anyone looking to ‘smooth out’ any bumps in the bridge of their nose.
Dermal fillers typically last for up to 18 months, but returning for yearly ‘top-up’ treatments often encourages the body to begin to produce more of its own natural collagen over time.
Remember that Less is More
It is a common misconception among new patients and inexperienced practitioners alike that achieving obvious results requires a large amount of filler.
In reality, remarkable results can be achieved with very little filler, sometimes only 1-2 ml. When treating lips at the clinic, we use 1ml, which is 1/5th of a teaspoon. However, this amount can give lips a noticeably plumper more contoured look. We always avoid the trout pout or sausage over-filled look.
Capturing your natural beauty does not need to rely on large quantities of filler – or any other cosmetic treatment or surgery, for that matter. The right approach is much more nuanced and requires a great deal more finesse than using as much filler as possible in problematic areas.
Consider Your Entire Face – Not Just the Specific Area That Bothers You
We are all guilty of occasionally standing a little too close to the mirror, and scrutinising every part of our faces individually – looking for those imperfections that, under bright lighting and intense magnification, make us unhappy.
Other people, however, do not look at us in the same way. They see the entirety of our face, from its shape and structure to the natural flow of our features.
As such, focussing your attention on improving one area of your face is not the way to achieving the most natural results. Those experienced in performing these procedures have the right eye for understanding facial anatomy, and how best to work with your face as a whole, rather than as a collection of separate pieces.
An example of taking a more holistic approach to assessing the face is when we focus on the nose to mouth lines ( nasolabial folds). These folds develop as soft tissue and structures from around the mid-face area and cheeks have dropped down. If the practitioner only focuses on injecting filler in the grooves, the actual cause root of the problem (the sagging from above) has not been treated, which can lead to short-lasting or unnatural results. The experienced practitioner knows the most important areas in the face to treat to support other facial structures and create a lift.
Any procedure needs to be approached from a broader perspective – one that understands both the science and the artistry necessary for maintaining balance, and ensuring that you feel comfortable with the results.
Remember that Not All Fillers are Created Equal…
Owing to the incredible popularity of filler injections, there is a huge variety of products on the market – many of which will vary drastically in price, and the nature and quality of the ingredients used. While many will be perfectly safe and capable of producing good results, others may not have been created under strict conditions for quality control and hygiene and could cause significant problems for you if they are injected into your face.
Any good practice will utilise only the highest quality products on the market. We source our fillers from leading companies, including Luminera, Merz and Galderma. These products are extensively tested, 100% vegan, and subject to stringent quality control to ensure that every patient is kept safe and that their investment into their appearance is not wasted.
Respected clinics will always value the safety of their patients, and will invest in high-quality fillers to ensure that the results live up to your expectations.
…And neither are practitioners
Dermal fillers are a fantastic option for anyone unhappy with a lack of volume, elasticity, firmness or definition in their face. Still, they require a great deal of skill and understanding from your practitioner, and this proficiency is not something that you will find everywhere.
Achieving natural results is dependent on you putting your trust into the hands of practitioners who understand the ins and outs of the procedure itself, and who hold an impeccable track record of performing this treatment on patients who were pleased with the results. Dr. Wilson also trains other doctors in advanced aesthetics as she has 11 years of injecting experience.
Perform your due diligence by checking out honest client reviews, before and after photographs, and taking a look at the certifications that the practice holds. If they have managed to build up a loyal clientele, then this is an excellent sign that they are consistently meeting the high expectations of their customers, and that they are trusted and respected within the community.
Book a Consultation Ahead of Your Appointment
Any worthwhile clinic will ensure that you are going into the process with your eyes open and that you understand what you should expect to achieve from the procedure. There, you will be able to discuss any concerns or questions and explain to your practitioner what results you would like to see.
Similarly, they will be able to take a good look at your facial anatomy, listen to your thoughts, and explain to you what they believe they will be able to achieve during your first procedure, and never over-sell.
Rushing into any cosmetic procedure – whether it is dermal fillers or a four-hour surgery – is never advisable, and your doctor will not want to proceed with the treatment before they are confident that you are realistic about the results and ready for the procedure itself.
If your practitioner is willing to rush straight into performing the treatment, then they will have skipped many important steps. In a way, this is akin to going into the procedure blind; they may inject too much, or focus too closely on one specific area without considering your entire face. We always carry out a free consultation before a treatment. You are encouraged to take time, if you need, before booking in for the procedure knowing all your options.
As with any procedure, the value of the results lies in the preparation as much as it does the treatment itself. Natural results are achieved through a certain amount of finesse, and a level of care which is lost when the practitioner rushes through the treatment.
Get in Touch for More Information
At Look Lovely London, our dermal filler treatments are guided by Dr. Davina Wilson, who has over a decade’s worth of experience in working with our patients’ unique facial anatomy to achieve natural, pleasing results. We only use high-quality products and equipment, all of which meet with FDA standards and have amassed a loyal clientele – some of whom have been returning to our clinic for further treatments for years.
Whether you are hoping to add more fullness into certain areas, improve your profile, or smooth out wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, our practitioners understand how to compliment your natural beauty with fillers, while producing lovely results.
If you are interested in learning more about dermal fillers and how they could help you to look and feel more confident in your skin, then get in touch to book a consultation with us at a time that suits you. We will never pressure you into any treatment, and will always work to ensure that you feel confident in the treatment before we begin.
Whether your lips are naturally thin, or have lost their fullness over time as a result of ageing, you may have considered having lip fillers. Not everyone is born with luscious lips and even those who are experience a reduction in the plumpness of their pout over time.
The older you get, the less collagen you produce, which is why people often notice a change in the shape and size of their lips as they age. However it’s not only ageing that can have an effect; the sun’s ultraviolet rays can also cause collagen to break down and lips to thin.
If you want to keep your naturally full lips, or wish you could enhance the ones you were born with, you might want to consider dermal fillers. We understand that with any procedure there is always a concern with potential side effects, which is why we have put together this simple guide to ensure you have all the information you need before you decide if dermal fillers are right for you.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are soft tissue filler which can be injected into the skin to give a smoother, fuller appearance. Look Lovely London uses Restylane to enhance the lip area and provide border definition in order to achieve either a glamorous or natural look, whichever you prefer.
The main component of the fillers we use is hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a naturally occurring substance found in all living organisms. Hyaluronic acid is a natural moisture-binding ingredient that keeps skin plump and hydrated.
How long do lip fillers last?
The length of time dermal fillers last for can vary from patient to patient, however fillers which have been applied to the lip area using one of the brands supplied by us should last between 6-12 months.
How much do lip fillers cost?
Look lovely London is currently offering first time customers a special price of £250 for a 1 ml syringe of dermal filler. This amount of filler is usually adequate for treatment.
Are there any side effects from dermal fillers?
Virtually anyone can have lip fillers if they are looking to reduce lines and wrinkles or create more defined, fuller lips, and side effects are very minimal. As the main component within the fillers we use is a naturally occurring substance, the risk of side effects is much smaller.
The most common reaction to fillers is swelling, which usually disappears within 4-5 days. As the lip area is more vascular than other parts of the face, bruising can often be slightly more noticeable, however an icepack will be provided straight away after the procedure to minimise any bruising and swelling.
If you think lip fillers might be for you, or would like further information on any of our treatments, give us a call on 0203 199 8245 and start your journey to a new, more confident you!
No matter how old we are, there’s always something we would change about our appearance. Whether it’s losing weight, toning up, changing our hair or getting our nails done, looking after our appearance is key to our self-confidence.
However, one of the main causes of low self-esteem amongst men and women of a certain age is that with all the best intentions, it can feel impossible to stop the signs of ageing.
One of the most common areas on the face which can start to change as a person ages is the lip area. Fine lines can appear around the mouth, and lips themselves can start to thin over time.
Ageing around the lip area is very common and something which many of us would want to improve given half the chance.
The great news is that you can instantly reduce the signs of ageing around the lip area, simply by undergoing a few lip-plumping injections, also known as lip fillers.
Lip fillers are very commonplace these days, with many celebrities opting to plump up their lips to maintain a glamorous and youthful appearance. And since the treatment isn’t too expensive, you don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy having a younger looking pout.
We’ve prepared this short guide on dermal fillers for the lip area and explained a little more about the procedure, how much it costs and what to expect after the treatment.
What is dermal filler and how does it work?
Dermal fillers work to simply replace the collagen around the lip area that has been lost over time. You undergo a few small injections of filler to the lips and the results can be seen almost immediately, although the full results usually take effect about ten days after your treatment.
Here at Look Lovely London, our dermal filler is made up of Emervel and Restylane, both of which have been designed to give you plump, glamorous lips and a new youthful appearance.
Fillers are made up of a soft gel that contains hyaluronic acid, which is actually found in human collagen, so you can be sure that the results will look natural. The filler itself is also completely biodegradable so your body will naturally break it down over time.
How much do lip plumping injections cost?
When it comes to lip filler injection costs, UK clinics’ fees can vary quite dramatically, ranging from the very cheap to the vastly expensive, both of which we would strongly advise against. Here at Look Lovely London, our prices start from £280 for one syringe of filler and £460 for two syringes, depending on requirements.
Are there any side effects from dermal fillers?
If you’re worried about having lip filler injections, side effects are usually pretty minimal so there is no cause for concern. However, it’s important to remember that lips are more vascular and are more likely to bruise than other areas on the face.
We usually advise our customers to block out a period of about ten days in the diary just in case there is any bruising that they may be likely to feel self-conscious about.
Bruising usually disappears within three to five days after your treatment and our team will always supply you with an ice pack before your treatment which will minimise any bruising, and you can also apply an ice pack to the lip area at home.
Although bruising is more common with lip plumping injections, you can rest assured that dermal fillers are extremely safe and complications are usually pretty rare.
If your thinning lips are getting you down, dermal fillers can really help to restore your natural appearance. And since our policy at Look Lovely London is to avoid the ‘trout pout’ at all costs, you can be absolutely sure that the results will be completely natural looking and nobody will ever need to know that you’ve undergone lip fillers.
Get in touch with our team today on 0203 199 8245 and treat yourself to a new glamorous pout that’ll take years off your age and put a youthful spring back in your step!
No matter what age or gender you are, we all share one thing in common: nobody wants to look older than their years. Indeed, many of us don’t even want to look our actual age and will spend a lot of money to look ten years’ younger.
One of the first signs of ageing, something which in its early stages may only be visible to yourself, is that your lips slowly start to thin over time. Thin lips can add years to your age and are a sure sign that your skin is starting to lose its vitality and youth. The great news is that there is a procedure you can undergo to not only halt the visible signs of ageing but also give your face more definition and a glamorous but all-natural-looking pout.
Lip fillers for thin lips are hugely popular. Since the treatment takes just a few minutes and has long-lasting effects, the procedure is extremely popular for men and women of all ages.
But what are lip fillers? Let’s take a closer look.
How can dermal fillers for thin lips work?
Since fillers contain hyaluronic acid which is found in human collagen, fillers for the face are designed to enhance your facial features as opposed to changing them altogether or dramatically changing the way that you look. By undergoing a few small injections into your lips, you can create a younger, plumper pout within minutes.
Here at Look Lovely London, we use two well-known filler brands: Emervel and Restylane. The fillers are biodegradable so your body will break it down over time and the procedure itself is extremely safe. However, as with all non-surgical enhancements, there are a few minor side effects which very occasionally a patient might experience, the details of which are below.
What are the side effects associated with lip fillers?
Many patients will not experience any side effects whatsoever but the most common side effect associated with lip fillers is minor swelling and redness. However, this is usually short-lived and will disappear after a few minutes.
Since lips are more vascular than other treatable areas on the face, you may find that small bruising develops across the lip area. This will usually disappear within 3-5 days of your treatment and you will be offered an ice pack during and after your treatment to keep bruising to a minimum. Since the main side effect associated with lip fillers is minor bruising, we always recommend to our patients that they plan their diary in advance to allow for this, just in case.
The most important thing to remember is that when it comes to lip fillers, pain is usually very minimal. You may experience a little discomfort when the needle is administered into the lip but since the procedure takes just a few minutes, any minor pain you might experience will only last for a short while.
How much do lip fillers cost?
There are many clinics across the UK offering lip fillers and prices can vary wildly. If you’re centrally based, lip filler prices in London certainly do range from the very cheap to the very expensive, and we would always recommend that you avoid both.
When it comes to any non-surgical enhancements, it’s important to do your research and put your trust in a clinic which is going to look after you, explain the procedure and, above all, charge you a reasonable and competitive rate for the procedure. Here at Look Lovely London, we charge just £280 for 1ml of lip filler.
If you’re unsure about having lip fillers, or you have any concerns about the procedure, our team at Look Lovely London is here to help. You will be offered a free no-obligation consultation to discuss the procedure in more detail and ask any questions you might have. It will also give our experienced doctors the opportunity to review your lip area and make the necessary recommendations.
Our ethos is to only give our patients what they actually need and we don’t believe in overdoing fillers where it isn’t necessary, so you can be sure that you’ll leave our clinic looking younger and, most importantly, completely natural.
Contact our team today on 0203 199 8236 and get yourself well on your way to having an all-natural pout you can be proud of!
Synonymous with youth, attraction and sex appeal, a plump lip look has been glamourised and sought after by females and males of all ages for decades resulting in the popularity and increasing demand for the treatment of lip enhancement. London is home to countless salons but Look Lovely London’s affordable prices and commitment to high-quality and natural-looking lip fillers make us an instant favourite. And whether you’re looking to create the perfect pout that you were never born with or to recreate the luscious lip look that has gradually disappeared over time as an effect of ageing, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands and that satisfaction and an increase in confidence is just around the corner.
Why choose lip filler treatment?
Over time, the body’s natural collagen gradually wears away, but lip filler treatment gently restores lips’ natural plumpness resulting in a fuller pout and a more youthful appearance overall. Our experienced specialist, Doctor Wilson, is dedicated to delivering a personalised service of the highest quality treatment, creating a sexy full-lip look to suit every face shape.
Because of our strong commitment to quality and ability to tailor treatments to suit everybody, customers walk away feeling satisfied, confident and more attractive than ever after lip fillers. London prices are generally expensive but Look Lovely London makes the treatment achievable for all.
What does lip filler treatment entail?
Look Lovely London provides a personalised service for each and every one of our customers, choosing the correct dermal filler for the best possible result. The filler is applied evenly to the lips, gently restoring the lips’ natural shape and softness. For a sexier look, we can treat the vermillion borders (the edges of the lips) but the doctor will assess which areas are the most suitable to achieve that natural look, regardless of how thin your lips are before treatment. Look Lovely London delivers precise, considered injections for the best possible results.
What should I expect after treatment?
Lips increase in fullness instantly after treatment, swelling in shape before settling down around 48 hours after the procedure. Small temporary bruises sometimes appear around the mouth but these generally disappear in around three days; the desired lip look will be achieved and visible in just two weeks.
If you’re looking for a fuller lip look in time for an event, we recommend waiting until at least ten days before to allow recovery time. Generally, the effects last between six and twelve months, when the customer can decide whether they’d like a second dose of lip filler treatment.
Does lip filler treatment hurt?
Before applying the filler, we offer each customer numbing cream and an ice pack to minimise any discomfort during the procedure. Our dermal fillers also contain local anaesthetic to make the process as pain-free as possible and customers are then sent home with an ice pack to apply to their lips to keep bruising and swelling to an absolute minimum. If you are prone to cold sores, please be aware that lip fillers may cause an outbreak and if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, we recommend waiting until you have given birth and stopped feeding before undergoing treatment.
Will lip filler treatment look natural?
Look Lovely London is strongly against the ever-feared ‘trout pout’ look, which is why we follow the tried-and-tested method of making sure that the lower lip is around 1.6 times fuller than the upper lip.
It’s our mission to make lips look as natural as possible and we believe that pouts that look too full are a giveaway of cosmetic treatment, which is why we place so much emphasis on making the lips look as natural as possible.
How much does lip filler treatment cost?
For just £250, first timers can get a 1ml (this amount is usually adequate) syringe of lip injections. London clinics can be expensive, but Look Lovely London recognises the importance of striking the right balance between affordability and high-quality treatment.
For a free consultation, please call 0203 199 8236 and our friendly and helpful team will be able to assist you in taking the very first step towards a luscious and more youthful-looking pout. Alternatively, please use our website to book a free consultation and request a same-day callback in just a couple of clicks.
Discover the answers to the most common questions about lip fillers and get naturally fuller looking lips now.
Many people bemoan their pout for not being plump enough, and most of us are not lucky enough to be born with a red-carpet-worthy smile. But the good news is that lip fillers can take even the thinnest smile and turn it into an A-list beam that’ll get you noticed for all the right reasons, for less than you might think.
At Look Lovely London, we’re all about supplying you with all the information you need, so we’ve laid out the most common questions about lip fillers below, to put your mind at ease and help you make the right decision.
Will lip fillers work for me?
This is most people’s concern before any standard cosmetic procedure: will it look natural enough? The best thing to do is to search the internet for ‘lip fillers before and after’ so you can get an idea of how much difference the procedure can make to the average smile. You can also compare the difference between having just one lip plumped up and having both lips done (more on that below).
By browsing images of other people’s successful lip filler procedures, you’ll quickly decide whether the procedure is for you and just how much lip filler you think you’re going to need.
Will my lip fillers look natural?
At Look Lovely London, we usually recommend having minimal lip fillers in the upper lip. Otherwise, you can end up with the dreaded ‘trout pout’! In fact, we run to a tried-and-tested formula that the lower lip should be around 1.6 times fuller than the upper lip. We can contour and augment the upper lip to complement the bottom lip to perfection. We know that these numbers are important in getting great lip filler results for our clients.
We also understand the importance of making precise, measured injections in exactly the right spots. Knowing where to make lip filler injections results in a more natural, lasting effect.
How much do lip fillers cost?
Once you’ve decided to take the pumped-up pout plunge, your next question will likely be: how much do lip fillers cost? It does rather depend on which clinic you choose, but if you visit us here at Look Lovely London, we’re offering first-timers a 1ml syringe treatment for just £280. 1ml is usually plenty to achieve the look you’re after.
If done properly, lip filler treatment shouldn’t cause anything more than mild discomfort at the site of the injection(s). Good clinics will offer you ice packs to numb the area beforehand, and they will also talk you through the procedure beforehand to put your mind at ease.
Many people are slightly phobic of needles, so it’s important to make sure you’re completely comfortable before the procedure begins. The team at Look Lovely London are regularly commended on their ability to put people at their ease.
Will I be left with bruising or swelling?
If performed correctly, lip fillers will only cause slight swelling and the occasional small bruise. Any bruises will clear up after three days or so, and makeup can usually diminish these. Swelling will die down after about four to five days.
Because of the sensitivity of the lips and surrounding skin, we recommend that you book your lip filler treatment at least ten days before any significant events. We always send our customers home with their mini ice packs so that they can continue to apply them to the site of the injection and minimize the lifespan of any swelling or bruising.
How long do lip fillers last?
Your lip filler treatment will have effects that last between 6 to 12 months. All of our customers come away extremely pleased with the results, and a good number of them return to us farther down the line for repeat treatment.
Talk to us
Give us a call on 0203 199 8245 and you’ll soon find that we offer one of the most competitive prices for lip fillers in London. Simply talk to our friendly reception team and they’ll happily explain the procedure to you and answer any questions you may have. You can also have direct contact with your doctor to talk through any concerns you may have ahead of your procedure.
Call Look Lovely London at 0203 199 8245 now to find out how much difference lip fillers could make to your confidence.
Many of us are all too aware of the signs of ageing. The first place we tend to notice it is on our face. Lines start to appear, skin starts to lose its elasticity and our overall complexion begins to look a little tired.
Natural ageing is difficult to accept, particularly if you have spent years taking pride in your appearance. This can have a real impact on your self-confidence when you start to feel as though you are wearing your age on your face.
The great news is that there are now many ways in which you can stop the clock and, in some cases, reverse it. Here at Look Lovely London, we offer a wide range of treatments, each designed to target particular areas on the face or body. Since there are so many treatments available, it can be difficult to know which treatment is right for you. Let’s look at one of the most popular and common treatments available to anyone experiencing unwanted signs of ageing: lip filler injections.
What are lip filler injections?
Lip filler injections are designed to restore the natural fullness in the lips, especially if they have started to thin with age. Lip filler injections can give your self-esteem a real boost, simply by adding a youthful plump look to your lips.
What are the lip filler injection techniques?
Here at Look Lovely London, our specialist team is on hand to guide you through your treatment. We never begin treatment on a patient until they are fully comfortable with the lip filler injection process. Our lip filler injection technique is to always ensure that the patient leaves the clinic looking natural. We do not approve of the dreaded trout pout!
When you arrive for your treatment, we will explain the process to you. Once you’re clear on what’s involved, one of our team members will provide you with some numbing cream, which is added to the lip area. Usually only 1ml of dermal filler is added to the top and bottom lip. We also ensure that the ratio between the size of your top lip and bottom lip is just right. Ratios are important when administering lip filler injections. If your top lip is as full as your bottom lip then that is a clear sign that you may have overdone lip fillers. The objective is to look sexy, glamorous but above all, natural.
Once the lip filler injections have been administered, the lips tend to swell a little for a couple of days but then settle down to a natural shape. The full results will be seen after about two weeks and the treatment itself lasts from 6-12 months.
Does having lip fillers hurt?
Any discomfort associated with lip filler injections is minimal and can be helped with the use of numbing cream. The lip filler itself also contains an anesthetic which helps to reduce or minimise any pain. Most patients do not experience any significant pain during lip filler treatment but if you’re particularly sensitive to pain, just talk to one of our specialists and they will talk you through this in more detail.
Are there any side effects?
When it comes to lip filler injections, side effects are minimal. The most common side effect associated with lip filler injections is swelling and/or bruising to the lips. This tends to last from 4-5 days after treatment but our team will supply you with ice packs which you can apply to the lip area to help to minimise the swelling and any bruising.
We always recommend that if you’re having your lips done for a particular event, such as a wedding or work party, you should have your lip filler injections done at least 10 days beforehand in order to allow enough time for your lips to settle.
We hope that this guide has given some insight into how lip fillers work and what the process is. If you’re still unsure and would like a little more reassurance or information, just book a no-obligation consultation with one of our specialists who will talk you through the process.
Get in touch with us today on 0203 199 8235 and treat yourself to a brand new youthful pout for that special occasion!
At the clinic, we take infection control and cleanliness very seriously. We are aware our clients may still worry about the spread of COVID-19. We want to reassure you that your health, safety and comfort is our priority.
We have a strict infection control policy at the clinic. On arrival, we recommend hand washing and offer gloves and masks for those patients who wish to wear them. We deep clean all surfaces, doors, handle, bannisters and card machines after every patient. We can also offer protected time slots for our more vulnerable clients so they have little or no contact with other people during their visit.
Our staff are rigorous about cleaning and handwashing. We disinfect treatment rooms and couches after every client, wearing gloves and masks if needed. We also use Cleanisept to prepare your skin before treatment – this is one of the best antimicrobial agents available to reduce the risk of infection.
We want to put your mind at ease that we have taken all the precautions to offer you a lovely and safe experience at the clinic.
We understand you may want to bring a friend or family member along to your appointment for moral support. However, in these unprecedented times, we ask you to attend alone to reduce the risk of transmission.
Disclaimer – Please note a lot of the visual on this website were manly for illustrative purpose and taken prior to the COVID outbreak. Rigorous usage of gloves and face masks are now in practice.