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!