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Hyaluronic acid is produced in your body and provides your skin with elasticity and plumpness which gives you a youthful appearance. The lip fillers are produced as a gel and do not contain animal or human DNA and are some of the safest fillers on the market today.
Firstly we give you an anaesthetic which is a strong numbing cream. The lip area is sensitive and we want you to feel comfortable throughout the procedure. The filler is then injected into the appropriate areas and massaged to provide the natural look you require.
Lip fillers will normally last between 6-12 months. Each person is different and you may find it doesn’t last the full 6 months. This may be a result of smoking, fast metabolism, excessive exercise or kissing.
You won’t see the real results of your lip enhancement for a couple of days, as the procedure does initially leave the lips a little swollen, but once this swelling has reduced you will see the difference. The area should be left to heal for at least 8 hours after the injection(s) in order to prevent infection. After this time you can use your usual creams and lipsticks if you wish.
There will be some swelling which might last a couple of days and additionally some bruising where the injection was given, which may be slightly painful or itchy but any discomfort should only last a few days. If you suffer from cold sores, the treatment may result in the flaring-up of this condition, however, you can use your usual medication to treat them. If you’re worried about any after effects please come and talk to us and we will advise you.
You shouldn’t use dermal fillers when you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Although the dermal fillers we use don’t move through the body, there are no studies to show the effects on an unborn or feeding child. Medically it is recommended that cosmetic procedures aren’t carried out at this time.