Lip Filler In Bournemouth
Would you like fuller lips? Do you want lips that are more voluminous?
Or is your lower lip larger than your upper lip? And do you want to make them symmetrical?
Perhaps you want to remove lines (wrinkles) on your lips?
Do you want a particular lip-shape? Cupid’s Bow maybe?
We can accomplish all of this with a lip filler, and our super friendly and very experienced clinicians are happy to assist you. 👍
The effects are immediate, and the treatment takes 60-90 minutes.
You don’t need any downtime afterwards, which means that you can continue with your day like you normally would.
You can message us here if you are interested in a lip filler!
What Is A Lip Filler?
A lip filler is simply a liquid substance that is injected into your lips, in order to make them fuller and more voluminous.
What is this liquid substance made of?
There are many different kinds of materials that are used, but the most common material is something called hyaluronic acid.
By the way, your body produces this acid naturally, therefore it is normally very safe and doesn’t cause allergic reactions or similar. More about this in a little.
Although hyaluronic acid is what we normally use at our clinic in Bournemouth, we can also in certain cases use other types of material. This will depend on the particular result you want to achieve.
We can use a collagen filler (this is another substance your body produces naturally). However, this is rarely used these days, because hyaluronic acid fillers are simply safer and better.
In very particular cases, we can also use fat taken from somewhere else on your body. However, this is also becoming an increasingly rare treatment, because the hyaluronic acid fillers produce better and more reliable results.
You can also get a permanent implant. If this is of interest, please ask us.
The Reasons For Getting A Lip Filler
There are several reasons our clients in Bournemouth get lip fillers.
Some people have asymmetrical lips. For instance, their upper left lip might be larger than the opposite side. Therefore, one key reason why some people get lip fillers, is to make the lips symmetrical.
With age, some people lose some of their lip volume. Therefore, another reason why some people get lip fillers, is to restore this lost lip volume.
Also, as we get older, lines or wrinkles may form on the lips themselves. Or even around the lips. Some of or clients want lip fillers in order to remove these lines.
However, many clients simply want fuller, plumper and larger lips.
Why Do We Prefer Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
We mentioned already that most lip fillers today are based on hyaluronic acid. We at TreatMyWrinkles Bournemouth almost exclusively use this kind of filler.
This acid is a clear, jelly-like material that your body produces continuously. Therefore, it is not foreign to your body.
You find the largest concentrations of hyaluronic acid in your skin, connective tissue and eyes.
Why do we like hyaluronic acid for lip fillers?
- It is very moldable and easy to work with, which gives us better control over the results.
- Hyaluronic acid can be administered gradually during the course of weeks or months to: 1) obtain gradual improvement, and 2) bit-by-bit move towards the desired outcome.
- Formation of lumps are unlikely to occur, and if they were to form, they can easily be dissolved.
- They normally cause substantially less bruising than other fillers.
- The results can last for several months, but they are not permanent.
- They are very unlikely to cause allergic or negative reactions.
- The fillers can easily be dissolved in case you are unhappy with the result.
How Is It To Actually Get A Lip Filler?
The first thing we do when you arrive at our Bournemouth clinic, is to make sure you are comfortable and relaxed. We then explain the procedure from start to finish, and we are happy to answer any of your questions.
When you are OK and ready, we will get started.
To reduce the risk of getting any kind of infection, we start be cleansing your lips with an antibacterial solution.
We don’t want you to feel pain from the injection, so we will apply a numbing cream on your lips. This will remove discomfort from the injections.
It takes about 20-30 minutes before the cream starts working, so we will wait until it’s active before making the injections.
And then me make the injections. This normally takes just a few minutes.
After we have made the injections, we may cool your lips down to reduce the potential for bruising.
The entire treatment, from the time you set foot at our clinic until you leave, should take 60-90 minutes.
On your way out, we will recommend aftercare actions to help you make the result as good as possible. 👍
Does Getting A Lip Filler Hurt?
First of all, we are all different and some have more sensitive lips than others.
That said, when a lip filler is administered properly (by a licensed and certified professional such as those at our Bournemouth clinic), there should be minimal pain.
We will remove most of the discomfort by using a numbing cream. This cream will desensitise your lips so that you normally won’t feel any pain.
Therefore, most people only feel slight discomfort. In fact, the injections are for most people much less painful than expected.
What Are The Side Effects From A Lip Filler?
Some people experience side effects. Others do not.
The good news is that these are normally very mild, and typically only last a couple of days.
The two most common side effects are light swelling and bruising.
After injecting the filler into your lips, it is not uncommon that there is some degree of swelling and bruising.
Therefore, should you experience this, it is totally normal.
In fact, we suggest that you don’t judge your lips for the first three days. The reason is that any swelling and bruising will normally disappear by then.
It is also normal that your lips will be very tender for about a day or so, after the injections.
Side effects other than these are uncommon. However, should you experience any of the effects mentioned below, we advise that you contact us as soon as possible:
- Significant swelling or bruising that lasts for more than 5 days
- Asymmetric lips
- Lumps or bumps in the lips
- Allergic reaction or severe itching
- A stiff and hard lip
How Much Does A Lip Filler Cost?
The price of a lip filler depends on the type of filler you want, how much you need, and also where you get the treatment done.
The most common filler, a hyaluronic acid filler, will normally cost from about £200 to £400.
If you instead were to get a collagen stimulating filler (polylactic acid), this is likely to cost more. The price range for this treatment is normally £600 to £1,200.
Should you on the other hand want a fat based filler, this will probably cost between £1,500 and £3,200.
At TreatMyWrinkles Bournemouth, our hyaluronic acid filler costs from £90 to £190, depending on what kind of filler you want. You find more information about our lip filler costs in Bournemouth here.
How To Get Ready For A Lip Filler Treatment?
You can more or less go on with your life as normal before you come for a lip filler treatment. However, there are a few ‘things’ that we recommend that you avoid.
We recommend that you do not take blood thinning painkillers (particularly Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen and Aleve), and other blood thinning medication, two days before the treatment.
And we advise that you do not drink alcohol 24 hours before the treatment.
Why do we recommend this?
Because blood thinning agents like certain medication and alcohol, can increase the amount of bruising from the injections.
In addition, we suggest that you stay away from very salty foods two days before the treatment. The reason is that excess sodium causes the body to retain water, which in turn can increase the amount of swelling.
If you want to learn more about how to prepare for the treatment, you find more info here.
What To Do After A Lip Filler?
After your lip filler treatment, you can go on with your day pretty much as normal.
However, there are a few actions we advise that you try to avoid.
We recommend that you do not apply any lip products for at least 12 hours after the treatment. However, if this is important for you, there are specially designed lip ointments that you can apply immediately. Ask us if this should be of interest to you.
You should also avoid alcohol, painkillers and blood thinning medication for the next two days, to be on the safe side.
Blood thinning agents can lead to excess bruising and swelling.
If you are uncertain about whether a medication is blood thinning or not, just ask us. 👍
We also suggest that you avoid strenuous exercise for two days after the treatment. Why? This is to reduce the chance that the filler shifts away from its intended area.
You should also try to avoid any firm pressure on the lips for at least a week.
Additionally, we recommend that you don’t smoke or drink using a straw during the 24 hours after the treatment. The reason is that this causes your lips to bend, which can potentially make the filler move out of position.
If possible, try to be careful with sun exposure and heat (e.g. sauna and hot showers) for two days after the treatment. High heat can expand blood vessels and therefore potentially increase bruising.
And lastly, while your lip is still numb from the numbing cream, you may want to wait with drinking very hot beverages, in order to not burn yourself without noticing. 😄
You find more information about aftercare here.
For How Long Does A Lip Filler Last?
How long a lip filler lasts will depend on the kind of filler, and also the brand that we use. That said, most fillers today are hyaluronic acid fillers, and these tend to last from about six months to a full year.
Should you instead use a collagen stimulating filler (polylactic acid), this will in most cases last from 1-3 years.
And should you get filler based on fat, this will normally also last from 1-3 years.
At TreatMyWrinkles Bournemouth, we use predominantly hyaluronic acid fillers, and these normally last for about 6 months.
What Are The Most Commonly Used Lip Fillers?
The following are the most commonly administered lip filler brands:
Some of these fillers also contain a local anesthetic called lidocaine. This is helpful for those who are pain-sensitive, as it makes the lips less sensitive and reduces discomfort after the treatment.
Should You Get A Lip Filler?
The first question we recommend that you ask yourself is: What do you want your lips to look like after the treatment?
You may want to make your lips symmetric. If that is what you want, this can normally easily be accomplished with our hyaluronic acid fillers.
Many of our clients have symmetric lips already, but they want fuller and more voluminous lips. This is also a routine job for us, and we can easily help you with this. However, you should have an idea about what fullness you desire. With this information, we will then know what lip filler to utilize and how much to apply.
One thing that might be helpful to us:
If you have a photo of someone who has the lips that you want, this would help us a lot, as we then will have a good idea of how much filler to use.
What we can also do, in the event you are not certain about how full you want your lips to be, is to do the injections step-by-step.
So at the first appointment, we can inject a modest amount of filler. Then you can see and feel how this is. If you want fuller lips, you can then come back for more later. And we can repeat this until you are happy.
Should be interested in speaking to us about getting a filler, send us a message here.
A few precautions:
You should ideally be in good health, and also not be a smoker, before getting a lip filler. In the event you have concerns about this, we ask you to please speak to us before the treatment.
Should you have an oral herpes outbreak or any other active infection on your lips or in your mouth, we advise that you wait until the infection is gone.
Also, in the event you struggle with diabetes, lupus or blood-clotting problems, it may not be recommendable to get a lip filler. Please speak to us about this.
In addition, please tell us about any medications you are using before the treatment.
Lastly, if you are currently breastfeeding or pregnant, we advise that you wait with the treatment.
What If You Are Not Happy With The Lip Filler?
In the event you should not be happy with the result of the lip filler, what can you do?
You can simply come back and we will dissolve it!
The lip fillers based on hyaluronic acid can be dissolved with something called hyaluronidase. This is an enzyme that dissolves hyaluronic acid rapidly and safely.
This should give you extra security before getting the lip filler.
So in the event that you regret the decision or not like how your lips look, we can reverse it for you. 👍
Please note that this is not the case in the event you should get a filler based on collagen, fat, or a permanent implant.
You find more information about lip fillers in Bournemouth on our Google page.