Lip Filler In Southampton
Are you not entirely comfortable with your lips? Is the left side not symmetric with the right side? Or is the top lip significantly thinner than the bottom?
Or have you started getting lines on your lips that you want to remove?
Do you desire a particular shape of your lips? Cupid’s Bow?
Or perhaps you simply want to add more fullness and volume in order to get a more appealing look?
We can do all of this with lip fillers, and our clinicians would be happy to assist you. 👍
The entire procedure from when you enter our clinic until you walk out, takes about 90 minutes.
The effects are immediate, and the treatment normally require no downtime. Which means you can get right back to your normal activities.
What Are Lip Fillers? And What Are They Made Of?
A lip filler is an injection of material into your lips to increase their volume.
There are several kinds of material that can be used as lip fillers, but the most common type is what is called hyaluronic acid, or substances very similar in chemical composition to hyaluronic acid.
There are different kinds of these dermal fillers, and the type of filler chosen depends entirely on what your goal is for the treatment. We will get to that shortly.
Collagen can also be used, but it is used less often because hyaluronic acid is safer, and the effects tend to last longer.
Injections of fat can also be used, but this is less common as the results are less predictable.
In some cases, you can also get a permanent implant, but this is normally for special cases.
Why Do People Get Lip Fillers?
One reason people get a lip filler, is to even out asymmetrical shapes of their lips. For instance, if your upper right lip is fuller than your upper left, you can even this out with a lip filler.
Some people also lose lip volume over time, and get lip fillers to restore this lost volume.
Over time, fine lines may start to form on the lips themselves, or around the lips. One way to reduce or remove these lines, is to apply a lip filler. Therefore, a third reason why people get lip fillers is to remove or reduce these lines.
Some clients want a particular shape of their lips. For instance, the ‘Russian Lip’ look has become quite popular. This is modeled after the lips of the traditional Russian dolls with their heart shaped lips. With a lip filler, we can sculpt and form your lips to obtain a particular shape.
Lastly, many clients simply want extra fullness to their lips, in order to make them more plump and appealing.
What Are The Benefits Of Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
It’s fluid and flexible, hence it is easy to sculpt and form the desired shapes.
The injections can also be given gradually over the course of weeks or months to: 1) achieve gradual changes, and 2) slowly build up to your desired look.
This kind of filler tends to produce significantly less bruising compared to other fillers.
Because hyaluronic acid fillers are made from substances similar to those found in your body, they are unlikely to cause any allergic reactions.
At TreaMyWrinkles Southampton, we almost exclusively use hyaluronic acid fillers.
What Is It Like To Get A Lip Filler?
When you arrive at our Southampton clinic, we will welcome you and then make sure you are comfortable and ready for the treatment.
We will then explain every step of the treatment so that you understand exactly what will happen. However, if you are a regular client who already understands the procedure, we can get started right away.
When you tell us you are OK, we will get started.
The first step is to clean your lips to reduce the likelihood of infections.
Then we will apply a numbing cream to your lips. This will normally remove most of the discomfort you otherwise would have experienced.
This cream needs some time to start working, so we will then wait about 30 minutes before administering the injection(s).
Then we administer the injections. This should only take a minute or two.
After the injections are made, we may cool down the injection area(s) to further reduce any potential bruising. That’s it!
The entire procedure, from you enter our clinic until you leave, should take about 90 minutes.
We will then give you aftercare instructions and send you off. 👍
Does It Hurt To Get A Lip Filler?
Your lips are among the most sensitive parts of your body. Therefore, there can be some degree of discomfort from a lip filler.
We will apply a numbing cream to temporarily desensitise your lips. This cream will essentially numb your lips, so that you will not feel the pain.
Hence, when the lip filler administered properly, and the numbing cream is applied correctly, there should only be minimal pain. In fact, many clients say afterwards that the procedure was a lot less painful than anticipated.
Are There Any Side Effects From Getting A Lip Filler?
Yes, mild side effects are normal. However, these should normally last a few days at the very most.
The most common side effects are swelling and bruising.
Immediately after getting lip injections, there will normally be some degree of swelling and redness.
We recommend every first-time client to not judge your lips for at least the first 2-3 days. Because any swelling and bruising is normally gone by then. However, most clients see their lips settling into their new selves within 24 hours.
Another side effect is that your lips may be very tender for some time after the injections. However, this also normally passes within 24 hours or so.
Severe side effects are not common, but should you experience any of these, we recommend that you contact us immediately:
- Severe swelling or bruising lasting more than 5 days
- Lip asymmetry
- Lumps and irregularities in the lips
- Stiffening of the lip
- Allergic reaction or itching around the lips
How Much Does It Cost To Get A Lip Filler?
The cost of a lip filler depends on the type of filler you want.
If you go for a hyaluronic acid filler, the treatment is likely to cost from £250 to £1,000.
A collagen stimulating filler (polylactic acid) is likely to be more costly, and this treatment will normally cost from £700 to £1,400.
If on the other hand you want a filler based on fat, this is likely to cost between £1,700 to £3,400.
The cost for our hyaluronic acid lip filler at TreatMyWrinkles Southampton is £210 for 1ml. Should you want 2ml, the cost is £380. In the event you want 3ml, the cost is £550. You find more information about our lip filler costs in Southampton here.
How To Prepare For A Lip Filler?
Three days prior to the treatment, we recommend that you avoid blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, etc.
We also recommend that you do not consume alcohol 24 hours before the treatment.
The reason why we recommend avoiding both, is that they normally make your blood thinner. Avoiding these will normally minimize the occurrence of bruising.
We also recommend that you avoid salty foods a few days before (and after) the treatment as excess sodium causes the body to retain water, which in turn can worsen swelling.
You can learn more about how to prepare for the treatment here.
What Aftercare Should You Do After A Lip Filler Treatment?
We recommend that you use no lip products for at least 12 hours after the treatment. However, there are specific lip ointments that you can use immediately if you desire. These are designed for lip filler aftercare. Ask us if you are interested. 😊
We also recommend regular icing with a clean ice pack on and off throughout the rest of the first day.
You should also avoid alcohol, painkillers and blood thinners for the next 24 hours to be on the safe side. This is to reduce excess bruising and swelling.
Ideally, you should also avoid very salty foods to avoid increased swelling.
We also recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise for 2 days after the injections. This is to reduce any bruising, and also avoid that the filler moves away from its intended area.
And we recommend that you avoid any firm pressure on the lips for at least a week.
Additionally, we recommend not drinking from a straw or smoking 24 hours after your injections, as this causes bending of your lips, which can in turn cause movement of the filler.
And also, you should be careful with sun exposure and heat (e.g. sauna and hot showers) for 48 hours after the treatment.
And while your lip is still numb, be careful with hot liquids as you may burn yourself without noticing.
We will follow up with you in about two weeks. We do this to ensure that the treatment went as planned and that you are happy with the outcome. If you are not entirely happy and you need any adjustments, we will do this free of charge. Also, this follow-up is free of charge. 👍
You can learn more about aftercare here.
How Long Does A Lip Filler Last?
What Are The Names Of The Most Common Lip Fillers?
These are the most common lip fillers brands:
- Belotero Balance
- Prevelle Silk
All of these products are injected the same way and give you similar results. Some of these also contain what is called lidocaine, which is a local anesthetic. This helps to further reduce any discomfort of the treatment.
Is A Lip Filler Right For You?
The first question you should ask yourself is:
What you want your lips to look like after the procedure.
If you want a lip filler to make your lips more symmetric, that is one thing. Then we know what to accomplish.
However, if you want a lip filler to make your lips fuller and plumper, you should know what fullness you desire. This way, our Southampton clinicians know what filler to use and exactly how to proceed.
If you have a photo of someone you could bring who has the fullness that you want, that would be of great help to us.
A few things to keep in mind:
Before getting a lip filler you should ideally be in good health and be a nonsmoker. If you have concerns about this, please talk to us about it before the treatment.
If you have an active infection such as oral herpes, you should wait with the treatment until the infection is gone.
Also, if you have diabetes, lupus or blood-clotting problems, you may not be a good candidate for a lip filler.
Please tell your clinician about any medications you are taking, including prescription and over-the-counter drugs and herbal supplements.
Lastly, if you are breastfeeding or pregnant, we recommend that you wait with the treatment.
If you want to talk to us about anything related to lip fillers, we offer a completely free phone consultation.
Feel also free to email or call us with any question. 👍
You find more information about lip fillers in Southampton on our Google page.
What If You Are Not Happy With The Outcome?
You come back and have it dissolved!
The good news about all hyaluronic-acid-based fillers is that they can be reversed with what is called hyaluronidase. This is an enzyme that dissolves hyaluronic acid rapidly and safely.
So if you should regret the decision or not like the new look, you can have it reversed. 👍
We will do this free of charge. 👍
This however is much more complicated in the event you get a lip filler that is based on collagen, fat, or a permanent implant.