Lip Augmentation / Enhancement

A popular treatment in the UK for improving the appearance of lips.

What is Lip Augmentation / Enhancement?
A cosmetic, non-surgical treatment to give for lips that have lost volume and definition with age. Dermal fillers are used for the lips to give a fuller, moisturised, more defined, hydrated natural look.
How does it work?
A small amount of the gel is injected using a tiny needle to fills the lip area to give volume and definition to the lips with a softer, natural look. The treatment helps reduce lipstick bleed as a result of defined fuller lips. Once treatment is administered, normal daily activities can be resumed immediately.
How long does it take to see the full effect?
Cosmetic improvement can be seen usually after treatment and tend to last for about six months after treatment. Retreatment is usually required twice a year.
What can the treatment be used for?
Subtle lip enhancement Full lip enhancement Lipstick lines Lip volume Lip definition.
What happens during the consultation?
Treatment typically takes 30 minutes. Prior to the treatment, a through medical history is taken to establish suitability for treatment. The treatment is catered to a client’s needs. A discussion will take place at the consultation as to the look the client wants, whether it is a more subtle, natural look or full lip enhancement. Once the client is happy, the consent form is signed, pre-treatment photos are taken and treatment is commenced.
What happens during the procedure?
A small amount of the homogenous, safe to use, non permanent gel is injected into the lip area to be treated. Discomfort is minimal with the procedure as treatment is brief.
What happens after the procedure?
An Aftercare leaflet will be provided to the client after the procedure. If the client experiences redness and slight bruising, an ice pack can be applied and this should resolve this. Due to the sensitive nature of the area, recovery may take slightly longer. Mineral make-up can be used to cover minor bruising. Normal activity can be commenced immediately after procedure.
What are the risks and side effects?
Dermal filler treatment is generally a safe treatment, but occasionally side effects can occur. Redness, burning, itching and discomfort at the injection site may occur but should resolve within a few hours. Swelling and bruising can last up to two weeks but are less common. Hypersensitivity / allergic reactions are rare (treated with antihistamines) Less commonly blue discolouration of the treated area, granuloma, tissue infection / abscess (rare) Rarely cold sores may erupt. (Treated with aciclovir cream)
Who should avoid treatment?
Dermal filler treatment is generally a safe treatment, but occasionally side effects can occur. Redness, slight bruising, swelling and discomfort at the injection site may occur but should resolve within a few days. Allergic reactions are rare. The treatment should be avoided if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have a blood clotting or bleeding disorder, known allergy to dermal fillers or anaesthetic.