Dr Leah Totton gives Closer the dos and don'ts of the ever popular cosmetic enhancement treatment
Kylie Jenner has done for lips what J Lo and Kim Kardashian did for bums. Instagram's infiltration of pouty seflies has come hand-in-hand with reality star Kylie Jenner's transformation from girl-next-door to global style icon and largely responsible for that shift, are her famous lips.
Despite putting her growing pout down to 'clever make up', Kylie eventually admitted to getting temporary fillers- which even started a global #Kyliejennerchallenge selfie online.
And Dr Leah's clinic alone saw a 70% increase in lip filler enquiries in the 24 hours following Kylie Jenner's confession in May this year.
The temporary cosmetic treatment can last anywhere between 6 to 18 months and cost anything from £300 to £600.
Book a consultation today: https://www.drleah.co.uk/enhancement-treatments/non-surgical-lip-enhancement
How much do lip fillers cost?
"Fillers usually cost £300-£370 depending on which practitioner does them- I charge £370.
Be very wary of discounted prices or group deals on lip filler - I have had to correct some terrible outcomes when clients have had their lips done at cheap rates & the practitioner has then not been responsive to correct the issues."
How does the process work?
"You are consulted by a cosmetic doctor or nurse practitioner and together you decide on the
and shape you would like, consent is obtained, photographs and lip measurements taken, anaesthetic cream is applied and when the lips are numb (normally 30 mins later) you will have a series of injections which tend to only take a few minutes.
"You may be given a cool compress after the procedure to reduce swelling / potential for bruising, before aftercare is explained and you are normally reviewed two weeks later."
What do the dermal fillers consist of?
"Lip filler is a naturally occurring hyaluronic acid gel. My lip filler of choice also contains a built-in anaesthetic which makes the procedure less uncomfortable."
Does it hurt?
"It is uncomfortable but I inject the lips from the outside making it much more bearable."
What should I look for in a doctor/ clinic?
"Look for a well known and respected doctor or clinic that you trust."
Are there any side effects?
"There's potential for temporary bruising, swelling, lumps and asymmetry but these side effects are minimised by going to a reputable cosmetic doctor."
And we couldn't help but ask a few questions about the famous (and perhaps not so sweet) Lord Sugar himself.
What's it like being in business with Lord Alan Sugar?
"It's great, he has a lot of opinions which are always interesting."
Does he ever visit the clinic?
"Yes, but not for treatment!"
Do you think he'd ever have a touch of botox?
"I haven't managed to persuade him yet.."
Who do you think will win the 2015 series of The Apprentice?
"I think there are some strong candidates and I'd love to see another female winner."
Article written by Jessica Anais Rach