How does it work?
Dermal filler is injected into the lips to define the lip borders and/or create a fuller, plumped-out effect. We can inject as much or as little filler as the patient requires to give a subtle or more dramatic result. Lip filler is a naturally occurring hyaluronic acid gel. Dr Leah’s lip filler of choice is Juvéderm®, the leading filler available on the market, which includes a built-in anaesthetic.
What does the lip enhancement procedure involve?
Your doctor will inject small quantities of filler into the border of the lips or body of the lip depending on the desired effect. The process can be uncomfortable and topical local anaesthetic will be applied to reduce any pain experienced. It should take approximately 30 minutes and the effects are instant.
What is the result?
Lip borders can be defined and the shape and size of the lips can be enhanced either subtly or dramatically depending on the result the client desires. This treatment is also ideal for reducing lines and creases around the mouth area (including ‘smoker’s lines’). Results last approximately 9 months.*
Are there any risks or side effects?
Swelling and redness are common side effects, but such complaints are very temporary and should subside shortly after the procedure.
If a lip-enhancing treatment is administered by anyone other than an experienced medical professional, it can create uneven results and an unsightly appearance. Dr Leah clinics employ only fully-trained medical practitioners, and the filling gels we use in these procedures are gentle, natural and harmless.
Cautions / contraindications
Lip fillers are not suitable for anyone with severe allergies. You should not consider dermal fillers of any kind if you are pregnant or breastfeeding,
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Full list of side effects, cautions and contraindications will be discussed at face to face consultation.
Any injectable procedure will only be undertaken after your face to face consultation with one of our medical practitioners, during which a full assessment will be carried out and full list of cautions and contraindications discussed.