Lip fillers are age defying, with all age groups (18+ - 60+ and older) seeking understated and subtle treatments to enhance their overall look.
The key to having enviable lips is to remember that ‘less is more’.
Lip fillers are great for reducing fine wrinkles around the mouth (smoker’s lines) as well as helping to re- define, re-shape, re-balance and add volume to the lips.
The procedure involves a micro needling technique which involves the product being administered directly under the skin to achieve the optimal result.
At a Glance
Juvederm Smile, Ultra 2-3 – This treatment provides a very natural and soft look which defines the shape of the lips as well as restoring natural plumpness.
Volbella - This lip enhancement is a longer lasting filler that offers a superior lift to the perioral (mouth) area and provides the lips with a smoother and softer appearance.
Volift - As well as adding volume to the lips, Volift can also be used to smooth away fine lines around the mouth. Additionally, this filler is particularly effective for use on the naso-labial lines that run from the nose to the mouth area.
Procedure time: Treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and includes a consultation, treatment and aftercare advice
Components: Fillers are made up of a specific gel formation/natural collagen (Hyaluronic Acid) that offers adaptability and movement. Another key component is a lidocaine anaesthetic, which helps to numb the area, making the treatment more comfortable
What to expect: With any type of injectable, adverse reactions can include tenderness, redness, bruising and swelling post treatment (these effects should subside within a few days)
What not to do: Allow 24-48 hrs for the treatment to settle. Avoid strong UV rays for 1-2days and don’t exercise on the day of the treatment as this can increase blood flow to the face and localised bleeding
Avoid: Painkillers and fish oil are both blood thinners and tend to increase the risk of bleeding and bruising
Results: Juvederm can last up to 6 months and Volbella & Volift up to 9-12 months from the date of procedure. See lip enhancement before and after.
Treatment costs*: Juvederm smile - Juvederm from £180- £375, Volbella from £350 and Volift from £219
*Cost is dependent on the product used and how many vials are administered
By Mamuna Arshad, Transform Aesthetician