Lip Fillers

WHY HAVE A LIP ENHANCEMENT & WHAT CAN IT DO?

Lip tissue is different from the skin on the rest of the face. Due to talking, eating, smoking and ageing – lips can ‘deflate’, wrinkle and loose the lip border over time. Some clients have always had slim lip shapes which they wish to plump slightly.

MM Skin Clinics provides non-permanent dermal lip fillers (see section) that are tailored for use in the lip area. These products can withstand the constant movement of the lips while still remaining soft and smooth. They can hydrate and improve the lip contour to obtain a beautiful, healthy, natural look.

WHAT AREAS CAN IT TREAT?

The lips and mouth area are a central point on the face. Thin or wrinkled lips can appear quite ageing. By subtle enhancement with dermal fillers, a more shapely, sensual lip can be achieved. Maxine will assess each clients lip and recommend which technique can be utilised to add shape, curve and definition to the lip and surrounding area. Including lifting downturned ‘sad’ mouth corners.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

One of the great advantages of temporary dermal fillers is that they are long lasting but not permanent. They last from 6-9 months in the lips, 6-12 in the surrounding area. The natural breakdown of the product can be affected by the clients lifestyle and skincare. For example smoking and sunbed use may shorten duration.

Clinical studies have shown that ‘top-up’ treatments prolong the effect. There is a maintenance required if you want to upkeep the look.

However, if you don’t continue it will slowly be naturally broken down by the body and you will go back to how you were before the treatment.

WHAT DOES A LIP ENHANCEMENT PROCEDURE INVOLVE?

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Firstly you will be seen for a free consultation. This will be with your advanced nurse practitioner Maxine. Your facial concerns will be discussed, also other questions about your health, allergies, medications and medical background.

Please advise if you suffer from cold sores as appropriate intervention may be required pre/post procedure

You will be given options on what is available and suitable for you. If you would like, an email will be sent which details what has been discussed, also some information leaflets will be given. Any queries will be answered honestly and treatments discussed that are tailored to be right for you. Its completely up to you what you decide and there is no pressure!

You should only go ahead with the procedure when you feel that you have been well informed and all questions answered. It can take 30-60 minutes. A medical questionnaire and consent form is completed. Confidential photographs are taken before and after. A local anaesthetic (numbing) cream is applied.

Before commencing the skin is cleansed with antiseptic. Then the dermal filler is injected with a fine needle using a variety of techniques. There is local anaesthetic in the dermal filler to ensure its not a painful procedure. Results are instant, although some swelling may also begin. A gentle massage of the treated area will be provided.

A recovery cream and cover up can also be applied. Post procedure advice will be given and a follow up appointment booked.

RECOVERY TIME/SIDE EFFECTS

The lips are quite sensitive and more likely than other areas to swell (‘get puffy’) and could bruise following the treatment, this can last a few days, normally the first 24-48 hours are more swollen and tender. This is due to the amount of blood vessels and capillaries in the lips.

The use of cold compresses and anti-inflammatories may be recommended to aid in recovery. A cold recovery pack will be given to the client.

The lips may appear more firm, sometimes uneven – this is due to the swelling post procedure and will settle over a few days. Due to this certain clients choose not to attend important functions or may take some time off. However you can go back to your normal activities the following day. Other rare side effects include infection, cold sore outbreak and injection blocking a blood vessel.

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Maxine Moseley Skin clinics

Unit 1 Old Farm Offices Becketts Farm, Alcester Rd, Birmingham,
West Midlands B47 6AJ.

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