Lip Fillers And Lip Injections To Make More Defined Lips
It may be that your lips have lost their natural definition and fullness over time, or that you’ve always wanted fuller or more defined lips. Dermal fillers can be used to add volume, enhance the shape, and improve definition of your lips. This procedure is a minimally invasive injectable cosmetic treatment that is quick and easy, with immediate results. There is very little downtime involved and patients report only very little discomfort during the procedure. Our personalised treatment plans are designed to give you the results you desire – whether you may be after a small change, or a more noticeable enhancement to give you fuller lips.
How do lip fillers work?
The dermal fillers used imitate substances that bind hydration and are naturally found in your skin. This process encourages the production of collagen, while immediately adding volume to the area. A number of fillers are available and the product used for your individual treatment will depend on a number of factors, including your desired results. Generally, a softer filler will be used on the lips than may be used on other areas of the face. Your requirements will be discussed at your initial consultation before treatment is carried out, where the best filler for you will be decided upon.
Your treatment experience
At Academy Face and Body, we aim to provide the very best experience for lip injections Perth, starting from your initial consultation. Your expectations will be discussed with one of our expert injectors, who will be able to explain your treatment options and what may be realistically expected in terms of results.
Lip fillers are suitable for most people who wish to have fuller lips and added definition, whilst at the same time having realistic expectations of what may be naturally achieved. Although suitable for most people, there are small group of people for who this treatment may not be appropriate. If you suffer from an allergy to a filler or local anaesthetic, or are currently suffering from an autoimmune disease you may not be suitable.
For most patients, after your initial consultation, you are able to proceed straight to your treatment. However, we recommend that you wait for 30 minutes so numbing cream can be applied and for this to take effect. The filler is injected using a very fine needle, allowing precise treatment of the desired area. Treatment times vary from 15 to 30 minutes. Between two and four weeks after your initial treatment session, you may require a top up at review.
Following your treatment, there may be some swelling to your lips for 1-3 days, and the chance of bruising. These side effects are completely natural and should disappear within between one and five days. The amount of swelling will depend upon the individual being treated and the type of filler that is used on your lips. There is minimal down time required after your treatment, however we do recommend planning your first treatment when you don’t have an event within the following few days in case of bruising and swelling.
How long does it last?
Results do vary from patient to patient, depending upon individual circumstances, lifestyle factors and the type of fillers used. Results are noticeable immediately, although they may take two weeks to fully settle down.
Generally, lip fillers will last 5-7 months, this can be longer for some patients and shorter for others. To maximise the results of your treatment, make sure you carefully follow the aftercare advice given by your clinician, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dermal fillers mimic substances naturally found in your body, so they are broken down and absorbed over time.
Are lip fillers safe?
Dermal fillers have been used in cosmetic medical treatments for many years and the good news is that complications are very rare. Of course no procedure is completely risk free, and it’s important that you are aware of any potential complications or side effects. Possible risks include unevenness, or fillers breaking down faster than desired. If this is the case after your treatment, both of these issues can be easily addressed. Other possible complications may include bruising, swelling skin rashes, infection, itching or acne like symptoms. At Academy Face and Body, we follow the highest medical standards and aseptic technique and our highly experienced injectors are overseen by our Medical Director Dr. Jayson Oates.
To reduce the risk of complications or side effects there are number of things that you can do, including:
- Avoid wearing lipstick the day of, and for three days post treatment
- Avoid pressure to your lips for two weeks after your treatment
- If you show signs of swelling or bruising, apply a bruise treatment cream both morning and night.
- Avoid excessive alcohol intake as this can increase swelling.
- Avoid hot baths, saunas or undertaking strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours.
- If you do suffer from swelling, an ice pack can be used to reduce this.
- Avoid oil based moisturisers or cosmetics for 24 hours after your procedure.
We provide individualised treatment programmes to meet the needs of our clients. The cost therefore will vary from patient to patient, and will depend upon a number of factors including the type and quantity of filler used, which all depends upon your desired results. Please contact us for more information.
If I am interested, what now?
If Dr Oates decides that you are suitable candidate for a labiaplasty and you want to go ahead with the surgery, a booking for the surgery and the pre-operative care is scheduled. The usual waiting period is approximately three to four weeks.
You may wish to speak with one of our qualified Registered Nurses prior to seeing Dr Oates. During this free consultation, a Registered Nurse can discuss both surgical and non-surgical options to treat your cosmetic concern(s).