What is lip rejuvenation?
Your lips are one of your most noticeable features, but they can be affected by the ageing process. Thin, flat lips can alter your appearance by making you look older than you really are. A lack of symmetry can also detract from the attractiveness of your mouth.
If you want to restore volume and structure to your lips, lip fillers at Skin Confidence Clinic in Brisbane may be a good option for you. This non-surgical option addresses volume loss in your lips with no downtime.
What to expect
Before going ahead with your lip fillers treatment, we will want to get an idea of what you want your lips to look like. We will also provide you with a personalised recommendation based on your face shape and structure – your lips need to complement the rest of your facial features.
A local anaesthetic cream will be applied to the lips before injecting them to prevent unnecessary discomfort. During lip fillers treatment, we will gradually inject the filler until you are happy with the appearance.
Lip rejuvenation treatments don’t take longer than 20 to 30 minutes to complete, so patients can easily schedule it over their lunch hour. Since no downtime is necessary, you are free to return to work directly after your appointment.
It’s important to protect your lips from direct sun exposure and to avoid vigorous exercises until the injections have settled. It’s also important not to rub or touch your lips too much after your treatment. You will also need to wait for any swelling to subside before you are able to see the final results.
Ideal candidates for lip fillers
To determine whether you’re an ideal candidate for anti-wrinkle injections, we will evaluate your medical history and skin during a consultation. In general, you are an ideal candidate for lip fillers if:
- You are at least 18 years old
- You have lips that lack volume and fullness
- You are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- You are physically and mentally healthy
- You have no history of nerve diseases or bleeding disorders
- You have realistic expectations
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Dermal fillers are the ideal treatment option
for those wanting to restore volume
and structure to their lips.
During the treatment, we will gradually inject the filler until you are happy with the appearance of your lips.
Lip filler results
There will be some mild swelling directly after your lip filler treatment, which will make your lips appear larger than they really are. The final results of your treatment will only be visible several days later and will last anywhere from six months to a year. After such time, your body will absorb the filler, which reduces the volume and fullness of your lips. To maintain the results, you may need additional injections in the future.
How do lip fillers work?
Lip filler injections are made up of a substance that occurs naturally in the body. Its main function is to keep your skin and tissues well hydrated by locking in moisture and retaining water levels. Injecting this substance back into the lips works to plump and restore volume and has the added benefit of trapping water within your lips. Because the substance can be found in high amounts in your skin, it produces natural results.
Reversing the results
Lips fillers add instant volume and fullness to your lips. If you don’t like the outcome of your treatment for any reason, there are ways to address this problem.
If you develop some lumps or uneven results, your dermal therapist can gently massage the area around your lips. This distributes the filler and improves the appearance of the treated area.
In cases where massage cannot correct lumps and unevenness, or you are simply unhappy with the results, we can inject an enzyme in the treated area to reverse the effects of the treatment. This special enzyme dissolves the particles of the filler ingredient, and, as a result, the lips will return to their original appearance.
Are lip filler injections painful?
The level of pain and discomfort felt during the treatment can vary between patients. To make you feel more comfortable, we can apply a numbing cream to your lips before injection. Keep in mind that we use very tiny needles during the injections, so you should not feel significant pain.
During the injection process, you may feel a little prick or throbbing sensation in your lips. Some patients report a slight pressure as the needle is inserted. These discomforts are usually tolerable.
Preparing for treatment
Before your lip fillers treatment, you should adhere to the following instructions:
- Avoid acne medications
- Avoid drinking alcohol
- Avoid taking supplements that could increase your risk of complications
- Stop smoking a few weeks before your treatment to prevent delayed healing
- Stop taking blood thinners one week before your treatment to decrease your risk of bleeding and bruising
Caring for the lips following treatment
Before you go home, we will give you specific instructions to help prevent complications and achieve optimal results. This may include the following:
- Apply an ice pack to your lips and surrounding areas
- Avoid exposing your lips to intense heat
- Avoid lipstick for 24 hours
- Avoid strenuous exercises to prevent additional bruising
- Do not pick or massage the injection sites
- Drink plenty of water
- Use multiple pillows to keep your head elevated when sleeping
- Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when going outdoors
Lip filler side effects
Any side effects associated with lip fillers are temporary and mild. You may experience some bleeding, swelling, bruising, redness and tenderness, however, this is normal and will resolve within a few days.
How much do lip fillers cost in Brisbane?
At Skin Confidence, we treat every patient as the individual they are. Depending on the size of your lips and your desired results, you may require more or less units of lip filler.
During your initial lip fillers consultation at Skin Confidence, we will examine your lips and recommend a treatment plan. At this time, we will provide a detailed breakdown of the costs involved.