What are lip fillers?
Lip fillers are a popular trend, where a cosmetic surgeon will inject a dermal filler to plump up your lips.
These types of dermal fillers are sometimes called "hyaluronic acid fillers".
There are a number of different substances used in the injection.
Temporary fillers need redoing every six to nine months, with semi-permanent lasting over two years.
Are lip fillers safe?
Before you get your procedure done, make sure you research a reputable professional for the job.
Many doctors would argue strongly against getting the procedure at a spa or a beauty salon.
A beautician hasn’t had the same training and they are most definitively not able to prescribe medication or treatment if something were to go wrong
A beautician also can't dissolve the filler if you don't like the results.
UK legislation on injectables is practically nonexistent so it is imperative that you research your doctor.
How long do lip fillers last?
The amount of lip filler needed in a procedure and the length of time it lasts depends on the individual.
The HA fillers typically tend to last between four and six months.
However, if you're thinner, you metabolize faster and the solution gets broken down quicker - so they don't last as long.
How long does the procedure last?
It takes around 15-20 minutes in total.
You don't have to go all out, and you can choose the parts of your lip, or even just one lip, that needs focusing on.
Your doctor can help advise you on the amount of solution needed to suit your facial features.