As time goes on we all are subject to ageing which naturally causes your lips to become thinner and lose some definition. You may notice this volume loss most around your ‘Cupid’s Bow’ – the V-shaped area of your upper lip, or a flattening of the philtrum (the vertical groove between the nose and the top of the lip). Lipstick can bleed down the vertical wrinkles and actually highlight the problem. Lip fillers are an extremely popular treatment specifically designed to restore natural fullness and create beautifully shaped lips. At St. Michael’s Clinic, our experienced staff use clinically proven and safe lip fillers such as Juvaderm and Restylane which have many years of safety data. The aim is to have given you fuller but natural looking shaped lips without that ‘trout pout’ appearance.
Lip fillers are made of a naturally occurring substance in the dermis of the skin, hyaluronic acid. A cream is applied to numb the lips and a tiny needle is placed into the lips or the lip line to achieve the desired results. You will experience some swelling straight after treatment which can be reduced by using an ice pack and you may have some pin-point bleeding but this is normal and will stop very quickly. Lip fillers are not permanent and typically last between 6 – 12 months.
How do Lip Fillers work?
The lip filler treatment itself involves application of a cream or dental block to numb the lips, so that the treatment is comfortable. A tiny needle is placed into the lips or lipstick lines to give the desired results. The treatment usually takes around 20 minutes. There is usually some swelling after the treatment; this can be reduced with the application of an ice pack. You may experience some pin-point bleeding but this will stop very quickly. Initially, there is some swelling and the lips may feel bigger than you would like. However, please bear in mind that the swelling will soon go down to reveal the final result. This usually takes a week to 2 weeks but can take longer. We may advise you to apply arnica cream to reduce bruising but it also helps to hydrate the lips as the swelling settles. Occasionally, you may be able to feel the lip filler, in which case gentle massage may be helpful. We are always here to support you after the treatment so anything you are concerned about, you can always return for review.
Lip fillers are widely advertised and carried out, sometimes by people who may not have the qualifications or experience required for successful treatment. Before deciding to have this cosmetic treatment, it is vital you do your research and go to a trusted clinic. At St. Michael’s Clinic, our experienced team have been providing lip filler treatment for many years in our clinical setting. As St. Michael’s clinic is regulated by the care quality commission, you can be sure we have met the standard required for a medical clinic facility and that your treatment will be conducted by a professional in a high standard setting.
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Why choose St. Michael's Clinic?
Here at St. Michael's Clinic, Shrewsbury's leading private skin and laser treatment clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are able to offer NHS patients a consultant led dermatology service from our three sites in Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock and Donnington (Telford).
St. Michael's Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. Our Clinical Lead Dr Stephen Murdoch is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Laser Medical Association and the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. We are part of the Dermatology Partnership, a leading group of dermatology clinics, defined by clinical excellence and focusing on leading dermatological care.