- Select Right Filler
The best lip fillers are made of hyaluronic acid. It is naturally found in body and its role is to deliver nutrients and help skin retain its natural moisture and softness. There are the four best options available today:
Juvederm Ultra: health care provider opts for this when someone wants to add up the volume of the lip significantly, and if they need a lot of structure added to the area of the cupid’s bow or the philtral columns which are the two vertical lines under the center of the nose.
Restylane Silk: Thinner than Juvederm Ultra, this filler offers a more subtle volume for someone in search of a gentle difference.
Belotero: It is another good option for someone who wants a less detectable augmentation.
Juvederm Volbella: This filler is also thinner, but has been shown to last twice as long.
- The Effect Is Temporary
The first three can last for six months in the lip area before they’re absorbed. Juvederm Volbella can last twice as long!
- Pre-treatment Preparation
It’s important to stop drinking alcohol ,taking aspirin , ibuprofen, fish oil, and vitamin E one week before your injection appointment to minimize bruising because they thin the blood.
- What To Expect Post-treatment
Expect some swelling or bruising after injections . Some health care provider gives patients steroid pill, prednisone, who do not want to have any swelling. 1 is taken on a day of the treatment and the other day after treatment. Icing is always recommended afterwards. Using a cannula to inject the lip makes a huge difference in reducing swelling and bruising as compared to using needle. Small bumps on the lips are not uncommon and gentle massage can break these up.
- Is It Right For You
For patients looking to minimize the space between the bottom of the nose and the lip, a lip filler might actually exaggerate this area. These patients benefit more from a quick surgical procedure called a lip lift that is performed in the surgery under local anesthesia, . lip lift and lip injection patients are totally different. Typically those who complain of an absence of upper teeth show and a droopiness to the upper lip are the best candidates for the lip lift . You also can’t compare the results. Injectables are wonderful for their temporary but usually wonderful results for defining the upper (and lower) lips and creating a fuller look where as The lip lift permanently shortens the upper lip, allowing for greater upper teeth show, with a secondary benefit of increased volume.
Prices vary depending on location and training level of your injector, but you can expect about £120 to £190 for Juvederm Ultra, Belotero, and Restylane. The longer-lasting Juvederm Volbella can cost about £350.