Lip filler is an incredibly popular choice for anyone who desires a fuller, poutier lip shape.
Rupesh says, “People tend to love having more shapely, voluminous and well defined lips. We must make sure we don’t go overboard with the lip filler process. So you might want to think about getting your first lip augmentation injections in two treatment rounds, not just one. A secondary follow-up LIP FILLER TOP-UP injection appointment would typically occur at the 2 to 3 week mark after the first round. This ensures that the lip filler injected initially has settled and this is no swelling or inflammation present. Your lips are fully healed and are ready for round 2. As an experienced practitioner i carefully use just the right amount of filler to enhance lips and give a natural and subtle finish. ”
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR LIP FILLER APPOINTMENT:
Your complimentary consultation in our London Lip Clinic in Harley Street will begin with highly experienced Rupesh who will have a detailed discussion with you to understand your lip goals. Once the consultation is complete, a medical history and a series of before photos are taken.
Next, the lips are cleaned thoroughly with a medical cleaning solution and then a dental block administered to minimise discomfort.
There are many different techniques for lip augmentation (cannula and needle) that can be utilised to achieve your desired results so at this point Rupesh will focus on the areas of your lips that you most want to improve. Dermal Lip filler can be used to enhance the size of the lip but they can also be used to create better lip symmetry, create definition and/or improve the overall shape of the lips.
Once the dermal lip enhancement treatment itself is complete, we will clean the lips again and apply ice to help reduce any expected swelling. Most patients need the maximum of 1ml dermal fillers volume.
Rupesh will provide you with full aftercare instructions and then book you in for a 1-2 week complimentary review in the clinic.
PAIN DURING LIP FILLER TREATMENT
At London Lip Clinic all our Juvederm dermal fillers have a built in local anaesthetic making the procedure as comfortable as possible for you. We also recognise that everyone is different and have different pain thresh holds. Hence we use a method of dental block in your upper lip and lower lip to create a complete pain free experience with everyone. In addition we have our own special fast acting topical numbing cream made specially for us in the lab which can be applied in addition to the dental block.
LIP FILLER SHAPES
Lip fillers can be used to create many different lip shapes depending on where and how the filler is injected into the lips. But to create some thing that suits your face and your facial features is the more important than just choosing a lip shape you like. Think of it like a hairstyle. When you go get your hair done, many people bring in a picture of what they have in mind. A good hairdresser will use this as a guideline, but, as you likely know, certain hairstyles just don’t quite work on everyone in the same way say, a thin face vs. a more rounder face, will require different shape and size. So with lip augmentation, having an idea in mind is great, but remember to trust Rupesh’s advice and experience!
Classic Lip – The most popular style of lip augmentation that patients ask for is unquestionably the Classic look. This style of lip augmentation is subtle, yet produces a distinctive formation of all the 5 natural planes that exist in the lips. Women who have lost volume through ageing and those who want a subtle augmentation choose this style.
Cupids Bow Lip – the fullness of the lips fill in the middle first enhancing the cupids bow, then the sides.
Masculine Lip – This is Characterised by the square corners of the lip, in line with the masculine form.
Most people will require a combination of styles to suit their individual concerns.
MICRO CANNULA TECHNIQUE IN LIP AUGMENTATION
Topical anaesthesia is often used for lip enhancement procedures as well as anaesthetic with adrenalin in the injectable syringe.The procedure is performed using micro cannula which makes the procedure much more comfortable to the patient.
During filler injection using micro cannula, Rupesh first makes a small entry point on the side of your lips using a fine needle. This is a necessary step since the micro cannula has a blunt tip and is unable to pierce into the skin on its own. The entry point is very small and shallow and does not cause much pain or bleeding. Then Rupesh carefully inserts the micro cannula through the small opening and guides it under your skin to reach the sites of filler injection. The micro cannula slides through the spaces naturally present between the tissues. It can be moved under the skin without causing any injuries to the tissues and the patient most often do not feel any pain.
BENEFITS OF USING CANNULA FOR LIP ENHANCEMENT
There are many benefits of using a blunt tipped micro cannula for lip enhancement:
Decreased risk of bleeding and bruising: While sharp needles can pierce blood vessels below the skin, a blunt cannula can push them aside – hence less swelling, bleeding and bruising.
Less pain: Having multiple injections with sharp needles around the lips can cause inflammation and feel painful and uncomfortable. With a cannula there is only one hole on either sides of the lips hence it is usually not uncomfortable or painful.
Minimal downtime: Sharp needles can cause bruising and swelling. Hence there is a downtime. The tipped blunt cannula technique reduces the likelihood of swelling and bruising, requiring minimal downtime.
Safer technique: A blunt tipped cannula cannot pierce an artery. This ensures that it is a much safer option for lip filler treatments.
We find cannula technique always give you the most natural results by depositing dermal filler in an appropriate place where lip volume is required. There are no lumps and bumps and the filler is spread out more evenly in your lips. Usually there is zero to very little bruising and the recovery time is minimal. So the best technique for this non-surgical procedure to get a natural look and youthful appearance around the mouth is by using a cannula.
Rupesh is medically trained, has an in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy and has skill full artistry, and experience. With these qualities we are able to select the right dermal filler for you needs, given your skin type, goals and personal preferences, we perform injections safely and skill fully to achieve a beautiful and natural outcome. More often than not, a combination of different dermal fillers offers the most satisfying, long-lasting results.
JUVÉDERM® is the world’s leading brand of hyaluronic acid facial fillers.
The patented technology allows JUVÉDERM® dermal filler to integrate into the tissue under the skin, to help give volume to your lips ( fuller lips ) but in an absolutely natural way – whether you’re smiling, laughing or frowning.
A lot of people think ALL lip filler products and Lip enhancement treatment techniques are same. NO!!! there are numerous brands of dermal fillers and they have very different properties. Some fillers last longer, or look more soft and natural, in the lips than other types of dermal fillers. Some lip fillers may feel ‘fake’ or unnatural, whereas quality fillers are known to feel softer and more natural. We at London Lip Clinic only use the leading brand of lip filler and inject lips using the latest techniques. Plus, we greatly believe and adopt the “less is more” motto. Hence it is very important to know HOW MUCH is TOO MUCH when it comes to lip filler injections.
ADVANTAGES OF DERMAL FILLERS: JUVEDERM VOLBELLA & JUVEDERM VOLIFT
Results last up to
Juvederm Volbella: 12 months
Juvederm Volift: 18 months
Gel Viscosity (thickness)
Juvederm Volbella: Thinnest and most spreadable gel.
Juvederm Volift: More of a “happy medium” of durability and spread ability.
Juvederm Volbella: Perfect for fine lip lines or smooth delicate areas.
Juvederm Volift: Perfect for creating more volume and areas like marionett lines.
Approved by the MHRA, require No skin test, create Smooth, natural undetectable results, have short treatment time of around 40 minutes and have minimum downtime or discomfort.
Some of the most common aesthetic issues that can be treated with lip filler injection:
Fine lines around the lips
Vertical lines just above the lips (smokers lines)
DERMAL FILLER COMPLICATIONS
The most severe lip filler complications or side effects like vascular occlusion can result from injection of dermal filler material into arteries, causing the artery to be blocked, and blood flow to an area of the skin to decrease. This decrease in blood flow can lead to death of the skin that the artery supplies. With micro cannulas, the possibility of intravascular injection is essentially zero. Hence it is the safest technique to use when constructing Lips. This is a very specialised technique and take a bit more time and finesse to use hence not many clinics use this technique. The best way to avoid any complications with any non surgical treatments like lip enhancement procedure is to always use a medical practitioner.
Common Lip Filler Side Effects
Swelling is the most common side effect and is most apparent in the first 24 hours after getting your injections. Swelling should subside within 2 weeks, and be completely unnoticeable after four weeks.
Bruising at the injection site is another common side effect and will also decrease within the first 2 weeks. If you have significant bruising that lasts longer, or bruising outside of your lips, see your doctor immediately.
Pain, redness or itchiness at the injection site is also normal, and should be mild. If you experience severe pain, redness or itching, or pain outside of the lip area, see your doctor.
Overfilling is a concern for some patients, especially in the first week after treatment when lips are still swollen. Four weeks later, however, lip swelling will be gone and your final results will be revealed.
Lumpiness can be avoided by a skilled injector, but it is common to experience mild unevenness the first week after injections when swelling is still high. Everyone’s lips react differently to filler and swelling may diminish in some spots before others.
Uncommon Lip Filler Side Effects
While safe, lip injections are not completely without risk. It’s important to choose a skilled and experienced injector not only for best results, but to avoid complications after your treatment. If you experience any of the following, call your doctor immediately.
Swelling or bruising outside the lip area, or extreme swelling and bruising that lasts for longer than one week could be signs of an allergic reaction to your filler.
Cold sores, or herpes simplex virus 1 outbreaks can be provoked by dermal filler injections. See your doctor for anti-viral medication if you are susceptible to cold sores.
Vascular occlusion is a rare, but serious side effect that occurs when dermal fillers are injected into an artery. This can block blood supply to nearby tissue, causing it to die. Changes in skin colour, white patches on your lips, or severe pain that lasts for several days are all reasons to contact your doctor.
THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT DO BEFORE YOU ARRIVE FOR YOUR LIP FILLER APPOINTMENT.
STOP SMOKING BEFORE YOUR LIP TREATMENT
Smoking can increase your risk of infections and also misplace your freshly filled filler. Hence its important not to smoke immediately after getting lip filler treatment done at London Lip Clinic.
Rupesh says: “Smoking can be hugely detrimental to your health and although it won’t directly affect the results of the Lip Filler treatment, it will continue to dry out and age your skin causing premature lines and wrinkles. Smoking narrows the blood vessels in the upper, outer layers of your skin. This in turn limits the blood flow to the skin, meaning your skin doesn’t receive as much oxygen or as many nutrients. The result is wrinkling, sagging, discolouration and age spots”.
NO MAKE UP WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT YOUR LIP FILLER APPOINTMENT
Its best not to use any make up on and around your lips for at least four hours before your lip filler procedure. Again this is to avoid any infections which may be caused by the bacteria present in your old make-up. Please make sure you do not apply any make up before you come to the London Lip Clinic.
Rupesh says: “You should also avoid wearing makeup around the lip area and forgo lipstick just after lip filler treatment, ideally until Day 3”.
AVOID ALCOHOL BEFORE YOUR FILLER APPOINTMENT
Alcohol should be avoided at least 24hrs after your Lip Filler London procedure. This is because it can cause bruising and inflammation due to its blood thinning properties. It is also a good idea to avoid alcohol a few days before your procedure at our London Lip Clinic.
Rupesh says: “Alcohol can act as a blood thinner and should be avoided after lip injections for at least 24 hours. Consuming alcohol after lip fillers can increase the likelihood of swelling, inflammation, and bruising hence delaying the revovery.”
DON’T FLY AFTER YOUR LIP FILLER APPOINTMENT
We recommend you not to fly after any Juvederm dermal lip filler London procedures for at least seven days. The air pressure in the plane can make swelling and bruising worse and we want to make sure you are close to us in case if you require any follow-up after the procedure. Please discuss with Rupesh at your consultation to make sure your lip filler treatment goes as planned.
we believe the aftercare is much more important than the Lip Filler treatment at our London Lip Clinic. You must stick to all our advice to prevent any problems arising as a result of your lip fillers London treatment.
Rupesh has years of experience with lip enhancement procedures, so you can rest assured that your lips will look soft, natural, beautiful, plump, and flirtatious. If you would like to have lush, kissable lips, then booking a FREE consultation online is a great way to get started.
All patients for Lip fillers in our London clinic are treated with the Juvederm Vycross™ fillers (Allergan: using Volift or Volbella). The lip filler treatment technique is based on clinical judgment in individual cases. Injections are given using either the sterile needle or a sterile cannula.
Lips come in different shapes and sizes. The injection techniques for dermal filler used (fanning, linear, droplets) and volumes administered are dependent on your lip shape and what we are trying to achieve.
For a free consultation book an appointment online at our Harley Street, London Clinic – 10 minute walk from Bond Street, London Underground Station.
What To Expect During Your Consultation At London Lip Clinic?
You will meet with Rupesh, our highly trained aesthetic practitioner at 8 Harley Street, London for an in-person assessment of your skin.
Rupesh, your highly trained and experienced practitioner will discuss the following with you at this consultation:
• The best options for treatment for you given condition, and the results that you would likely achieve with each treatment
• An explanation of the treatment or treatment plan
• Go through your past medical history
• Answer any questions you may have
• Invite you to return back to the clinic if required to see us after your treatment
WHERE IS THE LONDON LIP CLINIC LOCATED?
London Lip Clinic is located at 8 Harley Street, Marylebone, London W1G 9QY
We are accessible by all major bus routes that past Harley Street, as well as a ten minute walk from Bond Street, Oxford Street & Baker Street tube station.
Local pay parking is available on Harley Street and just around the corner from the Clinic at Q-Park Harley Street and Q-Park Oxford Street