What is a lip augmentation?
The filling process is an aesthetic medical procedure based on infiltrations of non-toxic, biocompatible and reabsorbable substances by the body. Hyaluronic acid is a natural ingredient that occurs within the body and is famed for its abilities to hydrate and refresh. It is used across a range of skincare and other types of filler, including cheek and nose, so it is a trusted ingredient for lip fillers. Hyaluronic is absorbed by the body so maintenance is required after 6 to 8 months.
How many lip injections do I need?
When it comes to the amount of lip filler needed for a client, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. This is why we take the time in your lip fillers in Clinica Phi consultation to understand your desired results from the procedure and assess your facial features to produce an effect that is perfect for you. The amount of product required to achieve the ideal lip appearance can vary depending on the shape of the natural lips and your goals.
During your consultation, our experienced doctor will be able to advise on the amount of lip filler needed in order to achieve your beauty objective. They will also be able to advise on the number of sessions needed to deliver the final result, as well as any aftercare that may be needed to reduce swelling.
Are lip fillers painful?
It is a procedure that is minimally invasive, so you should find that it is performed a lot quicker than you might have expected.
Many people imagine lip fillers to quite painful due to the sensitivity of the lips and the connotations attached to injections. However, many people lip filler-associated pain very differently to other injections and while there may be some initial discomfort, many people find it largely tolerable. If you’re worried about any pain, we follow lip enhancement ist practices to ensure that any discomfort is kept to a minimum. This includes applying numbing cream prior to the procedure and using high-quality lip filler products that contain local anaesthetic or lidocaine. This will temporarily numb the lips and sensation should return later in the day after the treatment.
When can you return to normal activities after lip enhancement?
Swelling is very common after lip fillers but will usually settle within a few days. Some simple ways to manage this are applying ice a few times a day, avoiding strenuous exercise and drinking plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. Even the best lip enhancement can cause minor bruising to the lips too, but this will usually fade within a week. The lips may feel sensitive for several days following the procedure and during this period, activities that can increase swelling should be avoided, such as eating spicy food, forceful kissing and applying hot steam to the face.
If you would like to know about our best lip fillers in Clinica Phi or find out more about the results that you can expect from our filler lip enhancement treatment, please speak to our team today to organise a consultation.
How long do lip fillers last?
The length of time that you can expect your lip fillers will depend on how many injections you need in order to meet your beauty expectations and your metabolism. Usually, you can expect lip fillers to last anywhere from 6-18 months, but it really varies on an individual basis. This is something that our doctor will be able to advise on when undergoing the treatment and suggest a time to return to have your lip fillers in Clinica Phi topped up.