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All You Need to Know about Lip Fillers

By 6th April 2023June 20th, 2023Aesthetics

What Are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are injectable treatments that add volume and definition to the lips. They are typically made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and plump the skin.

Hyaluronic acid fillers come in a gel form and are injected directly into the lips to create a fuller, more voluminous appearance.

The Procedure

The lip filler procedure is a simple and quick one that typically takes around 15-30 minutes to complete. Before the injections, a numbing cream or local anaesthesia is applied to the area to reduce discomfort.

The filler is then injected using a small needle, with the amount and location of the injections determined by the desired result. After the injections, ice may be applied to the lips to reduce swelling and discomfort.

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Types of Lip Fillers

There are different types of lip fillers available, each with their own unique characteristics and advantages. Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular, as they provide a natural-looking result and can be easily dissolved if necessary.

Other types of fillers include collagen-based fillers, which are less commonly used today, and longer-lasting fillers made of calcium hydroxyapatite or poly-L-lactic acid.

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Potential Side Effects

While lip fillers are generally considered safe, there are potential side effects that should be considered before undergoing the procedure. These include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Possible Allergic Reaction

It is important to discuss any concerns you may have with your provider. Furthermore, you should choose a reputable provider with experience in administering lip fillers.

Recovery Process

Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after lip filler injections, but it is common to experience some swelling and bruising in the first few days.

It is important to avoid touching the treated area, as this can increase the risk of infection or displace the filler. Applying ice and avoiding alcohol and strenuous exercise for the first 24 hours can help to reduce swelling and discomfort.

Contact Ivory Taylor

For more information about lip fillers, contact Ivory Taylor in Colchester. Call us on 01206 851770. Alternatively, send us a message via our contact form and we’ll be in touch.

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