How Do Lip Fillers Work?
Lip fillers also known as dermal fillers are a non-surgical treatment that injects the lips with a substance that is found naturally in your body, in order to achieve volume and plumpness in your lips. This substance also stimulates the growth of collagen giving you a more youthful appearance. At Thérapie Clinic we use the world’s most tried and tested dermal filler, Juvederm®. This product has been rigorously tested through clinical trials over the past 15 years and its records for safety and efficiency are outstanding. Juvederm® has been used in 15 million treatments worldwide.
How Long Does it Last & Does it Hurt?
A huge advantage of lip fillers is that the results are long-lasting but not permanent. Your lips can be altered over time in order to maintain the desired appearance. On average, each treatment lasts 6 months. At Thérapie Clinic patient care is always at the forefront of all of our procedures and we will ensure that your treatment is as comfortable as possible. All of our lip fillers contain a local anesthetic however; during the procedure itself, clients may experience some mild discomfort. This is only temporary, and your doctor will advise you on how to minimise this discomfort.
Why Choose Thérapie Clinic For Your Clinic?
Thérapie Clinic has an outstanding record in the industry. Our fully qualified specialist nurses and doctors have successfully performed over 10,000 procedures. For your convenience, we have clinics located across the UK and Ireland. You can trust that by choosing to have your lip filler treatment in one of our clinics you are guaranteed to achieve the results you desire. By booking with us today for your consultation, you are taking the first step toward transforming your smile with plumper, fuller, and more beautiful lips.
How Long Will The Results Last?
One of the great advantages of Dermal Fillers is that the effects are long-lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual’s skin type, lifestyle, and age. After the initial treatment, follow-up sessions are recommended every 6 to 12 months depending on the individual and the treatment. Treatment of the lips lasts about 6 months. Your doctor will give you more information during your consultation.
What Should I Do After Treatment?
Your doctor will advise you fully of post-treatment advice at your consultation. After the treatment, some common injection-related reactions might occur, such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration, and tenderness at the injection site. These typically resolve spontaneously within 2 to 10 days. Avoid the use of anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin which can cause bleeding or increased bruising at the injection site. No exercise except for walking for 24 hours after the procedure.
Please plan all social occasions around your Injectable treatments as redness, bruising, swelling and tenderness can be experienced post-treatment.
Avoid invasive dental work a month pre or post-dermal filler treatment.
Please let us know if you have any planned travel in the next 4 weeks.
Do not undergo any HA dermal filler procedures within – at least – 3 weeks of your planned COVID-19 vaccination date or within – at least – 3 weeks after having received it.
Do not attend Injectable Treatments if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or are suffering from ongoing symptoms from a previous infection.
Do not attend Injectable Treatments if you are feeling at all unwell.
Please ensure that you:
Have no cold sores (if you are prone to cold sores please discuss them with your treating Medical Professional).
Have overall good dental health.
Have had no recent sickness.
Have no current or have had no recent viral or bacterial infections or antibiotic treatment.
Are not pregnant/trying to get pregnant/not breastfeeding.
Have had no recent invasive skin treatments (in the same treatment area as your proposed dermal filler treatment area) four weeks pre or post-treatment.
Know the name of any previous dermal filler product that you have had injected in the same area previously.
You must inform your treating Medical Professional about any medications or dietary supplements you are taking; some medications can adversely affect the way Botulinum Toxin or Dermal Fillers work and can increase your risk of bruising.
You must refrain from taking any painkiller medication that contains Ibuprofen (this only relates to any medication that is “not prescribed by a Doctor”) this may contribute to bruising and is best avoided for 7 days pre-treatment.
You must refrain from taking Alcohol, and Vitamin supplements including; St. Johns Wort, Fish oils, Garlic, Gingko Biloba, and Vitamins A-E, these may all contribute to bruising and are best avoided for 7 days pre-treatment.
It is important that you come with no makeup on the day of treatment, you must not reapply makeup for 24 hours post-treatment in order to reduce the risk of infection or irritation at the injection sites.
Most people can continue with normal activities immediately post-treatment. Some may have redness, pin prick marks, possibly swelling, possibly bruising – particularly in the lips. Any swelling and bruising may be more apparent the next day.
Make-up must not be worn for 24 hours post-treatment.
Avoid alcohol and vigorous exercise for 24 hours post-treatment.
Refrain from placing any pressure on the treatment area for the first-week post-treatment.
Avoid sunbathing, sunbeds, or extremes of heat or cold for 2 weeks post-treatment. These activities have been found to increase and prolong bruising and swelling.
Swelling may worsen in the first 24 hours. Visible swelling should settle within the first-week post-treatment. Cold packs can be helpful in reducing swelling. As a consequence of swelling and internal healing, the product may feel harder or lumpy and you may notice some asymmetry. The final result may be assessed 4 weeks post-treatment.
Bruising may take a few days to appear and can take up to 10 days to resolve. Arnica can be helpful in clearing bruising. Avoid Ibuprofen and alcohol for 24-48 hours post-treatment to reduce bruising and swelling.
Tenderness should settle as swelling goes down and bruising heals over the course of 4 weeks post-treatment.
Do not have dental work for 4 weeks post Lip Filler treatment.
Do not have any invasive laser or skin treatments in the same area as your Lip Filler treatment for 4 weeks post-treatment.
It is very important that you contact Thérapie Clinic immediately if you experience intense pain, mottling (fishnet stocking pattern) or discoloration of the skin in the area or the surrounding area of your dermal filler treatment immediately post or in the days post-treatment. Thérapie Clinic will inform your treating Medical Professional so that they can contact you, advise you and if necessary, arrange to see you again to address and resolve the issue.