If you’ve seen the Absolutely Fabulous movie, you’ll probably have recoiled at Patsy performing DIY lip fillers. In recent years, you can scarcely pick up a magazine without being force-fed horror stories about things that could go totally wrong because of an untrained doctor or using inappropriate lip filler – Leslie Ash may spring to mind.
Behind the celebrity miss-use, there’s a quiet revolution in lip augmentation that’s making a real difference to people’s confidence. Delve into our brief guide to lip fillers… that won’t result in a trout pout.
Hyaluronic acid fillers
Collagen fillers are generally a thing of the past – here at Skin to Love, we avoid them completely. One of the reasons being, the treatment required allergy tests that needed a few weeks wait before treatment. These days there are other fantastic filler options which are a lot safer and have longer lasting effects.
We use hyaluronic acid fillers, a substance found naturally throughout the body, which means it’s much less likely to cause an allergic reaction. In fact, it’s so safe it’s frequently used during eye surgery to replenish the natural fluids which are dispersed during the procedure.
Hyaluronic acid injections create a cushioning; providing volume and definition to your lips.
Most people don’t want their lips to look as over-done or obvious as some celebrities, and luckily the effects of hyaluronic acid fillers can be as subtle as you want them to be, as you can see from these before and after photos taken of one of our patients.
Here we tend to use Teosyal® hyaluronic acid fillers for the majority of our treatments, as it is both safe and long lasting. In 2015, we were delighted to win the Teosyal® Outstanding Clinic Award which was a great way of proving our commitment to patient experience, treatment results, safety, product knowledge and level training.
If you would like to find out more about lip fillers and how we can give your lips a more youthful, natural-looking appearance, contact us to find out what our award winning staff can do for you.
“FANTASTIC!! I love the result and will definitely have fillers again. Jane always provides excellent care and is always willing to answer my stream of never ending questions but this time I feel she went a step further. She explained exactly what she was doing every step of the way and never failed to consult with me and share what she was doing.” CC- filler patient
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