What is dermal lip filler?
The Dermal Lip Filler we use here at Opiah Cosmetics is a soft injectable gel, Fillers are a soft injectable gel consisting of hyaluronic acid it doesn’t contain animal or human DNA which means it is one of the safest fillers on the market today.
The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. Not all Dermal Fillers are created equal, The fillers we use have been developed using the finest ingredients and specifically formulated at a molecular level in order to provide incredibly smooth and natural looking, long lasting results. Filler is reversible and breaks down over a period of time. It usually lasts between 4-12 months.
How is it administered?
Firstly, we apply a topical anaesthetic which is a strong numbing cream to your lips. The lip area is sensitive and we want you to feel comfortable throughout the procedure. The fillers are then injected into the appropriate areas and massaged to provide the natural look you require.
When will I see the results?
You won’t see the real results of your lip enhancement for a couple of days, as the procedure does leave the lips a little swollen, but once the swelling has reduced you will see the difference. The area should be left to heal for at least 24 hours after the injections in order to prevent infections. After this time, you can use your usual creams and lipsticks, if you wish.
How long do fillers last?
It will normally last between 4 -12 months. Although each person is different, some will find it doesn’t last the full 6 months. This can be caused by smoking, fast metabolism, regular exercise or kissing.
Is there any time when I shouldn’t use dermal filler for lip enhancement?
You shouldn’t use dermal fillers when you are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Although the dermal fillers we use don’t migrate through the body, there are no studies to show the effects on an unborn or feeding child. Medically it is recommended that cosmetic procedures aren’t carried out at this time.
Are there any side effects?
If you are suffering from cold sores, the treatment may give you another outbreak. However, you can use your usual medication to treat them. There will also be some swelling which might last a couple of days.
There might also be some bruising where the injection was given and it may be slightly painful or itchy. However, the discomfort should only last a few days.
If you’re worried about after effects please don’t hesitate to call us or book a consultation where we can answer all your questions.
Do Opiah Cosmetics offer any other treatments?
Yes, we do the following: