“Are lip enhancements dangerous?” It’s a question we’re asked about lip enhancements at our Brighton clinic every week. Unfortunately, prominent news stories about certain celebrity ‘trout pouts’ – especially that of Leslie Ash – have left their mark on public perceptions of lip enhancements. Leslie Ash has gone on record saying that her lips were injected with liquid silicone by a mother of a friend outside of a clinic setting. The silicone caused extreme swelling and subsequently set, leaving Ash’s lips permanently distended. Her case understandably attracted attention but relates to a completely different treatment than those available within most medical aesthetic clinics today.
The lip enhancement ‘Designer lips’ treatments offered by Allison Jeffery use specially formulated dermal fillers that are designed for use in the lip area. These leading-brand fillers use a smooth gel to create a softer and more pliable finish than fillers used elsewhere in the face. This is so that your lips still look and feel natural.
Your lips are always moving, whether they’re talking, smiling, laughing, eating or kissing, as well as being exposed to the elements. Couple these factors with a loss in hyaluronic acid, collagen, elastin and hydration as you grow older, and it’s a recipe for fine lines and wrinkles, and less definition.
Using dermal fillers, we can create a stronger vermillion line – the line that runs around your lips that you might define with lip liner – as well as making your lips look fuller, lifting the corners, and getting rid of smokers’ lines that cut vertically into your lips and cause your lipstick to bleed.
Lip enhancement dermal fillers have an excellent safety record and side effects tend to be rare when these treatments are performed by an experienced doctor or clinician. The most common side effects after lip enhancements are slight redness, swelling or bruising at the injection side, but these effects should disappear by themselves within a week. Twelve hours after your procedure, you can begin wearing make-up to cover up any bruising.
Allison Jeffrey’s Designer Lip procedure takes a subtle and refined approach to using fillers and expert shaping technique using the highest grade fillers. While it’s impossible to guarantee that any treatment will be free from side effects, Allison is one of only a handful of practitioners in the UK who has been trained and qualified to perform the Designer Lip procedure. Her experience means that your treatment will be in safe hands.
If you want to know more about lip enhancements in Brighton or you’re looking for Designer Lips from one of the UK’s top practitioners, call us at the Allison Jeffery Skin Health Clinic on 01273 262 600.