Lip fillers are having a bit of a moment and are becoming so much more accessible, which we think is great as long as you are visiting a reputable source for your treatments. Celebrities, media personalities, and even your friends are opting for temporary dermal fillers, but how much do you know about them? There are plenty of questions you should know the answers to before to have your first treatment, because it’s important that you’re comfortable and confident in your injector’s abilities. Here’s our comprehensive list of everything you need to know before you have lip filler treatment!
What are lip fillers made of?
Because this treatment is being injected into your skin, it’s important you know what your fillers are made of for your own peace of mind. Most reputable and professional brands, such as those we treat our clients with, use a substance that closely replicates hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that naturally occurs within your skin, so it is very safe to use for treatment. It is essential to your skin’s laxity, bounce, and volume, so incorporating it into dermal fillers provides effective results. You might have heard some scary stories of permanent lip fillers, but you can rest assured that permanent lip fillers are shunned by nearly all aesthetic professionals in the UK. These use liquid silicone, but thankfully we have all taken a step away from these accident-prone fillers and use the far safer and more natural-looking temporary fillers.
So, lip fillers aren’t permanent?
No, the dermal fillers we and many clinics use are not permanent. They may provide long-lasting results (of up to 12 months or more!) but they are temporary only. Because they use a naturally occurring bodily substance, they are completely biodegradable. Your skin breaks them down over time and dissolves them with no complaint from your system. The only way you’ll notice this happening is if your treated area begins to return to normal, which means you might want to consider a top-up.
Who is performing your treatment?
Knowing the actual filler itself is safe is great, but you also need to make sure you’ve found the right practitioner for you. Always seek a qualified professional and arrange a consultation with them so that you may find all the answers to your questions. Practitioners with a medical background or medical qualifications are definitely the people you want performing your lip filler treatments. They understand your facial anatomy and composition better than anyone, allowing them a complete view of your procedure. Also, if any complications do happen to arise or you need professional aftercare advise, your practitioner will be skilled and qualified in identifying your needs and how to proceed. For example, our team is comprised of medical doctors and trained professionals. Allison Jeffery is also the only practitioner in the UK trained and qualified in the exclusive Designer Lips™, which uses your natural beauty as a guide for bespoke lip filler treatment.
Can lip fillers be reversed or undone?
Dermal fillers are temporary, as we’ve already discussed, which means if you choose not to top-up your results then your lips will return to pre-treatment normality. If, for whatever reason, you decide lip fillers aren’t for you after your treatment, then you can ‘reverse’ their effects. This is done with another injectable treatment that speeds up the filler’s natural dissolving, breaking it down over a period of 3-4 days. There will be no lasting effects, misshape, or skin stretching after this happens or even if you let it break down naturally – your lips will return to normal.
Considering lip fillers? Enquire online today to book your initial consultation and find out how Allison Jeffery could transform your pout.