Lip Enhancement Q&A

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LIPS & DERMAL FILLER

These days, an injectable dermal filler is the most commonly used method of lip augmentation.

There are many types of dermal fillers that can be injected in your lips and around your mouth. But the most common fillers today are products that contain substances similar to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body. It helps increase volume in your lips.

These types of dermal fillers are sometimes called "hyaluronic acid fillers."

Hyaluronic acid fillers can improve the appearance of your lips by adding:

  • Shape
  • Structure
  • Volume

HOW MUCH DO I NEED?

You don't have to go all out. You can choose which areas of your lips you'd like the focus to be. Whether you want to do both lips, just the bottom lip, or the middle of the top lip, you can plump wherever you and Dr. Kelleher decide will best complement the rest of your facial features.

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GET MY LIPS DONE?

At the beginning of the procedure, it feels like a pinch and then it stings as the filler is being injected. Afterward, Dr. Kelleher will massage your lips a little, ice them for 10 minutes, and then let you go about your day.

You can choose to have your lips numbed beforehand with a dental nerve block or a topical aesthetic. Dr. Kelleher can numb the area around your lips with an injection into your gums (a standard dental injection) or you can opt for a numbing cream. 

You will see the results almost immediately. Your lips will be a swollen at first but you'll see the effects of the fillers pretty quickly. Give your lips 24 hours to settle and the swelling to calm. Then you'll be seeing your filled-out lips as they will be for the next few months.

Some slight bruising and bleeding at the site of injection is normal and expected. The bruises should fade after five to seven days. 

IS IT RIGHT FOR ME?

You might want to try lip fillers, which add or restore fullness to your lips, because:

  • your lips have lost definition over the years;
  • you’re tired of using makeup to enhance your pout and want something longer lasting;
  • you think that a more defined smile and shapelier lips would suit your face better.

ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

Ten days prior to your procedure, avoid painkillers (except Tylenol), fish oil, and vitamin E, which tend to thin the blood. Thinner blood will make the area more prone to bruising and bleeding.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

It costs €350 for 1ml and €200 for 0.5ml with LK Aesthetics.

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

HA fillers last about four to six months. But if your body is on the thinner side, you'll metabolize the formula faster and the injections won't last as long.

WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE IT?

You can completely erase HA fillers if you don't like how your lips turn out for whatever reason. Because HA is not permanent, we can inject an eraser enzyme called hyaluronidase. The enzyme will dissolve the filler in five minutes if you're unhappy with the initial results.