What Are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are an injectable that works to counteract the natural effect of ageing.
The injection in the form of a gel contains hyaluronic acid. This acid reverses the impact of depleted collagen and elastin creation. Typically, from around our mid-twenties we stop producing these natural substances in the same quantities and our skin and face gradually suffers, becoming less voluminous, with wrinkles and signs of ageing appearing.
The hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance, rejuvenates the skin, making it plumper with wrinkles essentially filled from within.
The process is to inject the dermal fillers, but the skill lies in knowing how much to inject, precisely where and having the knowledge of facial anatomy that can deliver the very best results. The most skilled and experienced practitioners can apply layers of filler, creating an effect that is natural looking but make a clear improvement.
The results can last close to two years, but a range of nine months to two years is more typical. It is quite usual for people to continue to have more injections, perhaps every nine months or so, to retain that more youthful, but natural look.
The Impact Of Lip Fillers
The aim with lip fillers and all dermal fillers and similar treatments should be to enhance appearance, but for the appearance to remain natural. There should not be that obvious look of ‘work having been done’.
Key to this impact is the skill and experience of the practitioner – this point cannot be overstated.
It is a strange quirk that in the United Kingdom, dermal fillers can be applied by almost anyone, there are no restrictions to someone putting a sign up saying ‘lip fillers Bristol’.
The fillers may be a safe skin treatment but that isn’t to say you should choose someone who doesn’t have skill and years of experience. Not only will safety be enhanced, but this experience and skill also impacts the end result.
The practitioner needs to know how much gel to use, how the dermal fillers will interact with the face and lips.
The results achievable would be discussed at a detailed consultation. There are some who will offer the injections without consultation, but Elena, as a leading cosmetic surgeon, believes in applying the same high standards to injectables and lip fillers as to a fuller cosmetic procedure.
A consultation is the opportunity to ensure that the customer is happy with the results achievable and also for any questions to be answered. The details of the procedure would be discussed, so too the recovery time and how long the enhancements are likely to last for.
Lip Fillers – Key Information
Lip fillers are a hugely popular procedure and one that any experienced practitioner has carried out hundreds or thousands of times.
The procedure is considered safe, it sees a substance that occurs naturally injected, this simply rejuvenating the skin and adding volume.
Unlike a full cosmetic procedure, the process is quick. It takes just 30 minutes to an hour and there is no requirement for a hospital stay.
The procedure is almost pain free, there can be mild discomfort though an injection of local anaesthetic minimises this.
There is no downtime post procedure, no need to book time off work, avoid exercise or driving. There may be specific instructions, these to be discussed during the consultation, but one of the great advantages of lip fillers is that they do not impact on your work or leisure time.
There is likely to be some swelling and redness, this will disappear usually inside a couple of days. A follow-up appointment would be held after four weeks and the results settle down into their final appearance usually after around a month.
Cost Of Lip Fillers
The cost of lip fillers will be broadly similar across all qualified, experienced practitioners – any fillers that seem far cheaper as these are liable to be low-quality products.
The cost will vary by the nature of treatment and amount of filler – a detailed quote would be provided by Elena at the consultation.
Why Consider Elena Prousskaia?
Elena is a cosmetic surgeon who has 20 years’ experience. She knows Bristol well, early in her career, she was an NHS Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital.
Since the, she has become widely travelled and established a global reputation. She trained for eight years in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has held Fellowships around the world, including prestigious positions at London’s Guys and St Thomas’ as well as Barcelona, Italy, Tokyo, India and more.
Independent reviews speak of the delight patients have had with Elena’s manner and the end results. Across multiple reviews sites, independent, verified review average the full five stars. Please take the time to read reviews via the links below – testimonials speak of the anti ageing impact of a dermal filler injection and the effectiveness of this non-surgical intervention.
She provides consultations relating to non surgical treatments including lip fillers at her cosmetic clinic in Bristol.
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