Lip fillers are one of our most popular treatments in Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, Kent. They are a dermal filler treatment in the lip and work to add volume to thin lips, correct uneven lip shape, smooth out smoker’s lines and we have also treated scars on the lips with dermal fillers. We do not use permanent lip fillers at the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic so top up treatments will be required. Lip fillers can last between 6 to 12 months.
Like dermal fillers, lip fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a substance that naturally occurs in the dermis of the skin. It can be found in many beauty products, as it is a hydrophilic molecule, meaning that it attracts water. It can hold up to 1000 x its own weight in water making it an excellent hydrator. Some common brands of lip fillers are Restylane, Juvederm, Beloterol, Teosayal and Emervel now rebranded with Restylane.
At the Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, you will have a thorough consultation with the doctor or nurse first to review your medical history and assess your suitability for the lip filler treatment. We listen to your concerns and what you are looking to achieve from the treatment. We will then discuss treatment options and agree on a treatment plan with you.
How do Lip Fillers work?
The lip filler treatment itself involves application of a cream or dental block to numb the lips, so that the treatment is comfortable. A tiny needle is placed into the lips or lipstick lines to give the desired results. The treatment usually takes around 20 minutes. There is usually some swelling after the treatment; this can be reduced with the application of an ice pack. You may experience some pin-point bleeding but this will stop very quickly. Initially, there is some swelling and the lips may feel bigger than you would like. However, please bear in mind that the swelling will soon go down to reveal the final result. This usually takes a week to 2 weeks but can take longer. We may advise you to apply arnica cream to reduce bruising but it also helps to hydrate the lips as the swelling settles. Occasionally, you may be able to feel the lip filler, in which case gentle massage may be helpful. We are always here to support you after the treatment so anything you are concerned about, you can always return for review.
Prices start from £250 depending on the product used and the volume required.
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Why choose Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic?
Here at Kent's leading private skin and laser clinic, our experts are specialists in all aspects of dermatology, skin cancer, anti-ageing and beauty treatments. We are one of the few skin clinics in the UK where all medical consultations and treatments are provided by specialist doctors with Dermatology experience and laser training.
Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic is regulated by the Care Quality Commission, ensuring the best level of treatment is provided to you in a safe environment. Our Clinical Lead Dr Mark Hudson-Peacock is a member of the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Laser Medical Association, the British Hair and Nail Society, the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology and is certified by the Consulting Room. We have won many awards including the WhatClinic Patient Service Award in 2019 and the ghp Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards 2019.