Introduction to Lip Fillers
With lips hot on the agenda this decade, Dr Maryam Zamani shares a little introduction on the procedure of lip fillers, different treatments and aftercare.
Different types of lip fillers
Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular temporary substances used to gently refresh the lips with volume or sometimes to change and alter the shape. Dr Maryam Zamani is all about ‘less is more’ and natural tweakments. It’s not a matter of having a larger lip but rather to enhance what you already have to add confidence or even correct asymmetry.
Botulinum toxin, aka Botox, is another popular ingredient used to temporarily inactivate muscles that can cause gummy smiles and can also be used on the vermilion border of the lip to help give a lip flip so without giving any volume you can increase and enhance the appearance of the lip.
When to get lip fillers?
These treatments should be done 2 weeks prior to any event as bruising and swelling is a common side effect. You may experience minimal pain but the anaesthetic in the dermal filler should make the treatment virtually pain free and provide comfort during and after the injection. The effects of temporary lip fillers will fade gradually but are likely to last between 4 and 6-8 months, subject to the type of treatment used and the individual variability. Regarding necessary aftercare, you should avoid anything which could increase swelling. Dr Zamani will also advise you to avoid lipstick or lip balm for 12 hours.