Lip Injections FAQs


    To ensure a quick and safe recovery, keep the area clean to avoid a risk of infection with a salt mouth rinse. Try to keep your hands and any heavy pressure off of the area for around two weeks, as well as vigorous exercise, excessive sun or heat for the first few days after treatment to ensure the best results.

    Try to avoid scheduling an appointment if you have a cold sore or skin irritation around the lip area and also avoid treatment two weeks in advance of any engagement where you will be worried about your appearance. Retinol A products should be avoided one week before and after lip treatment, as should anticoagulant medication such as aspirin which thins the blood.

    The main criteria that will exempt you from lip treatment is if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any kind of auto-immune disorder or immunodeficiency. If you suffer from severe allergies or an adverse reaction to Dermal Fillers, this may make this treatment unsuitable for you.

    The answer to this question really depends upon your desired result and the quality of your skin. Hydration is different for everyone’s lips, and regular treatments are often required. The frequency which will obtain the best results for you will be more apparent during your consultation and after your first session. It will also depend on the kind of Dermal Filler used as they can last between 6-12 months. If you are looking to maintain your results, regular sessions will be required.

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    Before and 3 months after Lip Enhancement with fat.

    As all patients experience differing levels of pain it can be difficult to say; however, we take the highest level of care possible to ensure that our lip enhancement process is as comfortable for you as possible. If your pain tolerance is low, a topical anaesthetic may be applied to the lip area to provide an extra level of comfort.

    It is common to experience mild swelling or bruising as the lips feature very delicate skin. This will, however, subside within 3-5 days. You may also notice some small lumps in the treatment area, which is also normal and will soften in time.

    Your lips will swell slightly immediately after treatment, and as this subsides over the next few days, the actual result of the treatment will become evident.

    As there are various Dermal Fillers options to consider, we will work with you to find the right option based on your goals, be they;

    • Enhanced volume
    • Improved definition
    • Softer lip lines
    • Hydration
    • Smoother lip body

    The lip treatment best for your individual needs will be decided during your consultation once we have a fuller understanding of the look you are hoping for. It will also depend on the current state of your lips and how much they have thinned.

    Lip augmentation can target different areas of the lips. Accentuating the lip border helps to create definition and shape, and we can also target the main body of the upper and lower lip to create volume and fullness. The particular process will be dependent on the look you are hoping to achieve. Dr. Hodgkinson will work with you to find an improvement that is noticeable but natural.

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    Are your lips thinning and causing you to feel less confident in your appearance? Speak to Dr. Hodgkinson today about fuller lips.

    Dermal Fillers in gel form are injected into the lips and feature a naturally occurring sugar which helps to enhance and rejuvenate the lips. The sugar chain within the gel gives a plumping, smoothing, and hydrating effect to the lips which presents a more youthful and natural appearance.

    If you are looking to enhance and alter the appearance of your lips, then you are likely a good candidate for lip augmentation. The goal of this procedure is often to create a natural aesthetic with definition and character. Most patients wish to avoid lips that look unnatural or unsymmetrical when compared with the rest of the face.

    We have a number of excellent ways of plumping out your lips. Even if your lips are not necessarily thin we can enhance the way they look either temporarily or permanently and with the trend towards cosmetic dentistry, enhancing the lips can make the smile even more attractive.

    There is a range of injectable fillers available for a temporary result. The newest one normally lasts longer than collagen, which has been used for more than 20 years. For more permanent enhancement, I use either a dermal fat graft or the patient’s own fat (usually drawn from the abdomen or inner thigh).

    Before and After Lip Enhancement Surgery with fat by Dr Hodgkinson