When deciding to undergo the procedure, we have to remember about the natural effect – the change should be fine and subtle. The treatment can be performed regardless of the patient’s age. In young men and women the most often targeted problem is lips asymmetry – too thin upper or lower lip. In older people, the procedure involves rejuvenating - by reshaping the lip outline, a more youthful, appealing contour is achieved.
Before the procedure, a topical local anaesthetic cream may be applied to ensure the treatment is pain-free. Then, after cleansing the area to be treated, the doctor injects small amounts of dermal filler directly into the lips using an ultrafine needle. The treatment can take up to 30 minutes and then the lips will be massaged to ensure the substance is properly distributed.
For a few hours after the treatment, one should avoid excessive expression of the lips area. The patient shouldn’t touch or massage the injected area unless specifically instructed to do so. For the following two weeks, the treated areas should not be exposed to intense heat (solarium, sauna).
The effect is instant and it lasts up to 12 months.
There may be some redness, tenderness, or swelling at the treatment site. This is a normal treatment response that will resolve itself within a few days. Mild bruising or a slight blush might also appear immediately following treatment and may last for 2-10 days.