What is lip filler?
Here at Elegant, we use a popular brand of filler called Juvederm, a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler. In particular, we use Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Hycross, the different products are each tailored to target specific problems when injected into different areas and depths. Juvederm fillers have a smooth, gel-like consistency which delivers natural yet defined results.
How does Juvederm filler work?
Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body so by using a filler of this kind we can stimulate the production of collagen to plump the skin and the area being injected.
Before the procedure, we will discuss with you the areas around your lips you’d like to be treated and will talk you through what to expect during and after. When you are happy what we’ve decided we will then inject Juvederm into the area, lightly massaging the lips to ensure an even distribution of product and to reduce the chance of swelling. The entire procedure usually takes between 15 and 60 minutes.
Do you want lips like Kylie?
It’s advisable to have a good idea of your cosmetic goals and expectations and to communicate these clearly with your aesthetic practitioner. Bear in mind however that everyone’s anatomy is different and what looks good on one person may not suit another, we will always be honest with you with the aim to achieve a natural looking yet effective result. Juvederm fillers are minimally invasive so we’d usually do the procedure on the same day as your consultation, with your consent of course.
We would advise avoiding medication like aspirin and ibuprofen as well as alcohol and smoking in the week or so leading up to your treatment, this is mainly to avoid thinning the blood and therefore preventing bruising.