Dermal filler is made of Hyaluronic Acid. A water loving molecule that binds up to 400 x its weight in water. It works like a sponge and fills up with water upon injection filling out fine lines/wrinkles and plumping lips. It can also be used to add structure.
Currently Esthetica can provide filler in the following areas:
Lips, Jawline, Chin, Cheeks, Nose, Smile lines, Marionette lines and Glabellar line.
A topical numbing cream will be used for a minimum of 15 minutes prior to your procedure to help minimise any initial discomfort. The filler itself also contains lidocaine (numbing agent) to ease pain of injection. Facial areas like chin, cheeks, and jawline are not as sensitive as the lip area.
Post treatment you may experience redness, bruising and swelling in the injected area. This should not last longer than 2 weeks. Following the pre treatment and aftercare guidelines can help ease these symptoms.
Every individual is different. What may give an immediate result on one client may take two or three sessions to achieve on another. Likewise, what may last 1 year on one client may last less than 12 weeks on another. This is due to several factors including lifestyle, water intake, metabolism etc. Filler will always take time to build up. Please be patient and expect to visit frequently for top ups over the first year to build a base.
Filler can be dissolved and reversed by hyaluronidase. This is administered via small injections to break the product down. However this procedure carries its own risks and should only be used as a last resort.
I will complete a consultation with you upon arrival to your booking with no obligation to go ahead. During the consultation we can discuss possible treatment outcomes, I may even suggest alternative treatments to help you meet your expectations. If you would prefer a consultation before booking please contact me directly.
Ideally, you should wait anywhere from 7-14 days after lip injections before going on a long flight. This is to avoid worsening the expected discomfort and side effects of the procedure, such as bruising, swelling, and dryness. While lip fillers are generally safe, they do put the lips in a minor state of trauma, particularly in the first 48-72 hours after the procedure. Minor changes in the environment on longer flights (flights three hours or more) can lead to side effects for your lips that you wouldn’t normally experience.
As per our T+C’s deposit payments are STRICTLY NON-REFUNDABLE. They are however transferrable to alternative dates if the correct notice is given.
You are in safe hands. I deal with nervous clients on a day to day basis and will do everything I can to ensure you are as comfortable as possible.
All clients must be 18 at the time of the treatment. Unfortunately even with parental permission or attendance it is illegal to provide this treatment to under 18's.
I've been asked this one in clinic a lot and I've heard some odd things being told in the industry about this too. Kissing will likely be the last thing on your mind post-treatment because your lips would be sore and swollen for the first 24 to 48 hours. I advise against making out or merely touching your lips with your fingers purely due to the risk of infection and the fact the fillers have not yet fully settled. Once 48 hours have passed you can continue as normal.
Another odd one here! The only reason to avoid straws would be due to the lips being swollen and the suction needed to use a straw may prove to be awkward. But if you want a laugh, why not try! Once the swelling has subsided, you can use all the straws you want.
As with any cosmetic procedure, lip injection takes a personalized approach. The amount of dermal filler product required varies per client and depends on your aesthetic goals as well. In other words, how thin your lips are to begin with and how much augmentation you’re after. A single syringe evenly distributed is more than enough to produce the desired effects in an average lip treatment. A responsible practitioner will encourage you to start with a small dose for a subtle effect and add gradually instead of injecting a huge amount the first time.
No. For at east 24 hours, preferably 48 hours. I recommend staying away from all forms of alcoholic beverages before and after getting your lip filler injections. This is because wines and spirits can cause thinning of the blood and make you susceptible to significant bruising and bleeding complications
It is common for filled lips to feel stiff and firm during the first two weeks post treatment. You will always be able to feel the difference between your natural lip and where the filler is placed however everything will go back to normal once the swelling has subsided, which is approximately the same amount of time you have to wait for the final results to appear.
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
Apply an ice pack on your lips, but be careful not to put pressure.
Avoid taking blood-thinning medicines and supplements, such as ibuprofen and aspirin.
Eat healthy and nutritious fruits and vegetables with lots of antioxidants and minerals.
Do not do rigorous physical activities that involve heavy lifting or sweating for 48 hours.