Written by Dr De Silva
If you are someone who is not entirely happy with the volume or shape of your lips, you might be wondering if there is anything you can do about it (which doesn’t involve invasive surgery or ineffective lip creams). In recent years, dermal fillers have become hugely popular both in the UK and indeed around the world for re-shaping, augmenting and bringing a youthful pout back to ageing lips. Dermal fillers for the lips are available from Dr Julian De Silva and his team here at The Harley Street Face Clinic, here in Harley Street in the heart of London’s West End.
Dermal fillers have been used for many years in facial augmentation and contain a substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is found in the body in areas such as the eyes, joints, connective tissues and of course the skin. It’s responsible for hydration and can be lost as we begin to age. The result for lips? Thinning, dehydration, lines and wrinkles and, basically everything you don’t want. When contained in a semi-viscous soft gel, injectable HA dermal fillers can plump, restore and revitalise the lips as well as re-shape and augment them. If you have asymmetry or simply wish to add some youthful volume to your lips without invasive surgical intervention, HA dermal fillers are a superb choice, are effective immediately and can last anything from 6 to 12 months, depending on your individual response to the product and your general health and lifestyle.
First of all, when you look in the mirror, are you completely happy with what you see, lip-wise!? If not, then dermal fillers are a fast and effective, but temporary solution to issues such as thinning, dehydration, lines on or around the lips, asymmetry and lack of volume. You might think that if this is a temporary solution, why is it so popular? The answer is that for some, the permanency of surgical intervention can be scary. Once surgery is done – it’s done! And our faces can change over time. With dermal fillers you have a reasonable window of time where the results will mean that you look naturally youthful. Then, when the product is metabolised naturally by your body and it’s time for your next treatment, your practitioner can ascertain the subtle changes that have happened during that time and tailor your next treatment accordingly. This means that you will always look naturally refreshed and the proportions of your facial anatomy will be balanced.
Before we administer any treatment here at our Harley Street clinic, we will conduct an initial consultation, so that we can discuss the options available to you as well as check your medical history, to ensure you’re suitable for this treatment.
Dermal fillers are a safe and fast way to correct or improve your lips and can be done in as little as 30 minutes. Contact our team for more information on dermal filler lip augmentation.