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Of all the cosmetic treatments to gain public popularity over recent years, lip fillers Kent are by far one of the most common procedures desired by people of all ages, and one which is getting increasingly popular as time goes on.
However, although lip fillers are fast becoming one of the nation’s favourite cosmetic treatment options, there are still many out there who don’t fully understand exactly what lip fillers are or how they could help improve someone’s appearance.
What actually are lip fillers?
A lip filler is a type of cosmetic lip augmentation treatment in which a substance is injected into your lips to give you a fuller, plumper and more pronounced pout – which is an increasingly desirable look, particularly amongst women.
In addition to giving you a fuller pout, lip filler can also replace any lost volume which has diminished due to aging or a loss in natural collagen levels.
The effects of getting lip fillers are visible immediately, but do not require you to go ‘under the knife’ or have any extensive and irreversible surgeries – which makes them far more appealing to anyone who wants to boost the fullness of their lip volume, without committing to permanent plastic surgery treatment.
What are the different types of lip filler?
Another thing which many people don’t realise is that there are several different types of lip fillers – each of which has its own qualities which appeal to different people’s needs.
The most popular and common type of lip filler is made from hyaluronic acid, as it is a carbohydrate that binds to water – meaning that your skin will remain well hydrated and thus be consistently plump and full looking. Lip fillers can also be made of collagen however, which is what gives your skin its firmness and elasticity.
How is lip filler treatment carried out?
Before you actually get any lip filler treatment – provided that you are going to a reputable and trustworthy practice – you will likely have to undergo a consultation with a cosmetic expert.
This lets the professional have an opportunity to assess your needs and work out how much treatment you need, what type of filler is best suited to you, and where to place it. These consultations also give you a great opportunity to get answers to any questions you may have about the lip filler process and what results you can expect from the treatment.
Once all the necessary preliminary checks and consultations have been carried out, the actual injection of the lip fillers is an incredibly quick and simple process that is almost totally painless. At the time of your appointment, you can request to have an anaesthetic cream applied to your lips before the injections to numb them and minimise your discomfort.
After you have had your lip filler injections you should expect to see the visible effects of the treatment for as long as 18 months or more – however, this does depend on the amount of treatment you undergo.