What is the procedure for lip fillers?
Your free of charge consultation lasts about 30 minutes, during this time your specialist aesthetic doctor will find out what your concerns are, and will suggest a treatment plan and also discuss pricing.
We have a range of fillers to address various concerns such as wanting more fullness and volume, defining the lip line, lines around the mouth and corrective treatment if your lips are uneven. We use Juvederm by Allergan which is the market leader and there are various options, depending on what result you are looking to achieve. All of the details will be discussed with you during your consultation which is in-depth and this usually means that you will come back on another appointment to have the treatment done. The treatment itself does not take very long however, for your comfort, we ask that you come in half an hour before your treatment so that we can apply a numbing cream on and around your lips to lessen the sensation of the needle as the lips are a sensitive area.
How long does lip filler last?
The longevity of lip fillers depends on two factors. One is the filler that is being used, some fillers are much thinner in consistency and others are much thicker which can influence how long they last. And the second factor and probably more important is the patient and how quickly they break down the fillers. Sometimes patients may break down fillers quicker. The Juvederm product that we use can last between 12 month – 18 month.
How much does lip filler cost in the UK?
At Bella Vou, we use the market leading brand to give longevity and fantastic results. We charge £400 per single 1ml Vial of filler and this is what we use for the majority of our lip filler treatments. We do have a .55ml vial which is suited for someone who is looking for a very small amount of volume and a very natural, soft appearance. This filler lasts up to 6 months and is £280 for .55ml vial.
How long does lip filler take to heal?
Lip filler recovery is generally quite quick. Depending on the sort of filler you use will determine how long the swelling lasts. If you have a thinner filler, the swelling will be far less. It also depends on the quantity of the filler you use. Half a mill filler will give you far less swelling than one mill filler. Generally, for most patients, up until day three, you will experience increased swelling and bruising. After day three, the swelling tends to reduce. This is dependent on the type of filler that you use; with a thicker filler, the swelling can last up to a week.