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An expert’s guide to lip filler aftercare in Mayfair, London

With a global market in the billions and its popularity looking set to increase by almost 10% in the next five years, lip fillers are one of the most popular aesthetic treatments. But what exactly is it? Why have treatment? And how should you care for your lips afterwards? Find out all the answers to your questions in today’s expert guide.

What is lip filler?

It’s a treatment that enhances the lips, whether by defining the outline of the lips, boosting volume, softening lines and wrinkles around the mouth or addressing symmetry. Lip fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is used to add plumpness while fighting signs of ageing. That’s because it increases the moisture content in the skin, creating a smoother, more sculpted and more voluminous appearance.

Why have lip fillers?

Lip fillers can balance your smile, making the shape more harmonious and full. It also creates a soft and plump lip. It can last up to 18 months, with results developing quickly after treatment. With so many uses, it’s a popular anti-ageing treatment, particularly for targeting lines and wrinkles around the smile, as well as loss of volume in the lips themselves.

What should I know about aftercare?

Most aesthetics experts recommend avoiding touching the treated areas in the first few days and taking a break from alcohol, make-up and heavy exercise.  Lip fillers aren’t recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and are suitable for those over 18s only. If you develop any lumps, let us know and we’ll see how we can help.

How likely are side effects to develop?

You may develop sensitivity and swelling after your treatment. In this case, apply a cold compress and ensure you rest. Drink plenty of water and sleep in an elevated position.

What else do I need to know about aftercare?

As with anything skin, we’ll always recommend wearing sun protection – even on your lips. That’s because UV light can cause signs of ageing to develop and could affect your results, too. UVA and UVB protection are essential, so check the SPF factor and UVA star rating on your skincare and lip products.

Is lip filler safe?

Yes, most people are able to have treatment because hyaluronic acid occurs in our body naturally and is well tolerated – however, a consultation is always required beforehand. Risks and side effects from the substance are low, though as with any injection, you might experience swelling, bruising and tenderness. Finally, a numbing agent can be used to soften any sensation during your treatment.

How do I book my lip fillers?

Our experts are seeking clients in and around Mayfair. To arrange a consultation, speak to our team today.