Lip fillers are one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments in the UK. A full pair of lips is very desirable, but there is some debate over how much filler you should get. Adding too much filler can make your lips look sore and unnatural, so it is important to get personalised advice from an expert who won’t push you to pay for too much filler.
Getting Lip Fillers
Lip fillers are a special type of dermal filler that is designed for the delicate lip area. The fillers that we use at Dermadoc are based on hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that is naturally found in our skin. We can inject the filler into your lips in order to add volume and reshape your lips to create the effect that you want.
Getting lip fillers is very quick and easy. The treatment can be performed in about 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your needs. A numbing cream can be applied to your lips to prevent any discomfort during the procedure, then the filler is simply injected and shaped according to your preferences. The effect will be immediate, although there may be some temporary redness or swelling. Your lip fillers should then last for 6 to 12 months.
Average Amounts of Lip Fillers
It doesn’t take much filler to make your lips plumper. The average treatment will require just 0.5 to 1 ml of filler to achieve the desired effects, so you are unlikely to need more than one syringe of dermal filler. In some cases, a little more filler may be used to achieve a more dramatic look, but it would rarely require more than 2ml (or 2 syringes) of filler.
Personalising Your Lip Filler Treatment
Having an idea of how much lip filler is average can be helpful, but it’s important to remember that everyone is different. Everyone is starting from a different point and has their own ideas about how the end results should look.
Getting lip fillers isn’t just about adding volume. We can also reshape your lips or plump up one area without increasing the size of the entire lip. You can decide how you want your lips to look, how natural you want the results to be, and how much filler you want to add. Sometimes it is better to add a little less filler in the right places than to just put in more.
It’s also important to take advantage of the benefits that lip fillers offer over surgical lip enhancements. When you’re getting fillers, you have a lot more flexibility. You can add a little filler at a time, coming back to get more until you are satisfied with your look. You can also change your mind as the fillers won’t last forever. If you want a little more (or less) volume at your next appointment, then you can change the results. Hyaluronic acid fillers can even be dissolved if you change your mind after getting the treatment and you don’t want to wait for the effects to wear off.