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What Are Lip Fillers Made From?

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Lip fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the UK but many people are unaware of what exactly goes into their lips during these procedures. Keep reading to learn more about lip augmentation and the hyaluronic acid fillers that are used at Dermadoc today.

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A Brief History of Lip Fillers

A beautiful smile has always been considered one of the most attractive features so many techniques have been used to enhance the shape and size of the lips throughout history. Cosmetics such as lipsticks have often been used across different times and cultures, but more invasive methods have also been attempted. Over the course of the 20th century, doctors have tried inserting various materials into the lips including paraffin, fat taken from other parts of the body, liquid silicone, and bovine collagen, and human collagen. All of these materials add volume inside the lips, making them plumper and enabling a certain amount of reshaping. However, the results were often unnatural looking and side effects such as allergic reactions were common.

Lip augmentation did not become common until the introduction of dermal fillers made from hyaluronic acid, which have boosted the popularity of filler treatments over the last decade. Lip fillers first became popular among celebrities, but have since become a common non-surgical cosmetic treatment for everyone else. Lip augmentation has become safer, more affordable, and more effective thanks to these new products.

Why Are Hyaluronic Acid Lip Fillers the Best Choice?

The dermal fillers that are used for lip treatments today are usually made from a substance called hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in our skin. Since it is a naturally occurring substance, the chances of allergic reactions are much lower than for some of the older materials used for lip augmentations in the past. Our bodies can also break the filler down over time, which means that the results aren’t permanent. You will need to keep having lip filler treatments every 6-12 months in order to maintain the effect, but you will have more control over the results. We can add more volume, reshape the filler, or even dissolve the filler for you if you change your mind.

If you decide to get lip fillers at a Dermadoc clinic in London or Manchester then the first step will be a consultation where we will discuss your needs and recommend the best treatment approach for you. We use top quality lip fillers from Juvederm so you can be sure that you’re getting the safest, most effective products. The filler will be carefully injected into your lips and shaped to get the effects that you want. You will be able to see the difference right away and although there can be some slight swelling, you won’t need to take any time off to recover from the procedure. We’ll be here to provide any aftercare you need by answering your questions or adjusting the filler if necessary. Our safe and simple lip filler treatments will give you the lips that you want.

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