Dr Carley on lip filler.
Lip filler creates a fuller upper and lower lip by enhancing the shape and definition of the lips using Hyaluronic Acid. It also reduces fine lines around the mouth, lifts corners of the mouth, erases “smokers’ lines” and evens out uneven lips.
“Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule found in all skin and soft tissues throughout the body, identical across species. It attracts and binds water in the skin, providing volume and hydration, but also ‘cushioning’ and supporting collagen and elastin fibres and providing a medium, or carrier, for chemical messages between the cells.
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a clear sterile gel in a syringe for injection into the skin providing instant correction.
Dermal fillers are manufactured, usually through fermentation and cross linking with proteins to produce a clear, sterile gel for injection into the skin. In the UK, there are over 160 brands on the market due in some part to weak regulation.
Each brand has a range of ‘tissue tailored’ products designed for specific results. One size does not fit all." Source SAVEFACE
Lips are one of the most sensitive areas of the face. Dr Carley minimises pain by applying local anaesthetic and then uses a brand of filler which contains anaesthetic. Treatment need not be too painful.
Longevity after lip filler treatment varies with product and patient. As a guide, lip fillers lasts from 6 to 18 months.
During an initial consultation Dr Carley will ascertain your suitability. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, have any bleeding disorders, taking medicines which affect bleeding, experience allergic reactions to anaesthetics or dermal filler, suffering from a skin condition, currently on (or recently completed) a course of Roacutane or are unwell in any way, then you are not suitable for Lip Filler treatment.
There is a degree of risk to all treatments and we strongly recommend you use an advanced practitioner on an accredited register (like SaveFace).
After treatment, side effects can include swelling, bruising, itching, tenderness and redness. These can last for a few days so if you have an important event, such as a wedding, please tell us prior to treatment so Dr Carley will advise you.
Who ever you choose to give advise or treat you, we recommend you to seek out accreditted, advanced practitioners with medical training.
Dr Carley has 17 years experience as a GP, is an advanced aesthetic clinician and is registered with SaveFace, a government approved register for Medical Aesthetic Treatments.