Many people feel they are living in an age where our appearance matters more and more, as they choose to expose themselves to the world in new ways. The internet and other modern technology have now made it possible for people to share photographs instantly with others, they just take a photo on their mobile phone and upload it to an internet platform.
Due to the modern ways of sharing photographs people are becoming more aware of their image, this has led to some seeking ways to improve the way they look when they are choosing to present themselves in a highly public, and critical, arena. The right clothes, hair, and make-up are being given more consideration; in some cases, people are seeking ways to change the aesthetics of the face.
It is now possible to remove wrinkles, folds, and frown lines using minor interventions via injection, this leads to the treatment area of the face looking youthful and fuller. One area of the face that is commonly treated are the lips, as people are seeking a way to make their lips look plump and filled out.
Many dental practices are now offering their patients access to lip fillers Kent, giving them access to a professional and safe treatment service.
Lip fillers – what are they?
Lip fillers, such as those used in dental surgeries, are created using dermal fillers to help replace the natural hyaluronic acid that the skin loses as we age. This cosmetic procedure is injection-based, making it a relatively quick, safe, and simple treatment for people to undertake.
When applied the filler, made up from sterile hyaluronic acid, will help to relax the muscles in the area treated. When used in the lips the filler will help to create the appearance of smoothness and fullness.
The procedure and the results
The procedure involves using a fine needle to inject a small amount of filler into the lips, this may involve more than one injection and should only take a few minutes to complete. Following the injections being administered, there may be no noticeable effect, however, over the following few days, the full effects of the treatment should become apparent.
It is important to understand that the results of this treatment are not permanent, so top-up treatments may be required for those seeking longer-lasting effects. The average amount of time the effects will last is around 12 months.
After the procedure
Following a procedure a patient may experience some redness, soreness, or swelling, this is perfectly normal and should settle down within a few days. If it continues beyond 4 or 5 days, the patient may need to be advised to seek medical advice.
The patient should also be advised to avoid wearing makeup, going into the hot sun, and drinking alcohol and coffee, to help to minimise side effects. Again, if they experience any side effects, the patient will be advised to seek medical advice.
Get professional advice
Anyone seeking lip fillers should acquire the advice of a fully trained and qualified professional before carrying on with treatment. They need to be aware that this is a medical procedure and should feel they can ask all their questions before going ahead, this will mean they are completely informed and help to make them feel relaxed going into treatment.