At East London Clinic we specialise in anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatments. One of the most requested dermal filler procedures we offer is lip enhancement. Dermal filler can instantly restore volume and smooth out lines and folds around the mouth and can be used to add volume and definition to the lips.
Dr. Michael Aicken has been using hyaluronic acid gel (dermal filler) to subtly enhance lips for over 14 years. He has taught his own technique to thousands of trainees from around the world. Treatments are tailor-made to suit your needs and include restoration of balance lost with aging, evening out asymmetries, and enhancing features such as lip projection, cupid’s bow, and the philtrum. Dr. Aicken also offers the ‘lip flip’ with Botulinum Toxin and his own version of ‘Russian Lips’. Lip enhancement can also be part of overall facial rebalancing which can also include jawline & chin augmentation, cheekbone augmentation, and non-surgical rhinoplasty to change the shape and smooth out irregularities in the nose.
Are lip fillers right for me?
Lip fillers can help even out the symmetry of the lips, lift out some of the lines that can appear with aging, and add back the volume which can disappear over time, especially within the top lip. The results – a more youthful and fuller lip shape.
Also, the results can be as subtle or as pronounced as you like and Dr. Aicken will discuss this with you during your consultation. What we notice most about our lip filler patients is that it has the ability to help boost your self-confidence, immediately.
How long does it last?
Lip filler is temporary, although it is fairly long-lasting and can be easily topped up. We would expect the lip filler to last 6-12 months depending on the client and the product.
Dr. Aicken is also a specialist at correcting procedures that may have not gone to plan elsewhere. The filler can be balanced, topped up, or dissolved if needed.
Will it hurt?
An anaesthetic numbing cream will be applied to the area ahead of injecting. This will minimise discomfort. However, the filler itself also contains lidocaine which will optimise comfort levels throughout. Additionally, as Dr. Aicken has vast experience in injecting dermal filler, his injection technique will also limit discomfort.
What volume to go for?
This is between you and Dr. Aicken, and he will advise you during your consultation. Every patient is different and the results can be as subtle or as pronounced as you like. Lip filler for the first time can show amazing results around 0.5-1ml, some patients prefer more volume and others may also use Botox around the mouth to relax the muscles. Typically most clients will opt for 1ml of dermal filler for their lips.
What will it cost?
Our lip filler at East London Clinic is £230/ml. Then £100/ml after that.
What is the downtime?
As with all injections, it is possible that some slight swelling or bruising will occur for 2-3 days. We ask that you try to refrain from touching your lips or applying cream or lipstick directly after the procedure. That being said, as treatments go, there is very little downtime, and after 12 hours makeup and lipstick can be applied.