Lip Fillers Glasgow
Let’s talk about lip fillers…… From the ming dynasty to current double K times, we have seen three areas that truly are the cornerstone of a ladies beauty. One of these areas is the lips. Whatever period of time you look at you’ll find a different trend, todays is full lips. Full lips don’t necessarily mean the famous “Ash” look, merely full and fitting for the face. As we age we tend to find the lips lose volume, resulting in a somewhat older and tired appearance – and who wants that? Equally there are a cohort of ladies who are 30 and under who have very thin lips and require, objectively, fuller lips to bring their face into balance. We can achieve both looks through specialised lip injections.
Juvederm was one of the earlier Hyaluronic Acid (HA) fillers to be launched. Allergan, the company who market it, were very successful in making it (almost) a household name. It has always been a good product, but there are many newer options that are arguably better.
We do use Juvederm at Ever Clinic, however we find the products that we use give a better, more long-lasting result so we will advise using these different products. Where a patient is particularly keen to have Juvederm though we will, of course use it. Some may recoil in horror at the thought of having these injections, and more often than not it tends to be because they’ve been aware of unappealing results or complications. The majority of these cases tend to come from insufficient knowledge of lip anatomy and or poor technique. The Ever Clinic’s team are some of the best in Glasgow led by Dr Cormac, an international expert and Key Opinion Leader for the industry, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands. We would never say we are ‘The Best’, it’s simply not in our nature. We provide a professional, friendly service, always aiming for excellent in terms of care and outcomes. Many of our patients say we are the best, but this is simply an opinion.
Imagine you are in the seat at Ever Clinic, what should you expect? Our team will give you a full face consultation, beginning with what treatments work best for you. You will then have the treatments explained, and why, in our medical opinion, we will be administering a certain dermal filler. Not all fillers are created the same and we will use our knowledge of different brands to give you result agreed following your consultation. Post-treatment, you will be given aftercare advice on how to look after your new lips.
“I was in the clinic tonight to get my lip fillers done by Jade as she has been recommended by many people. Before my treatment Jade explained what she would be doing step by step as this was my first time getting them done. She also made me feel relaxed and comfortable. As soon as the treatment was finished I saw the results I couldn’t have been any happier. Totally in love with my lips and I can’t thank Jade enough”.
“Caron is highly professional and a lovely person which makes the procedure more comfortable. She knew exactly how I wanted my lips to look and even though my lips were already lumpy from a previous procedure, once Caron was finished they didn’t appear lumpy anymore, she has fixed them to perfection! Thank you again Caron! You’re amazing at what you do xxx”.
“Had my lips done today for the first time by Caron! She put me at complete ease and was such a lovely person as well as completely professional! We talked about the results I wanted and she’s given me exactly what I was looking for! She was spot on with her advice! I’m excited to see the final result over the next few days! Thank you so much Caron”!
“Came in on Tuesday to visit Caron as she’d been highly recommended by several friends. Before my appointment we had been chatting backwards and forwards about the procedure as my lips were uneven from a different injector, which left me feeling really unhappy and self conscious. Caron has completely transformed my lips and smile, words can’t express the difference she has made! I will never visit anyone else apart from this girl and loads of people have commented on how amazing they look! Thank you so much for all your help xxx”.
“Was in for the model slot last week. My first time at the clinic and I couldn’t be more happy. Dr Cormac nailed my lip correction, it’s not 100% perfect yet but for a first treatment it is amazing. I have been to four different practitioners over the years and not one has corrected my uneven lips (even though I have asked) and of course due to filler the more I got the more noticeable it became. I am so thankful to Dr Cormac, he’s the best around”.
“I had my lips done by Caron on Monday and I’ve never been so happy with them! She was so patient and professional, answering all my questions and telling my every piece of information on every aspect of the treatment! I am 1000% gonna be getting Caron to do my lips again and would recommend her to everyone, thank you so much Caron I love them!”.
All Your Questions Answered About Lip Fillers
What are Lip Fillers?
Lip fillers are medical products containing Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which are injected with the intention to either: a) enhance / give additional volume in younger people, or b) restore volume that has been lost in older people.
Why do People have Lip Fillers?
Is it painful to have lip fillers?
How does Ever Clinic do the lip fillers?
We always focus on the patient perspective. To start, we do a health assessment to make sure it is medically appropriate to consider a treatment (there are some medical issues which would make us advise against a treatment). Then we guide the patient regarding the best treatment approach – this will include guidance on volume requested. There are many different techniques and many different products, so we have a discussion with the patient and agree on the best option for any given individual.
Are there any side effects to having lip fillers?
We counsel patients to expect temporary numbness from the anaesthetic as well as swelling which may last up to a few days. There is also, of course, the possibility of bruising – this may be less if a cannula (long, flexible, blunt needle) technique is used. Any patient who has ever had cold-sores must be given a prescription for tablets to prevent a cold-sore outbreak.
- rarely, filler can be injected into a blood vessel (this must be managed urgently by the clinician)
Are lip fillers permanent?
No, it is not recommended to use permanent fillers in the lips (or elsewhere for that matter)
How long do lips take to settle down once they have been filled?
Lips usually settle within 48 hours. It can be much more quickly than that but occasionally swelling can persist for a few days.
What happens if I’m not happy with my lips once they’ve been filled?
Because treatments are usually done using Hyaluronic Acid (HA), the product can be dissolved. In the early stages, it can even be physically removed. And of course additional volume may provide the result the patient wishes. Thankfully most patients are happy with their result and see their treatment as a journey where adjustments take place once or twice per year.
Are lip enhancements the same as having lip fillers?
Lip enhancement will usually involve the use of lip fillers but may also include use of ‘Botox’ around the mouth, thread-based treatment to improve the shape and lift the lips, and also treatments that improve the skin around the lips (the ‘white’ lip).
Will my smokers lines disappear if I have my lips filled?
It is true that smokers lines tend to soften by treating the lips. But actually smokers lines are caused, in part, by damaged skin and overactive muscles, so full treatment may include other options like using tiny doses of ‘Botox’ and also treatments to improve the skin.
Do I need to have both lips filled?
An assessment will guide what treatment is required for the desired result. We sometimes get asked to just fill the top lip. This can be very un-natural, especially ‘side-on’, and we will advise you on how to get the most beautiful result. This has been established over many centuries with formulas dating back to Leonardo DaVinci and before. We may politely refuse to provide a treatment we believe is not going to provide a beautiful result.
What is the most popular area of the lips to get filled and what different results can I expect?
It is difficult to generalise because there are a variety of lip shapes. It is usually recommended to enhance the shape of the individual patient’s lips rather than trying to change them. Ultimately, we can either define the lips, or volumise them. The upper lip is all about the shape and beautification of the ‘cupid’s bow’ is key. The lower lip should be bigger (in Europeans) and the outline shouldn’t be as sharp as the ‘white roll’ of the upper lip. When treating lips, it really helps to have an artistic eye and ensure the result is in harmony with the rest of the face.
If I get coldsores, can I still have my lips filled?
Being prone to cold-sores doesn’t stop patients having lip filler treatments. UNLESS there is an active outbreak. In that situation, it would be wrong to treat and you should wait until full healing has taken place.
What happens if I decide to stop having fillers? Will my lips go back to how they were originally?
Lip filler volume will gradually fade away over many months as the HA is broken down. Without maintaining the volume enhancement, the lips will, of course, slowly return to their original size.
Are there any risks involved in having lip fillers?
Any medical treatment has some risks. By seeing a trained clinician (Doctor, Dentist or Nurse), your individual risk will be assessed and discussed as with any treatment. This is where the informed consent comes in as it is critical that, as a patient, you understand the risks involved. The majority of procedures have no complications, but when things do go wrong, it is essential to be in the hands of someone who can recognise and then treat the issue. Hyaluronic Acid (HA), as noted above, can be dissolved and this makes lip filler treatment (in capable hands) a much safer procedure.
Do lip fillers have an immediate effect?
Lip fillers provide an immediate volume enhancement. Treatment is associated with an element of trauma and swelling which is usually mild, but sometimes a bit scary. Usually within 24-48 hours, the full result is seen.
How long do the results last for?
Results vary depending on the product used and how quickly it is broken down. Some people do find that it breaks down more quickly and, for these patients, there is little that the doctor or nurse can do other than repeat the treatment a bit more frequently. Over the last few years, product development has given us options that do tend to last longer but we usually advise that patients don’t expect longer than 6 months form a treatment.
Is there anyway of making them last longer?
We have tried everything to maximise how long the volume will last. Ultimately the lips are continually in motion and this does make the product break down a bit more quickly. Compare this with the nose which, of course, doesn’t move – filler here can last up to 3 yrs!One of our favourite products is the RHA range, with RHA2 and 3 being used for lips. These products are designed for mobile areas and as such appear to last longer.
How often will I need more treatment?
It is impossible to advise exactly on this. Rarely, we see people who seem to need a repeat treatment after 3 months, while others have a maintained volume after 1yr. The average person will need a repeat after around 6 months but this will vary depending on expectations. There is, of course, the additional factor of getting used to larger lips. They can start to feel ‘normal’ and some people seek more and more volume. We will, of course, guide our patients on this aspect and they usually reflect on photographs and realise their lips are still nicely full. This scenario is, apparently, a bit like getting a new hair-style and then becoming used to it.
Will my lips still be sensitive?
Lips are always sensitive and people don’t really get used to having treatment. But when patients have seen the benefit of previous treatment, they’re usually more than happy to have further treatments.
What are the chance of my lip fillers going wrong?
It is very difficult to give a risk for this. It depends on the knowledge and training of the person administering the treatment. And the health of the patient, whether they take blood-thinning medication.. Correct assessment, selection, procedures and product makes it, overall, a very safe procedure.
Does it need to be a doctor to fill my lips?
What’s the best filler to use?
There is no such thing a THE BEST FILLER. There are many choices and many excellent ones. The best option is the one that your clinician feels most comfortable using and had good results from.
Why do you have different products listed? Can you explain which ones you use and for what?
As noted above, we provide an individual service, aiming to provide the ideal result. As such, different treatment and product options are required. A younger lady may wish to have the maximum volume and fullness. As such, we may use a product like ‘Kiss’ which has been designed with this aim. A slightly older lady may seek a subtle volume restoration. Such a patient may receive RHA2 which gives a beautiful, soft, natural restoration.
What are the differences between each product?
There are a vast number of different product options.We have selected a few that we believe provide excellent choices, and which are popular with our patients. In terms of how products differ:
- They may or may not be made with Hyaluronic Acid (HA) – WE ONLY STOCK HA
- They may or may not contain lidocaine (numbing agent) – WE RECOMMEND USING ONE THAT DOES
- They vary in concentration which makes a filler ‘softer’ or ‘firmer’ – FIRMER FILLERS WILL VOLUMISE MORE BUT CAN FEEL MORE LUMPY