Its so confusing! How do I know how much filler I need for a lip treatment?
Read Dr Kim's handy guide below, otherwise book in with Dr Kim and she can assess your lips and help you decide on the best treatment to achieve the results you want.
FAQs on Lip Fillers
How bad is the swelling?
Lip fillers do swell and if you are not used to them it can be worrying. It does settle in 2-3 days. Ice and antihistamines help.
Will it be painful?
Professional lip fillers are uncomfortable but I use a strong anaesthetic cream, which helps numb the lips, the Hyaluronic Acid Lip Injections also contain anaesthetic and the lips become more numb and it is less painful as injections progress. Ice is provided to help with discomfort after the treatment.
Will it bruise?
There is always the risk if bruising. The superficial technique is less prone to bruising as is a cannula technique. Dr Kim provides all these treatments.
I've heard some scary stories about lip fillers - is it true?
Yes, complications can occur. But choosing a qualified and experienced doctor, like Dr Kim, who has your best interests at heart is the best way to avoid these issues. Dr Kim attends training in lip filler complications every year and she teaches it on a weekly basis. You couldn't be in better hands.
But I've seen cheaper lip fillers advertised.
Dr Kim uses only the best quality fillers produced in Europe. Other fillers are not the same, they can feel lumpy and can cause serious problems that are difficult to remove. Dr Kim only chooses the safest fillers to inject. Dr Kim is also more experienced with these fillers and can give you the safest, most natural result.
Does the treatment really take an hour? My friend had a treatment done in 10 mins.
Dr Kim is an artist and takes time to shape and contour your lips to achieve your desired result. She also observes you for complications and ensures you are comfortable during the treatment. Your safety is her biggest concern and appointments are booked for this.
What should I do after treatment?
After treatment your lips will feel numb, like having gone to the dentist.
It is best to avoid hot drinks and practice good mouth hygiene immediately after lip fillers. Paracetamol can be taken to help with the discomfort.
What are the risks and side effects of lip fillers?
Side effects include:
bleeding, bruising, pain, swelling and redness.
lips will swell significantly (20-30%) in the next 2-3 days then settle back down.
a vessel being injected with filler, blocking blood flow. This can lead to scarring if not treated immediately.
lumps can also form with temporary lip fillers, which might be seen or felt, these usually settle in 1-2 weeks.
on very rare occasions lip fillers can cause your vision to be affected.
Trained professional, like myself, know the anatomy of the lips, know where and how to inject and can act quickly to dissolve the filler if any problems occur.