Lip fillers is the most common specialist dermal filler treatment sought by our patients. This isn’t surprising when you consider the lips are one of the first things that people notice when they look at our face. They are also one of the first parts of us that thins and deflates with age.
At Amara, we do not do the ‘done’ look. Our doctors aim only for natural lip filler results. We do not want you leaving with over-filled duck lips as it wouldn’t be a good reflection of our skill and expertise. Thanks to extensive training in the latest techniques, using only the highest quality lip fillers, and careful planning, we avoid unnatural results.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are lip fillers?
Lip fillers are cosmetic injectables designed to enhance the volume and shape of the lips. They belong to the category of dermal fillers. These fillers typically contain artificial hyaluronic acid , which is a naturally occurring substance found in the body.
How do lip fillers work?
The lip filler is injected using a cannula or needle. This filler substance adds volume and enhance the contours. They can also help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, as it acts as a replacement for lost fat and proteins, resulting in the smoothing of lines and wrinkles and the volumization of sunken areas.
Are lip fillers safe?
When performed by a qualified and experienced professional, lip fillers are generally safe. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects.
How long should lip filler last?
The longevity of lip fillers can be of 12 to 18 months, but it varies depending on the type of filler used and individual factors. Age and metabolic rate, which determine how quickly the body metabolizes calories into energy, play a role. Typically, younger individuals have a faster metabolic rate, leading to a shorter lifespan for lip fillers.
Do lip fillers hurt?
Lip filler injections can cause some discomfort, but a numbing cream or local anesthesia is often applied to minimize pain during the procedure. Common side effects include temporary swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness at the injection site. Rarely, more serious complications like infection or allergic reactions may occur.
How soon can you get more lip filler after dissolving?
To ensure a safe and complete dissolution of lip filler and subsequent refilling, it is recommended to separate the administration of the dissolving agent (such as hylase) and the refill of lip filler by one week.
How to get rid of lip filler lumps?
In the event that lumps from lip filler persist beyond a two-week period, they can be corrected by administering additional filler to even out the affected areas. Alternatively, your injector may opt to use a small quantity of hyaluronidase enzyme to dissolve the lumps or completely reverse the effects of the initial injections.
How much do lip fillers cost in Ireland?
The cost of lip fillers varies depending on factors such as the provider's expertise, location, and the amount of filler needed. In Amara, which is located in Dublin, the cost is €500 (and the repeat is €400).
How soon after lip fillers can i wear lipstick?
You should wait from 24 to 48 before applying any makeup on your lips after the procedure.
Can lip fillers be combined with other cosmetic procedures?
Yes. In many cases, patients opt for a combined treatment of anti wrinkle injection and dermal fillers during a single appointment. These two types of injectable treatments utilize distinct substances and are frequently utilized together to effectively address a patient's desired facial enhancements.
How long do lip fillers take to heal?
Recovery time is usually minimal. After the procedure, it is common for the lips to experience swelling, sensitivity, and bruising. Typically, the swelling subsides within 24 to 48 hours, although in some cases, it may take up to a week.
Can lip fillers look natural?
When performed by a skilled injector, lip fillers can achieve natural-looking results. It's important to communicate your desired outcome clearly with your practitioner before the procedure to ensure the desired results.
Are lip fillers hard?
Lip fillers, composed of hyaluronic acid gel, retain a soft and natural texture. The firmness of the filler can vary among different products, with some fillers being firmer than others. It is worth noting that lips that have been overfilled may feel firmer compared to lips with a smaller amount of filler.
Can you eat after getting lip fillers?
There are no specific dietary restrictions following lip injections. However, it is advisable that during the initial 24 hours, to avoid foods that are difficult to eat or require excessive chewing, as well as messy foods, to minimize the likelihood of wiping the lips and disturbing the injection sites.
Can you smoke after getting lip fillers?
Smoking can heighten the risk of infection subsequent to receiving lip fillers; therefore, it is advisable to refrain from smoking for a minimun of 24 or 48 hours. Additionally, it can cause the lips to pucker, exerting pressure on the treated area and potentially leading to discomfort following the injections.
How long does a lip filler procedure take?
The actual injection process typically takes around 15 to 30 minutes. However, the overall appointment duration may be longer to allow for consultation and preparation.
Does sunbeds break down lip fillers?
Exposure to UV radiation from sunlight and tanning beds can degrade hyaluronic acid, along with collagen. Consequently, it is crucial to take safety precautions to safeguard the long-term outcomes of dermal filler treatments.
Will my lips feel different after getting fillers?
Initially, your lips may feel slightly tender or numb. However, once any initial side effects subside, the lips should feel natural, and you may not notice a significant difference in sensation.
Are there any restrictions or precautions after getting lip fillers?
After lip filler injections, it is generally advised to avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun exposure, and saunas for a few days. Also, you shouldn't consume alcohol for a minimum of 24 hours after the treatment, as alcohol has the potential to act as a blood thinner.
Are lip fillers permanent?
No, the results of lip fillers are not permanent. Over time, the filler substance breaks down and is naturally absorbed by the body. To maintain the desired results, follow-up treatments are necessary.