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How do I choose the Best Filler for Lip Augmentation?

With so many different dermal fillers out there, how do you choose which one is 'the best?'  Do you follow a friends recommendation?  Does price affect your decision?  Do you take the advice of your injector?  With over 160 different brands of dermal filler to choose from it really can be a difficult decision.  Hopefully this blog will help you choose the filler most suited to your needs.

Out of the 160 different brands of filler available in the UK, there are less than 10 FDA approved fillers, this means the product has gone through a strict process to regulate and approve the product is safe to use.  As a practitioner I want a product that has gone through strict approval as my patients safety is the most important thing.  Brand names such as juvederm, Restylane, Belotero have all been approved.  These manufacturers will produce clinical studies and safety data.

What Look are you Hoping to Achieve?

Many patients want a natural enhancement, the most common phrase I hear is "I don't want a trout pout" ie, unnatural look.  The main consideration is the natural shape and size of a patients lips and what their side profile projection is as this will determine how much product is required and where it is required to be injected.  Also in the mature patient the surrounding tissues may be compromised so filler may be required to treat peri-oral lines (smokers lines) or oral commissures (down turn of the corners of the lip and hollowing below this area) to create structure prior to treating the lip area.  Another consideration is the duration of the product.  Products like Juvederm Volbella have clinical studies suggesting the results should last approximately one year, however many of the other products last approximately 6 months depending on each individual patient.

As a practitioner safety of the product is my first choice and I always use FDA approved dermal fillers.  I choose products containing lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic as it makes the procedure more comfortable for my patients, I want a product that lasts and provides great results and is nice to inject.

My Personal Choice

For a more natural lip enhancement I like Juvederm 3/Smile or Juvederm Volbella.  For someone looking for more volume Juvederm 4 or Juvederm Volift provides excellent results.  Many clinics use other fillers and this depends on the practitioners choice.

Should you wish any more information on lip augmentation, call the clinic on 0141 882 0027

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Posted by Donna at 17:00

Lip Fillers Why & How?

Did you know that lips are the first part of the face to show the signs of ageing?

There is no denying the march of time affects us and our skin. It affects people in different ways; some women (and men) find that their lips start to thin. Some people find this knocks their self-confidence as it can radically alter the way they look. Other people like the look that some celebrities sport, in which they have full lips.

There is a way in which you can make your lips look and feel fuller by using a non-surgical treatment called lip filler.

Allure Aesthetics offer lip filler treatments in their purpose built treatment centre in Glasgow.

How do lip fillers work?

Injecting lip fillers is about strategically injecting dermal fillers into the lip and surrounding areas. This improves shape and adds volume. Lip filler treatments also provide a non-surgical solution for those people with thin lips.

Side effects - are there any?

When you come to Allure Aesthetics for your lip filler treatment, we will talk you through the procedure and any issues than may arise. Swelling of the lips can be common after lip filler treatment and may last a couple of days. Some people can also develop cold sores, only if they are prone to them, which is best treated with anti-viral topical treatment, available over the counter or a course of anti-viral medication prior to treatment.

Most peoples main concern is developing a 'trout pout', however be assured that lip augmentation can be as subtle as you like.  After a thorough consultation and careful assessment, our practitioner can make recommendations and will be realistic with regards to expectations, not everyone can have gorgeous lips like Angelina Jolie unfortunately, the results will depend on your natural shape.   Our staff team are highly skilled and are trained to the highest standards within the non-surgical industry; in fact, we are proud of our ongoing training we participate in with leading manufacturers. When lip filler treatments are used, a local anaesthetic is applied to the lip area, and all injections are carried out with care and sensitivity. We find the instances of swelling and bruising are rare. Clients usually return to work etc., within an hour. We also apply lip augmentation ice after the lip filler treatment to prevent any unnecessary swelling.

Making sure you choose the right practitioner for you

Choosing Allure Aesthetics for your lip filler treatment in Glasgow is an excellent choice. We have an enviable reputation, with medically trained staff who all undergo continuous training in various treatments. We only use tried and tested non-surgical treatments and provide all our clients with a free, no obligation consultation; we believe in you making an informed choice! Our packages of treatments are also competitively priced and you will not be disappointed in our non-surgical aesthetic service.

Posted by Donna at 13:30


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