Going through with a cosmetic treatment, whether surgical, non-surgical, permanent or not, you should make sure that you’re completely comfortable with your procedure and have decided that it’s the best choice for you for the right reasons.


Lips before and after having lip filler


Lip fillers are no different, and despite them being a non-permanent and non-surgical cosmetic enhancement, it’s still vital that you are absolutely certain that undergoing treatment is right for you.

So, we’re helping you out by providing you with our list of questions that you should ask yourself before you get booked in for lip fillers. In addition, we’re giving you everything you need to know about this procedure to help you make an informed decision on whether it’s the right choice.


Why Am I Considering Lip Fillers?

The first question you should ask yourself before booking your lip fillers is, “why am I considering this treatment?”. There are many reasons someone may be interested in this treatment, many of which stem from insecurities and self-confidence issues; let’s take a look.

  • Correcting asymmetrical lips. Our lip fillers in Belfast and other clinics help correct lip symmetry issues that are either natural or caused by scarring.
  • Anti-ageing. The mouth area is one of the first to show signs of ageing, and lip fillers can help with this. Dermal fillers are a fantastic way to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Adds fullness, naturally. Lip fillers, of course, add fullness to the lips. Someone may be insecure if they have particularly thin lips, so dermal fillers are an ideal option.

You must ensure that you’re making this decision because you want the results, not for any peer or social pressures. Whilst full lips are currently on-trend and flaunted online it is well-known that social media heavily influences cosmetic enhancement trends, so be confident that the treatment is the right choice for yourself.


Woman having lip fillers


What Types of Filler Are Available?

There are various different types of dermal filler, but here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic, we only use Restylane and Allergan’s range, Juvéderm. Through our years of experience and medical training, we have found that these two brands are the best available on the market. This is because they are made from different molecular structures of hyaluronic acid, which is already found naturally in the body and works to retain water in the skin. In addition, we believe that Restylane and Juvéderm provide the most natural results, which is why people come to us for our dermal fillers in Jersey and other clinics.


How Much Do Lip Fillers Cost?

The price of our dermal fillers in Guernsey and our other clinics depends on how much lip filler you receive, the area it is injected into, the brand chosen, and other factors. Our pricing begins at £295, and we are happy to discuss all options with you before your treatment, so you know exactly what you’re getting, with no hidden costs.


Which Clinic Should I Go to?

Like all cosmetic procedures, choosing a reputable clinic is key. Here at Aesthetic Skin Clinic, our practitioners are medically-trained and have decades of experience in the medical and cosmetic industries. This makes them well equipped to provide expert knowledge and advice on your treatment, ensuring that you get the results you’re looking for and a shape that will complement your face. However, unreputable clinics may try and advise that you get more filler than you need to upsell which can lead to a long list of problems such as pain and discomfort and discolouration and will not give the sought-after natural look.


Lip fillers before and after image


Are Lip Fillers Painful?

Of course, everyone’s pain tolerance is different, so some may not find having lip fillers painful at all, while others may feel a slight sting. We use topical anaesthetic cream and apply it to the treatment area, followed by a local anaesthetic to numb the area. Our practitioners ensure you have sufficient time between the anaesthetic and the dermal filler injection so it’s as pain-free as possible. We want you to have a comfortable experience at Aesthetic Skin Clinic, so it’s essential that you speak to our team if you have any special anaesthetic requirements or you’d like to discuss your concerns.


What is the Aftercare Like?

It is not uncommon to experience bruising after having lip fillers, but don’t worry too much; this will lessen after a few days and will most likely be clear after a full week. Expect swelling immediately after your treatment, but with the proper aftercare, this and the bruising will go down quickly.

  • Use an ice pack. This will help reduce swelling, bruising, and any other pain or discomfort you may experience.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise. Anything that will increase your blood pressure and heart rate could worsen bruising.
  • Stay hydrated. Allow your lips to heal by drinking plenty of water.

We will provide you with everything you need to know during your appointment, and we’re only a phone call away if you have any issues afterwards.

Our experienced and friendly team is happy to answer any questions you may have before booking in. Still, we will always encourage you to think about the procedure and decide on your own whether it’s right for you and our dermal fillers in Belfast and other clinics are no different.