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New year lips – rejuvenating the lips with dermal fillers

After a busy Christmas where most of us have worked really hard to make the festive season fun and enjoyable for our loved ones, we may have neglected ourselves somewhat. If you are someone who has been super busy over Christmas and feel that a little self-care is needed in 2024, why not consider how dermal fillers can help to rejuvenate and refresh your looks? The lips can be one of the most prominent features to show the signs of ageing and dermal fillers, when expertly injected by a medical professional such as Dr Anita Dhunna, can subtly and naturally enhance the volume, shape and symmetry of the lips, so you can look and feel younger and rejuvenated.

What are dermal fillers for the lips?

Dermal fillers have been used for many years in the aesthetics industry, to enhance facial features in a non-surgical way and with minimal downtime. They consist of gel-like substances that contain hyaluronic acid (HA), a synthetic version of a natural sugar which is found naturally within the body tissues. HA is responsible for hydrating and replenishing the tissues and in the skin, helps to replenish lost water and plump up areas such as the lips. Dr Anita Dhunna only uses safe, FDA approved dermal fillers and has been augmenting lips with these products for over a decade. The use of dermal fillers is not yet regulated in the UK, but their misuse by non-medics can lead to some severe side-effects and complications, so it’s important to make sure that anyone who is treating your lips with injectable dermal fillers has the correct medical qualifications and relevant training and experience in this field.

I want to enhance my lips but have heard that dermal fillers gives you a ‘trout pout’.

There have been historically some very famous people who have had injectable dermal filler procedures but have either gone too far by means of how they want to look, or relied on practitioners who perhaps aren’t experienced enough to give a soft and natural result. Over filling the lips is a common mistake, as is applying product in to areas which do not need them, not filling areas evenly and even using non-regulated products which can cause allergic reactions and intense swelling. When Dr Anita Dhunna assesses your lips, she will look at the shape, profile and size of your lips in comparison to the rest of your facial anatomy. She will ascertain the best course of action to produce not only the results you would like to achieve, but the outcome that would complement your existing facial beauty. She will then utilise one of many injection techniques she has mastered that she feels would best suit your requirements. Dr Anita Dhunna is one of the UK’s most experienced medical aesthetic practitioners and has more than one injection technique in her armoury of skills (unlike many non-medics who learn one technique to fit all clients, resulting in some unsatisfactory results), so can tailor each treatment to suit the individual.

When will I see results?

As dermal fillers physically augment the skin tissues, you can expect to see results immediately. However, as with all injectable procedures, it’s important to consider that you will experience some slight swelling, tenderness and possibly bruising, following your filler treatment. Therefore we tend to advise that true, optimum results can be experienced at around 14 days after your initial treatment. If you then feel you’d like a top up treatment, this can be done in a further appointment, at this time, with Dr Anita Dhunna.

For naturally beautiful, youthful looking lips, dermal fillers are the easy, non-invasive solution for thousands of people in the UK. Why not make 2024 your year to look and feel amazing, without going under the knife or sacrificing a natural look.