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Your guide to lip fillers in Essex – Dr Anita Dhunna

If you hail from, or reside in Essex, you’ll know that looking youthful, healthy and well is all part of life for many women in the region.

Glamour is high on the agenda and perfecting the facial features with subtle and natural cosmetic enhancement is nothing unusual to those wishing to be the most beautiful versions of themselves, for as long as possible. Perfecting lips that are ‘Instagrammable’ and the envy of their friends and family is hugely important for any Essex fashionista and the use of dermal fillers to re-shape, define and lift the lips is a hugely popular treatment in the Essex area.

There are literally hundreds of cosmetic professionals who offer dermal fillers for the lips in Essex, all promising amazing results, but it’s important to be choosy and highly selective about who is going to perform such a procedure. From her clinics in South Woodford and Bishop’s Stortford, both affluent and attractive areas of Essex, Dr Anita Dhunna offers professional, clinically-proven and highly-safe injectable cosmetic procedures to her many loyal patients and one such procedure is the application of dermal fillers for lip augmentation.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are substances which are gel-like in quality. They come in a range of viscosities and contain hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally-occurring sugar which is found in areas of the body such as the eyes, connective tissues, joints and of course, the skin. HA can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water and is therefore a ‘super-hydrator’ for the skin.

As we age, we begin to lose HA and this can hinder the production of other youth-prolonging substances within the skin, such as collagen and elastin. When we lose these substances, the skin can deteriorate and begin to show the signs of ageing, such as dehydration, dryness, lines and wrinkles and skin sagging.

For the lips, the loss of HA, collagen and elastin can mean that they start to appear thin, wrinkled and less youthful. Using dermal fillers to inject into the lips can offer an instant ‘plumping’ effect as well as even out any asymmetry and smooth any lines and wrinkles. Over time, as the HA takes on water and settles into the lips, the skin becomes plumper and more hydrated, leaving you with a more cushioned and youthful mouth appearance.

Why should I have dermal fillers in my lips?

There are several reasons for having a dermal filler lip treatment. You may have some concerns about the shape, size or profile of your lips and wish to subtly enhance them. You may have some asymmetry which you would like to have corrected, or the ageing process may be taking its toll and you would simply like to enhance your lips for that ‘perfect pout’. Smoking can also have an effect on the lips and if you are a smoker, you may be noticing lines around the vermillion boarder of your lips and wish to soften and reduce these lines.

The ladies of Essex in the know, are renowned for taking great care and pride in their appearance and if you’re someone who takes great effort to look good, you might be at a stage where you just want to look and feel better about yourself and this particular feature.

Why Dr Anita Dhunna?

Medical expertise is of utmost importance when it comes to injectable cosmetic procedures.

All too often we are seeing and hearing stories of patients having treatments with beauty therapists who are not medically qualified and fall foul to botched lip fillers. This can not only pose a risk your looks, but to your health and wellbeing. Someone who is not medically-trained does not have the necessary knowledge of the facial anatomy to deliver superior results, or the education and training to deal with any unforeseen complications that may occur, or indeed, the substances needed to treat someone if the dermal filler is accidentally injected in to a blood vessel. Only medically-qualified practitioners such as doctors, dentists, surgeons and registered nurses have all of this.

Dr Anita Dhunna is a medical professional who has trained alongside some of the UK’s and world experts in dermal fillers, to offer a highly-regulated, professional, artistic and most importantly, safe procedure. She only uses regulated, clinically-proven and FDA-approved dermal filler products, such as the Allergan Juvederm range.

This not only ensures a beautiful, smooth and natural-looking result, but a safe delivery and extremely low risk of complications, allergic reactions or unwanted side-effects.

Am I suitable for dermal fillers for my lips?

Most people who have the desire to undergo a lip filler procedure are suitable for the treatment, as the HA in dermal fillers mimics our own. However, there are some cases where dermal fillers may not be necessary or appropriate and some may find that they are taking a medication or have a medical condition which may be a contraindication; restricting or preventing the treatment from going ahead.

That is why it is so important to have a pre-treatment consultation and examination with Dr Anita Dhunna, before any injectable procedure can take place at either of her clinics in Essex, so that she can discuss your facial concerns, examine the way your lips are shaped, how they sit on the teeth and the skin quality of your lips. It is also at this face to face meeting where she will check your medical history as well as your general health, so as to make sure you are fit, well and suitable for dermal fillers for the lips. This initial consultation is the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you may be dying to ask the doctor and obtain as much information about the procedure and any downtime which may be experienced, so that you can arrange a suitable time to have your dermal filler procedure. Once you are both satisfied that a lip filler treatment is a safe and beneficial option for you and will yield the results you are seeking, you can then return to the clinic for treatment.

What happens during a lip filler treatment with Dr Anita Dhunna in Essex?

The procedure itself should take no less than 30 minutes. However, Dr Anita Dhunna may offer you some topical numbing cream, beforehand, which takes around 20 minutes to take effect. Once you are comfortable, Dr Anita Dhunna will use either a needle or a cannula (a blunt-ended needle) to inject specific amounts of the carefully chosen dermal filler in to the areas of your lips that require treatment.

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to treating the lips with dermal fillers and Dr Anita Dhunna will use her expertise to select the very technique and use subtle nuances in her methods, to suit your requirements.

Once the product has been injected, Dr Anita Dhunna may gently massage your lips in order to create a soft, natural result. You may have only had a little product for a very minor enhancement, or a more substantial, thicker filler for a dramatic result. Whichever treatment you have opted for, Dr Anita Dhunna will obtain a natural, beautiful result and will use her creative flair to achieve the exact look you are seeking, using the very latest techniques.

When will I see the results?

You will be able to see your results immediately, following your lip filler treatment. However, it’s important to be aware that you may experience a little swelling, tenderness and in rare occasions some slight bruising, so expect the optimum results to be seen at around a week, following your treatment.

Using ice packs and arnica prior and after your treatment will help to minimise any side-effects and help with the healing process. There is no ‘clinical’ downtime with the procedure, so you will be able to return to your daily activities, as long as you adhere to the aftercare protocols you are given, by the doctor.

How long will my results last?

Dermal fillers for the lips can last anything up to 12 months and the longevity of your treatment really will depend on a few factors. Your lifestyle and how you take care of yourself can influence how long your results last. For example, if you are a smoker, sun-worshipper and if you take very excessive, regular exercise, this can all shorten the time that the dermal fillers will remain in situ within your lips as it will be metabolised faster. If you eat healthily and look after your skin, drink plenty of water and exercise moderately, your results can last much longer. Your own, individual metabolism of dermal fillers will also play a part in the longevity of results and this is something that no one can control.

It’s no secret that dermal fillers in Essex are on the rise and especially for the beautification of the lips. If you are looking to achieve lip perfection in a safe, clinical and professional environment, you need look no further than Dr Anita Dhunna, who will help you achieve your goals and maintain your safety at all times.

Lip fillers in Essex with Dr Anita Dhunna

Call us on 020 8099 9248 to book your appointment at our South Woodford Clinic in Essex, for the lips that you’ll love.