All you need to know about….Lip fillers

Many people think that having lip fillers cause you to have a trout pout or fish lips. Whilst this is entirely possible (if it’s what the patient wants) it could also not be further from the truth. There are a number of things that can be done with hyaluronic acid filler which is a naturally occurring compound found in the body responsible for the fullness and hydration of the skin. Here are some of them


The most obvious application of hyaluronic acid filler to the lips is to increase volume. In young patient this can be done to create a more balanced profile or just because you want bigger lips. In older patients, filler can be used to replace the volume that has been lost as part of the natural ageing process.

It is important to note that the lips that you see on Instagram that are super plump ad trout are not achieved in one session. 1ml of filler is 1/5th of a teaspoon and is enough to restore volume but not enough to trout pout your lips. For those who are more cautious we are also able to inject 0.5ml of filler for a more subtle effect


Dermal filler can be used to improve the outline of the lips and accentuate the cupid’s bow with very little increase in volume


Some people have slightly lopsided lips and dermal fillers can be used balance out the lip and create a more symmetrical profile.


Hyaluronic acid attracts 1000x its weight in water and one understated effect of filler can be used to improve the hydration of the lips. If you’re applying Carmex 100x a day then this might be the treatment for you.

Lines around the mouth

Some people have barcode lines around the mouth which can be treated directly with hyaluronic acid filler. But sometimes if they are mild an caused by loss of volume in the lip this can make the upper lip look bulky. A small amount of filler in the upper lip can stretch these out and improve them enormously.

How is it done?

Lip fillers can be injected in two ways; with a needle which required multiple puncture in the lip (done after application of numbing cream) or with a cannula which is a long blunt needle that requires only one or two puncture sites. The choice of which method is used depends on your lip and the outcome that you desire as well as your personal preference. If you are particularly pain sensitive, local anaesthetic injections can be used to almost completely numb the lip.

Are they safe?

Lip fillers are a relatively safe procedure when carried out by the right pair of hands. The Beauty Doctors only has injectors who are GMC qualified medical doctors with advance aesthetic qualifications who are insured and qualified to carry out these procedures. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body and so allergic reaction is rare. However, as with all medical treatments (especially those involving a needle) there is a risk of complications. These will all be explained to you at the consultation appointment before you agree to any treatment to ensure that you are going ahead fully informed of all the risks and benefits.

Can anyone have them?

As I’ve already said – lip fillers are a relatively safe procedure and they can be used in the lips in a number of ways. So they are suitable for younger patients who want to contour or increase the volume in their lips as well as older patients who may be looking to restore volume.

However, there are some people who cannot have lip fillers and they include:

– pregnant and breast-feeding ladies

– those with an allergy to hyalauronic acid

– those who are under 21

There are also some medical conditions that mean that you might not be a good candidate for fillers or medications act you take that may adversely affect the outcome. That is why we insist upon a free consultation with our qualified and practising medical doctors before going ahead with any treatment to make sure that it is the right thing for you. We also use this appointment to discuss your needs and come up with a tailor made plan that is specific to your face.

Do you have more questions?

Please give us a call on 07888 853786 or click on the button above to send an email to book a consultation appointment or ask any questions you may have. We are always happy to hear from you!

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