What are lip fillers?

Updated: Nov 19, 2020

What are lip fillers?

Lip fillers are usually injections of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that naturally occurs in the skin that gives it its plumpness

How much do lip fillers cost?

In the United Kingdom, lip fillers are usually charged based on how much filler you want. They are usually about £150 to £400 depending on the product and the area of the country you are in.

At You Aesthetics in Nottingham, we make fillers accessible to everyone by allowing our customers to pay using interest free finance, spreading the cost over 6 months. This means our fillers start at just £25 a month for 6 months!

Do my lip fillers need to be delivered by a doctor or nurse?

Legally your fillers do not have to be delivered by a healthcare professional, however it is much more advisable as healthcare professionals are used to delivering injections and have had years of experience doing so. Not only this, but they can deal with the rare complications of lip fillers in a way that non-medical professionals cannot.

At our clinic in Nottingham, our fillers are ONLY ever delivered by a doctor

What are the complications of lip fillers?

Most of the complications are not serious. The most common side effects are bruising and swelling which should subside after a few days. This can be handled by putting a cold compress on the area. Usually this is mild if it happens at all but can be made worse if you take blood thinning medications such as aspirin or warfarin.

Some people, often those who have other autoimmune conditions, will get a mild reaction underneath the skin to the filler. This is not damaging for the health, but may result in small deposits of scar tissue called 'granulomas' underneath the skin. These are very small and are rarely visible but you may be able to feel them. They are caused by your immune system trying to fight the filler, which it sees as a 'foreign body' underneath the skin. These are again very uncommon.

More serious complications are very rare.

Very occasionally, some people can have allergic reactions to filler. All doctors and nurses are trained in how to treat a patient who is having a severe allergic reaction and therefore it is much safer if you visit a healthcare professional to have your filler.

The most serious is caused by a blockage or occlusion of a blood vessel. This can be easily reversed by an injection which dissolves the filler and restores the blood flow. As a result, it is very important that you have your fillers delivered by a trained medical profesional who will be able to recognise the signs of this occlusion and reverse it quickly.

Can I have my lip filler reversed?

Yes! Not all clinics can dissolve fillers, but our doctor in Nottingham does! Whilst you may need a couple of treatments, you can easily have them dissolved using a simple injection.

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