From your late twenties onwards, your lips will gradually become thinner and lines and wrinkles will begin to appear in the surrounding area and become more pronounced with age. Of course, everyone is unique, and some skin ages better than others, so you may not notice any fine lines until a later stage. However, it has become increasingly popular over the last ten years to have dermal fillers injected around the lip area to provide a more voluminous look to your mouth and to diminish the appearance of wrinkles. Whether you want fuller lips, to alter the shape or to halt the appearance of fine lines, dermal fillers can be used as a non-surgical solution.
Often, London clinics are hailed as the most advanced for cosmetic procedures, and it is wise to shop around a few London clinics to determine where is best for dermal fillers. Harley Street in West London is home to several reputable clinics, including Cosmedocs, FreedomHealth, Belgravia Aesthetics, The London Medical Centre and many more – in fact, take a stroll down Harley Street and it would be difficult to find a building that doesn’t house a clinic! For other areas, you can try The London Dermatology Centre in West London, The Face Clinic London in Soho and various LiinziJames Clinics around the London area. For many of these clinics you can call up or email to arrange a free consultation or request a free brochure, and then take it from there. It is always wise to consult your GP before arranging any procedures, even if they are non-surgical.
Dermal fillers can also be used in the gums to rectify dental problems, but again you should contact your dentist if you feel this is necessary. A recommended clinic for dental dermal fillers is the Welbeck Clinic near to Harley Street.
When you arrive at your chosen London clinic for dermal fillers, you will find that there are a number of options to choose from. You can redefine the edge of your lips and therefore prevent ‘bleeding’ lipstick into surrounding fine lines, you may opt for Cupid’s Bow redefinition, or you may want to add length to your lips, reverse a downwards smile or smooth out smoker’s or marionette’s lines.
You will also find that there are a variety of hyaluronic fillers that can be used, the most popular of which are:
There is also a distinction between permanent, (for example silicone, Aquamid and Bioalcamid), semi-permanent (collagen combined with polymethyl methacrylate or hyaluronic acid combined with acrylic hydrogel) and biodegradable (hyaluronic acid and collagen) dermal fillers. Again, this is something to discuss with your consultant, who will be happy to explain to you the various effects each treatment gives, and together you can decide what is right for you.