Lip Fillers

Lip fillers improve the volume, definition and contour of the lips. Lip filler treatments use multiple very small injections of hyaluronic acid filler, a naturally occurring molecule that is found in your body, to restore the balance and proportion of lips. This is a simple, safe and temporary procedure that can significantly improve the volume and contour of asymmetrical or thin lips..

Lip fillers can help enhance the symmetry of your smile, correcting drooping mouth corners, treating barcode lines and redefining lip shape lost through ageing. It is also often used to hydrate lips that have become dried out and to define a ‘cupid’s bow’.

Lip fillers are a popular option for those who are looking to add volume and plumpness to their lips. With an almost immediate result, lip fillers can last between 9-12 months.

Here at saints aesthetics our focus is on balance, proportions and natural results. The same can be said for lips. Whilst we appreciate a luscious pout, we believe lips can be full and plump without looking obviously ‘done’.

Summary Of Your Treatment

Procedure Time

30 Minutes estimated

Return to Work

Same day


Topical anaesthetic

Duration Of Results

Up to 12 months

Does it hurt?

Lip fillers typically contain local anaesthetic to help minimise any discomfort. We also apply a numbing cream prior to injections, so that you can be sure your treatment will be comfortable.

Are there any side effects ?

Some swelling and bruising may occur post treatment. This will usually subside within 48 hours, and any bruising can easily be covered with makeup. Should you experience any other side effects (rarely numbness or lumping) please contact us.


Is it safe?

At saints aesthetics Clinics, lip fillers are only administered by registered nurses. The lips contain many nerve endings and blood vessels and should never be treated by anyone who is not a highly trained medical professional. We use only the highest quality dermal fillers with an excellent safety profile.

What To Do, & What To Avoid, Before Your Fillers Treatment

In order to reduce the amount of bruising and/or swelling from the injection sites, please follow the instructions below.

· Avoid blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve for 1 week prior. Please consult your physician if you are taking Aspirin for medical reasons!

· Avoid supplements including St. Johns Wort, ginko biloba, primrose oil, garlic, ginseng, and Vitamin E for 1 week

· Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or any “Anti-Aging” products for 3 days prior

· Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or hair removal cream on the area to be treated for 3 days prior

· Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to treatment

· If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores. Please let nurse laura know if you are prone to cold sores. · Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Day of Treatment

· If you can arrive with a “clean face” – washed and without makeup.

· In order to maximize your comfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied

Within the First Hour of Treatment

· Immediately after the treatment, there may be redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and/or itching near the injection site. Avoid itching , massaging, or picking around the injection site. This is normal and generally disappears within a few hours to a few days.

· As part of your aftercare we will provide you with arnica cream – which can reduce or resolve potential bruising.

Within 24 Hours of Treatment

· Avoid drinking alcohol or partaking in strenuous exercise, as it may result in additional bruising.

· Until the swelling and redness have resolved, avoid intense heat in the treated area(s). This includes sunbathing, tanning, saunas, hot tubs, or hot wax. Also avoid extreme cold such as skiing or other winter sports.

· To help alleviate bruising, we recommend the topical application of Arnica – a natural ointment commonly used to reduce bruising.

· Minimize movement of the treated area(s). However, if there is a visible bump, you can massage the area. Depending on the areas treated and the product used, you may feel “firmness”. These areas will soften and settle with time (usually 1-2 weeks)

· Sunscreen and makeup can be applied 6 hpurs post , and the area can be gently washed with a gentle cleanser.

Please Contact Us Immediately if You Experience

· Fever and/or chills

· If the area appears red, hot to the touch, and “angry” looking.

· Severe pain or increasing pain

· Discolored blotches in areas not injected or blanching of injected areas