Lips and Lower Face
No matter your age, a lip enhancement (and/or lower face refresh) using hyaluronic acid dermal fillers gives an immediate result of softness and hydration. Juno Aesthetics has the reputation for delivering results that are natural looking and enhances the person's defining lip characteristics.
How much does this treatment cost?
For a subtle result that only you will notice but perhaps not other people, 0.5ml is recommended at £180. This result is expect to last approximately 2-3 months.
For a result that is still natural but has more volume, 1ml is recommended at £235. This result is expected to last approximately 6 months but patients new to this treatment should accept (and budget accordingly) that 3 x 1ml treatments may be required in a 12 month period in order to sustain a longer lasting result.
How long will the result last?
This depends on your body, the type of filler we use, the volume, the way it is placed and where it is used on the face. For lips, I would say you are doing well if the filler lasts 6 months. Of course, I hope it lasts much longer but I would rather be pessimistic with you so that you are not disappointed. Filler in other regions like the cheeks, nose or mouth to nose lines are likely to last 6-12 months on average, even up to 18 months for some patients.
What volume should I have?
This depends on how naturally full your baseline lip is and what your desired result is. If it is your first treatment, in the majority of cases 0.5ml volume is advised so that you can adjust to the result. But there are many other factors to consider. For instance, the more natural volume in your lips, the more the HA filler will be "diluted." It also depends on your definition of subtle. Juno Aesthetics aims for all treated lips to look natural but some patients do not want a noticeable result and others who want to see a definite increase in volume.
What if I don't like the result?
That is a risk you must prepare for with any cosmetic procedure. Whilst I will spend a significant part of the appointment with you discussing your expectations and taking you through the consent, there is a chance you might not like the result. Do remember that it can take up to 2-3 weeks for a procedure to settle and so patients who are not happy with the outcome are not brought back for a review before this time.
Achieving an optimal result takes patience and an investment - an aesthetic journey. If you already have asymmetry or scarring, this can make the treatment more challenging and future treatments may be required for incremental improvements. However, do remember that hyaluronic acid fillers are temporary are are likely to be broken down by the body in 2-3 months (for 0.5ml treatments).
There is also the option to use hyaluronidase to reverse the treatment but this is undertaken once other options have been exhausted and only if you are suitable for this treatment because it is a high risk procedure.
Will it hurt?
There is some discomfort associated with the procedure but everyone's different - some people feel no pain at all! I prefer to use numbing cream as opposed to a dental block because I need you to move your mouth during your procedure. Most people are used to experiencing and managing discomfort well, for instance when they encounter period pains, waxing, threading, tattoos etc. Your procedure is not likely to last more than 10-15 minutes so I ask that you stay as calm and still as possible and before you know it, the procedure will be completed. Many of my patients return for repeat treatments so I think that speaks volumes that whilst there is a degree of pain, it is worth the result!