With age, the lips naturally become thinner and lose their definition, and the v-shaped area of the upper lip, known as Cupid’s bow, is where you’re most likely to see this happen.
Many people try to disguise the effects of ageing in this area with make-up, but it can bleed down the vertical wrinkles and actually highlight the problem. If you’ve been wondering how to look younger, lip fillers are an easy answer because they’re quick, affordable and non-invasive - they can be the centre-piece of a makeover that gives you youthful looking, plump lips and a more defined smile.
At Arden House our idea of success is to make you accentuate the best aspects of your natural features, not leave you with a frozen face or ‘trout pout’, and so we ensure a highly qualified practitioner delivers only temporary dermal fillers made form hyaluronic acid, a substance that’s naturally occurring in the body and gradually breaks down harmlessly.
How long does the treatment take?
The whole procedure takes as little as 20 minutes and because the lips are sensitive, local anaesthetic cream can be applied before the procedure to numb them.
Does it hurt?
Dermal filler is usually injected into the upper rim of the lip to define the Cupid’s bow, and immediately afterwards you may experience a tingling sensation like small pinpricks for a few hours.
Are there any side effects?
There can be some mild redness of the skin, but this settles by the next day, bruising is unusual.
How long do lip fillers last?
Lip fillers are also known as temporary lip fillers or temporary lip enhancement because, like other non-surgical facial aesthetic treatments, they are not permanent. The injections are absorbed by the body within three to six months, depending on the quantity used and the product used because, as the mouth moves for eating, talking and expressions, the hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body, is gradually broken up and absorbed, eventually disappearing completely. It is safe to have repeated lip filler treatment before the effects have completely worn off so you do not need to worry about totally loosing the desired effect.