Lip Fillers pros and cons from Skin and Face Clinics, Cardiff and Surrey

Price should never be the deciding factor when considering who should do your lip fillers, according to Annie Cartwright, Director of Skin and Face Clinics based in Cardiff and Surrey.


Giving her top tips for those weighing up the pros and cons of having lip fillers, Annie Cartwright said:

“If you are looking for a boost in the New Year and are considering having a lip filler treatment, there are some key warnings you need to be aware of when deciding who you should approach to provide your treatment – and price should never be the deciding factor.

“There are dozens of hyaluronic acid dermal filler products available but you need to know that they are not all suitable for lip treatments. In an effort to give lips some lift, inexperienced injectors sometimes use products that are too hard or thick, and that are likely to cause complications or undesirable effects that emerge once the initial swelling settles.

“Lip filler treatments are not always straight forward, so don’t underestimate the seriousness of the procedure and the potential for complications.  There can be pitfalls in attempting to follow the current fashion for full lips. Injecting large amounts of product needed to achieve this look can cause lips to become over-inflated, destroying the anatomical architecture of the lip.  The pressure can force the product into surrounding tissue, resulting in a poor cosmetic outcome and changing the shape and definition for the long-term.

You need a registered healthcare professional.

“This is why it is imperative that your lip filler treatment is provided by a registered health care professional; an experienced nurse, doctor or dentist.  A couple of key ways to assess the suitability of your chosen practitioner are to:

  • Ask to see before and after photographs of patients they have treated before.
  • Familiarise yourself with suitable products for this kind of treatment including Juvederm Smile®, Juvederm 3®, Juvederm 2®, and Juvederm Volbella®, Restylane, and research their recommended usage.

“You have a right to know exactly which products are unsuitable for lip fillers.  Even some celebrities have ended up with un-wanted, over-inflated lips.  In order to rectify the problem, they have had to have the product dissolved out, but this is not always straight forward and carries it’s own risks.

“You should always be careful about following micro-trends when considering treatments. Recent research indicates that over a 50 year period there has been no significant trend towards fuller lips.”

If you would like a free consultation about lip filler treatments you can contact Annie Cartwright at Skin and Face Clinics on: 029 2056 7096.