Nowadays, when we think of improving lips, there are a lot more options than a quick slick of lipstick – lip fillers leap readily to mind.
Lip enhancement fillers are now one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the UK. They work on the principle of adding volume to the lips and in the right hands are an incredibly effective and versatile procedure. Some of the possible benefits of lip enhancement include:
- Add volume to the lips
- Improve the shape of lips
- Improve the profile/projection of lips
- Address asymmetry issues such as an out of proportion top or bottom lip
- Smooth out lines or creases – such as smokers’ lines
- Lift mouth corners
There are other important considerations when considering lip fillers: facial shape and proportion, and even dentition and the configuration of the chin and cheeks can affect the way treatment should be administered, and the quality of the end result.
Now a Northamptonshire cosmetic treatment clinic is advising clients that lip fillers should not be undertaken without also giving consideration to some of the more basic factors including health.
Lip Health Tips
To Consider Before Lip Fillers
- Sore/dry lips – dry lips can be very unattractive, but many of us experience them from time to time. Resist the urge to pick at peeling skin. Instead focus on ensuring that your body is well-enough hydrated and use a good lip balm to lock in hydration. Lip fillers can actually make the lips look and feel softer and better hydrated, but it is important not to overlook basics of hydration and moisturisation in this delicate area
- Cold sores – lip sores can be a painful and irritating issue. Use Zovirax (acyclovir)or similar as soon as you feel the tingle and reapply it regularly, especially on the first day, to get on top of it quickly. Being prone to cold sores doesn’t mean you can’t have lip filler, but you should take preventive tablets before you have treatment and for a few days afterwards to avoid the risk of these occurring after treatment – these can be prescribed by your practitioner. Lip fillers should be avoided while a cold sore is present
- Red, sore corners – if the corners of your mouth are permanently sore or cracked, it could be could be due to infection such as candida or bacteria, dermatitis (atopic or seborrhoeic) or iron or vitamin B12 deficiency. A doctor would need to confirm the diagnosis
This advice highlights the value of choosing an experienced and medically qualified practitioner.
Lip Filler Doctors
Legally, lip fillers don’t have to be administered by a doctor, but at Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre, all filler consultations and injections are carried out by Dr John Tanqueray, who is particular about ensuring a natural-looking result and avoiding an “obviously-treated” look.
As a former GP, Dr Tanqueray will properly assess the lips from a medical perspective, considering any health concerns or issues that need to be addressed or considered. He can advise, refer or prescribe as required.
The demand for lip fillers has led to more practitioners entering the market. As there is no regulation around lip fillers, there is no control over who can carry out lip fillers. The procedure is very safe in the right hands, so patients are advised to choose a practitioner very carefully.
What to Look For in a Lip Fillers Practitioner
- Medical qualification – not compulsory but is highly advisable
- Aesthetics qualification – a good practitioner will have undertaken specific training in aesthetics
- Experience – Dr John Tanqueray at Mulberry House Clinic has well over a decade’s experience in the industry
- Specialist – some practitioners have a ‘main job’ which is not aesthetics and only carry out fillers ‘on the side’. That’s not the case at Mulberry House Clinic – Dr John Tanqueray is a former GP who is now employed in aesthetics
- Location – some providers operate out of back rooms in other people’s premises. A permanent ‘bricks and mortar’ address is a very good sign of longevity
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre
Mulberry House Clinic & Laser Centre has an excellent reputation in the Northampton area as an independent, doctor-led practice with over 10 years experience. Dr John Tanqueray is a former GP who can assess and diagnose skin conditions from a medical perspective before suggesting the most appropriate treatments.
A private consultation is the starting point for all patients in order to facilitate a full discussion about the desired results as well as detailed facial and skin assessment. Find out more about first consultation.
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