Frequently Asked Questions
Are the results of treatment permanent?
No, AnnaLouise uses Juvederm, which is a non-permanent filler. The effects of treatment last up to 12 months, but depends on factors such as age, lifestyle and volume of filler injected. As a general guide, to maintain the enhancement treatment will need to be repeated every 8 months.
What does Juvederm Ultra contain?
Juvederm contains hyaluronic acid; a naturally occurring molecule which creates volume in the lips. It also contains lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic to ensure a more comfortable treatment experience.
Is the treatment painful?
Prior to injection a local anaesthetic cream is applied directly to the lip area, and cold packs are also used. In combination with the local anaesthetic content in the filler the level of pain and discomfort is kept to a minimum.
Are there any side effects?
Yes, there are possible side effects of lip enhancement treatment, although these are rarely reported. Occasionally people can experience temporary injection site reactions, including redness, swelling, bruising, itching, discolouration, infection, pain and lumps/bumps. These effects are all temporary and should disappear within a week. Following lip enlargement it is common to experience an uneven, slightly bumpy appearance immediately after treatment, but this will gradually smooth out after about a week.
How do I know how many syringes I will need?
During initial consultation AnnaLouise can advise on the number of syringes required, this is an estimation based on desired outcome of treatment. However, this is only a guide, and it is your decision whether to use more or less filler. There will be opportunity during the follow up appointment to have further syringes injected if a 'fuller' look is desired.
Can I have just my upper lip treated?
Yes, AnnaLouise is more than happy to treat just the upper lip or lower lip, or both, depending on your requirements.