I have been umming and ahhing about whether to have lip fillers for about 3-4 years not because I felt my lips were too thin but simply because I love the look of full, plump lips- Kylie Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski style.
There was a few things which had been putting me off getting the treatment and the first is that I’m a massive scaredy cat when it comes to needles & was worried about how much it would hurt. A lot of my friends and my boyfriend also said not to do it, saying I didn’t need it and that I could mess up my face. They made me worry about different horror stories they had seen where girls had them done and either had lumpy looking lips or huge duck lips. So for a long while I decided I wouldn’t do it and bought things like lip plumpling gloss. I also tried Luisa Zissman’s Candylipz which was absolutely shocking- I was left with a bruised mouth not just my lips but all around the edges, it was terrible- those things should be banned.
I had been searching around for a clinic which looked to be reliable for lip fillers for some time before coming across Dermaplus Aesthetics on Instagram. The before and after images on their instagram looked really good and I had read lots of positive reviews about them, so I decided to get in touch before booking in with Sophie.
On the day of my procedure, Sophie took me through everything which would happen and was very reassuring about any concerns I had. She made me feel relaxed and at ease straight away.
Before the procedure started we spent some time looking in the mirror discussing exactly what I wanted and how I wanted my lips to look. Sophie explained where the filler should be inserted and she inserted the filler in stages so I could see exactly how things looked during the process. Before any filler was added she added numbing cream to my lips…. And there was there was virtually no pain at all! I couldn’t believe I had put off having lip fillers for all these years just because I was worried about how much it would hurt, when there was absolutely no need. (The Candylipz I’d used was far worse!).
The whole experience from start to end was great and the procedure itself was completely fine!!
In terms of after care, you need to massage your lips every half an hour for the first few days just to make sure that no lumps appear & Sophie made sure I knew exactly how to do this before leaving.
The fillers take a week to settle down which is when you see the final results.
I’ve taken a few pictures to show you how my lips looked before and after as well as how they looked after the first few days after the procedure and how they look a week later.
As you can see I felt I was lacking volume in my upper lip especially.
Straight after the treatment:
A week later and the final results:
I’m so pleased with the results it’s a subtle change which has added slightly more volume especially to my upper lip. I would 100% recommend Dermaplus Aesthetics and wouldn’t go anywhere else now!