Dermal Filler Treatments Before And After

Lip fillers are dermal filler injections using hyaluronic acid.  This treatment offers fast results to create fuller lips, so read on to find out more about Me Clinic lip filler before and after results for your desired lip enhancement.

Dermal Filler Treatments Case Studies

Lip Filler Treatment -Case Study 3

Performed By: Dr Gordon Ku (M0001169203) MBBS (Melb), FACCSM (Med), FCPCA, AAAM (Board Cert), FA4M (Dubai)

Lip Filler Treatment – Case study 2

Performed By: Dr Gordon Ku (M0001169203) MBBS (Melb), FACCSM (Med), FCPCA, AAAM (Board Cert), FA4M (Dubai)

Dermal Filler Treatments – Case Study 1


This 40 year old patient felt that she was looking tired and unhappy.


Dermal Fillers in the cheeks and under the eyes create a natural refreshed look! These fillers can last 9 to 18 months. Source: Mike Clague.

Performed By: Mike Clague (NMW0001618803)

Things to consider before you get lip fillers

If you are considering lip fillers for the first time, you probably have questions or concerns about the procedure. Here are eight of the most important considerations.

  1. Find the right clinic: It is important to work with a reputable and experienced clinician. Although lip filler treatments are quick and minimally invasive, it requires expertise to get the desired results.
  2. Not all lip fillers are the same: Hyaluronic acid (HA) – based injectable fillers are the most popular.
  3. Lip filler can look natural: Hyaluronic acid-based fillers can provide results that enhance what you already have.
  4. It is a quick procedure: Lip filler injections can take less than half an hour and this treatment is sometimes referred to as a ‘lunchtime’ procedure.
  5. It isn’t too painful: Although every patient has a different level of pain tolerance, most people feel only slight discomfort when the procedure is performed by a skilled and experienced clinician.
  6. Your lips will probably bruise: Bruising and swelling are both common post-treatment, usually lasting for a few days.
  7. You may need a follow-up appointment: It is often best to start with a little filler and return a week or two later for another treatment to achieve the desired result.
  8. Results are immediate but temporary: Results can take one or two weeks to fully reveal themselves and will last about nine to 12 months depending on the patient.

Discover if you are a candidate for lip fillers

Getting lip filler cosmetic injectables is a personal decision. Increasing lip volume and creating beautiful lips can be empowering. To be a candidate for lip fillers, you should:

  • Be in good physical health.
  • Have realistic expectations.
  • Not presently experiencing an oral infection such as canker sores or cold sores.

Benefits of lip injections

Many people who get lip filler injectables at Me Clinic want to increase the size of their lips. Benefits of lip injections include:

  • Restoring lip size – As a person ages, their lips may get smaller or thinner. The groove between your upper lip and septum may get longer and flatter and the distance between the corners of your mouth may increase.
  • Correcting the shape of your lips – It’s common for a person to have thin lips or asymmetrical lips of different sizes and shapes.
  • Smoothing wrinkles – When you smile or laugh, wrinkles can develop over time on the sides of your mouth.
  • Boosting confidence – Lip augmentation can help by improving your self-esteem and body image.

Side effects of lip fillers

Getting lip fillers is generally a very safe procedure, however, as with all surgical procedures, there is a small possibility of unwanted side effects. These include:

  • Bleeding and pain at the injection sites
  • Infection
  • Cold sore reactivation
  • Discolouration or tenderness
  • Asymmetrical upper lip and lower lip shape
  • The lip filler may migrate into other areas of your face

How to prepare for lip fillers

Before the procedure, your clinician will discuss your goals and aspirations and assess any risk factors. He or she will evaluate your general health, including any preexisting health conditions, allergies, and any medications you are taking, including herbal supplements. Your face will be examined and measured, and photos will be taken for your medical record.

What to expect during lip filler treatment

During a lip filler procedure, your Me Clinic clinician will apply a topical anaesthetic to numb your lips. This will help make the lip filler process as comfortable as possible. The numbing creams take effect within 15 to 30 minutes. The clinician will then use a thin injector needle to inject lip filler into the desired areas such as the centre of your upper lip (Cupid’s bow). You may feel a slight pinching sensation. The needle will only enter up to 2.5 millimetres into your skin. An ice pack may be used to minimise swelling or bruising and the entire procedure usually takes between 30 minutes to two hours to complete.

Lip injection aftercare

After the procedure is complete, your lips may be gently massaged to absorb the filler. You will be monitored for around 15 minutes to ensure there are no unwanted side effects, then you can go home. Your lips may feel sensitive or swollen and bruised. Any swelling usually goes away within 24 to 48 hours.

You will have a scheduled follow-up appointment about two weeks after the lip filler procedure to monitor your lips. They may take another picture for your before and after medical records. The following tips will help your lips heal.

  • Apply an ice pack for up to 10 minutes to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Avoid wearing lipstick, balm or other lip products for at least 24 hours.
  • Refrain from touching your lips.
  • Don’t pucker, pout, kiss, or sip from a straw.
  • Be careful when brushing your teeth.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Avoid exercising for a day or two.

Discover natural-looking results

Lip filler injection and other dermal filler treatment results typically last for 12 to 18 months, depending on your age and how fast your body transforms calories into energy. Younger people generally burn calories faster. Soon after the procedure, you will discover full lip volume and natural lip lines. Although both anti wrinkle and dermal fillers can assist with skin tightening, Generally  anti-wrinkle injections paralyses underlying muscles, while fillers are used to fill in wrinkles.

Book an online consultation today

Use our handy online consultation form to book a personalised consultation with a highly-experienced Me Clinic cosmetic clinician. . Take the opportunity to ask questions about dermal filler treatments and the cost of lip fillers. Check out before and after photos and real patient success stories for more inspiration. Contact Me Clinic today to get your treatment plan underway.

Dermal Filler FAQs

Dermal filler treatments such as Lip filler results usually last for 12 to 18 months, depending on your metabolism. You may need follow-up treatments to maintain your desired lip volume.

Swelling should diminish within 24 to 48 hours, but it may take a few more weeks to see the final results of the lip filler rejuvenation procedure.

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