Lip Filler & Lip Flip Treatment
For Soft Volume Enhancement, Added Definition & Asymmetry Correction
Our client Georgia was looking to achieve a soft volume enhancement & added definition with Lip Filler. She also wanted to balance the proportions of her upper and lower Lips. Georgia’s upper lip is naturally a little bit smaller and has less volume so we aimed to correct this to give her more balanced lips. Watch Cosmetic Nurse, Alana Collins perform her treatment below. Please note that our client has had a face-to-face consultation with our Prescribing Doctor prior to this procedure.
Using 1ml of Lip Filler and a sharp needle technique Cosmetic Nurse, Alana was able to correct Georgia’s Lip asymmetry and add beautiful soft volume & definition to her Lips. In addition to this, Alana also noticed that when Georgia smiled her upper Lip would flip under and disappear. To prevent this from happening, Alana performed what is called a ‘Lip Flip’. This procedure uses a tiny amount of Muscle Relaxant to prevent the muscles around your mouth from rolling your top lip under when smiling.
Some people might think this is a very painful treatment, however they are pleasantly surprised with how comfortable it is. With the use of our powerful topical numbing cream and the local anaesthetic within the filler itself, this is actually a very comfortable treatment.
Before & After Results
See Georgia’s results below immediately after her Lip Filler treatment.
See Georgia’s results below after her Lip Flip treatment using Muscle Relaxant Injections.
2 Week Follow-up
See Georgia’s results 2 weeks after her treatment & her video below.
Occasionally clients need a review appointment to assess the results after the area has settled. Rarely, a ‘top-up’ may be required at this appointment. There is no charge for ’top-ups’ or reviews because we like to ensure you are happy with your treatment and are able to discuss any concerns and answer any questions you may have.
How much does this treatment cost?
The treatment performed here uses 1ml of soft, long lasting Lip Filler which costs $625. However, finer and thicker lip fillers can range in price from $480–$700. In addition to this Alana used just 4 units of Muscle Relaxant for Georgia’s Lip Flip. We charge $4.20 per unit for our Muscle Relaxant Injections which means this treatment was only $16.80.
A consultation is required for both of these treatments to determine suitability. We offer a free consultation to establish the correct Lip Filler product for the look you’re after. For Muscle Relaxant we need to determine the movement in the area to establish how many units are required for the desired result.
How long do results last?
Results for this treatment can last up to 8-12 months.
ABOUT THE CLINICIAN
Georgia’s treatment was performed by Cosmetic Nurse, Alana Collins. Alana works with her clients to help them restore, rejuvenate and maintain beautiful results. She believes in subtle, natural looking changes which enhance one’s natural beauty. Added to this is her relaxed manor and sense of fun, making her a fantastic Clinician to visit.
Book in for your Lip Filler appointment with Alana, you won’t be disappointed. Ph 5447 4227 and book a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
ARE DERMAL FILLERS SAFE?
There are several anti-ageing products available on the market, but which is the right one for you? When you select a product, you need to consider two important aspects: the products safety and the ability of the person who is conducting the treatment.
At The Cosmetic Studio Noosa, we use only genuine brand dermal fillers with an outstanding safety profile. We cannot reveal the commercial name of the products on our website due to legal requirements. However, what we can reveal is that the dermal filler product we use is made in Sweden and is a non-animal, stabilised gel product. It has been used in Australia since the mid nineties, much longer than other brands of dermal fillers and remains the number one dermal filler worldwide for safety and efficacy.
None the less, every medical procedure has possible side effects. These are discussed with you prior to treatment. Side effects from dermal fillers are related to having the product injected into the skin. As fillers are a thick gel-like substance they can sometimes cause mild tissue trauma while being injected into the skin, such as swelling, bruising, lumpiness and slight discomfort. These side effects always subside within a few days with simple post treatment management. More serious side effects like infection, allergy, granuloma, and necrosis have been reported (less than 1:15000), and in extremely rare cases visual impairments or blindness have been reported. At The Cosmetic Studio Noosa our staff are regularly trained in emergency responses in the management of all adverse events in accordance to the ‘Guidelines on Emergency Responses to Dermal Filler Adverse Events’. We abide by safe injecting practices and adhere to strict protocols for medical management to resolve these conditions in the rare event of them occurring. At your first consultation and every 12 months you will have a FaceTime consultation by one of our supervising medical prescribers who will assess your medical history, the current medications you are taking and any kind of allergies or illnesses that may affect your suitability for treatment with dermal fillers.
In addition, our Studio Director and Cosmetic Nurse Injector, Vicki Hull has been Queensland’s Clinical Trainer for Galderma; the dermal filler supplier. She has trained hundreds of doctors and nurses in the use of dermal fillers both nationally and internationally. Vicki has also trained all of the Cosmetic Nurses at The Cosmetic Studio Noosa to expert level. So, it is with much comfort and confidence that we say you are not only in safe hands but expert hands too! Please go to OUR TEAM to find out more.
HOW LONG WILL MY TREATMENT TAKE?
Depending on the area being treated and the dermal filler used, most treatments can be performed over a ½ to 1 hour appointment. Sometimes we will ask you to come in earlier for application of a topical aneasthetic cream.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE DERMAL FILLER AND THE RESULT ONCE THE FILLER HAS GONE?
Over time Dermal Filler naturally gets metabolised or broken down by the body. We recommend that you have follow up sessions before the dermal fillers are completely depleted. This helps to maintain the structure of the correction and gives longer lasting results. In the event that you decide not to have further treatments, there are no ill effects to your skin, such as over stretching the area, it will simply return to the state it was before treatment. In fact, we have seen in studies and in ourselves that even if you have the Dermal Filler treatment only once, new collagen stimulation can improve the skin’s tone and texture. This often leaves the treated area looking softer or more toned than before your treatment.
WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE IMMEDIATELY AFTER MY TREATMENT?
You will notice some side effects that will only last for about a few days. We will discuss these potential side effects in detail with you and advise how you can prevent them from occurring. The most likely side effects (if any) post a dermal filler treatment session includes the following:
When swelling is experienced with this treatment, it usually subsides within 24 to 48 hours. Our experts will advise you on how to prevent swelling once your treatment is complete.
Bruising is a potential risk when the skin is exposed to any procedure that involves penetration. Most of the time the bruises are very small and can be easily covered with mineral makeup. There are certain medicines that increase the bruising occurrence and you will be notified about these prior to your treatment.
It is quite normal to feel a mild tenderness at the treatment site after having the dermal filler treatment. It is also easily manageable by simply taking a mild pain relief medication such as paracetamol. Other measures include applying ice to the treated area to reduce bruising or swelling, avoiding sauna, spas, strenuous exercise, and certain medicines. The post treatment care information will be explained in detail after your treatment is completed.
WHEN CAN I HAVE A DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT?
After your consultation, you’ll be offered a customised treatment plan. You might like to consider the options and then re-book an appointment for another visit, or you can begin the treatment on the same day (if time permits).
WHEN SHOULD I COME BACK TO THE STUDIO?
Once your dermal filler treatment is complete, we will give you instructions regarding your aftercare. If you have any questions or concerns we encourage you to call the clinic and speak with one of our clinicians. You can also book a review or follow up appointment two weeks after your treatment at no further cost.
WILL TREATMENT WITH DERMAL FILLERS HURT?
This is the most commonly asked question because dermal fillers are given by injection, and some of us have a natural fear of needles or have had an unpleasant experience in the past. We understand this at The Cosmetic Studio Noosa, so it’s our priority to ensure that our clients feel at ease and are comfortable while undergoing their treatments. We offer many types of pain relief, from topical ice packs to a powerful numbing cream preparation, as well as proven distracting techniques! Best of all, the dermal fillers now come loaded with local anaesthetic which makes this a very comfortable treatment. We also ensure all clients get icy poles to take home as part of their after care. All of these options are available to help reduce discomfort.
WILL I STILL LOOK LIKE ME? I DON’T WANT TO LOOK PLASTIC OR WEIRD!
You certainly will still look like you, only a fresher and more youthful version. In most cases we are not adding anything that you didn’t already have. We aim to restore, replenish, enhance and rejuvenate your skin. We work by the adage ‘Less is More’.
HOW MUCH WILL A DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT COST?
The total cost of the Dermal Filler treatment will depend on the area that is being treated and the amount of filler or number of syringes needed to give an optimal correction. Fillers come in varying thicknesses and sizes, we stock eight different types of fillers and generally larger, thicker fillers cost more than medium or thinner, finer fillers. Filler prices range from $380 up $725. Often people will present with more than one area that needs filing, which in turn means they may need more than one syringe of dermal filler. We provide a free consultation to give you a better indication of price according to your specific area of concern and desired results.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
How long a filler lasts can be very individual. Longevity can depend on factors such as age, skin type and your skin’s condition and the severity of laxity. Lifestyle factors that markedly reduce your skin’s ability to hold fillers longer, e.g stress, smoking, excessive drug or alcohol consumption and sun damage. For the reJAWvenation™ treatment we use larger, thicker fillers which will usually last around 10-18 months. Fillers also have the ability to thicken and strengthen your collagen support structures and can draw water to themselves, making them last longer in your tissues.
*Results and longevity of treatments vary on an individual basis and can be dependant on a person’s age, genetics, skin type, skin condition, environmental factors and lifestyle habits. Just like ageing is a natural process that occurs over time, preventing, achieving and maintaining results is also a gradual process that may involve more than one treatment.