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Lip Fillers in Melbourne

Cosmetic Medicine

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Lip Fillers in Melbourne

Dermal lip fillers, also known as lip injections, involves enhancing the lips with cosmetic injections to add volume and shape. There are different types of lip injections, but the most common type of lip filler is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body that helps to hydrate and plump the skin. Hyaluronic acid lip fillers can sometimes be referred to as natural lip fillers.

How do lip fillers work

Dermal lip fillers work by injecting a substance, usually hyaluronic acid, into the lips to enhance volume and improve the shape. Hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate the skin and can have volumising effects by binding water when used in cosmetic injections.

Once injected, the filler attracts water to the area, which creates volume and adds definition to the lips. The results of a procedure with dermal fillers for lips are typically noticeable immediately, but it may take a few days for any swelling or bruising to subside.

What can a lip augmentation treat

Lip injections are often used to enhance the natural shape of the lips, create a more defined lip line, and add volume to thin or ageing lips. They can also help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, restoring a more youthful look.

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The lip enhancement procedure

During the procedure, one of our experienced injectors will first clean the area and may apply a numbing cream to reduce any discomfort. Using a fine needle, the injector will inject the filler into the lips, focusing on the areas that need enhancement or definition. The aim is always natural looking lip fillers, complimenting your natural features. The amount of filler used will depend on the individual’s goals and the desired outcome. After the injections, we may apply ice or a cold compress to help reduce swelling and bruising. The entire procedure usually takes around 15-30 minutes, and the results are usually visible immediately.

Costs: How much are lip fillers in Melbourne

At Essence Cosmetic Medicine, the cost of lip filler treatments with cosmetic injectables can vary depending on several factors, including:

Quantity of filler: The amount of filler required to achieve the desired results will affect the cost. The more filler required, the higher the cost.

The procedure time: The time that your personalised procedure takes will be influenced by the complexity of your tailored procedure steps, although treatment with dermal lip fillers is usually quite simple and quick to perform.

Expertise and experience of the Injector: The expertise and experience of the injector can also influence the cost. Injectors with a higher level of experience may charge more for their services.

The key to finding an accurate number that represents your procedure costs is to wait until you have a consultation with one of our friendly injectors. During a consultation, your individual facial features can be assessed and your personal aesthetic concerns can be discussed to develop a personalised treatment plan. Your customised treatment plan will essentially reveal the total costs of your treatment.

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Results: How long do lip fillers last

The results of a lip augmentation with cosmetic injectables can depend on several factors, such as the amount of filler injected and the individual’s metabolism. Typically, lip injections last between six to 12 months, but some individuals may experience longer or shorter durations. Regular touch-up treatments will be necessary to maintain the desired results over time. The non-permanency of temporary lip fillers is actually a benefit of the procedure, since it allows for any alterations to be made in top-up treatments if desired.

How to make lip fillers last longer

It’s important to note that the longevity of lip injections also depends on how well they are maintained. Following a healthy lifestyle, avoiding smoking, and avoiding excessive sun exposure can help prolong the effects of the fillers.


After lip fillers, is is normal to experience some minor swelling and bruising. Swelling after lip fillers typically lasts for about a few days, although some patients may need about a week before swelling completely subsides. Similarly, bruising after lip fillers can last for a few days to a week. Most patients don’t experience any pain after lip fillers, since the procedure is quite tolerable.

Although the typical lip fillers recovery time is about one week, proper aftercare is still crucial to ensure a successful recovery and the best results after treatment. Here are some general aftercare tips for lip injections:

  • Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Apply ice or a cold compress to the treated area to reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or activities that may increase blood flow to the treated area for at least 24 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol and salty foods for at least 24 hours after the procedure as they can dehydrate the body and increase swelling.
  • Avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures for at least 24 hours.
  • Do not wear lipstick or other lip products for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Use a lip balm or moisturiser to keep the lips hydrated and prevent dryness or cracking.

Side effects of lip injections

Like any medical procedure, dermal lip fillers carry some risks, although they are generally considered reliable when performed by a qualified and experienced injector. Some risks of lip fillers can include:

  • Swelling, bruising, redness or bleeding at the injection site
  • Allergic reactions to the filler material, which can cause itching, rash, or hives
  • Infection at the injection site
  • Bleeding or hematoma at the injection site
  • Lump or nodules
  • Migration of the filler material to other areas of the face, causing asymmetry or distortion
  • Scarring or changes in skin texture at the injection site
  • Loss of sensation or numbness in the lips
  • Ulceration or tissue damage if the filler material is injected into a blood vessel
  • Unsatisfactory aesthetic results, such as overfilled or uneven lips

It’s important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of lip filler treatment with one of our team members before undergoing the procedure. They can help determine if the treatment is appropriate for you and help to minimise risks and complications. Additionally, following your aftercare instructions will help to minimise the chance of experiencing side effects.

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Do lip fillers hurt?

During the procedure, individuals may feel a slight pinching or pressure sensation as the filler is injected into the lips. However, the discomfort is usually brief and tolerable, only lasting for a few seconds.

What would I look like with lip enhancement with fillers?

It’s difficult to predict exactly what you would look like with lip fillers as the results of the treatment can vary depending on several factors, including your individual features, the injection technique, and the amount of filler injected. Before your treatment, you will have a thorough consultation with a qualified injector before undergoing lip filler treatment. They can evaluate your facial anatomy, discuss your aesthetic goals, and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

Are lip injections permanent?

The duration of the results typically lasts between six to 18 months. Over time, the body gradually absorbs the filler material, causing the lips to gradually return to their original shape and size. It’s important to have realistic expectations about the longevity of lip fillers and attend top-up appointments if you would like to maintain your original results.

I am prone to cold sores - should I get lip fillers?

If you are prone to cold sores, you should inform your medical professional before undergoing lip filler treatment. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus and can be triggered by trauma or stress to the lips, including injections.

In some cases, lip filler treatment can trigger a cold sore outbreak, which can be uncomfortable and may require medical treatment. Your medical professional may recommend that you take antiviral medication before and after the procedure to reduce the risk of an outbreak.

If you have an active cold sore outbreak at the time of the procedure, it’s important to postpone the treatment until the outbreak has fully healed to avoid the risk of spreading the infection.

Overall, lip filler treatment can be effective for individuals prone to cold sores, but it’s important to discuss your medical history and any concerns first. During a consultation, one of our friendly team members can help determine if the treatment is appropriate for your individual case and provide appropriate guidance to minimise the risk of adverse effects.

How long does swelling last after lip augmentation with fillers?

In general, swelling after lip filler treatment usually resolves within a few days to a week, although the exact duration can vary. Some individuals may experience mild swelling for several weeks after the treatment, particularly if a larger volume of filler was injected.
To help reduce swelling after lip filler treatment, it’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your medical professional, which may include applying ice packs to the lips and avoiding strenuous activity or excessive sun exposure. You may also be advised to avoid certain medications or supplements that can increase the risk of bruising or swelling.

How long does bruising last after injectable lip augmentation?

Bruising after lip filler treatment usually resolves within a few days to a week. Sometimes patients may experience mild bruising for longer, particularly if they are prone to bruising or if a large volume of filler was used. To lower your risk of experiencing bruising after dermal filler treatment, you should follow the aftercare instructions provided during your consultation, which may involve avoiding certain medications or supplements that can increase the risk of bruising.

Can I wear lipstick after lip injections?

You should avoid wearing lipstick for about 24 hours after a lip enhancement, keeping the area clean and minimising the chance of infection or irritation.

Why chose Essence Cosmetic Medicine for a lip fillers

At Essence, we offer personalised and thorough facial assessments instead of the quick injectable treatments typically found in clinics. Our cosmetic clinic is dedicated to excellence, and we only employ experienced cosmetic injectors who are widely recognised as industry leaders. Our team is led by Dr Lucas de Siqueira, a nationally and internationally renowned cosmetic trainer. We prioritise patient communication and provide ample time to discuss treatment options and combine multiple procedures for optimal outcomes.

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