Luscious Lips: The Ultimate Guide to Lip Fillers


Life is too short to deprive yourself of the lips you have always dreamed of having. Especially since we live in a world where incredible non-surgical solutions ARE available to help you achieve that desired pout. And yes we are, in fact, talking about lip fillers.

But (idiom incoming) the real question on everybody’s lips is: is it for me? Let’s find out!

Lip Fillers: The Definition

Lip fillers are one of the MOST requested aesthetic treatments globally, as it is a quick and fairly painless procedure where fillers are injected into your lips to add volume/conture/hydration/the works.

Who Exactly Are Lip Fillers For?

Truth be told, lip fillers are for anyone looking to change their lips. Whether you are dealing with thin lips, asymmetrical lips, or even full lips (but you want them fuller) lip fillers are for you.

They are also for both the young and the old (as long as you are in good physical condition), because did you know as you age, your lips may get smaller or thinner, and your philtrum (the groove between your upper lip and septum) may get longer and flatter. Ageing can also cause the intercommissural distance (the distance between the corners of your mouth) to increase.

Even though ageing is a natural part of life, accepting all its physical changes really does not have to be.

How Common Are Lip Filler Procedures In The UK?

Very common! The exact number of people who have had lip fillers injected in the UK is unknown, however, it is believed that about 4.3 million people had hyaluronic acid (HA) lip fillers injected into their lips in 2019.

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Getting Lip Fillers?


Instant: You can walk into the clinic with your old lips and walk out with your glorious new pout, as lip fillers offer instant results with minimal downtime. It is a great option for people with busy lifestyles, or those who are terrified of going under the proverbial knife.

Customisable: Since lip fillers are a non-surgical procedure, it means you do not need to go under anaesthesia and can thus actually work WITH you aesthetician to achieve your desired results.

Temporary: Most non-surgical procedures are temporary, meaning if you are UNHAPPY, it is not for life!


Temporary: Yes, this one is definitely both a pro and a con, because when you achieve the pout of your dreams, you will obviously want it to stay that way forever and ever.


Even though lip fillers typically last for several months to a year, that is still a far cry from infinity and beyond.

Okay, But How Long Do Lip Fillers Actually Last?

Lip fillers can last anything from up to 6 months to 18 months.

What Precautions Do I Need To Take Before My Appointment?

According to Artistry Clinic: “To prepare for your treatment, avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medication such as aspirin, ibuprofen or fish oil for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.”

It is also advised that you avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or using any kind of hair removal cream around your lips before your appointment because this is not the time to be stressed about a little lip hair.

Last, but not least, if you have previously fallen victim to a cold sore or two, there is always an added risk that your newly injected lip fillers could trigger the development of a new one or three. Therefore it is vital you inform your aesthetician about it before your appointment kicks off.

How Painful Is It To Have Lip Fillers Injected?

Of course, everybody has a different level of pain they can tolerate, that goes without saying. However most people who have had lip fillers injected, have reported that they either felt a little discomfort, to feeling nothing absolutely at all.

What Happens If I Stop Getting Lip Fillers?

Great question! Nobody has time for their lips to look even worse than before. However, since lip fillers naturally wear off over time, your lips will just go back to looking the way they did before you had your lip fillers injected (or at least go back to looking very CLOSE to the way they did prior to the treatment).

What If I Hate My Lips After Having Lip Fillers Injected?

If you really hate hate hate the results, you can always get your lip fillers dissolved. But just be sure that you have waited 2 – 3 weeks to rule out swelling as the culprit for your disapproval.

To Wrap It All Up

Lip fillers are revolutionary, as they offer so many people the chance to feel beautiful and happy with their lips. Whether those people (including yourself) want to enhance your natural beauty or the physical consequences of ageing, lip fillers offer a convenient, customisable, and temporary solution.


When in doubt, always discuss your concerns with a qualified practitioner/aesthetician to ensure the absolute best outcome.

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