Cosmetic fillers are a very popular beauty treatment, particularly for enhancing the character of lips. Lips are a distinct feature and cosmetic fillers provide a long-lasting solution to creating extra volume, shape and symmetry.
Sydney Boutique Dentistry uses the latest in cosmetic filler products that are safe and produce naturally beautiful, long-lasting results.
For optimal results cosmetic fillers are commonly combined with anti-wrinkle facial injections.
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Definition of the vermillion borders (lip/skin border)
Define the cupids bow (part of lip right under nose)
Preparing for a Cosmetic Filler Appointment
Avoid alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment.
Avoid anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medications (Aspirin, Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wart, Omega-3 Fish Oils, Ibuprofen), for a period of two weeks before treatment.
Do not schedule any major events on the day of, and up to two weeks following treatment, to allow for any bruising or swelling to subside.
Wear comfortable clothing and remove all make-up on the day.
If you are running late on the day or are unable to attend, please call (02) 9699 5199.
If you suffer from cold sores, please apply an antiviral cream before and after the treatment.
What to expect on the day of treatment
Arrive 10 minutes early to your first appointment to complete paperwork
Dr Kimberly Ivett will have a cosmetic filler consult with you and take pre-operative photo’s
Filler patients will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the lips, which will cause numbness for several hours, before wearing off completely.
Filler will be administered via several injections across the lip region
Treatment is designed to provide a natural enhancement. Additional treatment may be required to fully address areas of concern. This will be reviewed and administered at the follow-up appointment, 2 weeks after your treatment.
We recommend filler treatments are administered at the end of the day so patients can go straight home to recover from the anaesthetic
Avoid touching the treatment area so that it doesn’t become irritated
Please follow the post-operative instructions provided by Dr Kimberly Ivett and contact the surgery with any concerns after treatment (02) 9699 5199.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long till I see results?
Once any swelling or bruising has cleared, results will be noticeable. Dr Kimberly Ivett will review the results 2 weeks after treatment. She will store any remaining filler solution should the patient request further enhancement.
Is it painless?
Filler patients will require a dash of local anesthetic prior to placement for their comfort. This will ensure painless placement of the filler, so that patients can sit back and relax.
How long till the numbness wears off? The numbness should wear off between 2-4 hours after being administered. It is important to be very careful while the lips are numb. We recommend patients do not drink anything hot or eat solid foods requiring excessive chewing to avoid biting the lips.
Will there be swelling or bruising? There can be minor swelling and bruising after the filler is administered which should subside between 2-10 days. Patients are able to conceal any bruising by applying lipstick.
Will I need pain relief? Some patients may require some over-the-counter pain relief once the anesthetic wears off. Dr Kimberly Ivett will provide patients pain relief directions in her post-operative discussion.
My lips seem dry after treatment, is this normal? Yes, lips will get slightly dry after treatment. Once the tenderness has passed, wet the lips and using an clean electric toothbrush set to low gently glide the brush across the dry areas to exfoliate them. Apply lip balm or lipstick to smooth, refreshed lips.
How long will the results last?
Typically cosmetic fillers last between 4-6 months.
What filler material is used?
For the best results, Dr Kimberly Ivett uses a monophasic Hyaluronic Acid cosmetic filler to build beautiful looking and feeling lips. This cosmetic filler has a smooth, natural feel with no lumps or bumps. Due to Industry Regulatory requirements, we are not able to publish what filler solution is used. Please contact the surgery for details on 02 9699 5199.