A vast selection of famous ladies, who have graced our screens on shows such as The Only Way Is Essex and Geordie Shore, have made no secret of the fact they’ve gone down the path of Dermal Fillers to achieve their desired look.
But with an ongoing influx of people deciding on cosmetic procedures, many still worry about the safety, look and ongoing feel of lip fillers.
Leading Harley Street practitioner Rupesh Shah has spoken exclusively to OK! Online about the safety of turning to fillers to achieve a certain look – and has unveiled exactly how to do so as naturally as possible.
“I always make sure my patients have a realistic expectation about their treatment and end result,” Rupesh – who opts for Juvederm fillers on his clients – revealed. “With Dermal Fillers in the lips, I always start very slowly for someone who is having the treatment first time.”
At Rupesh’s clinic, clients are taken through an initial screening process to ensure it is safe to go down the Dermal Filler route. Once the client is completely happy and spoken through exactly what is desired, the pain-free process of injecting begins, taking only around 20 minutes to complete.
When it comes to a philosophy, Rupesh works by the words “less is more” to ensure work won’t look overstretched and overdone – a main worry for those who turn to cosmetic enhancements.
“The dreaded duck lip or trout pout is usually as a result from overfilling the lips,” he added. “Personally I limit my patients treatment to one syringe at a time.
“It’s never a problem to add more, but you never want to be in a position where we need to start dissolving what we have already put in.”
Rupesh also confirmed there are definitely other options in which to achieve a plumper pout – which doesn’t necessarily have to involve needles.
He continued: “The company Caci does a treatment which utilises their Wrinkle Comb and red LED light therapy with their Lift Peptide Complex to instantly plump the lips. This only lasts a very short time compared to dermal fillers.
“There are a variety of topical lip plumpers on the market, all claiming to boost volume and give an instant “bee stung” look. The main ingredient in these products is capsicum which causes temporary redness and swelling.”
And Rupesh reiterates that although fillers can last for months, that there is always the option to remove them if unhappy.
“The most common reason for dissolving your Dermal Fillers would be if the patient is unhappy with the results because the dermal fillers are injected too superficially leaving behind a lump or a bluish tint.
“People usually worry about ‘what if i don’t like my lips?’. A lot of people feel the the dermal filler treatment is irreversible. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved with hyaluronidase, allowing you to modify your results.”
To find out more about Rupesh Shah’s clinic, visit www.rupeshshahaesthetics.co.uk.