My Lip Filler Experience


As you probs know, I have been getting lip fillers for around 1 year now. I usually get them topped up every 4 months, however, this time I have tried a new lip filler product called Juvederm Volift. I decided to try this product because I have previously read reviews which state that it has long lasting effects.

Of course, I worry about going too far with lip fillers, but Juvederm is by far the best lip filler product I have tried as it’s results are extremely natural and I experience very minimal, if not no lumpy bits of filler in my lips. I have also read that the results can last up to 15 months, so I won’t need to get them topped up so often. I read the following online about Juvederm Volift at Dr Dan Dhunna, ‘If you’re looking for more Volume and a poutier look, Juvederm Volift may be your option. Nicknamed “Liquid Gold” for its 24 karat results, Juvederm Volift is more viscous but just as long lasting,however it is still so fine it can be injected out of the finest needle to produce the most glamourous lips on the planet!’

So a week and a half ago I visited a local beauty salon called ‘Pretty Bland‘. It’s a fairly new but well known salon where I live and is absolutely beautiful inside. I met a lady called Karen there who was very welcoming. She began by sitting me down whilst she explained all about the treatment. She also asked me to sign a form and she took some before photos of my lips for my records.

Here is a photo of my lips before the treatment.

I had lots of questions to ask like ‘will there be much swelling?’, ‘do you do this full time?’ etc. Obviously it’s natural to be a bit nervous when you get your lips done for the first time or even if you’re getting them done by someone new. Karen was so lovely and answered all of my questions. She also explained that she is a qualified nurse as well as a therapist and so that made me feel more at ease.

The treatment itself didn’t take very long at all. I would say around 15-20 minutes. My lips were numb from the numbing gel she had applied to the lip area. I won’t lie, you can still feel the needle go in, but I find that closing my eyes and taking a deep breath in through my nose whilst the needle is injected really does help. The product itself was evenly spread throughout my lips and Karen massaged them after she had finished injecting.

A photo of my lips a couple of hours after the treatment.

That evening I experienced very slight swelling and bruising around my lips. I tend to hibernate for the following 24 hours whilst the worst of the swelling goes down. To help the swelling go down, I wrapped some ice in a flannel and gently held it to my lips for 10 minutes every half hour or so as well as sleeping with my head elevated. I kept away from drinking hot drinks for the first 24-48 hours in case the heat enhanced the swelling. I was surprised at how minor my swelling was, so it was great! The swelling lasted around 4-5 days and went down noticeably each day.

A photo of my lips 24 hours after the treatment

One week later and my swelling had completely gone down. I always find that my lips look slightly swollen first thing in the morning, but I love that look! Do you get that?

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Anyways, if you’re looking to get lip fillers then I honestly could not recommend Karen enough. She is Weymouth/Portland based and you can find her by visiting the following links. She offers a wide range of fillers/botox treatments and her treatments are done to such a high quality. I will definitely be returning in the future because I am really impressed with my results.

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My experience with lip fillers using Restylane

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Lip fillers are becoming increasingly popular and they are also becoming more affordable. I’ve decided to put together a blog post on my experience with lip fillers because if you’re like me, you read up on then horror stories which puts you off getting them done. I love the look of fuller lips that look natural and aren’t OTT. I’ve had a couple of experiences in the past of lip fillers and I only had a very small amount put in so the difference was barely noticeable. I would recommend doing it that way so you can gradually build up the size to how you like them rather than crazy on your first go because it does change the way you look… massively!

My first experiences with lip fillers was in the summer when I had them done in Essex. I only had a small amount and it was mainly to my top lip to help make both my top and bottom lip equal. I had numbing cream so it was pretty much pain free (apart from a slight prick of the needle going in). Prices for lip fillers in Essex seemed to be a lot cheaper than in the South West of England where I live, however, it cost a lot in transport costs so I decided to look for some more local to me. Here is a before and after photo of my first experience with lip fillers. I had 1ml Juvederm injected into my top lip and a small amount in my bottom lip. Please bare in mind that my lips were still swollen in the after photo as the photo was taken that evening.

Here is a photo that I had taken once the swelling had gone down, 1/2 weeks post injections. All swelling had disappeared and my lips were looking more natural again yet slightly fuller in comparison to my lips before the treatment.

3/4 months had passed and I found someone in my local area who did mobile lip fillers… Perfect! Her name is Lisa and her company is called Lips and Faces Aesthetics. Her prices are affordable so it saves me having to travel across the country to get them done each time. Her services are very convenient because although she is based near Poole in Dorset (about a 30-40 minute drive from me), she travels to clients houses to conduct treatments. She also has over 10 years experience and I had seen lots of client reviews online so decided to contact her.

Two weeks ago I went to Lisa’s house to have 1ml Restylane injected in my top and bottom lip. It costs £150 for 1ml, £200 for 1.5ml and £240 for 2mls. It depends on what outcome you want as to which amount you go for, however, I find that 1ml is perfect for me. You do have the option of numbing cream which I personally would recommend having although it does take around half an hour to completely numb your lips. Having the injections without numbing cream is bearable but it is quite uncomfortable, so if you’re not great with injections on the best of days then I would suggest going for the numbing cream. I had more injections in my upper lip again compared to my lower lip. Lisa also provides a list of things to do after the treatment has been conducted which helps with swelling and the maintenance of the fillers in your lips.

Restylane itself is a gel like substance which needs to be massaged in your lips to spread it out. This helps to prevent any ‘lumps’  forming which you can sometimes feel. Lisa showed me how to massage them in and the technique is easy, it’s just like massaging a piece of blue tack.

A few hours after my treatment I had a bath and started to massage my top lip. I’m not sure if I should have done this so early after the treatment because that night I did experience some noticeable swelling. I panicked and read up about the swelling online which reassured me that this swelling is completely normal and is nothing to worry about. I also messaged Lisa who helped advise me on what to do, such as apply an ice pack to the area every half an hour and take Ibuprofen. Sleeping with your head upright on a pillow also helps as I found that my lips would look more swollen in the mornings. This swelling after the treatment is completely normal and most of the swelling went down after 2 days but all swelling had completely gone after 1 week.

Here is a photo of the swelling a few hours after:

Now that the swelling has completely gone down I am in love with the result! If you live in the south-west of England, I would totally recommend Lisa. She offers a variety of treatments, not just lip fillers. It’s so convenient that she can come to your house to carry out the treatment because I struggled to find somewhere in my town that did them. Whilst speaking with Lisa she also mentioned that she goes as far as Weston Super-Mare to carry out treatments! It was nice to have the treatment carried out by someone that provided great aftercare advice when I needed it. Even during the treatment, Lisa understood that I was nervous so explained everything to me and gave me a class of water to calm my nerves.

Here is a photo 1 week after the treatment:

So, 2 weeks ago today I had 1ml Restylane injected into my top and bottom lip. I am still extremely happy with the results and will definitely be using Lisa’s services again in the future. I may go for my next top up in around 4 months time because you will find that your lips will reduce in size after a few months. Here is a photo that I took today:

Here are the links to Lips and Faces Aesthetics on social media so you can see some other before and after photos taken by other clients:

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Want fuller lips and thicker lashes? <3

So if you’re like me you’ve probably tried & tested an endless number of lip plumping products as well as fibre lash mascaras and various shades of lipgloss. I can’t blame you.. But how many of them actually lived up to expectations?


So if you’re like me you’ve probably tried & tested an endless number of lip plumping products as well as fibre lash mascaras and various shades of lipgloss. I can’t blame you.. But how many of them actually lived up to expectations?

Lip Voltage The Powerhouse <3

This lip plumping product contains not one, not two but three lip plumping ingredients! It gives a cool sensation to the lips and I felt no pain at all. Here are my results after having the product on my lips for just a few minutes. Not only does this product work as a lip enhancer but it really moisturises your lips and lasts a long time.

This product helps to enhance your lips and can be used on a daily basis. It’s a cheaper alternative to cosmetic surgery and I love that it gives a natural finish whilst making my lips look fuller.


Lip Plumper Before


Lip Plumper Aftter

Fibregenics Mascara <3

This is a 3 in 1 mascara that helps volumise your lashes, making them look dramatic and thick. It is a fibre based mascara without any fibre drop and it can easily be removed from your lashes at the end of the day.

This mascara has been designed to give a one step fibre mascara with it’s own bonding system unlike other fibre mascaras I have tried where there are 3 steps to the application process.

The wand is perfect! Not too thick and is great for helping to curl your clashes as well as lengthen them.


Colorgenics Red to Pink Lipgloss <3

I always wondered if it was possible to buy a lipgloss with two shades. Well here is it.. The Colorgenics Red to Pink Lipgloss! It features 7 pre selected mixing chambers so you can decide whether you want a more pink or red shade for the day. It is highly pigmented and leaves your lips with a gorgeous shine that lasts ages as well as containing Vitamin E.

Here’s me trying out a more pink shade:



I discovered these products at Dreamweave & Co. They sell a number of high quality beauty products and they don’t cost an absolute fortune either. If you’re looking to achieve fuller looking lips on a daily basis then I’d highly recommend their lip plumper along with the Colorgenics Lipgloss to give your lips a gorgeous colour.

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