I am super excited to share this post with you all as I am always getting asked where I go to get my lips filled along with lots of other questions! Cosmetic / beauty treatments are something that I think are really incredible. I know this can be a bit of a controversial subject for some people, as some love cosmetic treatments and others hate it. I am one of the people who can completely understand the meaning behind why we want to do it and I hope that I can answer any of your concerns and help you decide on a final decision.
This is my experience, my opinion and most importantly, my decision. I’m not ashamed to have had fillers and I want to share this with you all. I know when I first had them I had a million questions! I think if someone feels unhappy about something with their body, then why not change it if you can? If it makes you feel that little more secure and confident, then I see this as an opportunity – providing you have researched thoroughly first, and of course you go to the right person to perform the treatment. For the past few years I have had lip fillers and I constantly get asked where I get them done. I want to explain the importance of going to someone who is highly qualified, experienced, professional and of course, knowledgable of the industry. Thats why I visit The Medical Clinic by Kirsha. With a carer as a nurse, whilst studying her Aesthetic Medicine post graduate degree and as highly possibly qualified as she can be within aesthetics, I know that I am always in safe hands! Kirsha has gone above and beyond to ensure she is extremely qualified and enhanced in a role like hers, ensuring that her clients achieve the very best possible outcome.
I really can’t explain enough how important it is to visit somebody highly qualified. If something happened to go wrong, you need to know that you will be well looked after and if necessary, that they can reverse the treatment themselves.
The second thing that I love is that Kirsha travels, she’s visited my home where I’m most comfortable and also has various clinics, one in London and one in Norwich. They all very clinical, yet they have a real relaxing at home feel to them. Kirsha talks me through every step of the way and always offers an honest opinion with what will and won’t suit the face shape and whilst performing the treatment, Kirsha constantly comforts me and gives me the mirror to check that I’m happy.
How much do I have? The first time I had 1ml, around a year later I got another 1ml as the first had dissolved a lot. Since then, I still seemed to have quite a lot in there so around a year and a half later, I just had 0.8ml. Personally, I would say if you’re going to have it, get at least 1ml for your first time and then work from there. I always found swelling gave false hope and I’d always want them bigger once they had settled.
How long does it last? Generally anywhere between 6-12+ months but mine seems to last well over a year. It begins to dissolve and the timelessness of it simply depends on your own body.
Are there different techniques? Kirsha will ask you what you have in mind (I always have pictures ready for inspiration) and she explains her opinions on it and talks through all the different areas and looks that can be achieved. I always say that I want them big and structured with a sharp cupids bow enhancement, but I definitely don’t want the too outwards which achieves that duck look! Kirsha is very up to date with the industry so she always has a great idea of what people are trying to achieve.
What product does Kirsha use? Kirsha uses only the best, Juverderm. She gets it from the pharmacy and it is is the #1 selling collection of hyaluronic acid fillers in the US – Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance that delivers nutrients to the skin, helping the skin retain moisture and softness and adding volume. Each product in the Juverderm collection of fillers adds volume to a different area of the face to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump the lips. Not only is the treatment smooth, and contains anaesthetic for a pain free experience – the results are subtle and long-lasting.
Does it hurt? Kirsha uses a numbing cream first and in the product itself it contains anaesthetic, so the area will always be numbed through out. It feels really tingly but does not hurt at all. Coming from someone who is genuinely terrified of needles at hospitals, trust me when I say that with Kirsha, I lay there with no struggle whatsoever as you can see the video below.
Does it bruise / swell? It depends on the person but I often bruise a little and I always swell up so I try to make sure I have atleast 2 days off work just to be safe. You can use Arnica cream / tablets to make sure the bruising heals as quick as possible. Avoid paracetamol or caffeine prior to the treatment as these are blood thinners which will encourage bruising.
The Medical Clinic’s contact details:
Contact number: 07854293537
Leave a comment below if you have any more questions and I or Kirsha will be sure to answer 🙂