The Lip Filler Process

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At Dermal Clinic, we completely understand that many of our potential clients know they want to make a change, but aren’t always too sure about how to do it or where to go. And quite right too, aesthetic procedures should not be taken lightly.

But we like to make the process as easy and as transparent as possible for clients, without rushing them into anything drastic. A better informed client can make the best choice for them. We’re always honest too – if our practitioners do not believe having treatment is in your best interest, they will tell you.

This ethos is the basis of our work at Dermal Clinic. So this week, we’re dishing the details on lip augmentation and what the process of having treatment actually looks like – from the first contact to walking out of the clinic with beautifully natural results.

Step 1: Choosing a practitioner

Our Clinical Director Jackie Partridge and Aesthetic Doctor Jenny Ramsay are lip experts. Both are advocates of safe aesthetic treatments, with Jackie having raked in a number of prestigious awards, as well as taking the stage at industry events and conferences and holding her own lip masterclasses. Jenny has over 12 years of medical experience as a GP and specialises in wrinkle reducing injections and dermal fillers to an advanced level.

Jackie and Jenny are supported by a team of several experienced aestheticians in the clinic, dedicated to providing clients with the best possible advice and professional solutions – plus, we are just incredibly passionate about what we do. So you can be assured you are in safe hands when you choose Dermal.

Step 2: The consultation process


We love a chat with our clients, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. A consultation process is key to understanding what you’d like to achieve and how we can help you to do it.

Prior to a lip augmentation treatment, a full medical consultation will be performed by your practitioner. They will discuss any relevant medical history with you and advise on the best way to achieve naturally gorgeous results. We might even recommend a different treatment if we believe it will be more beneficial, especially to balance proportions and facial harmony.

Patients under 18 will not be treated.

Step 3: The treatment

We use hyaluronic acid dermal fillers when carrying out lip enhancements. This is a substance which is already present in your body and can add that little boost of hydration or volume to a thinning lip.

As advanced practitioners, we can also use Botulinum toxin type A (often called botox) to relax the muscles around the mouth to improve and prevent and reduce the appearance of smoker’s lines.

A complementary dental block or topical anaesthetic cream will be offered to minimise any discomfort and numb the area. When done correctly, injections will not be painful.

If you’ve got a special date in the diary, we’d recommend having the treatment a few weeks prior to allow for the risk of any swelling or bruising. Taking arnica tablets a couple of days before can help to reduce bruising and avoiding alcohol prior to lip augmentation is also advisable. We don’t recommend putting any products on the lips immediately after treatment to prevent infection.

Step 4: The results

This is the exciting part – naturally gorgeous lips that will last you up to nine months. Look better, feel better with Dermal Clinic.

If you’re interested in lip augmentation or any of our other fabulous clinic services, contact us on 0131 447 2642 or contact us here.

what our clients say

Fantastic Experience

Always a fantastic experience. Award winning Jackie is the ultimate professional that can make skin glow! I have been visiting Dermal clinic for many years and have never had a negative experience. It’s a much recommended place to family and friends

25th April 2019

Excellent Service

Excellent service from Jackie, perfect balance of friendliness and Jackie made me feel at ease. I am very happy with the results and will definitely top up when it wears off

1st March 2019


Excellent. Thank you – just having this treatment has transformed my face. Excellent all round service. If ‘YOU’ are thinking of any treatment – Jackie can give you expert advice and follow through to give you an excellent result

1st March 2019

Thank You!

Dear All, Just wanted to say thanks to all the staff at Dermal Clinic without whose help in my weight loss journey I don’t think our little girl would be here. Thanks!

28th January 2019

Great Results

Great experience and great results, my lips look amazing, thank you very much and I will come back, the best doctor, thousands of thanks’

25th August 2018

Highly Recommended

I've been visiting Dermalclinic for over 2 years for a variety of treatments with Jacqueline Rankin. I'm very pleased with and impressed by the friendly welcome, treatments and advice given. A very professional clinic as evidenced by the consultations, history taken and awards they've received. Would 100% recommend to others!

14th August 2018

Simply Fantastic

The whole experience was simply fantastic. Jackie and her team made me feel very welcome and premises is beautiful. Jackie talked me whole through the whole process and knew exactly what I wanted to achieve. The results are excellent and have enhanced my look in a subtle way to improve my existing features. Thank you for a great treatment Jackie

25th July 2018

First Visit

I attended Dermal Clinic for the first time today and was so appreciative of the social interactions I received from Katie on Reception and Jackie, the Clinical Director, from whom I also received the utmost professional service. If you are nervous or in doubt about any treatments, this is the place to go

12th July 2018

Warm & Welcoming

Jackie is always very warm and welcoming. I completely trust her professional advice and have always been thrilled with the results

7th July 2018

Quick & Comfortable

I thought the consultation with Jenny was really informative and put me at ease as she answered all of my questions so well. The actual treatment was so quick and very comfortable - I didn’t feel any pain and left very happy

15th June 2018

Fantastic Service

Fantastic Service the staff are very helpful always great welcome so nice to go for treatments to be greeted with welcoming smiley faces everyone can’t do enough for you 100% recommendation from me

9th June 2018

First Class Treatment

I have been attending Dermalclinic for a number of months, receiving first class treatment with state of the art equipment. All the staff are very professional and friendly. I have worked with Jen over recent months and must say she is excellent. Her advice and encouragement has incentivised me and I cannot recommend her highly enough

8th May 2018

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