My experience with lip filler

For as long as I can remember I have wanted lip fillers, even before they became 'trendy'. Over the last 
few years people have spoke openly about getting lip fillers, which I believe stemmed from Kylie Jenner 
and other celebrities being so open about their experiences. I've always been insecure about my lips 
because they were quite small, lacked pigment and not as plump as I would've liked. The reason it took 
me so long to get them done was mainly down to finding someone I could trust enough to do so. I've heard 
so many horrors stories about people who have lip filler that I knew I couldn't just go to the first place I 
found. After a lot of research and personal recommendations I found exactly what I was looking for.

I decided to give Devon a message at Ideal Aesthetics and after talking to her about what I wanted doing, 
the process and cost I decided to book in with her at 1 of the 2 salons she works at. What especially stood 
out to me about Devon is the amount of care and pride she takes in her clients and the advice that she 
gives them, rather than others who are focused on the money side and don't care about their clients. This 
gave me reassurance that she knew about different aspects, that others don't, rather than just injecting you 
with filler and sending you on your way. 

When I arrived, Devon was extremely friendly and didn't make me feel uncomfortable or nervous at all. 
She asked me about my day, about work and really took an interest in what I had to say. She applied a 
layer of numbing cream over my lips and started talking about what the next step was, what she was going 
to do,  as well as showing me the needle she was going to be using to do the treatment (she asked if I 
wanted to see, which I did). It took about 5-10 minutes for the numbing cream to work and she got started. 

Devon recommend going for 1ml of filler, as this was my first time and she didn't want to overcrowd my 
lips. She started on the top first and went at a steady pace whilst making sure I was comfortable and 
feeling ok, every time she did a new injection. After the top lip was complete, she applied a little bit more 
numbing cream to the bottom, waited a couple of minutes and began on the bottom lip. I wasn't in pain at 
any part of the treatment, and could only feel a sharp scratch occasionally and a little bit of tightness when 
the needle was injecting the filler itself. I would rate this a 4/10 for pain, as it was slightly uncomfortable 
at times, but bearable and was her quickly. The whole experience took a total of around 45 minutes (max).

These are my lips immediately after getting lip filler

These are my lips, 1 month later, fully healed

I did have some initial bruising which lasted about a week, and some swelling which lasted a couple of 
days. I made sure to follow the aftercare plan that was provided as well as keeping them nourished and 
hydrated with vaseline. It is just as important to follow and stick to the aftercare to make sure that you 
don't get any infections and everything heals the correct way. 

I'm not going to mention the cost of this treatment as I know each beautician/technician charges 
differently, based upon a variety of different factors. I am more than happy with the amount I paid for this 
treatment as I got everything that I was looking for, from the treatment itself to finding someone I can trust 
enough to do it for me. I did get another treatment on the same day, which I might talk about in a separate 
blog post and I will be booking in with Devon again after Christmas for a top up! 

I do want to stress that any form of cosmetic work shouldn't be taken lightly and especially shouldn't be 
done because of peer pressure or social standards. There is nothing wrong with having cosmetic work 
done, however it should only be done for you because it's something you want. I have wanted this done 
for over 5 years. Make sure you think about it thoroughly as well as do your research in finding the right 
technician for you. If you are Staffordshire based or willing to travel then I cannot recommend Devon 
enough and highly recommend/suggest dropping her a message and getting booked in with her! I cannot 
thank her enough for my doing my treatments, the results and how incredible she was herself. 



  1. I loved reading your experience of lip fillers Leia, I like that Devon was a medically trained as well as cosmetically trained, I can imagine that this definitely did make you feel at ease! x

    Lucy |

  2. What a great review! Love hearing people’s experiences with things like this. I need all the info first!

  3. Doing your research is so important and it sounds like you did a lot!

  4. It's nice to hear someone's experience of this as I don't see the actual procedure spoken about all that often - also they look great!
    Amy x

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the read! Thank you so much. I'm so pleased with the results x

  5. I’ve never been one for filler myself and so many people in my town have massively oversized ones but yours look so natural and real looking! I’m all for enhancing to make yourself feel good about yourself too as I like to fake tan šŸ¤£. Great review! Xx

    1. I think as long as you're happy then it's down to you, but also important to remember to do things in moderation x

  6. Oh I loved reading this! I’ve had filler in my lips 3 times now to maintain the shape etc, I bruised awfully the first time, I thought something had gone wrong with them haha, but second time round no bruising whatsoever! yours look a lovely shape :-)

    Courtney x

    1. I know so many people who have had theres done and you can't tell, which is a sign of a good technician! Thank you lovely x

  7. Oh they look fab! I keep wanting to get mine done but just a natural look and not too much.

    Gemma Louise

    1. Thank you. I had 1ml and it's not so noticeable that they look unnatural! I love them x

  8. This does look quite good. I would be so nervous about the needle though, I am such a wuss!

    Amy x
    The July Rose

    1. I'm not good with needles, despite having loads of tattoos. However, it wasn't as painful as I thought and it gave me such a confidence boost x