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How to Hide Lip Fillers from Parents

You can hide lip fillers from parents by avoiding alcohol and thinning medications before and after lip fillers. Your cosmetic doctor can suggest medications to help with swelling and bruising so that you heal without developing noticeable signs. This article explains how lip fillers can be masked through proper aftercare.  

In general, dermal fillers are limited to persons 18 years and above. Clients choose to get lip fillers to plump their thin lips, smooth scars, or mask a congenital asymmetry. Age is a big factor in all fillers; as you age, your skin sags and develops wrinkles due to collagen and elastin reduction in the body. Collagen helps the skin to maintain elasticity. You can also develop aging signs due to UV light exposure and medical conditions. Aging can make your lips lose volume and shrink, making the lip lines and borders indistinct. After lip fillers, your parents may notice you had lip fillers; however, if you used the right amount of fillers and the best quality injection, the lips will appear natural.

What are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are injectable gels used in minimally invasive procedures like cosmetics. The fillers are injected into tissues to redefine lip lines, borders, and plump, thin lips. Cosmetic doctors or aesthetic practitioners do lip fillers. Hyaluronic acid is the most widely used type of lip filler; other fillers are Polylactic acid, polyalkylimide, and calcium hydroxylapatite.

How to Hide Lip Fillers from Parents 

How to Tell If Someone Has Lip Fillers 

The common side effects of lip fillers are swelling, bruising, and pain. After injection, the lips will look stiff and swollen, making them easily noticeable. The swelling and bruising disappear after a short while, normally under two weeks. 

How to Hide Signs of lip Fillers

Lip filler signs like swelling and bruising can be masked through proper aftercare. Do not take any thinning medications a week before lip fillers. According to Long et al. (2021), thinning medication can make it difficult for blood to clot, thus making bruises severe and prolonging recovery. You can also avoid taking such medications for 48 hours after the procedure.

Avoid alcohol before and after lip fillers. According to Alleyne &Dopico (2021), alcohol is a vasodilator. A vasodilator substance makes your blood vessels relax and open. If you take alcohol before lip fillers, more blood will spill into the neighboring tissues making bruises severe. AccordingChan et al. (2020), bruises heal due to blood clotting, and alcohol also is a blood thinner; thus, taking alcohol will reduce the rate of blood clotting. Other strategies relevant to reducing the side effects include; 

  • Avoid touching or massaging your lips unless instructed; touching can delay recovery. 
  • Wash your face with gentle soaps and cleaning agents. It would help to avoid pressure on the lips by minimizing activities like kissing or applying lipstick for the first 48 hours. 
  • Avoid heat, sweating, and heavy lifting for the first 48 hours. 
  • Us anti-inflammatory creams like aloe vera to treat the swelling.
  • Ask your doctor if there is any medication you can take to aid with the swelling and bruising.

Benefits of Lip Fillers 

No Downtime

Unlike other procedures, lip fillers have immediate results in plastic surgery, where you recover first to notice the changes. You can also resume work immediately after lip filler treatments. 

Minimal Risk

Lip fillers have minor risks when done by a qualified cosmetic doctor. Bruising, swelling, and slight pain are the common side effects of lip fillers. Complications like asymmetry, blindness, and allergic reactions may also occur in rare cases. 

Long-lasting Results 

Lip fillers can last three to six months, depending on the type used. You can maintain them by redoing lip fillers after a few months and adjusting your lifestyle, like quitting smoking. 

Triggers Collagen Production

Collagen is essential for skin structure. Having more collagen in the body will give you youthful skin. Lip fillers containing hyaluronic acid and polylactic acid can trigger collagen production. You can notice the effect of collagen a few weeks after lip filler. 

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last 

Lip fillers last for three to six months, depending on the filler used. Filling lips requires a smaller amount of filler, thus, a short lifespan. After a month or two, you can maintain your new look by redoing the fillers. Your lifestyle also affects how long lip fillers will last. If you binge drink and smoke a lot, your lip fillers will only last a while. You can adjust your lifestyle behavior and hydrate more often, so your lip fillers can last longer. 

Cost of Lip Fillers 

Lip filler range from £100 to £350 a syringe, depending on the type of filler. Your cosmetic doctor’s experience and location, the number of syringes you need, and the complexity of the injection will determine the cost of doing fillers. 

Side Effects and Complications of Lip Fillers

Bruising, swelling, and slight pain are the common side effects of lip fillers; they subside after a few days. Complications like infection and asymmetry are rare in lip fillers done by a qualified cosmetic doctor. To avoid such complications, you should do your lip fillers in a hospital or clinic with a qualified cosmetic doctor. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Fillers

Can I Look Normal After Lip Fillers? 

You will look normal after the fillers have settled. After injection, your lips are stiff and fuller, but as you recover, your lips become soft. You should also plump your lips sparingly. 

What Are Lip Fillers Made of?

Lip fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid, polyalkylimide, and calcium hydroxylapatite, among other ingredients; Hyaluronic acid is common because of its limited side effects and its easy-to-reverse nature. 

What Can I Do Before Lip Fillers?

You can avoid thinning medicines and alcohol a week before your appointment. Thinning medications can make bruising severe. If you are on prescribed medications, do not stop taking them but inform your cosmetic doctor about them.

Are Lip Fillers Safe?

Lip fillers are safe when done by a qualified cosmetic doctor. You can only experience minor side effects like bruising and swelling. 


Bruising, swelling, and lips appearing stiff and fuller are the telling signs of lip fillers. You can hide lip fillers from your parents by minimizing these signs using an anti-inflammatory scream or other medications suggested by your cosmetic doctor. Precautions like avoiding thinning medication and alcohol can help speed up recovery. Lip fillers take two to three weeks to settle; during this recovery time, your lips will start looking normal; if you are not at home after the lip filler and recovery period, it will be hard for your parents to notice you had lip fillers. 


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Charlotte Cremers