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Dermal Fillers

How to Tell If Someone Has Fillers?

Are fillers noticeable on the face? This article explains how to tell if a client has lip filler, how to make fillers look more natural and how fillers look after the procedure.

Dermal fillers alter the appearance the facial appearance of a client. You can notice some facial changes if the pa qualified cosmetic doctor doesn’t perform the procedure Clients have dermal fillers for lips, nose, and butts. However, it may be difficult to tell if a client has received dermal fillers if you had not seen the person or the pictures before the treatment. The filers appearproportionate and natural. During the healing process, you can tell if a client has dermal filler when the swelling stays in their cheeks or lips for a long time.

How to Tell if Someone Has Lip Fillers

You can notice several things on a client’s lips during the healing process. The lips may have bruises and swelling. A client could have lumps on the lips if the procedure is not well performed. This is a sign of a lip filler effect. However, you may not notice lip fillers if there are no or mild side effects.This is because the lips look proportional and natural. However, when some customers go for a cosmetic procedure, their fillers can appear frowning and fake. When the treatment is conducted wrongly, the lips may pop out and make a face look pouty. This happens if a client uses poor-quality lip fillers.

Lipko-Godlewska et al. (2021), clients with filler treatment have bulging cupid’s bow. The lip fillers change the shape and structure of the lip. The cupid’s bow protrudes when the procedure is overdone and causes asymmetry. When this happens, it is recommended to go for additional treatment to make the cupid’s bow acquire shape.

The skin of clients who have lip fillers may appear stretched. The lips’ skin is lined and thin compared to the rest of the skin on the face. Lips have lines that can stretch while opening the mouth, laughing, or smiling. When patients receive lip fillers, these lines may subside completely since the skin extends to accommodate the fillers. Some patients have fewer bulging lines and smooth lips. When going for lip filler treatment for fuller lips, the skin can stretch too much, and the lip may appear as if they will burst. This may be common for patients who have thinner lips and receive fillers to make them fuller.

According to Lo et al.  (2018), the lower and upper lip ratio is off after filler treatment. Patients who have not undergone lip injections have laden upper lips compared to the lower ones. When the ratio is not well observed, it may indicate that a client has a lip filler treatment.

Compare the shape and texture of the lower and the upper lip and the ratio. A client has lip filler treatment if the upper lip appears to be weightier than the lower lip.

According to Chirico et al. (2021), clients who have undergone the lip filler procedure will have rigid lips. Clients get lip injections, whichinduce swelling in their lips to give them a fuller appearance. Clients with lip fillers have less movement in their lips when theysmile, talk,or eat. They cannot move their lips naturally because of the additional filling, which causes their lips to appear stiffer. Some clientswith fillers are cautious around their lips. This happens because the fillers hurt. They do not need to apply pressure to their lips in other instances sincethe filler might migrate within their lips.

How to Make Your Fillers Look More Natural

It is important to look for a well-skilled and experienced cosmetic doctor to conduct treatment well if you want the fillers to look more natural. Many cosmetic doctors claim to conduct a cosmetic procedure well but do not have the certificate to show they are qualified. A professional doctor conducts the treatment well and ensures the fillers look natural. A cosmetic doctor also instructsa  patienton what to do and avoid after filler treatment to avoid complications and recover fast.

Clients should avoid exercises after receiving the dermal fillers, which could lead to a rise in temperatures. The high temperatures may make the injection site swell. Some clients practice yoga after the fillers. When doing yoga, the head may move the head in a different position which may lead to the migration of fillers to unintended places.

Eating fruits and vegetables and drinking a lot of water is also recommended. This enables the skin to stay moisturized and contributes to healing. This may also make the fillers look natural.

Patients who have undergone cosmetic procedures should avoid drinking alcohol. According to Philipp-Dormston et al. (2020), alcohol opens up the blood vessels that will make the lips swell.

FAQs about Fillers

Can You Feel Lip Filler When You Kiss?

You can’t feel the fillers when kissing since the lips maintain their texture after the procedure.

What Do Lip Fillers Look Like After the Fillers?

Patients undergoing a cosmetic procedure may experience bruising, sensitivity, and swelling. Clients should not worry about this since the effects are normal and temporary. The swelling subsides after a few days.

How Do I Make My Lip Fillers Look Natural?

Clients should avoid strenuous exercise,  drink a lot of water, eat vegetables and fruits, avoid smoking and drinking alcohol, and avoid sleeping on their faces to lessen the chances of swelling. This will help lips look natural.


It may be hard to tell if a patient haslip filler procedures if you have not seen them before or their pictures. However, some things can be noticed with lip filler treatment. The effects of swelling in the lips may tell if a client has received fillers. The upper lip may protrude due to swelling; lip fillers may appear stretched, and the ratio between the lower and upper lip is off.


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Lipko-Godlewska, S., Bolanča, Ž., Kalinová, L., Kermen, I., Onisak, B., Papp, I., … & Valančienė, G. (2021). Whole-face approach with hyaluronic acid fillers. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, 14, 169.

Philipp-Dormston, W. G., Goodman, G. J., De Boulle, K., Swift, A., Delorenzi, C., Jones, D., … & Batniji, R. K. (2020). Global approaches to preventing and managing delayed-onset adverse reactions with hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, 8(4).

Monika Wasserman