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Dermal Fillers

Lip Fillers What Is It?

Lip fillers are common cosmetic treatments that change the lip’s appearance. A professional cosmetic doctor or aesthetic practitioner should do cosmetic procedures for positive and desired results. This article explains lip fillers, their benefits and their side effects.

Lip fillers are mainly used to add volume to the lips making one achieve the desired lip results. Patients can change their lip’s appearance through a blunt cannula or needling using thin, tiny needles. Hyaluronic acid fillers are mainly used. A client is injected with the filler, leading to swollen lips and bruises due to the injection. However, the swelling and bruising are short-lived and fade away quickly.After the lip treatment, one should take care of the lips to prevent infections and bad results.

Is Lip Filler Treatment Safe?

The lip fillers are safe, and the procedure is medically accepted. Clients are advised to look for professional health practitioners for the treatment. Avoid uncertified clinics with unqualified personnel to prevent any negative results. The treatment is unique and well-accommodated in the UK. Cosmetic doctors can know the type of muscles and blood vessels around the lip, making it easier for them to provide the needed services. The process is safe and reversible, especially when patients areunhappy with the treatments’ results. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be reversed using the hyaluronidase enzyme that dissolves the lip fillers.

Benefits of Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are adopted by many due to the following benefits;

Enhanced Appearance

Fuller lips make the clients feel and look younger. Most clients use fillers to improve their lip appearance by making them full and plump.

Natural Fullness

Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by an individual’s body. Most lip fillers contain hyaluronic acid. Therefore, they give an individual a natural look.

Limited Side Effects

The liptreatments and procedures record little to no side effects. It ensures the clinic conducting the procedure can choose the best lip filler. It is hard for an individual to suffer allergic reactions or adverse side effects from using lip fillers. Before the procedure is conducted, the patient must explain to the cosmetic doctor whether they have any side effects or underlying conditions.

Fast Recovery

After the lip treatment has been conducted, the patient can resume normal activities within a short period. One should look for a qualified cosmetic doctor or aesthetic practitionerfor a safe procedure, enabling an easy healing process.

Gradual Progression

Clients born with thin lips can use lip filler treatments. Lip fillers can be used gradually to attain the preferred appearance.

Side Effects of Lip Fillers

There are some side effects associated with the lip filler treatment. De Boulle &Heydenrych (2015) stated that the side effects of lip fillersvary from one patient to the other depending on the age and metabolism of the client.Swelling and bruising are among the common side effects associated with the lip filler process.

When the lip filler is injected into the client’s lips, the tiny needles rupture the lip’s blood vessels. The rupture results in some small bruising.When not taken good care of, the bruising can result in infection. Also, lumps can form on an individual’s lips because of swelling and bruising. According toUrdiales-Gálvez et al. (2018),bruising and swelling can be treatedby avoiding putting pressure on the lips. The process is costly and temporary. Patients may need some lip filler top-ups after some months of injections.

Is Lip Filler Painful?

Ju et al. (2019) stated that lip injections are not painful. Before the injection is administered, a numbing cream or nerve block is applied to the lips to reduce the discomfort and possible pain. Also, an antiseptic can be used to minimize the risk of contracting an infection.Clients can discuss their pain and discomfort with the medical practitioner before the treatment. After the lip treatment, the pain lasts for 12 to 24 hours(Bravo et al., 2015).

What To Know Before Lip Fillers

Lip filler procedures are administered through an injection. There are different types of lip fillers that an individual can choose from. In nature, clients should know that the process results in moderate swelling and is non-invasive. Also, the lip filler procedure is safe and medically sensible.

What Not to Do After Lip Fillers?

Alcohol is alcohol is blood thinner. When consumed, alcohol makes the blood thin and dilates the blood vessels, which can worsen the bruising. Consumption of alcohol is not advised for 24-48 hours after the lip filler treatment.

Patients are advised to avoid drinking water with a straw or smoking. Putting pressure on the treated lips can misplace the filler.

Avoid kissing and massaging the lips for two days after the lip filler treatment. It prevents the lips from unnecessary pressure, thus helping in better healing.

FAQs about Lip Fillers

What are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are cosmetic treatment procedures that change lip appearance andstimulate collagen production.

What are the Side Effects of Lip Filler Treatment?

Swelling, bruising, and bleeding are common side effects of lip treatments.

What are the Benefits of Lip Fillers?

Lip filler treatments change the lip’s appearance by adding volume and making them look plumper. Lip filler injections also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.

How Long Is the Process of Lip Fillers?

The lip filler procedure takes about twenty to forty minutes.


Lip fillers are common cosmetic treatments used to change the lip’s appearance. Hyaluronic acid fillers are commonly administered lip fillers. It is a natural substance that plumps the patient’s lip by adding volume. The procedure helps restore volume loss and maintain a younger look. However, the procedure is associated with side effects, including swelling, bruising and bleeding that goes away after a while.


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Barbara Santini