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Dermal Fillers

What Not to Eat After Fillers

Some clients ask what they should not eat after the filler procedure. This article explains what not to drink and eat after getting the lip fillers, what to eat and drink after the Procedure, and the frequently asked questions.

Fillers have become popular, and patients are gaining interest in their benefits. A patient is advised on dos and don’ts before and after having lip fillers. Some food is not good for a patient after having lip fillers since it may alter the healing process. This article advises how to take care of your lip fillers and when a patient should get a top-up. There are drinks, and foods individuals should avoid taking after the cosmetic Procedure.

What Not to Drink and Eat after Getting Lip Filer

Benerji et al. (2021)stated that a patient should avoid eating foods with salt and sugar after lip filler treatment. Avoid foodstuffs with high sugar and salt, like chocolate, sandwiches, crisps, and chips, since they may increase the lips’ swelling.Eating chocolate bars after dinner may worsen the condition of the lips. According to Crowder et al.  (2020), eating a lot of salt meals may cause the body to lose a lot of moisture, making lips appear thinner and drier. Lip fillers will last longer if a patient drinks plenty of water to keep them moist. Hydrated.Be keen on what you take before and after lip filler treatment.

According to Bazzano et al.  (2020), avoid taking food with spices and hot drinks. Adjust the regimen if you prefer a hot beverage to assist you through a chilly day.Lips might swell from hot beverages and food with spices. Try coffee instead of water to check if it may lessen swelling.However, if a patient has IBS or another gastrointestinal condition, consuming these foods and drinking hot beverages may cause more swelling.

According to Farber et al. (2020), avoiding alcohol completely for a  day before and after fillers for forty-eight hours is recommended. Avoid drinking alcohol before and after lip filler procedures. Alcohol is a blood thinner, and it can cause overbleeding during the Procedure. Lips swell, hurt, and burn after drinking. This also happens because alcohol opens the blood vessels. However,drinking a lot of water can help reduce lip filler side effects.

Some clients take in too much caffeine in their daily routine. A cappuccino after work or a latte on the weekends can leavelips burning and bloating. Limit consumption of tea and other caffeine products to steer the healing process.

What to Eat and Drink after the Procedure?

It is recommended to eat a lot of vegetables and hydrating fruits. The hydrated fruits keep the lips moisturized. This helps the filler to take a short time to recover. The body’s dehydration will not perform well in the healing process. Vegetables like spinach and cabbage help hydrate the body since they contain water.These can help reduce swelling and bruising.

It is also recommended to drink plenty of water. This also keeps the body hydrated and moisturized. Water plays a big role in the body and improves healing after the Procedure. Stay hydrated, eat well and relax to give the injected site enough time to recover. Avoid taking salty foods after the Procedure since they will dehydrate the body. Water helps heal. The swelling may worsen when the body becomes dehydrated. Do what is required to obtain optimal results.

When to Eat After Fillers

Many dermal fillers have numbing agents to make the treatment less painful. It is recommended to be patient till the numbing agent fades before taking food after the cosmetic Procedure. Raghavan et al. (2018) advised patients to avoid hard foods 24 hours after the filler treatment. Do not disturb the treated area by wiping the lips after eating. This may cause infection and more bruising. When wiping the lips, ensure you do it gently. Avoid massaging, touching, and kissing after the treatment to obtain optimal results and make your filler settle.

FAQs about Fillers

What Should I Avoid Eating After the Procedure

Patients should avoid taking some food after getting the dermal fillers. Avoid foods with spices and hot beverages. This may result in swelling of the lips after the Procedure. Also, avoid taking salty, sugary foods and hard foods.

What Should I Eat and Drink After the Procedure?

Eat a lot of vegetables, hydrating fruits, and drink water. This will keep the skin moisturized and enable the injection site to recover quickly. Hydrating the body will slow down blood flow and decrease the lips’ swelling.

What Should I Avoid after the Procedure?

There are several things that individuals should avoid after the Procedure. Avoid exercising after filler injections, which may lead to high temperatures and blood pressure. Avoid taking alcohol because it opens the blood vessels that increases swelling.

Can I Eat After the Fillers?

There are no restrictions on eating after the cosmetic Procedure. It would help if you ate healthily but avoided hard, salty, and spicy foods. Consult a physician who conducted the treatment for you. A cosmetic doctor advises a patient on the dos and don’ts during healing.

Does Drinking Water Help In Fillers?

It is recommended to take plenty of water. The hyaluronic acid fillers use water stored in the body tissues. Taking a lot of water after the Procedure aids the filler to last for a long period and sustain suppleness.


Patients should avoid eating salty, sugary, and spicy foods after the filler procedure. Salty foods make the body dehydrate. The body functions well when hydrated since it increases the filler’s lifetime. Avoid taking alcohol and smoking. The alcohol opens up the blood vessels, which makes the swelling worse. Ensure you drink lots of water and eat plenty of hydrating fruits and vegetables. Avoiding active activities or exercises after the filler procedure is also recommended. The exercises can make the filler migrate and settle in the unintended region.


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