Dermal Fillers

What to Do After Getting Lip Fillers

Many patients ask what is needed to be done after a filler treatment procedure. This article explains what to do after getting the fillers, what not to do after the lip fillers and the frequently asked questions.

Lip fillers are cosmetic procedures that help in adding volume to the lips. Lip fillers contain hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that occurs naturally in the body. The lip fillers are injected into the skin tissues of the lip. Many customers have undergone cosmetic procedures to improve their facial appearance. Some aged people in the world today do not want to get old. Rather they find it good to undergo a cosmetic procedure. The fillers help reduce creases and wrinkles in the face giving the clients a youthful and good-looking appearance. However, there are some things that patients should practise after getting the fillers to give them good results and stay for a long time.

What to Do After the Lip Fillers

When patients go for cosmetic treatment, there are guidelines that the cosmetic doctor gives them to follow to ensure that they achieve the best results and that the fillers stay longer. The fillers can stay up to twelve months. Patients cannot last long when they do not take care of their fillers. There is some aftercare that one should do after the fillers. Patients should take a lot of water. As it is known, water plays a significant role in the human body. When the Patients take a lot of water, the skin tissues of the lips become moisturized.Valachová & Šoltés (2021) stated that the body should stay hydrated in the healing process.

After the injection, most patients notice swelling and bruising on their lips. It is very normal, and they subside after a short period. In this healing process, some Patients look for ways to help them reduce bruising. It is recommended to apply arnica creams, Vitamin K, and aloe vera on the treated area. It will enable patients to reduce the rates of bruising and swelling. When applying them, ensure you don’t put pressure on the lips that can make the swelling worse. It is a great idea to consult a cosmetic doctor before using these on the lips.According to Swan & Hamilton (2020), patients are advised to eat many vegetables and hydrating fruits. It will make the body heal faster. When the body tries to perform its healing functions, it should also help by feeding it many vegetables and fruits. It will make the injection site heal faster and last longer.

Some Patients notice some discomfort and mild pain after the procedure. It is normal and last for a short period. Some prefer taking medications to reduce pain, but this is not recommended until they consult the cosmetic doctor who instructs them on what to do. When sleeping, it is recommended to place the head in a raised position. One can also put more pillows together than usual to keep the head high. Patients should also avoid sleeping on their faces. It helps them to reduce swelling that could be caused by pressure applied to the face.

What Not to Do After Getting Lip Fillers

There are things that Patients should avoid after getting the lip fillers.

Avoid Makeup

Patients should avoid applying makeup on their faces after getting the fillers. When doing makeup, pressure is applied on the face, and one can touch the injected area, increasing the chances of infection and making the swelling worse. It is a great idea to make the lips stay natural for a short period. Once the injection site is healed, one can go to their normal routine.

Avoid Active Activities and Exercises

The exercises can result in increased blood flow and high temperatures. The increased blood flow may worsen the swelling, while the high temperatures make the bacteria penetrate easily into the body. According to Goodman et al. (2022), the filler may migrate from the injected site and settle on the unintended area due to exercises. Ensure you relax, and keep the head always elevated to prevent the relocation of fillers. One can do light exercises like walking and simple dances.

Individuals should avoid exposing themselves to the sunny weather after the lip fillers.

Use Sunscreen and Protective Clothing

Patients should remember that the sun causes wrinkles and creases giving them an old look. Before and after the fillers, patients should take off their faces.


There are some foods that individuals should avoid eating after the filers.These include salty and spicy foods. After the fillers, the body needs a lot of water to heal. Eating foods with salt will dehydrate the body. The body will not be able to perform its activities well. It is also advised to avoid eating foods with spices. It can make the swelling of the lips worse.

Avoid Smoking and Alcohol

Patients should stop smoking and drinking alcohol. According to Farber et al. (2020), smoking irritates the skin of the lips and worsens the swelling, whereas alcohol opens up the blood vessels and worsens the swelling and bruising.

FAQs about Lip Fillers

What Should I Do After the Lip Fillers?

Patients should drink a lot of water that will make their lips moisturized and eat a lot of fruits and vegetables that will contribute to the body’s healing process. They should also sleep in an elevated position and avoid sleeping on their face.

What Should I Avoid After the Fillers

After getting the fillers, one should avoid exercising, taking alcohol, smoking, and applying makeup. It is recommended to avoid consulting the cosmetic doctor to instruct what to do and what not to do to help one in this healing process.

How Do Smoking and Alcohol Affect My Fillers?

When Patients smoke while they have the lip fillers, it irritates the lip skin, making the swelling worse. Alcohol, on the other hand, opens up the blood vessels making the swelling worse.


Patients should consider a cosmetic doctor when thinking of a lip filler. They should remember that the cosmetic doctor determines how long the effects will last and how long the injection site will heal. A professional cosmetic doctor will give you the guidelines of what you should do and what to avoid to make your filler stay for a long period and enjoy the results. Follow the instruction carefully and adhere to them.


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