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What to Do After Having Lip Fillers

Various aftercare tips may help after getting a lip filler treatment. They include; staying constantly hydrated, consuming hydrating foods and following thecosmeticdoctor after care instructions.  The blog discusses what lip fillers are, the benefits of lip fillers, why individuals get lip fillers and what to do after lip fillers.

Individuals thinking of enhancing their lip appearance should look no further than lip fillers. Lip fillers is one of the most popular minimally invasive cosmetic procedure being sought after to improve and beautify the lip area.However, before getting this treatment, it is advisable to plan since, at times, it may take longer for its effects to be fully noticeable. Planning before the treatment day gives you enough time to counter any side effects, such as redness, itching, pain and swelling. Additionally, one will get to recover in no time. Even though this cosmetic procedure is non-invasive, it is vital to follow various aftercare tips to maintain the afterlook.

Basics of Lip Fillers

According to Lockhart (2020),lip fillers, a dermal formulation, is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that restores lost volume to the lips, making them fuller and more sumptuous. Lip fillers contain various synthetic substances such as fat, collagen and hyaluronic acid. Cymrot (2022)explained that the most sought-after is hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body and rarely causes bruising during the procedure.

Benefits of Lip Fillers

Few Sides Effects

Hyaluronic acid filers rarely cause adverse effects or allergic reactions before getting lip fillers; discuss any allergies, underlying medical conditions or medical regime with the aesthetic injector to help you get the ideal filler. If an individual is allergic to the substances in the filler, the cosmetic doctor will inject a  small amount of the filler into the arm or any other body part and see how it reacts.

Quick Recovery Time

After getting lip fillers, most patients resume their normal daily routines with no struggle a day after the treatment. Also, its treatment time is fast, taking around fifteen minutes. Due to this reason, most individuals prefer it to other surgical options.

Minimally Invasive

One of the major benefits of lip fillers is no physical surgery is needed. This procedure involves injecting the filler into the lip tissue. As a result, it restores lost volume and makes it plumper.

Are Reversible

If one does not like the final look or wants a change, it is possible to get what they desire, thanks to the reversible nature of lip fillers. The filler is removed by an enzyme known as hyaluronidase. With no time, the filler is dissolved, leaving you with the last look.

Reasons for Getting Lip Fillers

For Natural-Looking Lips

Lip fillers are mostly preferred over other lip surgical options since they offer subtle and natural results. The cosmetic doctor will administer the amount of substance needed to give a person the desired look.Hence, it is advisable to go for experienced and professional cosmetic doctors since they know what they are doing.

Alleviates Ageing Skin

Like other body parts, the lips are also prone to ageing. Luckily, lip fillers may help treat ageing signs around the lip and mouth area since they lead to skin tightening due to the fullness it provides. Ravichandranet al. (2019) stated that the mouth appears more youthful since ageing signs like wrinkles are minimized.

What to Do After Having Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are advantageous since one may resume normal activities one day after the treatment. However, there are certain things one should keep in mind and follow for around two weeks. They include:

Staying Constantly Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water fastens the healing process. However, there are certain things one should avoid, such as drinking water with a straw, since the pressure exerted may worsen various side effects, such as pain and swelling.

Keep the Lips Clean Constantly

It is advisable to avoid touching the lips after the treatment. Before touching them, one should wash their hands.

Eat Healthily

After the treatment, it is recommended to consume hydrating fruits and vegetables. However, one should avoid sodium-rich foods since they may worsen the situation.

Sleep Right

To avoid worsening the swelling, keep the head elevated while sleeping. One may do this by adding an extra pillow.

Take Pain-Relieving Medication

It is normal to experience pain right after getting lip fillers. To subside the pain, one may take pain-relieving medication. Kim et al. (2014)explained that itwould be best if one avoided blood thinners. It is worth noting that before taking any medication, discuss it with the cosmetic doctor first.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lip Fillers

Do Lip Fillers Damage the Lips?

Generally speaking, lip fillers cannot damage the lips. The reason the lips are damaged might be due to the injection technique used. The most used filler is hyaluronic acid since it naturally exists in the body. When injected into the lips, it slowly gets reabsorbed into the body. To prevent any lipdamage, it is advisable to go to an experienced cosmeticdoctor.

Are Lip Fillers Painful?

Luckily, lip fillers are a pain-free cosmetic procedure. To prevent pain during the treatment, the aesthetic doctor applies a topical numbing cream to the injection site before the process.

What Should I Avoid After Getting Lip Fillers?

To avoid worsening the swelling and bruising, there are certain things oneshould avoid. They include; alcohol, kissing and strenuous exercise.


Lip filler is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that involvesinjecting the lip tissue to restorelip volume and reduce ageing signs giving them a fuller and more luxurious appearance. Even though lip filler is a minimally invasive procedure, there are certain things one should do after getting it. They include; staying constantly hydrated, consuming hydrating foods and taking pain medication but avoiding blood-thinning drugs. These aftercare tips aid prevent various side effects from worsening, such as bruising and swelling. It would be best to avoid other things such as alcohol, strenuous exercise, and pressure on the lips. Luckily, lip fillers’ side effects normally subside within forty-eight hours. Within no time, one tends to resume normal daily activities.


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Ravichandran, E., & Mann, P. (2019). Product focus: filler techniques for rejuvenating, revitalizing and restoring. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing8(10), 476-481.

Marie Salbuvik