Lip filler is an aesthetic treatment that is injected into your lips for an enhanced appearance. Following your natural lip contour and lip anatomy, lip filler is an innovative way to enhance your features.

Through lip filler treatment, lips can look fuller, increasingly symmetrical, and volumized.

When performed by a medically qualified practitioner lip filler is a safe and effective procedure.

Why have lip fillers?

Lip sculpting is a popular treatment that accentuates thin or tight lips by using filler.

People may choose lip filler treatment to enhance natural features, accentuate the Cupid’s bow, add volume and restore the appearance of lips.

How to care for your lips after lip injections

Lip augmentation is a straightforward procedure that requires minimal downtime so you can get back to your daily activities quickly after treatment.

However, as with any injectable treatment, there are some aftercare steps that can help maximise results and minimise side effects.

Do’s

1. Keep hydrated by drinking lots of water after the lip filler treatment

To get the best possible results from your lip filler it is important to stay hydrated. Drinking lots of water after your treatment helps to enhance the volume and longevity of your dermal filler.

2. Apply ice to reduce swelling

After your lip filler treatment, you may experience some swelling or bruising around the site of the injection. If this occurs, apply ice to the swollen or bruised area using an ice pack or ice cube. Ensure the ice is covered with a thin cloth so it doesn’t stick to the lip.

Don’ts

1. Drink alcohol

Alcohol after lip filler injections increases the likelihood of swelling and bruising and can also cause inflammation. By avoiding alcohol for at least 24 hours after your appointment you minimise the risk of side effects.

2. Take blood-thinning pain relief

Pain relief such as ibuprofen and aspirin are blood thinning medications that should be avoided in the days following your lip filler procedure. These medications increase the risk of bruising and swelling. Ask your doctor on the day of treatment which pain medications are okay to take if required.

Lip filler healing time

Due to its non-invasive nature, lip filler does not require any period of downtime. In the days immediately after the lip filler enhancement, you may experience redness, swelling, or bruising that may last for a few days.

However, after the procedure, you should be able to continue as normal and get back to your daily routine.

How long does it take to settle

You will see immediate results from lip filler but once the swelling reduces the overall appearance of the lips may look more subtle.

It can take around four to six weeks for the lips to take and achieve their final look.

How long does lip filler treatment last

Dermal lip filler is not a permanent treatment and will require future appointments to maintain your desired look.

Typically, lip filler lasts between six to 12 months before you will need a top-up appointment.

How to know if lip fillers went wrong

When performed by a medically qualified professional lip filler is a reasonably safe procedure.

But if performed by an amateur injector, lip filler may cause your lips to become lumpy, uneven, and have an unnatural appearance.

Common signs that lip filler has been injected incorrectly include lumps on the surface or inside of the mouth, an asymmetric appearance, persistent puffiness, and continuous pain.

Final thoughts

Lip filler is a quick and non-invasive procedure that requires minimal downtime. It is a safe and effective treatment when performed by a certified nurse or doctor.

By following aftercare tips and being aware of common side effects, you will be well informed about how to maintain and prolong the life of your lip filler.

Boutique Dental 23 specialise in designing the perfect lip. If you are considering lip filler treatment and would like more information about the procedure, get in touch with them today.