Understanding Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are one of the most popular type of dermal fillers, and are designed to increase the volume of the lips, whilst enhancing their look and feel.

As well as increasing the size of lips, lip fillers are also a great way to restore a previous lip size, correct the shape of your lips, smooth wrinkles around the mouth and of course improve self-esteem and optimise confidence.

If you are considering lip fillers, you have certainly landed in the right place. We have created a helpful guide outlining everything you will need to consider before deciding whether lip fillers are for you.

Practitioner Research and Consultation

Before you commit to any cosmetic procedure, it’s incredibly important that you take the time to do your research, especially when it comes to ensuring that the practitioner you choose has the appropriate qualifications to carry out the procedure safely.

After all, you should always remember that lip filler injections are medical procedures, and must only be performed by trained aesthetic professionals. With this in mind, you should always take the time to check out a practitioner’s qualifications, reviews, social media accounts and experience – this will help you find a qualified, reliable and experienced aesthetic professionals.

Medical History and Allergies

Before lip filler, if you have any medical conditions, such as allergies or autoimmune diseases, it is essential that you check in with your doctor before getting dermal fillers.

This is because, if you have certain medical conditions or allergies, lip fillers might not be suitable, which is why it’s vital you always declare any medical conditions.

Hydration and Diet

Nutrition and hydration have a significant impact on the success and results of a lip filler treatment.

For example, for the very best results, it’s important that you stay as hydrated as possible before and after your procedure. This is because Hyaluronic acid binds with water in the body in order to increase its volumising effect. As a general rule of thumb, you should aim to drink at least two litres of water a day to get the best possible results from your lip filler.

At the same time, you should always aim to eat a healthy, balance diet too.

Smoking and Alcohol

Everyone knows the harmful effects that smoking and alcohol have on the body, and it goes without saying that you will get better results from your lip filler injection if you quit smoking and alcohol.

This is because alcohol is a vasodilator, which can cause the blood vessels to relax and widen, which can then cause blood thinning. Drinking alcohol before and after an injectable treatment, can also cause deep bruising and excessive bleeding.

You will also achieve much better results, whilst reducing the risk of side effects, if you give up smoking. This is because smoking is renowned for drying out your skin.

Mental Preparation

If you are considering lip fillers, it’s important that you fully understand all elements of the procedure, so that your expectations are not only managed but that you are also mentally ready too!

What To Do Before the Lip Filler Treatment

One Week Prior

  • You should avoid medications such as Aspirin Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve
  • Avoid Green tea
  • If you need pain medication in the week before your filler treatment, you should always opt to use Tylenol
  • Avoid supplements including Omega-3 Vitamin E, garlic, and ginger

Days Before

  • You should stop using any anti-ageing skincare products containing ingredients such as Retinol, Retinoid, Glycolic Acid, or other exfoliating agents
  • You should avoid shaving, waxing, threading or plucking!
  • If you are prone to bruising, taking Arnica is recommended

The Day Of Treatment Dos and Don’ts

  • You should always arrive with a clean face
  • Make sure that all your makeup is removed
  • If required, numbing cream may be applied – this can help to optimise comfort during the procedure
  • You should always make sure that you have something to eat and drink before your treatment.

Things to Avoid After Lip Filler

Once your filler injection has been completed, you should avoid the following:

  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid vaping
  • Avoid intense heat such as saunas, sunbeds, or sunbathing
  • Avoid kissing
  • Avoid overly salty or spicy foods
  • Avoid scratching the injection area
  • Avoid hot tubs
  • You should avoid strenuous exercise for 24–48 hours
  • Avoid wearing lipstick or lip balm for at least 24 hours
  • Avoid drinking alcohol after the treatment
  • Avoid flying on a plane

Lip fillers can instantly enhance the look and feel of your lips. However, before you decide whether this is a good option for you, it’s important that you understand what is involved in the procedure.

And remember, once you have found an aesthetics professionals to carry out the procedure for you, they are always happy to answer any of your questions or concerns.

Here at Boutique Dental, we offer a wide range of lip enhancement treatments, at our state-of-the-art clinic in Wigan. Contact us today to book an appointment.


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