Lip filler - FAQs
What is the treatment procedure time?
The time it can take to complete a lip filler treatment can vary depending on the amount of lip filler needed. The more lip filler used, the longer the procedure can take. Ordinarily, the procedure takes around 5-30 minutes.
Can you get lip filler treatment whilst pregnant?
Choosing to have lip fillers during pregnancy is not recommended as they have not been tested on pregnant women just yet. This means that we do not know if it would be safe to carry out this treatment. The NHS advises against having muscle-relaxing procedures such as botox during pregnancy, which is why we do not carry out similar treatments on pregnant women.
How to get rid of lip filler lumps?
Soft lumps on the lips can appear after lip filler. As long as these lumps are not hard and rubbery, massaging can take place to reduce swelling. These lumps are normally undissolved filler, meaning they can be dispersed. Giving them a firm massage should enable them to flatten.
Can you smoke after having lip fillers?
As lip fillers are not to be touched after the treatment, it is best to avoid smoking for around 24 hours. Once this time is up, it is entirely okay to do so. Smoking 24 hours after lip fillers should not cause any harm or infections.
How long does lip filler swelling last?
Painful side effects should wear off within a few hours or the next day. The volume of lip filler used will impact how much your lips swell. Side effects should wear off completely within two weeks.
How to reduce swelling after lip filler?
Applying a cold compress to the area is easiest to bring down swelling after lip filler. This can also alleviate any pain you are still experiencing and minimise inflammation by a considerable amount. Avoid heat sources and exercise as they can the swell of your lips.
Can you drink alcohol after lip fillers?
You should refrain from drinking alcohol after having lip fillers for 24 hours, as we recommend with smoking, as the area will be sensitive. After these 24 hours, consuming alcohol is safe. Be aware that alcohol can thin the blood and therefore can increase swelling and bruising of the lips. If you feel this is bearable, feel free to have a drink!
Can you eat after lip fillers?
It is completely safe to eat after lip filler treatments if numbing cream has not been used. If numbing cream has been applied, you should wait until the cream has worn off. It may not be safe to eat with numb lips as it may cause you to choke. Easy foods are recommended, such as ice cream, which can help soothe the lips.