Lip filler - FAQs
How long do lip fillers take?
The time that lip fillers can take to complete will vary depending on the amount of filler that is inserted. The more filler that has been used, the longer the procedure may take. Usually, the treatment takes around 5-30 minutes. The process should not last very long.
Can you get lip fillers while pregnant?
Deciding to have lip filler whilst pregnant is not recommended as dermal fillers have not been tested on pregnant women; therefore, the safety of this is unknown. The NHS has advised against having any muscle-relaxing procedures such as botox during pregnancy, which is why we do not carry out similar procedures on pregnant women.
How to massage lip filler lumps?
Soft lumps can appear on the lips after lip injections. It is perfectly safe to massage them to reduce swelling as long as these lumps are not hard and rubbery. These lumps are usually just undissolved filler, meaning they're safe to be dispersed. A firm massage on the lumps can enable them to flatten.
Can you smoke after lip fillers?
Lips should not be touched after lip filler, so it is best to refrain from smoking for 24 hours after your treatment. After this period of time, it is okay to do so. Smoking 24 hours after lip fillers should not cause any damage or infections.
How long does lip filler swelling last?
Swelling and redness are side effects that are to be expected after lip fillers. They are only temporary and should wear off in a few hours or by the next day. The amount of lip filler required will affect the severity of the swelling. Side effects should wear off completely in two weeks.
How to reduce swelling after lip filler?
Swelling can be reduced by applying a cold compress to the area. Any pain that you are still experiencing can also be relieved. Being in and around heat can increase swelling and high-intensity exercise, which is why these activities should be avoided after treatments.
Can you drink alcohol after lip fillers?
Drinking alcohol should be avoided after having lip fillers for 24 hours, as we recommend with smoking, because the area will be sensitive. Once this time is up, 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 have a bite 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.
Where do you provide lip filler services?
Moon Aesthetics provide aesthetics services, such as lip fillers, near you. Call us today if you need lip fillers in Essex, or the surrounding areas. Our coverage includes; Chelmsford, Southend-On-Sea, Colchester, Braintree, Leigh-On-Sea, Basildon, Brentwood, Wickford, Loughton, Romford & Clacton.