Lip filler - FAQs
How long do lip fillers take?
The amount of time the lip filler treatment can last depends on some aspects, for example, the amount of filler inserted. The more filler that is used, the longer the procedure can take. Generally, the treatment takes around 5-30 minutes. The procedure should not be long.
Can you get lip fillers while pregnant?
Having lip injections during pregnancy is not recommended as dermal fillers have not been tested on pregnant women, meaning we do not know the safety. The NHS advises 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 may develop after having lip filler. It is entirely safe to massage them to reduce swelling as long as they do not feel hard or rubbery. These lumps are usually undissolved filler, meaning they are safe to be dispersed. Massage them firmly to disperse them.
Can you smoke after lip fillers?
It is advised not to touch your lips directly after the procedure, so it is best to avoid smoking for 24 hours afterwards. After this, it is okay to smoke. Smoking 24 hours after lip fillers should not cause any damage or infections.
How long does lip filler swelling last?
Redness and swelling of the area are common side effects of lip injections. They are temporary, so they should disappear in a few hours or the next day after your treatment. The amount of lip filler that you have may affect swelling. All side effects should completely wear off within two weeks.
How to reduce swelling after lip filler?
Swelling can be reduced by just using a cold compress on the area. Any pain that you are still having can also be relieved by using this technique. Being in and around heat can increase swelling and high-intensity exercise, which is why these activities should be avoided after dermal fillers.
Can you drink alcohol after lip fillers?
Drinking alcohol should be avoided 24 hours after having lip injections, as we recommend with smoking, because the lips 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.