Lip filler - FAQs
How long do lip fillers take?
The length of time it will take to complete the treatment can range depending on factors such as the amount of lip filler required. The more lip filler that is needed, the longer the process can take. Generally, the procedure takes around 5-30 minutes. The process should be quick.
Can you get lip fillers while pregnant?
It is not advised to get lip injections when pregnant as they have not been tested on pregnant women, so we do not know if it is safe. The NHS advises against having muscle-relaxing procedures such as botox during pregnancy, which is why we do not advise carrying out similar treatments on pregnant women.
How to massage lip filler lumps?
Soft lumps on the lips can occur after filler. As long as the lumps are not hard and rubbery, they can be massaged to get rid of them. Lumps that appear after lip injections are usually undissolved filler, meaning they can be dispersed. A firm massage on the soft lumps should allow them to flatten.
Can you smoke after lip fillers?
Because lip fillers must not be touched straight after the procedure, it is best to avoid smoking for around 24 hours. After this length of time, it is perfectly okay to do so. Smoking 24 hours after lip fillers should not cause any harm or infections.
How long does lip filler swelling last?
It is expected to experience swelling and redness of the area after lip filler. These side effects should wear off after a few hours or by the next day. The amount of lip filler injected will have an impact on the amount of swelling that you may have. Side effects should wear off completely within two weeks.
How to reduce swelling after lip filler?
The easiest way to reduce swelling after lip filler is by applying a cold compress to the area. This can relieve any pain you still have and reduce swelling by a significant amount. Avoid heat sources and exercise as they can increase swelling.
Can you drink alcohol after lip fillers?
Alcohol consumption after lip fillers should be avoided for 24 hours as the area is very sensitive and must not be touched. After 24 hours, alcohol consumption is safe. However, be aware that alcohol thins the blood and therefore can increase swelling and bruising of the lips. If this is okay with you, feel free to have a drink!
Can you eat after lip fillers?
It is perfectly safe to eat after the procedure if numbing cream has not been applied. If numbing cream has been used, you should wait until the cream has worn off. It can be dangerous 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.