Lip filler - FAQs
How long does the process take?
The time it takes to complete lip treatments can depend on many factors, mainly the amount of filler being inserted. - the more that is used, the longer the procedure can take. Generally, the treatment takes around 5-30 minutes.
Can I get my lips done if I'm pregnant?
Choosing to have lip injections during pregnancy is not advised because dermal fillers have not been tested on pregnant women, meaning the safety of this is unknown. The NHS recommends 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 do I massage out lip filler lumps?
Soft lumps may occur after having lip treatments. It is entirely safe to massage them to decrease swelling as long as they do not feel hard or rubbery. These lumps are just undissolved collagen, meaning they are safe to be dispersed. Massage them firmly to flatten them.
Can I smoke after?
You should not touch your lips directly after injections, so it is best to avoid smoking for 24 hours after the treatment. After this, it is okay to smoke. Smoking 24 hours after lip fillers should not cause any damage or infections.
How long will the lip filler swelling last?
Swelling and redness of the area are expected side effects of lip filler. They are temporary, so they should wear off in a few hours or the next day after your treatment. The amount of lip filler that you have may impact swelling. All side effects should completely wear off within two weeks.
How to reduce swelling afterwards?
Swelling can be reduced by using a cold compress on the area. Any pain that you are still experiencing can also be soothed using this method. 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?
Consuming alcohol should be avoided 24 hours after having lip fillers, as we recommend with smoking because the mouth will be sensitive. Once this time is up, drinking 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!
Is it ok to eat after the procedure?
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.
Do you also reduce facial lines?
Absolutely! Alongside lip enhancement, we also offer a huge range of anti wrinkle injections that achieve amazing results. The professional team at our clinic can vastly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow's feet, frown lines, forehead lines and other wrinkle or skin lines. Your skin will look smoother and we can restore a natural, youthful appearance to your face and body.