What to Expect After Lip Injections?

Dermal fillers can be used to contour lip shape and add volume to enhance appearance. Modern lip fillers use natural solutions to compliment your skin tone, construct a safe and soft structure, and preserve the moisture on your lips. You need to bear in mind that your professional will want an idea of the result you’re expecting to make sure you get the best possible treatment! Take a look at lip fillers – what to expect here…

A Pre-Treatment Guide

Lip injections carry the risk of bruising if you’re taking certain supplements or medications. You can reduce the possibility by:

  • Avoiding alcohol, fish oils, aspirin, and blood thinners for at least three days before your procedure
  • Not taking Ibuprofen, Vitamin E Ginger, or Ginseng a week before treatment of possible
  • Taking Arnica health tablets prior to your treatment as this natural supplement helps reduce swelling and bruising
  • Keeping well hydrated

The Lip Injections

A frequently asked question is do dermal lip fillers hurt? Your cosmetic doctor will ensure you get a choice of topical anaesthetic cream or a local anaesthetic injection to numb the lips and reduce any discomfort.

You’ll be able to pre-select a strong border, pout, Cupids Bow, or full lips – you can discuss all this with your professional before the procedure begins.

The filler is then injected into the body and lip margins before being massaged and moulded to shape the lips. The great thing about fillers is they can be dissolved – if your lips are too big a small amount of enzyme can be injected into the lips to reduce the volume. More volume can also be added with a further syringe of filler.

Lip Fillers Aftercare

Lips are very delicate and sometimes it’s impossible to avoid a degree of puffiness and discolouring but these tips will give relief:

  • Apply ice immediately after treatment to help with any bruising and swelling that peaks between 24 to 48 hours afterwards
  • Sleep with an extra pillow to also prevent swelling
  • Don’t massage your lips as this can minimise any achieved volume
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and swimming after your procedure until your cosmetic doctor advises
  • Don’t apply make up on the treated area for 24 hours
  • Don’t accept invitations to special events for about two weeks!
  • Book a follow-up appointment for about 10 days afterwards – any bumps and bruises will have subsided by then

Your Cosmetic Doctor

The results you get from your cosmetic treatments rely heavily on the skills and experience of your practitioner. Dr Q at Luxe Skin will carry out your lip injections and be your point of contact for your treatment and aftercare.

You’ll get the highest level of care tailored to suit all of your needs. Dr Q will choose the right filler for your requirements taking into account variances such as capacity and softness. On average results should last for about six to nine months before you need additional filler – get a complimentary consultation and answers to all of your questions before you start your treatment.



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0141 573 1473
3rd Floor  |  227 Ingram Street  |  Glasgow  |  G1 1DA