Whether you’re already attended a lip filler appointment here at our skin clinic near Mayfair, or you’re interested in lip injections for the future, our experts want to help answer those commonly asked questions to put your mind at ease. In this post, we’ll answer 10 frequent questions and advise you on how to book a lip filler appointment.
Can you smoke after lip fillers?
Smoking (and vaping) is something we never recommend for our clients. Not only is it associated with a myriad of health concerns, but it also ages the skin and can disrupt the skin’s natural healing process and even cause an infection (for example, following microneedling treatment). We always advise against smoking after lip filler treatment for at least the first 24 hours.
Can you drink after lip fillers?
It might be tempting to pop the champagne and toast your results, but alcohol can act as a blood thinner, which can make you more susceptible to bruising and swelling. Again, wait 24 hours before consuming alcohol.
Can you eat after lip fillers?
Your lips may be sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, and thanks to numbing the lips, it can be harder to eat and drink straight after your treatment. Stick to easy-to-eat foods and drinks that don’t require you to wipe your lips, and avoid salty foods, which can make swelling worse and cause dehydration.
Can I put lip balm on after lip fillers?
We suggest avoiding make-up in the first 24 hours after treatment. That’s because the area will be sensitive, and touching around the injection sites could cause pain, infection or product displacement.
Can I exercise after lip injections?
Light exercise, such as walking, is fine – but avoid anything strenuous for at least the next couple of days. This helps prevent any existing swelling or bruising from worsening.
Can I go to the spa after lip injections?
Heat treatments should be avoided for a couple of days after treatment, again because swelling could worsen with the heat. This means no spa, sauna or sun bed treatment for around 48 hours.
Can I take painkillers after lip injections?
Yes, you can take over-the-counter paracetamol. Blood thinners, such as aspirin, should be avoided, as these can lead to swelling and bruising. If in doubt about painkillers, or any other medication, ask us or your doctor.
Can I have other treatments with my lip fillers?
Yes, depending on what these are. Dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections are fine, however treatments such as microneedling or chemical peels may not be recommended. We can discuss this with you during your consultation and, if you’re looking to have multiple treatments, can advise when and which to have.
Can I have my lip injections dissolved?
Yes, it’s possible to dissolve them if you’re unhappy with your results, however part of this process involves a consultation with us to ensure it’s the right choice for you. Bear in mind that your lips may take a few days to ‘settle’, so it’s a good idea to wait and see your results before making a decision.
Can lip fillers go lumpy?
Usually this only happens with an inexperienced practitioner, or if the patient has some swelling or bruising following treatment. In most cases, lumps go away on their own, but it’s always worth having them checked in case there’s an underlying problem.
Book with L’Atelier Aesthetic Clinic
Our skin clinic, based near Mayfair, is ideally located for those looking for lip injections in and around London. To book a consultation, get in touch with our team today via our contact page.