Frequently Asked Questions
Lip fillers (also sometimes referred to as lip augmentation or lip injections) are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that will help you achieve fuller, plumper lips.
Lip fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural sugar protein found in the body. It hydrates the skin by retaining water and provides structural support to skin tissues. By injecting this into your lips, it provides an immediate visible improvement by smoothing wrinkles as well as adding volume for a fuller look.
Lip fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a sugar protein found in the body. It can also be seen in the ingredient list of many of the most popular facial serums or moisturizers in the market today.
Hyaluronic acid fillers hydrates the skin and retains moisture which increases the volume, shape and structure of your lips for that plumper, fuller look.
The two terms are often used interchangeably - they are one and the same. Lip injections (or lip fillers) involve the injection of collagen or other filler material like hyaluronic acid into one or both of your lips using a needle.
Lip injections aren’t permanent and dissolve naturally over time. Depending on which type of filler you use, this could typically be from six months to just over a year.
A lip filler treatment can either be done in one sitting (with one or more syringes) or gradually over a few sessions until you achieve your desired look.
As it isn’t permanent, and naturally dissolves over time, most people will get touch ups every six months to a year, to maintain that fuller, plumper look.
The healing process can be greatly accelerated with a good lip aftercare product, which can also be used before the treatment to help your lips better prepare. If you’re not using any pre-or post-treatment product, heavy lip swelling can often occur during the first day after their injection, particularly in the morning. The swelling usually goes down within 2–3 days after your lip filler treatment, and should subside completely within 2 weeks post-treatment.
A treatment will leave your lips feeling slightly tender for the first few days, so it’s recommended that you use specially formulated lip aftercare cosmetics to minimize any potential discomfort, and possible bruising or swelling. If not, it’s best to wait a few days before applying any standard lipstick or lip gloss after receiving lip fillers.
Slight bruising on your lips may occur after the treatment, but this can be minimized by using our lip care products both before the procedure, as well as part of the aftercare regiment. To help further minimize any bruising, try and refrain from touching your lips or drinking from bottles or straws for the first few days.
Swelling of the lips can sometimes occur after a lip filler or injection, but this can be minimized by using lip filler pre and aftercare products.
In the first 24 hours after your lip injection, try to avoid excessive or very strenuous exercise, as well as sweltering temperatures, as increased physical activity and body temperature can cause increased blood flow to the lip area, possibly worsening any swelling, bruising, or discomfort.
Apply an ice pack on your lips to minimize bruising, or even better - use one of our lip filler aftercare products. Be sure to drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol and very salty foods as this can also dehydrate you - or lead to thinning of your blood, which can lead to more bruising and swelling after lip filler injections.
Stick to foods that are easy to eat. Don’t overwork your lips.
Use a specially formulated lipstick and lip liner after treatment to prevent any potential bruising.
Avoid kissing or massaging your lips after the procedure and possibly for up to 24 hours if it is your first lip filler injection
Don’t drink through a straw for at least 24 hours after the procedure as this puts pressure on the lips.
Don’t drink alcohol during the first day as this can cause your blood to thin, which can lead to more bruising and swelling after dermal filler injections.
Don’t exercise excessively as increased physical activity and body temperature can cause blood flow to the lip area, worsening any swelling, bruising, or discomfort.
In the first 24 hours, try and stick to foods that are “easy” to eat and chew, as it means you’re less likely to have to wipe your lips and aggravate injected areas.
Also avoid food with high levels of vitamin E (avocados, pumpkins, peanuts etc.) for the first few days as this can increase the risk of bruising. If you are going to eat these foods, make sure you’re using a good lip filler aftercare product to help minimize any bruising or swelling.
It’s best to avoid the gym or excessive exercise for at least 24 hours after the procedure, as any increased blood flow to your face can increase bruising and swelling, as well as potentially dehydrating you.
If the procedure is done correctly, and after any swelling goes down, your lips will feel like your lips, just plumper.
Lip implants differ from lip fillers or injections, in that they involve the insertion of a small silicone strip into your lips through an incision in one or both of your lips.
Depending on the desired size of your new lips, different sizes of the silicone strips can be inserted into the lips.
For optimal results, start with the Lip Scrub and lightly massage a small amount onto the lips to gently exfoliate before removing with a warm washcloth.
Follow by applying a small amount of the Lip Hydrator to the lips to renew, soothe and smooth.
Should any color correction be required, apply a small amount of the peach end of the Dual-Ended Concealer to any dark bruises or a small amount of the lavender end to any yellow or lighter bruises for coverage.
Complete your look with your favorite shade of Liquid Lipstick for a smooth finishing touch and lasting coverage.