10 Things to Know Before and After Your Lip Fillers - Nob Hill Aesthetics

10 Things to Know Before and After Your Lip Fillers

Dermal fillers have become very popular over the years, with their demand increasing by 312 percent since 2000. Having full lips is now all the rage, and it can significantly increase your confidence, making you look desirable and youthful. Plus, nothing makes your lipstick look better than a generous canvas to put it on.

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That being said, while the treatment is minimally invasive, you need to be well-prepared for it. Preparation and proper aftercare can significantly impact your results, and you also need to know what to expect from the injectable treatment. In this blog, you will learn more about lip fillers so that you are prepared every step of the way!

1. Pre-Procedure Steps

Preparation for lip fillers starts from home and can potentially affect the side effects and the result. In the week before the treatment, you should avoid taking blood-thinning medicine like ibuprofen or aspirin, as this may worsen the bruising. Also, while not essential, taking Arnica two days after the procedure can reduce said bruising.

2. Immediate After-Care of Lip Fillers

For you to have a speedy recovery, there are certain immediate after-care tips that you should follow. These include: 
  • Apply aloe vera or arnica creams to reduce bruising at the injection site
  • Cold compresses can help you reduce swelling and bruising
  • Don’t do any strenuous exercise for 24 to 48 hours
After the treatment, it is also important to keep things clean and dry. The area may feel scratchy, but you should avoid picking at it. As long as these aspects are respected, you may go to work on the same day.
3. How to Make Your Results Last Longer


Lip fillers can last anywhere from 12 to 18 months, the results depending on how you take care of them. Dehydration can significantly affect their longevity, which is why you should drink plenty of water. As UV rays can also break down the HA in the fillers, we recommend that you stay away from direct sunlight or wear sunblock.

4. Certain Parts of the Lips Will Change

One common concern of dermal fillers is that the results will change the entire lip, which isn’t something that everyone wants. If you have overall thin lips, then the dermal fillers will add more volume to the entire area. However, if you only want to correct specific areas, then the lip filler can be strategically added where you need it.

5. Safety of Lip Fillers

Lip fillers are made from a variety of ingredients, usually hyaluronic acid (JUVÉDERM®) or calcium hydroxylapatite (RADIESSE®). These substances are naturally occurring in the human body, making them well-tolerated and safe for most patients. That being said, like with every safe product, there is a risk of allergies. This is why a consultation is needed before the treatment, to determine if there are any risks you may encounter.

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6. Average Cost of Lip Fillers

The price of lip fillers depends on the type you use and the amount you need, with the average cost ranging between $400 and $2000 per session. 1CC of lip filler is usually enough, but if you have particularly thin lips, you may need around 2 to 3CC.

7. Potential Lip Filler Pain

Many women and men have one great concern: are lip fillers painful? This question is one of the reasons why people steer away from the treatment. That being said, lip fillers are no more painful than the average injection. Most lip fillers also use lidocaine, which means the discomfort is significantly reduced. Slight pain may also be present at the injection site, but it should dissipate within 24 to 48 hours.

8. Famous People Who Got Lip Fillers

Lip fillers have gained a lot of popularity, mainly because celebrities showed their benefits on screen. Kylie Jenner is the one who made the lip fillers market boom after talking about it, but other stars also enjoyed the benefits. This includes Khloe Kardashian, Charlotte Crosby, and Megan Fox to name a few.

9. Potential Side Effects of Lip Fillers

Lip fillers may come with common side effects associated with any type of injection. This includes some bruising at the injection site, mild pain, swelling, and itching. This is a normal response to your body accommodating the gel and healing the injection site while absorbing the substances. These side effects should diminish within a few days.

10. Aftercare Tips for Lip Fillers

Lip fillers hold potential for side effects, but several aftercare tips can help lessen them. This may include: 

  • Staying hydrated to help your body heal
  • Sleeping with your head elevated to help reduce swelling
  • Avoiding high-temperature areas (i.e., saunas or steam rooms) as this can make the swelling worse
  • Avoiding using lipstick or gloss for at least 24 hours

The more careful you are with your lips, the higher the chances of a fast recovery can be. Remember, hydration is key.

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Get Started With Dermal Fillers!

The best place to get started with lip fillers is usually a med spa. A premier med spa like San Francisco’s Nob Hill Aesthetics offers a highly skilled team of filler providers with over a decade of experience and extensive training. Their specialty in lip filler injections can be seen in the many 5-star reviews they receive from their clients. Nob Hill Aesthetics actually has the most reviews for lip fillers in the San Francisco area. In addition, their team of skilled providers will create a personalized filler treatment plan tailored to your needs while having your skincare and aesthetic goals in mind. Led by Dr. Bukov, who is a highly renowned aesthetic doctor, their team of filler providers checks off every criterion when looking for a great place to get your filler injections. Get started on your skincare journey by booking an appointment now! Call Nob Hill Aesthetics and set up an appointment for Lip Fillers Here!


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