Lip Filler FAQs

By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM


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  1. Can I smoke after lip fillers?
  2. How long after lip fillers can I wear lipstick?
  3. Can you drink alcohol after lip fillers?
  4. Can you get lip fillers at 17?
  5. Can lip fillers look natural?
  6. Are lip fillers vegan?

Can I smoke after lip fillers?

Apart from the negative health issues associated with smoking, there is no reason why you cannot smoke after receiving a treatment of lip fillers. Smoking will not affect the outcome of your treatment. However, smoking is known to dry out the skin and has been linked to premature ageing, so we would advise you refrain from smoking immediately post-procedure.

How long after lip fillers can I wear lipstick?

There is no medical reason why you cannot apply lipstick or lip gloss directly after receiving lip fillers. A treatment can leave the lips feeling slightly tender, so it is recommended that you leave it a day before applying make-up to the treatment area.

Can you drink alcohol after lip fillers?

Some people may be wary of allowing alcohol to pass over lips that have just been enhanced; however, alcohol does not in any way interfere with the results of the procedure. In the past, doctors have recommended not drinking for 24 hours because alcohol is thought to enlarge blood vessels, which may increase susceptibility to bruising. If bruising is a major concern, follow this advice.

Can you get lip fillers at 17?

There are currently no age restrictions for receiving dermal fillers in the UK; however, most clinics will insist on receiving parental consent before performing treatments on anyone under 18.

It is important to note that most people do not stop growing until they reach their early 20s; therefore, many practitioners will advise younger patients to go through a thorough consultation in order to assess whether the treatment is actually necessary.

Can lip fillers look natural?

Yes. It is entirely down to you how enhanced you wish your lips to look.

Dr Tracy Mountford and the other practitioners at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic are highly skilled medics with years of experience working in aesthetics. Staff at the clinic pride themselves on their light touch and ability to produce natural looking results.

Are lip fillers vegan?

The hyaluronic acid used in both Juvéderm and Restylane is made from bacteria, and hence is suitable for vegans. However, other dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid derived from animal sources, so it is best to check first. A secondary consideration is that most pharmaceutical products like dermal fillers go through a period of animal testing before they are considered safe for use on humans.

*DISCLAIMER Patient experience and results may vary. These are dependent on a number of factors such as lifestyle, age and medical history.

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