What are the risks?
There are risks with any cosmetic procedure; with lip fillers, hazards include bleeding and discomfort at the injection site. In addition, some patients experience cold sore reactivation, discoloration, or tenderness. In rare cases, infection and tissue death are possible, but this is rare in a professional medical setting.
When can I eat or drink after having a lip filler?
It’s best to wait to eat until after the topical anesthetic or nerve block injection has worn off so you don’t accidentally disturb the filler. You should also avoid eating any messy foods that may cause you to wipe your face or lips for the first 24 hours after your treatment. If you are prone to bruising, it’s best to avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours which can make bruising worse.
What happens when you stop getting fillers?
Before booking your first appointment, you might be curious about what will happen to your lips; if you decide fillers aren’t for you, cancel any future filler appointments. Your lips will gradually return to their usual size.
Are lip injections safe?
YES! Lip fillers have been on the market for years and are safe and effective in the hands of highly trained professionals like the team at LUX medspa. Dr. Larsen is a double-board certified plastic surgeon and has carefully selected his team at LUX to include highly trained professionals that share his vision for precision treatment and excellent patient care.
How do lip injections work?
Lip fillers are typically made of cosmetic products containing an ingredient called hyaluronic acid or HA. HA is a natural product responsible for locking in moisture to the skin. You’ve probably seen this in the ingredient list for skin and hair care products. Most lip injections also include a numbing medication like lidocaine mixed into the filler to create a painless injection. At LUX, we know every patient has unique needs, so we are proud to offer a wide variety of lip fillers for you to choose from to ensure you’ll find the right product for your desired look. Each product we use has been proven to enhance the appearance of lips that might otherwise be too thin. In addition, our highly trained staff will be able to answer any questions you may have and help you determine which treatment is best for you.