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The Top 3 Lip Filler Concerns

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Lip fillers have become a popular cosmetic enhancement, providing individuals with fuller and more defined lips. As the curiosity around this procedure continues to grow, it’s natural for people to have questions. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the three most frequently asked questions about lip fillers to give you a comprehensive understanding of what to expect.

Does getting lip filler hurt?

Answer: Pain can be managed in two ways – topical numbing and numbing injections. So, if it does hurt, it can be numbed to a comfortable level. Strong topical numbing cream should be left on for 30 mins in order to provide a comfortable experience, so make sure to arrive at least 30 mins early to your appointment. Also, not all providers offer topical numbing or nerve blocks so if that is important to you, make sure to ask before booking or selecting your provider. After your treatment, you can expect to experience numbness, swelling, redness, lumpiness, bruising, and tenderness. This is normal and will subside in 2-3 days. If you experience side effects longer than 21 days, you will need to make a follow-up appointment.

Getting lip fillers shouldn’t be a painful experience. The use of topical numbing agents and numbing injections ensures that any discomfort is minimized during the procedure. While post-treatment effects like numbness, swelling, and bruising are common, they are temporary and part of the healing process. If these effects persist beyond three weeks, consulting with your practitioner for a follow-up is advisable.

Woman getting lip filler treatment in Pleasanton, CA & Walnut Creek, CA | Encore MedSpa

What is lip filler made of?

Answer: Lip filler’s main ingredient is Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring substance found in the body that aids in water retention aka hydration.

The key component of lip fillers is Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a substance naturally present in the body. Its ability to retain water contributes to hydration, giving your lips a plump and natural look. HA is also easily reversible which improves safety and natural looking results can be maintained by periodically dissolving migrated filler.

What can’t I do after getting lip fillers?

Answer: For two weeks, avoid touching or massaging your lips, including any passionate kissing! Steer clear of strenuous exercise, pain medications, blood thinners, alcohol, using straws, and smoking for 24-72 hours after treatment to decrease the length of time you will experience bruising. Also, avoid sun exposure following your treatment and use sunscreen. No lipstick, lip gloss, or makeup for the rest of the day following filler.

Nurse Adrianne performs lip injection procedure.

After getting lip fillers, it’s crucial to follow post-treatment guidelines for optimal results and a smooth recovery. Avoiding certain activities and substances, including touching your lips, strenuous exercise, and blood thinners, helps minimize bruising and swelling. Sun protection is essential, and refraining from using lipstick or makeup immediately after the procedure ensures a clean healing process.


In conclusion, understanding the nuances of lip fillers can alleviate concerns and help you make an informed decision. Always consult with a qualified practitioner for personalized advice and follow their post-treatment instructions diligently for the best possible outcome. Lip fillers can enhance your natural beauty with minimal discomfort and downtime, allowing you to enjoy your newfound confidence with a radiant smile. For more information visit our dermal fillers page or contact Encore Medspa today for a consultation!

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