Lip Filler Aftercare Tips

Mar 19, 2024 | Fillers, Juvederm, Lips


Lip fillers are a wonderful way to enhance your natural beauty. Whether you and your medspa professional have chosen the versatile Juvederm line of high-quality fillers, or you’ve opted for Restylane’s pout-perfect Kysse option, your lips will look natural and you’ll feel gorgeous! They’re the ideal way to boost the lips you were born with.

Once you’ve undergone your lip filler treatment, you’ll want to ensure the best results. Take a look at these lip filler aftercare tips to learn how to make those important first hours easier!

What Not to Do After Your Lip Filler Treatment

Your medspa technician will let you know their best practices for protecting your newly enhanced lips for the first few days. In general terms, there are a few things to avoid after your treatment:

  • Scratching the area where you received injections
  • Wearing lip balm or lipstick in the first 24 hours
  • Smoking, vaping, or other similar activities
  • Strenuous exercise for the first one to two days
  • Dental work or invasive procedures for two to three weeks
  • Eating hard foods

Tips for Lip Filler Aftercare

There’s more you can do to help your lips adjust to their new, plushy reality. For the best results, keep these dos and don’ts in mind:

  • Do avoid hot environments. While this is a strange tip to give desert dwellers, heat can worsen swelling. Stay out of direct sunlight, avoid baths or steamy showers, and try to stay cool for at least 48 hours after your treatment.
  • Don’t use straws for 24-48 hours after your treatment, as recommended by your technician. The pressure can lead to distortions in your lip filler.
  • Do apply ice packs, or ice wrapped in a clean cloth, to your lips. This can lessen swelling and discomfort.
  • Don’t drink alcohol in the first day or two after your treatment. It increases the likelihood of bruising, swelling, or inflammation.
  • Do drink plenty of water!
  • Don’t massage your lips or touch them, and do avoid kissing! These can all increase the risk of infection and may prevent the filler from settling properly.

Find Your Ideal Aesthetic at The Skin Clinic in Scottsdale!

The medspa professionals at The Skin Clinic are excited to help you achieve the appearance you long for when you look in the mirror. You can book your appointment online, or call us at 480-513-2888.