When you walk out of your lip treatment, your lips will look slightly swollen, red and “blurry”. Your lips won’t be huge – only very observant friends who’ve had filler themselves might notice. Most people will not be able to tell. Over the next few hours, the swelling will reduce.
For the first few days, your lips will feel slightly tender, and firmer than usual. You might see or feel small lumps. These will disappear as your filler softens and blends gradually over the next four to six weeks. This process is called ‘tissue integration”.
You might notice a bruise appear 12 – 24 hours after treatment. Bruises inside the lip disappear within a couple of days and are best covered with dark lipstick. Bruises around the lip can be covered with concealer and may take 7-14 days to fade completely.
To give you an idea of what you might look like immediately afterwards, come over to the lip gallery to see some photos of lips immediately after treatment.
Lovely lips restored for my 40-year-old patient who noticed her lips shrinking and losing definition. Her face suits a slightly bigger lip, so we also went up a size. I used one syringe of Juvederm Ultra in a 60-minute appointment. The second photo was taken immediately after treatment.