5 Things You Need to Avoid after Getting Lip Fillers

Full lips look gorgeous and also give the impression of youthfulness that most people want. Unfortunately, not everyone has those in-born plump lips that many celebrities have. The good news is even if you’re not born with it, it doesn’t mean you can’t have them now!

If you love the unique aesthetics of having full lips, why not opt for lip fillers instead? They are all the rage these days because the process is relatively quick and painless, and you can also get natural-looking lips. As long as you get them done by certified professionals, you need not worry about getting this procedure!

Before you set an appointment, you first need to ensure that you know about the procedure to prevent excessive bruising or swelling. In the sections below, we will share five things you need to avoid after getting lip fillers:

Rooms with Extremely High Temperature

Saunas, steam rooms, and even your hot shower can all be relaxing, but they’re not good for you when you’ve just had a cosmetic procedure done. Similar to when you get Botox on your face, when you get fillers, there’s going to be swelling, and that swelling can be made worse by extreme heat when the blood vessels dilate.

To be safe, stay away from high-temperature spaces for at least 48 hours after your treatment. If you can, relax in a cool room and apply a cold compress around your lips to relieve bruising and swelling. 


You may hear from other people that there’s no problem with smoking after getting the procedure done. However, as it can increase the risk of infection, so it’s just safer to drop the habit at least until your lips have fully recovered. 

Alcohol and Other Blood Thinning Substances

Any alcoholic drink is a blood thinner that can cause blood vessel dilation. As mentioned above, dilated blood vessels result in bruising and swelling. Instead of alcohol, try to quench your thirst with cold water, which is beneficial to you after you get fillers as the hyaluronic acid used in the fillers relies on water for your lips to remain plump.

You also need to avoid other blood-thinning substances like vitamin E supplements, ibuprofen, paracetamol, aspirin, Ginkgo Biloba, flax oil, garlic, cod liver oil, caffeine, and St. John’s Wort. 

Strenuous Physical Activities

You may be used to running or hitting the gym daily, but it’s best to pause for a few days after your lip injections are done. While exercising is good for your body, a high heart rate and blood pressure (which happen during strenuous exercises) could exacerbate your lips’ swelling. It is best to ask your doctor how soon you can get back to your regular physical activities to ensure your safety and the best treatment results. 

Lipsticks, Glosses, and Other Lip Makeup Products

Keep in mind that some lip products may cause an adverse reaction with the fillers you got, and since there’s no easy way to know which ones are safe to use, it’s best just to stop using them while your lips are recovering. If you want to wear something but having bare lips is not an option for you, be sure to consult your doctor to know which products are safe for you. Most likely, you’ll be recommended a gentle balm with SPF. 


Enhancing the look of your lips with fillers is a big decision and investment, so it is only wise to do everything you can to ensure that you get the best possible outcome. By avoiding the five things mentioned above, you can ensure that your lips will look the way you and your doctor intended for them and that you’ll be happy with the results. So, are you ready for your lip fillers?

Nuluk Aesthetics is the best place to go if you are looking for wellness and cosmetic enhancement services in North Bergen, NJ, and nearby areas. Backed by our certified physician Dr. Shah, we can provide you with sculpting and lip fillers, Botox, and even Juvederm. Get in touch with us today to book an appointment!

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