Will my lips be swollen after dermal filler injection?

Dermal fillers injected into the lip do cause swelling. This is apparent immediately after injection and the lip can swell over the first 24 hours after. It is uncommon for this swelling not to decrease significantly after 48 hours and usually decreases sooner.

What is the recovery following laser?

The recovery following laser depends on the type of laser and the strength of the laser. Lasers can be used to resurface the skin and in this scenario the skin can peel and it can take a number of weeks to recover. For minimally invasive lasers and intense pulse light recovery is very quick and can induce just mild erythema. A consultation will help to determine what is best for you.

What is botulinum toxin?

It is a poison that is used to paralyse muscles. In small volumes it is not harmful and can be used to selectively target different muscle groups in the body. Its use in facial rejuvenation in particular is now widespread. By paralysing certain muscles one can prevent the action and prevent the wrinkles that form overlying them.

What fillers are safe?

The FDA has approved certain fillers and increasingly insurance companies will not insure doctors who inject products not on the list of approved fillers. It is important to know the pros and cons of different products and this can be discussed at a consultation.

Can I have fillers and botox at the same time?

It is often best to avoid having both at the same time however if you are having fillers in a different area to the botox then there is no contraindication. The pros and cons need to be discussed at a consultation.