Finding a lump (lumps) after a lip filler treatment can be scary and confusing if you’re not sure what the cause is.
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ADVICE FOR PATIENTS
Unless the lumps are very sore and painful there’s no need to panic.
Lumps are actually a common side effect after a dermal filler or lip enhancement treatment. Often they are a short-term problem, but if need be, they are totally correctable by a trained aesthetic medical professional.
The first few days after treatment:
The most common cause of lumps after a filler treatment is swelling and bruising from the injections themselves. These should naturally subside within the first week.
You can help reduce swelling by applying a cold compress
You should avoid touching the lumps as this could make them worse
If the lumps are still present after a week:
Most swelling should have gone down
If you are noticing lumps (rather than initial swelling), it’s time to get in touch
Contact the clinic to arrange a follow up with one of our aesthetic medical professionals
Our clinicians are specially trained to deal with after care and complications from dermal filler or lip filler treatments, so you are in very safe hands.
The clinician will examine the lumps to find out where they are and whether they are tender
Soft lumps are likely to be caused by filler that has settled that way and a good firm massage by the clinician should smooth them out
Hard and tender lumps suggest that your body might have reacted to the filler. A mild allergic reaction can be sorted out quickly and easily by a prescription of steroids, which our aesthetic medical professional can provide you with. This prescription is available at most pharmacies. Prices can vary depending on where you purchase it, but it should cost you no more than £10.
The lumps are still there after steroids…
If you have finished your course of steroids and the filler lumps are still there, you should book in for another follow up appointment
The clinician will review your dermal filler lumps to determine whether they can be massaged out, or whether your body is still reacting to the treatment.
More serious reactions to filler are very rare, but they do sometimes happen. If lumps persist after steroids, the clinician may use a dissolving agent called hyalase. Then if the issue is still not resolved, they may refer patients onwards to a specialist