Can You Kiss Someone with Lip Fillers?

Lip injections with Juvéderm® at our Westlake Village office can do a lot of amazing things.  They plump up lips that are naturally thin to give them a fuller pout, they smooth out those tiny lipstick lines on or around your mouth, they rejuvenate aging lips that have lost their luster, they improve symmetry by adding volume where it is needed most, and they can even improve the look of delicate or subtle features, such as the definition on the lip borders and the shape of the “Cupid’s bow.” When done well, all of this can lead to lips that still look like your natural ones, but are just slightly enhanced to be more beautiful, soft, and kissable. Speaking of which: Some of the most common questions patients who are considering lip fillers have involve lip-locking. They wonder when they’ll be able to kiss anyone again, how careful they need to be when they do, and whether their partner will be able to notice that anything is different.

It’s important to begin answering these questions by understanding how fillers work. Juvéderm® is a family of fillers, each of which beautifies the face in a unique ways. They all contain hyaluronic acid, which is a transparent, gooey substance your skin naturally uses to pull in and retain moisture, giving it a supple, radiant appearance. Juvéderm® is a soft gel that volumizes the lips as soon as it is injected into them. Results depend on what kind of look you hope to achieve, so you and your injector will talk about this a lot during your consultation.

It’s generally best to give your lips a few days of rest and recuperation before testing them out after an injection session, as they will tend to be sore, swollen, and bruised at first—especially if it’s the first time you’re having fillers. Although kissing won’t ruin your results, it might feel painful. Plus, putting significant pressure on the lips can worsen side effects, such as bruising.

In fact, the movement involved in pursing your lips alone can be uncomfortable at first. It might take a while for you to get accustomed to the new feeling of your lips, but once you have healed enough, the person you’re kissing shouldn’t notice any obvious difference, since the texture is designed to feel natural.

Want to find out more about what you can and can’t do after having Juvéderm® fillers? Westlake Village’s Pierre Skin Care Institute team is available to answer all of your questions. Call 805-496-9190, or fill out a contact form to talk to us about aftercare for lip injections.

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