What Are The Best Practices For Lip Filler Aftercare?

Lip fillers are an injectable cosmetic treatment that improves the volume and appearance of the lips. The solution is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance in the body that contributes to this uplifting effect.

After you’ve gone through treatment, it’s natural to wonder what the best kind of lip filler aftercare is and we’ve is put together a list of helpful tips and advice.

lip filler aftercare What you should do after your dermal filler treatment

 1.     Don’t panic if you see swelling

In the hours after you’ve completed lip filler treatment the area is likely to be swollen and red. Swelling after lip fillers is natural and you don’t have to worry! Any swelling and bruising should disappear within a couple of days, and you can still go about your routine after the procedure.

 2.     Avoid intense physical exercise for 1 – 2 days

It’s good lip filler aftercare practice to avoid any strenuous exercises for up to 48 hours after treatment. The reason for this is that elevated blood pressure and an increased heart rate can make swelling worse.

3.     Keep hydrated

Remember to drink plenty of water and eat hydrating fruits and vegetables to help with the healing process.

4.     Keep out of saunas and steam rooms

Try to avoid any areas that have high temperatures for up to 2 days after the procedure. High heat may irritate your lips and make the swelling more noticeable.

5.     Sleep in the right position

The way you sleep is going to have an impact on how your lips heal once fillers have been injected. It’s best to try and sleep with your head elevated on pillows and avoid sleeping on your face.

6.     Use an ice pack

To help reduce swelling post treatment, you can apply ice. Remember to wrap the ice in a cloth so it doesn’t stick to the lip and cause discomfort.

7.     Clean your lips gently

Your lips are going to be sensitive after treatment so be careful with how you touch and clean them in the first 24 – 48 hours. Wash them gently and don’t apply too much pressure.

What you shouldn’t do after your lip injections

1.     Don’t drink alcohol

An important lip filler aftercare tip is to avoid drinking alcohol for at least a day after getting the treatment. Alcohol is a blood thinner and may cause inflammation to the lips and increase the chances of bruising.

2.     Wear makeup

Following the procedure, it’s best to avoid wearing any makeup on the treated area for up to 24 hours.

3.    Stop smoking

If you’re a heavy smoker then we recommend you avoid smoking after the dermal fillers have been injected. Smoking increases the risk of infection in the injection site and damaging the filler.

It may also be worth avoiding people who smoke while your lips are healing.

Side effects of Lip fillers

Lip filler treatment that’s carried out by an expert aesthetic doctor will reduce the chances of any side effects developing. It’s still important to be aware of the following possible side effects, which however only occur in extremely rare cases.

Possible short-term side effects

·      Swelling

·      Bruising

·      Redness

·      Itchiness

Possible long-term side effects

·      Chronic swelling

·      Infection

·      Allergic reaction

·      Lip necrosis

If you experience any of these long-term side effects then you should make an appointment with a doctor immediately.

Book your lip filler treatment today

We hope you’ve found this information on lip filler aftercare to be useful. If you have any further questions then don’t hesitate to get in touch via email with info@theaestheticsdoctor.com.

If you’d like to explore lip filler treatment then book a consultation today.