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10 Top LIP FILLER Aftercare Tips

Times are a changing, so they say. The lifetime of plump kissable lips has extended beyond belief with the advent of lip fillers. Lip fillers are usually performed by using dermal fillers, of which the most commonly used, is hyaluronic acid.

Before & After Lip Fillers

If you are having lip fillers for a night out, wedding or anything that is important to you, please arrange them well in advance, so that healing has taken place before your event.

In the hands of some more expert practitioners, botox can be used for different effects, but today, we are look at the more traditional fillers.

Lip Fillers are classed as minimally invasive, or in other words, it is low risk, and can be carried out easily without a general anaesthetic, and only take a few minutes to be performed.

Lip Fillers are not permanent. To maintain the fullness of lip fillers and the boost they provide, clients will be required to have continuing ongoing injections at regular intervals.

Immediately after the procedure, there may be some localised swelling or tenderness, and even a little bruising. These effects should be mild.

Lip Filler Aftercare Tips

  1. If there is bruising at the site of injection, your therapist is likely to apply a soothing aftercare cream and provide you with their suggested aftercare products.
  2. Ice the area after your treatment by using an ice pack wrapped in a clean cloth to avoid the ice sticking to your skin. Icing will help reduce any pain, swelling or bruising that may happen. It is also common for there to be a little itching.
  3. Drink plenty water for health benefits of recovery, and skin tissue reparation.
  4. Avoid alcohol for at least the first 24 hours, as alcohol thins the blood and may increase bruising and swelling.
  5. Eat healthily and try to avoid excess salt, which can add to itchiness and may increase swelling at the injection site.
  6. Avoid make-up for the first 24-48 hours after treatment and avoid touching your lips with your fingers for the first 24-48 hours.
  7. If possible, sleep on your back, to avoid pressure on your lips.
  8. Over the counter painkillers may help with localised pain relief.
  9. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours.
  10. Avoid steamy environments for 48 hours, such as hot showers, steam rooms, swimming pools, hot tubs and saunas.

When Will My Lip Fillers Be Healed

There will be an immediate change in appearance when your lips have been filled. When the swelling goes down, your lips will feel more natural.

Healing time for the final look may take up to 4 weeks, before your lips reach their final look. Lip Fillers generally require repeated every 6 months for optimum effect.

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