You want to look younger and more sensual, with kissable lips that have the perfectly shaped keyhole pout or Cupid’s bow. Once you’ve achieved your goal of getting having lip fillers, what are the best ways to maintain your results? Below, our team has assembled our top aftercare lip filler tips.
The following tips provide general information for patients after having lip injections. These fillers can behave differently from person to person. Ask your injector for personalized aftercare instructions during your visit to the Key Laser Institute.
1. Manage Swelling
Don’t expect your lips to look quite as you expected until the swelling subsides. To address this minor inflammation, we suggest you use a cold compress or ice packs on the injection sites. After the procedure, you should be able to resume your regular activities, but managing the swelling will bring you closer to your optimal results.
2. Relax and Avoid Strenuous Activities
For at least a day or two, stay clear of the gym or treadmill. Elevating your heart rate may increase bruising and swelling. If you must do something, try a relaxing, slow-paced walk.
3. Drink Plenty of Water
It’s essential to stay hydrated so you can heal properly after your injections. We also suggest eating plenty of fruits and veggies while keeping sodium intake in check. Also, avoid saunas, steam rooms, or hot tubs, which can make your swelling increase.
4. Avoid Alcohol
Alcoholic drinks can act as a blood thinner, and you should abstain for at least 24 hours. Alcohol can also increase inflammation, bruising, and swelling, so keep it out of your system before your lip filler session as well. We recommend you don’t drink for at least 48 hours before and 24 hours after having the procedure.
5. Don’t Smoke
We all know smoking isn’t healthy, but this is especially true when having a procedure like a filler injection. Smoking increases the risk of infection. If you do smoke, abstain for a day or two before the treatment and a day or two afterward.
6. Don’t Fly
If you’re planning a trip that involves air travel, schedule your injections at least a week in advance. Air pressure in a plane will make your bruising and swelling worse.
7. Try to Schedule on a Friday
When planning for your lip injections, you should try to schedule right before the weekend. Take a vacation day if necessary, so you will have enough time to recover and the swelling to go down. As far as managing discomfort after lip injections, Tylenol or ibuprofen should do the trick.