What To Do After Lip Injections
Getting lip injections is an exciting procedure. They can help boost your confidence and help you enhance your natural beauty.
Once you have decided to go forward with a lip injection procedure, you will need to prepare for what you need to do after you receive your injections. You will want to make sure that you get the results you want and they last as long as possible.
Here are Dr. Pirani’s instructions for what to do after you receive lip injections
Ice The Treated Area
It is normal to experience some swelling after you have received lip filler, which will make the results appear more dramatic than they truly are. The swelling can last several days, but with the gentle application of ice for 15 minutes a few times a day, the swelling can reduce faster.
Do Not Massage Your Lips
It can be tempting to massage your lips after a lip injection treatment. They will naturally be swollen and bruised, but you need to avoid rubbing them. Massaging your lips can flatten the filler and decrease the amount of volume that you receive.
Drink Lots Of Water
Staying hydrated will also help the recovery process following a lip injection treatment. Likewise, you should avoid consuming alcohol for several days after your procedure to further encourage the healing process. Dermal fillers rely on drawing water to the treated cells, meaning water will help.
Pay attention to the nutrition going into your body. You will need to focus on eating fruits and vegetables to ensure that you are getting the appropriate sustenance, vitamins, and minerals to promote healing. You will also need to avoid eating fast foods or foods with high salt content as they will make you dehydrated, which will negatively affect your results. They can also prolong your recovery time.
Do Not Smoke
Smoking and even being around smokers will also delay your recovery time. Smoking runs the risk of altering your results as well and needs to be avoided. The puckering motion made with your lips while smoking can negatively impact your overall appearance.
For the first day or two following your lip injections, make sure that you are not engaging in any strenuous exercises, including heavy lifting and cardio. This is to help speed up your recovery. You will also need to avoid heated environments, such as saunas or hot yoga classes. If the weather is hot, you should avoid being in the direct sunlight as well.
Do Not Take Medications Unless Directed To Do So
Medications like aspirin and ibuprofen will thin your blood, which can lead to unnecessary complications following your lip injection procedure. You should provide Dr. Pirani with a list of all of the medications that you regularly take to ensure that there are no negative reactions and whether anything might need to be stopped while you recover from your lip injections.
Do Not Schedule Any Major Events Right After Receiving Your Injections
It is understandable to want lip injections before a major event, such as a wedding, but the treatment will not settle immediately. Ideally, you should give yourself at least a month before a major event to make sure you have had ample time to recover.
Call If You Have Any Questions Or Concerns
If you are concerned about your lip injection results, do not hesitate to call our office. We will be able to address any concerns that you have and confirm that your recovery is going well. Bruising, redness, and swelling are all normal temporary side effects, but if the side effects are not dissipating or if they seem concerning at all, call our office for assistance.
Schedule For Your Next Lip Procedure
Lip injections do not last forever and will gradually dissipate over time and will need to be repeated to maintain your appearance. Planning in advance can help you time your injections well with your daily routines and any events that you might have coming up. The length of time that the filler lasts will depend greatly on how quickly your body metabolizes it. On average, lip fillers last about 6 months.