What to Expect After Lip Fillers

With convenient treatments and minimal downtime, lip fillers are quickly becoming one of the top requested cosmetic procedures. However, the short recovery time doesn’t mean lip fillers are a one-and-done treatment. Proper post-treatment care is an important aspect that contributes to the overall outcome. With the right post-appointment regimen, you can extend the lifetime of your fillers and enjoy great-looking results well into the future.

While lip filler treatment is a straight-forward process, every patient will have their own treatment strategy and experience. Depending on your ultimate aesthetic goals and past experiences with fillers, your cosmetic specialist may recommend certain post-treatment practices to ensure you achieve the best results. Consider this list of tips on what to expect after lip filler treatment and how to care for your new smile.

Swelling is Normal

Most patients experience some degree of swelling, bruising, or sensitivity around the injection site following their injection procedure. While these side effects can be uncomfortable, they are perfectly normal and should dissipate on their own within a few days. To alleviate the discomfort, try applying an ice pack to your lips after treatment. Also, be sure to avoid high temperatures such as saunas or steam rooms for 48 hours after your visit.

Avoid Overexerting Yourself

One of the main perks of lip injections is that patients can jump back into their daily routine immediately afterward. That said, this isn’t a green light to hit the gym for a vigorous workout. Intense workouts that increase your blood pressure and heart rate can worsen swelling and bruising around the treatment area. Our Indian Wells cosmetic specialists recommend that patients avoid strenuous exercises for a few days following lip filler injections.

Stay Hydrated

While the swelling will diminish on its own, there are certain tips patients can adopt to speed up the process. One key suggestion from Dr. Cosgrove is to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water after your procedure, as well as eating fresh fruits and vegetables, can help hydrate your skin and support overall recovery significantly. Our specialists also recommend avoiding overly processed, high sugar, or high sodium foods during the recovery phase, as these can exacerbate any swelling rather than reduce it.

Adjust Your Sleep

As with any other procedure, sleep is a critical factor in making a healthy recovery. Post lip injection, it’s best for patients to avoid sleeping flat on their backs, fronts, or sides, as this can cause the filler material to gravitate away from the injection site. Instead, try sleeping with your head elevated by multiple pillows – this can help keep the material in place.

Learn More at Desert Med Aesthetics

Whether your goals are to reduce signs of aging or enhance the size and shape of your smile, lip injections are an excellent option for patients of all ages. The team of specialists at Desert Med Aesthetics are here to help you achieve your goals and enjoy new-found confidence in your appearance.

To learn more about this non-invasive procedure and what to expect during your customized treatment process, call 760-777-8772 to schedule your consultation today! For your convenience and safety, we also offer virtual consultations.