So you just got those perfect pouty lips that you’ve dreamed of, now what? Getting your lips done does not require any downtime however, you still need to take care of them after your treatment. Perhaps you haven’t gotten lip filler before, if you are unsure whether the procedure is right for you, it helps to be aware of what to expect during the aftercare. Let’s look at a few Do’s and Don’ts once you get those amazing lip fillers:
Do stick to foods that are easy to eat and not too messy to avoid rubbing your lips.
Do avoid kissing and touching/massaging your lips directly after your procedure.
Do be gentle with your skin while cleaning your face.
Do avoid lip trauma- no lip biting or peeling.
Do sleep elevated to help avoid blood pooling in the treated area, try adding an extra pillow when you sleep.
Do stay hydrated. Provide your body with lots of fluids such as water. Water will help with the natural healing process.
Do ice to help with swelling. Try wrapping an ice pack in a towel so it won’t be as cold.
Don’t exfoliate for at least 24 hours after your procedure.
Don’t drink from a straw the first day after your procedure.
Don’t drink alcohol for at least 24 hours. Alcohol is a blood thinner and can cause more inflammation, bruising, and swelling.
Don’t exercise excessively for at least 24 hours. Working out can raise your heartbeat and blood pressure resulting in an increase in swelling.
Don’t fly- wait at least a week. The elevation and air pressure can make the swelling and bruising worse.
Don’t sleep on your face. Sleeping on your face can displace the filler while it’s trying to settle.
Don’t smoke or vape post-treatment. Smoke interferes with the healing process and the act of smoking can distort the filler. Wait at least 24 hours.
Lip filler is a popular cosmetic treatment that helps to plump the lips and gives them a more sensual look. Although the procedure is quick and requires no downtime, there are certain aftercare procedures required for the best results. Here at Live Young Wellness Spa, our goal is to help make our patients look and feel their best. Our team can always help assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
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