Just Got New Lips? Now What? - Lip Filler After Care
Updated: Dec 7, 2021
You just got some new lips! Congratulations! Now to maintain them and make sure they heal properly. Here are a couple things you need to keep in mind.
Your lips will likely be swollen after the procedure. You may also notice some redness or bruising at the injections sites, which is normal. Most side effects will be minor, and you will be able to resume most activities once the procedure is done.
Apply ice to your lips afterward using an ice pack or an ice cube covered in cloth (so it doesn’t stick to the lip and cause pain). This will help ease swelling, itching, bruising, and any other pain. Make sure you ice them in small intervals (5 minutes at a time) and to use light pressure prevent filler migration.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 to 48 hours after you get lip or any other dermal fillers. Elevated blood pressure and heart rate from exercise may make swelling or bruising worse.
Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will help your body heal.
Avoid high temperatures like steam rooms, saunas, or heated exercise classes for 48 hours after treatment. High heat can make swelling more pronounced.
Avoid taking blood thinners such as Aspirin/ Motrin/ Ibuprofen as well as alcohol. Tylenol is fine.
If you’re getting lip fillers for a specific event, make sure to leave plenty of time in between the procedure and the event to allow your lips to properly recover. 2 weeks prior to the event would be ideal.
Try to sleep with your head elevated on pillows to reduce swelling. Do not sleep on your face.
Avoid makeup on your lips for up to 24 hours after
Avoid kissing or massaging your lips directly after the procedure and possibly for up to 24 hours especially if it is your first lip filler injection.
Don't drink through a straw for the first 24-48 hours as this may alter the shape of your new lips
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions and have an amazing time with your new lips!