Using Dermal fillers in the lips
LIP FILLERS CONTINUE TO BE AN EXTREMELY POPULAR OPTION WHEN IT COMES TO NON-SURGICAL COSMETIC TREATMENTS, BUT IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU’RE WELL INFORMED BEFORE DECIDING TO GO AHEAD WITH GETTING THEM DONE.
5 ways to prep and care for your Lip Fillers To Achieve maximum Results
DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE YOU GET LIP FILLERS
Finding the right Aesthetics Practitioner to suit your requirements is a vital start to the process. Make sure they are fully qualified and appropriately trained for the procedure they are providing. Take a look at some of their previous work, read reviews and never be afraid to ask and questions about the treatment and process.
DON’T TAKE ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MEDICATION
As tempting and logical as it may seem to take some aspirin or ibuprofen before your treatment, due to their blood thinning properties they can actually increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.Unfortunately the same goes for caffeine and alcohol, so all of these are best avoided for at least a day before and after your treatment.
DON’T UNNECESSARILY TOUCH YOUR NEW LIPS
We totally understand the temptation to touch your newly plumped lips, but please remember that initially they effectively have a series of tiny open wounds and all touch should be avoided. Only plain products such as a simple lip balm should be applied with clean fingers only!Also unless advised specifically by your Aesthetics Practitioner, massaging your lips is to be avoided as may lead to filler displacement and undesirable outcomes ie filler may move to places you don’t want.
DO KEEP HYDRATED BOTH PRE- AND POST-PROCEDURE
Drink plenty of water as a hydrated healthy body increases your ability to heal and can help with swelling and inflammation caused by fillers. Fillers also love water so keeping hydrated can help keep your lips looking plumper for longer.
DON’T ENGAGE IN HEAVY EXERCISE FOR 24 HOURS AFTER THE TREATMENT
You should avoid any activity that increases blood flow to your face as this could lead to inflammation. This also includes things like saunas, steam room’s and of course sun beds.
WHILE IT’S TRUE THAT LIP FILLERS DON’T REQUIRE A HUGE AMOUNT OF DOWNTIME APART FROM THE NORMAL MILD SWELLING AND BRUISING PHASE, IT’S STILL BEST TO DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO HELP YOUR BODY HEAL.
YOUR LIPS WILL THANK YOU.