The reduction in the volume and elasticity of the subcutaneous tissue and fat will trigger the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines adjacent to your lips. Therefore, your lips will appear less plump and thin. One of the ways your health provider can restore or add volume to your lips and thus make them plumper and more attractive is by using Whitestone lip fillers. Naturally, your lips and face volume decrease as you age due to the gradual loss of subcutaneous fat and tissues due to insufficient collagen and elastin production.
Generally, the lip filler procedure lasts only a few minutes and offers a minimally invasive way of augmenting your lips. However, lip fillers produce impressive results that are temporary. The desired results may last about 12 or 18 months, depending on the type of lip fillers used and your metabolism.
Therefore, you will need regular touch-up treatments to maintain the fullness of your lips from lip fillers.
Also, note that you can get the maximum possible benefit from the lip filler procedure by properly caring for your lips after treatment. Subsequently, below are effective aftercare tips you may need to observe after lip injections.
- Safeguard your lips against further trauma
After your health provider injects your lips with fillers such as synthetic hyaluronic acid, often the tissues become bruised and more sensitive.
Since the tissues of your lips are more sensitive, they are highly likely to be more affected if exposed to further trauma like lip biting, a common anxiety habit.
- Ice therapy
A cold compress can reduce or eliminate swelling and bruising in the treated area.
Use an ice pack or cover the ice cube so that there is no direct exposure to your lips. Thus, there are no frostbites or sticking to the lips, which may cause pain and discomfort.
- Avoid physically straining exercises and activities
In the next few days, after getting lip fillers, avoid engaging in activities or exercises that are physically demanding.
Strenuous activities and exercises may cause the pressure of your blood and heartbeat to elevate, making you sweat more and thus risk infection or dehydration.
Also, strenuous tasks may aggravate your inflammation and bruises.
- Stay hydrated
The hyaluronic acid introduced into your body through injection of your lips requires binding with water to maximize its volumizing effect. Therefore, you must drink plenty of water and intake lots of fluids daily during your healing and recovery journey.
Also, eat fruits and vegetables with high water content, such as melons, celery, and broccoli.
- Do not sleep on your face
Sleeping on your face subjects it to intense pressure, which may cause the displacement of the filler as it tries to settle inside the skin of your lips.
Sleep while resting your head on a pillow to reduce the swelling on your lips.
Avoid blood thinners, lip balm or lipstick, dental treatment, smoking, or exposure to high temperatures, especially due to hot baths.
Contact Vida Dental Spa today to schedule an appointment with a specialist in lip fillers and learn more about the procedure.