How to Care For Your Lip and Filler Treatment
People who receive filler injections may experience irritation or complications, but the majority of side effects that can occur are tolerable, manageable, and pass quickly. It’s important to remember that these treatments are NOT permanent, nor are any side-effects.
The most common side-effects people experience after an injection are:
HOW TO GET YOUR BEST RESULTS
If you have any of the more common symptoms mentioned previously, here are some steps you can take to minimize reactions and get comfortable.
- If you know that you are prone to bruising, taking Arnica supplement a few days before treatment can help prevent bruising from occurring.
- Apply cool compresses to injection site gently, without a lot of pressure (bags of ice, or frozen vegetables work great!)
- Reduce facial expressions / lip pursing for up to 48-hours
- Avoid sun exposure as long as bruising is present
- Avoid massaging the treated area
- Keep head elevated while sleeping
- Avoid vigorous exercise for 24-hours after treatment
- Stay hydrated!
- Take OTC anti-inflammatories after injections if discomfort is bothersome
WHAT TO AVOID
Before and immediately following your lip treatment, there are actions you should avoid as they may cause bruising, swelling, etc. These include:
- Rubbing and touching the treatment area
- Consuming alcohol prior to your procedure
- Avoiding any supplements that have blood-thinning side-effects, such as fish oil, vitamin E supplements, St John’s wort, garlic tablets, gingko biloba, and ginseng. (As soon as the injections are over you can go back to your usual routine). Do not stop your prescription blood thinners or aspirin if your primary care doctor or cardiologist prescribed it for you.