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Lip filler and other lip augmentation treatments have become extremely popular over the last few years. And so, it’s important that after having lip filler, that you follow your aftercare advice. Your aftercare will help to prolong your treatment and help the healing process.

We’ve put together a small list you should follow after receiving lip filler treatment to help you heal quickly and smoothly.

Don’ts – What You Shouldn’t Do After Lip Filler

Each patient is different in terms of their healing process, but there are a few big factors we recommend everybody sticks to after their lip filler treatment…

AVOID strenuous exercise for 24-48 hours after your treatment. Exercising causes the blood to flow quicker around the body, which can cause bruising and swelling (making your healing time uncomfortable).

AVOID spas, sun beds and piping hot showers or baths for 24 hours. Sweating can cause swelling and bruising, just like exercise, so it’s best to avoid those during the healing time.

Other things to avoid after your lip filler treatment is drinking alcohol (alcohol is a blood thinner so this may cause inflammation and swelling of the lips), no makeup for 24 hours should be applied to the area so that the needle points do not become infected, also drinking through a straw is a big no no. It may feel tender to drink normally after your lip filler treatment but drinking through a straw only adds extra pressure! This goes for kissing and massaging the lips too. Avoid anything that will add extra pressure to your lips within the first 24 hours post treatment.

Do’s – What You Should Do After Lip Filler

The number one rule after any aesthetic treatment, is to drink plenty of water. Water helps the body to heal so stay hydrated.

Using ice packs covered with a thin cloth or a cold compress can help to reduce any swelling, itching, and bruising after your lip filler.

Finally, make sure the lips are clean! Gently wash your face within the first 24 hours and avoid touching your lips as much as possible. This prevents any bacteria and germs spreading to the lips which could cause infection and irritation.

How Quickly Will My Lip Filler Heal?

Every patient is different and some of us will heal quicker than others. Where some of us may experience swelling for 2-3 days, some of us may not experience much swelling. But typically, after 2 weeks you should feel no tenderness or see any bruising on the lips.

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