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What to Do After Lip Injections

Lip injections are commonly injected with hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a molecule that is found abundantly in the body

Not all of us were born with luscious, full lips. Fortunately, there are options like lip injections. Getting lip injections is a quick and easy way to temporarily volumize the lip area to create fuller and plump looking lips. Hyaluronic acid plumps the area by drawing moisture into its molecule. In fact, HA can absorb up to 1,000 times its weight.

Lip injections should be done by a qualified medical practitioner

Side Effects Following A Lip Injection

The lip injection procedure is a fairly quick process.
Common side effects immediately following lip injections:

  • Swelling of the lips and surrounding area. Swelling is at peak in the 24 to 48 hours after the injections.
  • Tenderness on the injection site. The area may be tender to touch. Mouth movement may create a sharp sensation on the injected part of the lip.
  • Feeling a bump inside the lip. This is normal. The lip has been injected with foreign molecules. The body’s natural response causes the area to swell and feel harder. The bump will slowly subside within 2 to 3 weeks as the body regulates itself around the HA molecules inside the lip.
  • Bruising on the injection sites of the lips. The lip is a sensitive part of the face. Bruising occurs commonly with lip injections. You can minimize bruising by not consuming certain ingredients that cause bruising, such as green tea, ginger, and OTC supplements like Omega 3 pills. Knowing how to reduce bruising prior to injections can help avoid bruising altogether.

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Lip injections may cause a bit of discomfort during the first 24 to 48 hours with associated swelling and tenderness in the lips. Repeated sessions of icing on the lips for the first 24 hours can help relieve symptoms quicker. Elevated sleeping the first night after lip injections is recommended to reduce any swelling in the face and lips.

The lips take about 2 weeks to settle with the new product in them. Be patient with your results. The rate at which people heal and recover varies, so the common reasonable time to wait for final results is about 2 to 3 weeks. If you wait longer than 3 weeks, then your results will be more realistic in how your lips will appear in the next few months.

It is very important to consult with a certified, licensed plastic surgeon who is trained and experienced in facial injectables. Dr. Torgerson is a cosmetic facial plastic surgeon with many years of experience in injectables and surgical and non-surgical procedures. His knowledge of and skill in the artistic proportions of beauty makes him an ideal choice as a qualified injector.

Lip fillers can create a more feminine appearance to the lips. Full lips are associated with youthful beauty, and women across the globe enjoy the long lasting benefits of lip filler injections. Beautiful, full lips are indeed attainable for everyone.
After receiving lip injections, your lips may feel fuller, and small amounts of bleeding may occur from the injection of the needles. Bleeding is very minimal and usually stops within a few minutes. Icing the lips immediately after injections can help reduce bruising and swelling. If you are prone to cold sores, let your plastic surgeon know so you can receive a prescription for reducing the occurrence of cold sores.

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