Can I apply ice to my lips after getting lip injections?
Lip injections (or lip augmentation) is a hugely popular procedure, with an estimated 3 million lip filler treatments carried out last year in the US.
Although it’s incredibly safe and quick (it’s known as the “lunchtime procedure” for good reason), it’s important to note that there will likely be some level of bruising and swelling in the first few days after you’ve had your lips done.
In addition, they will feel quite sensitive to the touch, and you may be wondering what you can apply to your lips to help minimize any potential discomfort.
So is it advisable to ice your lips after getting lip injections?
To put your mind at ease, applying ice to your lips in the days after your treatment IS safe and will not hinder your recovery process in any way.
Make sure that you use an ice pack - alternatively, an ice cube covered in thin cloth – to avoid the ice sticking to your lips, as this could obviously cause additional discomfort.
But yes, applying ice to your new lips will help to soothe any pain, as well as helping to reduce any swelling or bruising.
As an alternative, you may also want to look into purchasing a good set of lip filler aftercare cosmetics.
Specialized lip care cosmetics will keep your lips well hydrated and healthy, and can greatly aid in the recovery process.
It’s also great to use in the weeks leading up to your treatment, as a healthy well hydrated set of lips reduces the chances of significant swelling and bruising in the days after your procedure.