What is the best thing to put on lips after getting fillers?
Getting lip fillers (or lip injections) is a safe and simple procedure, with millions of injections carried out last year in the US alone.
Having said that, you do need to be aware of the recovery time when it comes to your lip fillers, as it’s likely that you will receive some level of bruising and swelling in the first few days after your procedure.
During this period, your lips may often appear a lot fuller or plumper than your desired look, and they may also feel quite sensitive to the touch.
So what is the best thing to put on your lips after getting fillers or injections?
In terms of speeding up the healing and recovery process, there are a couple of things you can do:
Applying ice to your lips in the days after your treatment (be sure to use an ice pack or an ice cube covered in thin cloth, as you don’t want it sticking to your lips and causing additional discomfort). This will help sooth any pain, as well as assisting with the easing of any swelling, itching or bruising.
- Even better, purchase a good lip care kit, as they can help keep your lips hydrated and healthy, while at the same time helping to further reduce swelling and bruising. The benefits of using specialized lip filler aftercare cosmetics, is that you can also use it in the lead up to your lip injections (a well maintained, healthy set of lips greatly minimizes the chances of excessive bruising or swelling after your treatment)
Coupled with the above, it’s also a good idea to avoid strenuous exercise for 24 to 48 hours after you get lip (or any other dermal) fillers.