For today’s post, we put together a list of tips to help make the most out of your recent lip filler session.
So read on and learn the things you should avoid and the things you should do to keep your lips plump, luscious, and healing quickly. They’re all practical, simple, and quite doable, too.
Avoid eating or drinking anything too hot or too cold.
Although lip fillers have relatively little downtime and are considered by many to be a lunchtime aesthetic treatment, how you react to it might be different from others who’ve also had it.
You can experience some mild swelling and bruising around your mouth area for up to a full week. During this time, it’s better to avoid food and drinks that are too hot or too cold.
Once you feel the numbness wearing off, then you can consider eating or drinking as usual (as long as you get your doctor’s go signal).
Don’t use a straw when drinking beverages.
That’s not to say you should avoid drinking water altogether, mind. You’ll still need to be properly hydrated to help your body heal faster.
But avoid using a straw to drink with (especially the metal kind). Puckering up your lips and exerting effort to drink through a straw could ruin the lip filler and result in bruises.
So drink from your favourite water bottle as you normally would. But if you can do so without your lips touching the edge, it can speed up the healing process while ensuring you won’t get dehydrated.
Nix the lipstick or lip gloss for the time being.
Aesthetic clinics usually advise their patients to avoid putting on cosmetics on the affected areas for at least 48 hours after the treatment. And as the best makeup artists will tell you, cosmetics for the lips can be a potent source of bacteria.
Since your lips are essentially “injured”, they’re susceptible to infections. So don’t use lipstick or gloss and wait until your lips are fully healed.
And yes, you can still keep up your oral hygiene routine after your lip filler treatment. But for the time being, use a smaller child’s toothbrush with soft bristles instead of your go-to electric toothbrush (so the vibration won’t cause you to accidentally hit your lips).
Sleep face up.
If you’ve gotten used to sleeping on your stomach, you should change your post-dermal filler bedtime routine for the time being.
Sleeping face-down can displace the filler because of all the pressure you put on your mouth. Avoid this by getting a body pillow wrapped around your head area to keep you in a supine position all through the night.
And make sure to sleep on a mattress that’s firm enough to support your neck and head.