14th April 2021
Lip Fillers Aftercare
Though we’re best-known for being a reputable dental practice serving Maidstone, we also carry out select facial aesthetics treatments, which can further enhance the appearance of your smile. Lip fillers are one of our favourites, as they’re quick to carry out, virtually painless and with lasting results. In this post, we’ll talk through some of our aftercare advice for our lip fillers procedure.
Go easy with eating
When you first have your lip injections performed, your smile might feel a bit sore or tender, and you may experience a bit of swelling, too. Eating can feel problematic until this settles, and of course, as your lips are numbed during treatment, it not only makes eating more difficult, but can also prevent you from feeling the temperature of food correctly (possibly causing you to burn your lips or mouth). Eat cool, soft foods and drink with a straw to minimise any discomfort in those early days.
We always advise against our patients smoking, as from a dental perspective, it can negatively affect your oral health and could also cause staining. Smoking can also inhibit the skin’s healing response, which means it could take you longer to get over any side-effects you may experience, following your lip fillers.
Use pain relief
If you’re experiencing any pain, swelling, tenderness or inflammation, pain relief – such as paracetamol and ibuprofen – could help. Talk to your doctor if you’re unsure about what to use or how much you might need to take.
No more spa days
There’s nothing like a trip to the spa for a relaxing treat – or soaking up the heat of the sauna! But, in the first couple of weeks after lip filler injections, you might make swelling worse in your skin. Our advice is to wait until these side-effects have gone – you can chat to us if you need more advice about this.
Hydration is the key
Keep your lips comfortable by sipping water. It can help flush out any toxins that can cause infection and, of course, helps your new pout look plump and defined. Our lip fillers are hyaluronic acid-based, too, which helps moisturise your smile.
Of course, this list isn’t exhaustive – it’s just to give you an idea of some of the aftercare steps you’ll need to follow to boost your results and help offset any side-effects (swelling, soreness, bruising etc) which are common with any type of injection.
Talk to our Maidstone team to book your lip fillers or to discuss any concerns, and we’ll be happy to help!