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What to expect after lip filler injections?

Are you considering lip filler injections but you’re afraid? That’s okay, I was too but it’s not as bad as you think. I decided to get lip filler to achieve symmetry on my upper lip and to get a fuller look. My lips are very natural looking and full now thanks to our amazing master lip filler injection nurse Katie and Juvéderm Vollure.


Achieving a fuller pout requires only a quick visit. Before your injections, Katie will apply a topical numbing cream or a similar numbing cream to the area to reduce discomfort. You may also be asked to ice your lips while you wait the 15 minutes for the numbing agent to kick in. During the injections you’ll feel just the pinch of the needle and it will be uncomfortable but tolerable I promise! Lip fillers are a versatile cosmetic injectable lip filler that can offer subtle or dramatic results. It is important to discuss your goals with your injector to decide if this treatment is suitable for you and what your goals are.


The following tips helped me minimize bruising and swelling following my lip injection treatment:

  • Avoid makeup and lip products (other than those provided by your injector) for the first 12-24 hours after your injections
  • To reduce swelling, itching, and pain, ice regularly throughout the first 24 hours with a clean ice pack
  • To reduce swelling, sleep with your head elevated on a firm pillow and avoid exercise for the first 48 hours
  • To reduce swelling and minimize infection, avoid high temperature steam rooms or heated exercise studios in the first 48 hours
  • To reduce swelling, avoid foods high in sodium, and choose hydrating fruits and vegetables instead
  • To reduce bruising, avoid alcohol and blood thinners such as aspirin for the first 24 hours
  • For best results, avoid pressing firmly on the lips or massaging the lips for at least one week
  • For faster healing, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water!

As always, we recommend patients follow the specific post-treatment instructions provided by their injector.


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