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Lip fillers post care and results time line

Treatment Timeline, Preparation, and Aftercare

Preparation (3-7 Days Before Treatment)
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen) and supplements (e.g., fish oil, vitamin E) unless advised by your doctor.
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet to support healing.
  • Plan for a friend or family member to accompany you if you're anxious.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol, as it can increase bruising and swelling.
  • Avoid engaging in strenuous exercise or activities that could strain your immune system.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, consult your doctor about taking antiviral medication before the treatment to prevent an outbreak.
Treatment Day
  • Arrive with a clean face, free from makeup.
  • Inform your practitioner of any allergies, health conditions, or history of cold sores.
  • Follow your practitioner’s pre-treatment instructions.
  • Avoid wearing any makeup or skincare products on your lips.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol or caffeine.
Immediate Aftermath (First 24 Hours)
  • Apply ice packs to reduce swelling and discomfort.
  • Stay hydrated and eat soft foods.
  • Keep your head elevated while sleeping to minimize swelling.
  • Follow any aftercare instructions provided by your practitioner.
  • Avoid touching, pressing, or massaging your lips.
  • Avoid engaging in strenuous physical activity.
  • Avoid exposing your lips to extreme temperatures (hot or cold).
  • Use any products on your lips only if approved by your practitioner.
First 1-3 Days
  • Continue to apply ice packs as needed.
  • Initial Results: Lips may appear swollen and larger than expected immediately after treatment.
  • Take Arnica supplements or apply Arnica gel if recommended to reduce bruising.
  • Use a gentle lip balm to keep your lips moisturized.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol or engaging in activities that can cause sweating.
  • Avoid using straws or drinking hot beverages.
  • Avoid wearing heavy makeup around the treated area.
  • If you notice signs of a cold sore, contact your doctor immediately for advice on antiviral treatment.
First Week
  • Be patient as swelling and bruising continue to subside.
  • Contact your practitioner if you notice any unusual symptoms (e.g., severe pain, lumps, or signs of infection).
  • Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments.
  • Avoid engaging in activities that put pressure on your lips (e.g., facial massages, dental work).
  • Avoid exposing your lips to direct sunlight or tanning beds.
10-14 Days
  • Best results typically visible 10-14 days post-treatment once swelling has fully subsided.
3-6 Months
  • Effects usually last 3-6 months, after which you may require touch-up treatments.