How Long Does Swelling Last After Lip Injections?

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Are you having feelings of lip envy when you look on social media? Are you considering temporary lip fillers? Dermal fillers, or lip fillers, are made from naturally occurring substances in the body, like collagen and hyaluronic acid. It has never been easier to add more volume and shape to your lips. Lip injections with popular dermal fillers, like JUVÉDERM® or Restylane®, are one of the latest cosmetic options giving women and men temporary augmented results of fuller, more voluminous lips. At Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA, our skilled team of medical injectors can meticulously reshape and plump up your lips to achieve amazing, natural-looking results.

Read on for helpful information from Body+Beauty Lab about this popular cosmetic treatment and learn what to do with lip injection swelling afterward to be better prepared.

How do temporary lip injections work?

Lip fillers, like Restylane Kysse and JUVÉDERM XC or Volbella®, offer patients a nonsurgical augmentation method to add more volume to the upper, lower, or both lips at the same time. Men and women can have that perfect pucker with one of the most popular cosmetic treatments performed today. Lip injections offer a safe and effective alternative to contour this small target area when you choose either a slight or significant enhancement. Patients can even fill in and smooth out vertical lip lines for a more youthful appearance. However, all facial injectables should be administered by an experienced, qualified injector, like the experts at Body+Beauty Lab, for optimal results.

How long does swelling last after lip fillers?

Philadelphia, PA patients can go from thin to pouty lips in just one treatment. Lip augmentation with fillers is quick, and the results are almost immediate. A local anesthetic numbs the target area before the lip injections are administered to reduce any discomfort. After the filler is in place, a quick and gentle massage ensures the filler spreads evenly and effectively. Swelling and redness around the lip area are common during lip injection recovery. The amount of lip filler used can also impact the level of swelling. This normal side effects with lip injections will be more noticeable and typically peak after two days, subsiding after two weeks. Patients can then begin to enjoy their actual results and should consider a touch-up appointment if they want more volume or shape added to their lips, after their initial treatment.

How to reduce swelling after lip injections

At the first appointment, patients should start conservatively and build from there to achieve their desired results. Lip injections typically last about 6 – 12 months, allowing men and women to enjoy fuller, more voluminous lips year-round. After lip injections, swelling and redness are common side effects. The following helpful tips can reduce swelling and help patients get the best results:

  • Be gentle with the skin around the lips for at least 48 hours
  • Apply a cold compress or ice to the area, but not directly to the lips
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water to help with the recovery process
  • Avoid drinking through a straw or direct contact with kissing for 48 hours
  • Avoid strenuous exercising or an elevated heart rate to minimize swelling or redness

Lip injections with today's dermal fillers, like JUVÉDERM and Restylane, are derived from a naturally occurring hyaluronic acid, which is readily absorbed back into the body, with no risk of allergic reactions or complications. When performed by a trained, qualified injector, patients can achieve natural-looking, beautiful results. In just one treatment, you can have the lips you always desired.

If you are interested in lip injections or have additional questions about other aesthetic treatments or services, we invite you to contact Body+Beauty Lab in Philadelphia, PA to schedule your appointment. We are also offering online consultations so you can meet with a member of our team from the comfort of your home.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.