What to Expect After Receiving Lip Injections

If you’re searching for a way to have fuller and more defined lips, lip injections may be the perfect solution. At Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center, we offer lip injections to enhance the size and shape of your lips. Dr. Kaniff will help you achieve your desired results. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of several plastic surgery academies and associations. Dr. Kaniff leads a dedicated team that can help you choose the right lip filler to reach your goals. 

What Are Lip Fillers?

Lip fillers are non-surgical, injectable treatments that improve the size and shape of your lips. These lip fillers use natural ingredients found in your body, such as hyaluronic acid, to restore volume and create a plump appearance. 

In addition to adding volume and tightening the skin around your lips, dermal fillers also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to improve the overall health and appearance of your lips. We use dermal fillers with lidocaine anesthetic to minimize discomfort during your lip augmentation. 

Lip Filler Recovery

If you’re considering a lip filler treatment to enhance your appearance, it’s important to know what to expect after the treatment. We will explore what you can expect after receiving lip injections.

After receiving lip injections, your lips may feel tender and swollen for two to three days. While this is normal, it is crucial to take proper care of your lips to achieve the best results. Here are a few lip filler recovery tips to help manage the swelling and discomfort:

Apply Ice

Applying ice to your lips can help reduce swelling and discomfort. You can use an ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel. However, do not apply ice directly to your skin or keep the ice on your skin for too long, as this can damage your skin.

Avoid Touching Your Lips

You should avoid touching your lips for the first 24 hours after the treatment. This can help prevent infection and minimize swelling. It also ensures that the lip filler is distributed evenly.

Avoid Strenuous Activity

With most cosmetic treatments, it is best to avoid strenuous activity for the first few days after the treatment. This can help prevent additional swelling and discomfort.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water can help keep your lips hydrated and reduce swelling. 

Avoid Hot Liquids

We recommend that you avoid hot liquids for the first 24 hours after the treatment. Hot liquids can increase swelling and discomfort.

Avoid Certain Medications and Supplements

We may request that you avoid certain medications or supplements since they can aggravate swelling and bruising. For example, it is best to steer clear of garlic, aspirin, and ibuprofen for a few days. 

How Long Do Lip Fillers Last?

Lip filler results usually last between six and 12 months. The duration of your results depends on factors such as your age, lifestyle habits, and the amount of filler injected into your lips. By following our aftercare instructions and taking proper care of your lips, you can enjoy the benefits of lip fillers for longer. 

Types of Lip Fillers We Offer

There are many types of lip fillers on the market. We offer Juvéderm and Restylane lip fillers that contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the soft tissue under your eyes and is essential for maintaining healthy, smooth skin. However, as you get older, hyaluronic acid levels may decline. Juvéderm and Restylane lip fillers can effectively restore volume and moisture to your lips, as hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules. 

Although Juvéderm and Restylane are dermal filler lines with multiple products, only a select few can be used to enhance your lips. For that reason, we offer Restylane Silk, Juvéderm Ultra XC, and Juvéderm Volbella XC. How do you know which lip filler treatment is best for you? You can schedule a consultation with us to discuss your goals and expectations. 

Juvéderm Volbella 

Juvéderm Volbella is an excellent option to restore volume to your lips as you age. This thin gel can add definition to your lip line while delivering subtle, natural-looking results that may last up to one year.

Juvéderm Ultra XC 

Juvéderm Ultra XC can help you enhance the appearance of your lips by addressing marionette lines, which run from the corners of your mouth to your chin. Juvéderm Ultra XC can rejuvenate your lips and surrounding area for a more youthful look. The results of this filler may last over a year before you need another injection.

Restylane Silk

Restylane Silk is unique among lip fillers due to the shape of its molecules and the texture of its gel. It is especially effective at adding volume to your lips and the surrounding areas, giving you the plump and youthful look you desire.

Schedule Your Consultation Today for Fuller Lips

Given all the options that are available today, selecting the appropriate lip filler can be a daunting task. Thankfully, you don’t have to go through this process alone. At Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center, we offer a variety of lip fillers to help you achieve your desired outcome, and we will help you choose the right one for your needs. 

Dr. Kaniff and his team of experts are always ready to address your concerns. We understand that each patient has unique needs and goals, which is why we customize our approach to suit individual preferences. For more information on lip filler injections, contact us online or call us at (916) 571-0597 to schedule your initial consultation.

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