How Long Does the Lip Injection Healing Process Take?
Lip injections can provide immediate volume to the lips, enhancing their shape and size. While the healing process is brief for injectable treatments, there are still some important things to consider as you recover from the procedure. Below, we’ll explain what you can expect from the full lip injection healing process.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR LIPS TO FULLY HEAL AFTER FILLERS?
It typically takes about 2 weeks for the lips to fully heal after fillers. However, it’s important to remember that this recovery process can vary depending on the patient, and much of the recovery process occurs within the first few days.
WHAT ARE THE LIP INJECTION HEALING STAGES?
Immediately after your lip injection treatment, the lips will be swollen and sensitive. You may have difficulty eating or drinking during the first 24-48 hours, as the symptoms are usually at their worst during this time. Over the following days, swelling will begin to go down, but you may notice light bruising or bumps around the lips. Towards the end of the first week following treatment, these symptoms will subside and your lips will begin to feel normal. However, some minor swelling may persist for as long as 2 weeks, and the filler will continue to settle into its final position during this time.
HOW CAN I MAKE MY LIPS HEAL FASTER AFTER FILLERS?
There are a few techniques you can use to both help your lips heal faster after lip fillers, and to reduce any discomfort that you may experience during the recovery process.
- Apply Ice
- Applying ice or ice packs can reduce swelling and pain during the recovery process.
- Use Pain Medication
- If pain medication is needed, Tylenol (or acetaminophen) is recommended. Avoid using ibuprofen or aspirin, as these medications are blood thinners that can impact the healing process.
- Drink Water
- Stay hydrated and eat a healthy diet to assist the body while it heals.
- Avoid High Temperatures
- Avoid hot showers, hot baths, strenuous exercise, or excessive sun exposure. Heat can worsen swelling and discomfort.
HOW LONG AFTER LIP FILLERS CAN I GIVE ORAL?
Patients will be able to give oral approximately 48 hours after receiving lip fillers, but it can be a safe choice to wait 4-7 days. The main risk of engaging in oral after lip fillers is putting pressure on the lips, which could worsen swelling and pain. In extreme cases, it may even impact the healing process and lead to unsatisfactory results.
To learn more about the lip injection healing process or to schedule your lip filler consultation, contact us today at Vein & Body Specialists.
What are the Benefits of a High Frequency Facial?
The high frequency facial naturally enhances the skin using light energy. A handheld glass device is used, which holds either neon or argon gas depending on the desired treatment. High frequency electrical currents are passed into the glass device, creating a reaction in the gas that produces light. This light reaction is applied to the skin to provide a range of skin health benefits. These include:
- Reduction in acne
- Reduction in skin bacteria
- Reduction in enlarged pores
- Diminished lines and wrinkles
- Reduction in eye circles and eye puffiness
- Enhanced blood flow
Keep reading to learn more about these high frequency facial benefits!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO A HIGH FREQUENCY FACIAL?
High frequency facials are gentle treatments that can be repeated often, even daily. However, it’s rarely necessary to do treatments this often. In most cases, we recommend weekly treatment sessions for optimal results. Patients may stick to a weekly treatment schedule for several weeks until they achieve their desired results. After this point, it’s often possible to reduce the schedule to monthly high frequency facials to maintain results.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS FROM HIGH FREQUENCY FACIALS?
In most cases, patients will begin to notice results from high frequency facials within 24 hours. However, keep in mind that these will be largely superficial cosmetic results. When seeking deeper skin rejuvenation, results will develop over several weeks with multiple treatment sessions required.
DOES HIGH FREQUENCY WORK FOR WRINKLES?
Yes, high frequency facials can work quite well for wrinkles. High frequency facials stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin. These are proteins that are directly responsible for skin elasticity. As high frequency creates higher levels of elastin and collagen, patients will notice a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
DOES HIGH FREQUENCY HELP WITH DARK SPOTS?
Yes, high frequency facials can help reduce the appearance of dark spots. There are numerous skin conditions that cause dark spots, and high frequency facials directly address these conditions. High frequency can improve the skin’s blood circulation and tighten the skin to refresh its appearance and diminish dark spots.
To learn more about high frequency facials and other treatment options, contact us today at Vein & Body Specialists to schedule your consultation for one of our facials and chemical peels.