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.
To learn more about the lip injection healing process or to schedule your lip filler consultation, contact us today at Vein & Body Specialists.