After a lip filler treatment, you should take care of your lips to ensure a long-lasting result and prevent any unnecessary swelling or discomfort.
Italian Aesthetic Physician Michela Zazzaron is a frequent speaker at international congresses in aesthetic medicine. She is also a teacher in injection techniques and non-invasive rejuvenation programs. Here is her best advice on how to take care of your lips after a filler treatment.
Give your lips a very gentle massage. Imagine that you are making Italian pasta using a “mattarello”, a rolling pin. Gently press your lips between your thumbs and forefingers and roll your lips between your fingers. Massage your lips 2-3 days after having a lip injection.
Natural herb balm
After the treatment, Michela Zazzaron gives her patients her own personal advice. For example, she recommends applying a topical balm containing arnica to the treated area. Arnica is a natural herb that grows mainly in Europe and Siberia and has traditionally been used to reduce swelling and pain.
Michela’s personal suggestion is also to use an ice pack for a few days after treatment to reduce any swelling or discomfort.
You will normally see the final result of your lip filler treatment after one or two weeks.
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