As you age, your skin loses elasticity and fat due to a decrease in collagen and elastin production. That is alarming news for people in their 30s, and unfortunately, your lips are not exempt from that body rule. A lot of women complain that their lips become thinner and have lost the plumpness factor. The border and symmetry of both upper and lower lips get out of whack, and it seems to lose definition. Allowing your lips to undergo a boost via lip injections is a great way to show that you still have that oomph in your smile.
You may not have been able to do anything about it back in the day, but modern technology has reinvented aging by reversing, or at least bringing back the former glory of one’s lips. If it is your first time getting lip treatment, here are some newbie do’s and don’ts to ensure a successful procedure.
Ice your lips.
After the injection, your lips become swollen. You may even find a bruise a few hours later. So an ice pack is your friend, at least for the next twenty-four hours.
Do not put any cosmetic product on the lips for the next 12 hours.
Whether you like it or not, your lip has a puncture wound. Putting makeup or lipstick immediately after the procedure may irritate it and trigger an allergic reaction. It can cause your lips to swell up more, and not in a good way. So be a good client and avoid applying any product to your lips.
Water adds moisture to your lips as it does your whole body. Drink lots of it.
Do not massage the lips.
No matter how tempted you are, do not massage or even touch your lips. The wrong finger pressure might destroy the shape and plumpness. The first few hours are crucial, so you should give the fillers time to adjust to their new home.
Take your treatment two weeks before a big event.
Some women take lip injections days before a big gathering. A facial takes less time to settle than fillers. Your lips will take two whole weeks to heal. You need to monitor and do the suggested after-care down to a tee to get the desired result.
Do not drink alcohol.
It would be best if you did not take a glass of wine, beer, or any liquid with alcohol content after the procedure. Alcohol has a unique ability to dilate blood vessels. By doing so, it will cause more bruising. Your lips will not heal as well as you hope it would.
Eat healthy food.
Processed food will slightly hamper the healing process. So it is best if you eat green leafy vegetables and fruits. The vitamins and minerals you ingest from fresh food will help you heal faster.
Do not take medication.
Your lips will feel and look inflamed after a procedure. Anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning medicine can cause more bruising, so do not take them yet.
Do not exercise or slave over a hot stove.
Strenuous activity can raise your blood pressure levels. An erratic pulse can make your lips bruise and swell more. Excessive heat can also cause dilation of blood vessels, so avoid sun exposure, hot showers, and saunas.
Follow your doctor’s orders.
Remember that your aesthetician knows best. They are experts in their field, and they know what they are doing.
A smile says a lot about a person. Ensure the well-being of your grin by taking care of your lips, no matter what age you are.