How to Prevent Lip Swelling After Injections

Following your lip filler appointment, it’s not uncommon to notice swelling for 24 to 72 hours.

While mild to moderate inflammation is totally normal, there are several ways that you can help limit the duration and severity of this temporary side effect.

Continue reading for five tips to prevent lip swelling after an injectable filler treatment.

5 Tips to Prevent Lip Swelling After Injections

1. Select a Skilled and Experienced Injector

One of the best ways to prevent lip swelling starts well before your treatment.

Your choice of injector not only affects your final results, but also how quickly and well you’ll recover from injections.

In fact, skilled injectors, with considerable expertise and experience, often use advanced techniques to limit the chance of swelling.

They also inject more slowly and with great precision in order to minimize patient discomfort and inflammation.

2. Apply Ice to the Area

Even in the hands of the most talented injector, patients can still experience lip swelling for one-to-three days.

That’s why it’s essential that you ice your lips for 5-10 minutes, two-to-three times per day.

Take care to place something a towel or cloth around the ice, so that it’s not in direct contact with your lips.

3. Avoid Rigorous Exercise

If you want to prevent lip swelling after injections, it’s recommended that you avoid exercising or any strenuous activity that could increase blood flow to the face for 24-48 hours.

4. Stay Hydrated

Keeping your body hydrated and consuming a nutritious diet, filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, can also aid in the healing process and keep inflammation at bay.

5. Don’t Get Heated

To prevent lip swelling, you should also stay away from hot temperatures for 24-48 hours.

This means forgoing hot yoga, saunas, or Jacuzzis.

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