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How Long Does it Take for Lip Filler to Heal?

Published by Aubrey Sohaney

Woman looking at her under eyes in a bathroom mirror as she touches her cheeks.

Lip Filler Benefits & Recovery

Do you look in the mirror and wish your lips were fuller, or have you noticed common signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines are more prominent around your mouth? Have your lips lost volume over time? Whatever the reason, if you want more fullness to your lips, lip filler can boost your confidence and help you look younger with minimal effort, non-invasive methods, and zero downtime.

If you are considering getting lip filler for the first time and want to know what to expect after treatment, continue reading to learn all about lip filler aftercare and the healing process.

How Long Does Lip Filler Last?

Lip fillers usually last between 6 to 18 months, but results will vary from patient to patient depending on how quickly the filler is broken down by the body, as well as what type of filler is used. For example, hyaluronic acid fillers last a few months (usually only up to 12), but JUVÉDERM® lip filler can last 18 months.

How Long Does Lip Filler Swelling Last?

Lip filler recovery time varies from person to person for the same reason that the effects last for different lengths of time in each individual. However, swelling caused from lip injections usually only last a few days to a week.

Bruising after lip filler can also last for about a week, however, there are no cuts or scars to worry about post treatment.

Lip Filler Swelling Stages

Swelling due to lip dermal filler injections starts off strong and then slowly diminishes over several days to weeks. The initial swelling patients see within the first 24 hours is not a reflection of the final results. All swelling subsides completely after about 5 days, but can take up to 2 weeks.

How to Reduce Swelling After Lip Fillers

Below are some of the best ways to reduce swelling after lip filler injections:

  • Avoid supplements and medications before and after treatment that stimulate blood flow, such as aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Avoid strenuous activities and heavy exercise for 48 hours after treatment
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Apply a cold compress to areas around the lips, not directly to the areas that contain filler
  • Don’t apply pressure to the mouth area for at least 3 days after treatment
  • Don’t use a straw for at least 3 days after treatment
  • Sleep with your head elevated
  • Apply doctor-approved hydrating skincare ointment to the area
  • Avoid alcohol and salty or spicy foods
  • Do not apply makeup to the area for 48 hours after treatment

Contact CCLS for Lip Fillers in Naperville & Surrounding Areas

Whether your lips have deflated with age, you have naturally thin lips, asymmetrical or uneven lips, or you want to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth, lip fillers offer a simple solution.

Fillers can restore your confidence, add definition and fullness to your lips, and help you achieve a more youthful appearance without the need for plastic surgery. Contact the team at the Center for Cosmetic & Laser Surgery today to schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic professionals.

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