So you finally decided to invest in a lip plump with hyaluronic acid filler...good for you! Now here is advice to helping your investment last!
💋 Follow aftercare advice - it can be tempting to carry on with your normal activities straight away. However, for best long-lasting results it is important to follow aftercare directions such as no smoking for at least 4 hrs to prevent burning your lips or creating filler movement. Avoiding exercise, alcohol, and excessive salt for 24 hours after your treatment will help reduce the chance of swelling and bruising. Drinking lots of water will help hydrate the filler. Taking care of your lips from the very beginning will give them a better chance of looking their best for longer.
💋 Stick to the shade - wearing SPF Every Single Day (yes, even on a cloudy day) and limiting your time in the sun between the hottest hours of 11-3. Not only is this best for all-round skin health, staying sun savvy can help prolong your lip filler. Too much UV exposure can cause certain types of filler to break down more quickly, which leads to your body absorbing them sooner than you may like.
💋 Minimize stress - the extra hormones your body produces when you are stressed can actually cause your lip filler to break down faster. While it's impossible to avoid all of life’s stressful situations, finding different ways to manage your reactions to these events can help optimize your health (and lip volume).
💋 Eat Healthy - junk food can actually cause inflammation in the body. In turn, this can cause your dermal fillers to break down more quickly. Instead, choose plenty of fruits and veggies, as well as healthy fats and oils such as those found in fish and nuts.
💋 Be aware of your exercise routine - there is evidence that people with higher metabolisms will also ‘work’ the filler out of their systems more quickly. While we advocate a healthy lifestyle, highly active patients may require top-ups more frequently.
Love those lips ladies and book in for your plump today 💋
Cindy Fehr RN(NP)
Cindy is an experienced RN(NP) residing in Southern Manitoba, Canada, with a passion to support her patients looking and feeling their best at every age. This blog is to support patients in gaining knowledge about skincare, medical aesthetics procedures, and health & wellness practices. It is her goal to share the knowledge she gains from continuous reading of research, and regular continuing professional development sessions. Pursuit of personal and professional growth is paramount to Cindy and she loves to share this learning with her patients.