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What You Need To Know For Dermal Filler Aftercare?

What You Need To Know For Dermal Filler Aftercare?

As people become increasingly self-aware of their looks and appearance, the need for cosmetic procedures – including dermal fillers- has increased dramatically to fix skin and facial defects. According to the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, dermal fillers are materials that are used for refining and improving the volume, tone, and appearance of the skin. One of the most common uses of dermal fillers is to remove mid-facial skin lines and wrinkles – to enjoy a more youthful and attractive appearance. 

If you are thinking about getting dermal fillers but are unsure whether they are a suitable option for you, this article will make things easy for you – as it explains everything you need to know about dermal fillers – and will help you make an informed decision.  

What Is The Lip Enhancement Or Lip Augmentation Procedure?

According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, a lip augmentation procedure is done to enhance the volume of the lips. This procedure is suitable for anyone who wants to have fuller and perkier lips. Depending on the severity of the underlying issue, cosmetic dentists and plastic surgeons use various methods to perform lip augmentation. One of the most common procedures is fat injection; in this procedure, fat tissue is injected into the lips to increase their volume. Alternatively, botox injection can also be used for this purpose. In some cases, the patient’s own tissue graft may be used to improve the appearance of the lips. Finally, lip volume and shape can be enhanced using surgical procedures. 

What Foods Should I Avoid After Getting Lip Fillers/Injections?

Immediately after getting your lip filler injections, avoid eating messy foods, those which require significant effort in chewing, as your skin may hurt. After getting dermal fillers, you should also avoid high-carbohydrate, sugar-rich and high-sodium, and spicy foods. Cigarettes and alcohol consumption should also be avoided for the best results.

Will A Lip Injection Bruise?

A lip filler bruise is a common side effect associated with dermal lip fillers. Bruises can also appear as a result of a tissue tear through. However, minor lip bruises are nothing to be concerned about – as they do not indicate any severe issue – and usually heal by themselves. In addition, applying aloe vera, Vitamin K or arnica creams can help speed up the healing process. 

How to Avoid Bruising After Botox?

There are several measures you can take to prevent bruising after getting dermal fillers:

  • Avoid spicy, high-carbohydrate and sodium-rich foods 
  • Avoid alcohol for a few days before and after filler injections 
  • Apply ice pancakes over the skin to reduce the swelling and redness
  • Avoid strenuous workouts or physically demanding activities. 
  • Use arnica or Vitamin K creams for skin nourishment and freshness. 
  • Avoid exposing the treated area to intense heat.

What Should I Do To Get Rid Of A Bruise On My Lip?

Lip bruises are a perfectly normal side effect of dermal filler treatment. Typically, dermal filler bruises go away in a few days and do not require specific treatment. However, you can accelerate the healing process of extensive dermal filler aftercare – including skin nourishment, application of ice packs and eating healthy foods. 

Can I Go Back To Work After Having Lip Injections/Fillers Done?

Although your skin might feel a bit sore after getting a dermal filler injection, you can still return to work after this treatment. To reduce the discomfort, you may apply an ice pack over the treated area. However, pain medication is not recommended as it may interfere with the healing process. Furthermore, it is advisable for people who have physically demanding jobs to wait for a day before they resume work. 

Do Lip Injections Hurt During/After Lip Injections?

The short answer is; no. Lip and other dermal filler injections are simple and easy. Therefore, it will cause minor pain or discomfort. Typically, the only discomfort during dermal injections is a slight pinch. However, for some patients with a lower pain threshold, the pain of the injection prick can be reduced by applying a topical anaesthetic agent. So, basically, you won’t feel significant pain during the procedure. 

What Happens If Botox Is Injected Into A Vein?

Dermal filler injections are injected into the skin while avoiding the nerves and blood vessels. In the case of botox being injected into a vein, it may cause minor side effects such as nausea, vomiting, swelling, and bruising. However, significant side effects are not observed in these cases. In rare cases, accidental intravenous injection of botox may result in temporary local paralysis, this should never happen when working with an experienced and fully qualified dentist due to their knowledge of facial anatomy. 

What Are The Benefits Of Dermal Filler Treatments?

Perhaps, the most significant advantage of dermal filler injections is that they help one get rid of their age-related skin defects to enjoy a more youthful appearance. Besides, dermal fillers offer immediate results; you don’t have to wait many days or weeks for their aesthetic effects to become evident. Dermal fillers also help boost self-confidence by improving one’s overall smile and facial appearance. Dermal fillers are one of the most effective ways to cosmetically reverse signs of ageing. 

When it comes to dermal fillers and botox treatment, it is essential that you consult an experienced and qualified dentist or doctor for your treatment. If you live in Leicester and surrounding areas, and you’re looking for the best cosmetic dentist practice for dermal fillers, Glen Dental should be your first choice. Besides offering high-quality general dentistry services, we also provide cosmetic dental services, including dermal fillers, to our esteemed patients. So, book a consultation appointment with us today and let us bring the best out of your facial aesthetics and give you a smile that you have always wanted. 

Shrik Kotecha
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