Getting lip fillers in coventry for the first time can be very exciting but also very daunting. Any procedure that involves needles in your face should be approached with some caution. If you’re nervous about getting fillers for the first time, don’t worry, this is normal. Remember that fillers will eventually wear off, so you don’t need to worry about permanently altering your facial structure.
Before getting fillers, we recommend getting up to speed on the aftercare. It’s really important that you know what to expect in the days, weeks and months after your appointment. Lip fillers rarely go wrong, particularly when they are administered by a trained professional. But there is always a risk that your body could react to the filler. In this situation, you need to know the warning signs so you can seek help.
In this guide, we will walk you through what you can expect from your filler appointment. We will then share aftercare tips to keep your fillers looking great. We’ll share some warning signs to look out for. And finally, we’ll look at lip filler maintenance and how you can keep your lip fillers topped up.
What should I expect during my appointment?
We’ll welcome you to the clinic and ask you to fill out a health questionnaire. This will ensure that you are medically fit to have fillers and that you don’t have any known allergies to the materials used. Your aesthetician will then talk through what you are hoping to achieve with your fillers. This will help to determine the filler volume and placement.
We’ll give you a moment to relax and get comfortable. A numbing cream will be applied to the chosen areas and we’ll give it a moment to work. Then comes the needle part. If you’re scared of needles, don’t worry. You will barely feel a thing once the numbing cream has taken effect. You might feel a slight tingling sensation, but it shouldn’t be painful.
Your aesthetician will then massage the filler to achieve a more natural look. This prevents the filler from gathering in pockets and creating an unnatural contour. The entire treatment takes about 30 minutes. You’re then ready to go home.
How can I care for my fillers after the procedure?
Expect your lips to be a little tender as the numbing cream wears off. We recommend avoiding the gym or any other intense physical activity for a few days. You should also avoid spa treatments such as the steam room or sauna.
You may notice some bruising in the days after your treatment. This doesn’t happen to everyone, but don’t be alarmed if it happens to you. It should subside after a few days. If you are in pain, use over the counter medication such as ibuprofen or paracetamol to keep yourself comfortable.
Keep your lips moisturised with a high-quality lip balm to help prevent dryness and cracking. You will also want to stay hydrated, but avoid drinking from a straw as this could irritate your lips. You can also apply ice to the area to help relieve the pain and reduce the initial swelling.
When will I see the final results?
The results are immediate, but they will be concealed by the additional swelling. After a few days, the swelling should subside, but your lips may still look larger than you initially intended. Don’t worry, this is completely normal. It usually takes a few weeks for the lip fillers to settle. Staying hydrated and keeping your lips protected with a good lip balm will help to keep your lips looking great.
How long will they last?
Depending on the look you are trying to achieve, your fillers could last from 4 months to 6 months. The hyaluronic acid will be gradually absorbed into the body over time and this will result in a reduction in lip plumpness. Everyone processes fillers at a different rate, so you won’t know how long fillers last until you take the plunge.
What if something goes wrong?
Problems with lip fillers are incredibly rare, but there are a few signs you should look out for.
● If you have bruising and/or swelling for more than one week, call your aesthetician to check-in. It could be a sign that you are allergic to the filler, but this is very rare.
● Vascular occlusion is a very rare condition that happens when the filler is injected in or near an artery. It can cause the blood flow to this area to stop which can damage the surrounding skin and tissue. If you notice severe pain, extreme swelling or a blue appearance in your lips or surrounding skin, call your doctor as soon as possible.
● Cold sores. If you are prone to getting cold sores, lip fillers can bring on an outbreak. This will need to be treated with an antiviral cream.
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