Uneven Lip Fillers & Swelling after Lip Fillers. Is this normal?
We’re often asked whether it is normal for lips to be uneven after lip filler injections, as well as how long any bruising will last or whether swelling should be expected. The lips are particularly sensitive and vascular so they can tend to swell more than other areas. Its important to discuss lip filler aftercare with your injector so you can better prepare for at home care and any side effects that may come from lip injections.
Is it normal for lips to be uneven after filler?
The swelling that can often occur after Lip Fillers can cause the lips to look a little uneven for a short time. This doesn’t necessarily mean that anything has gone wrong and it may just take a little time for the product to fully settle and for residual swelling to subside.
Do lips swell after fillers?
It is very normal to experience a small amount of swelling. This is usually at it’s worst for the first 2-3 days post procedure. The lip filler swelling stages vary from paitent to patient however most swelling is at its peak 24-48 hours after the lip filler injections. The swelling begins to subside by day 3.
How long will lip swelling last for?
Swelling will usually subside within a few days but we do ask clients to allow up to two weeks for this to fully go down. If you are still concerned after this time, we are always on hand to offer aftercare advice or welcome clients back to clinic for a review.
Is Bruising normal?
A small amount of bruising is completely natural following lip fillers and is usually nothing to be concerned about. Bruising is likely to be very minimal but can vary in severity from person to person.
How can I stop my lips from bruising after lip fillers?
Bruising is to be expected but there are a few things you can do to help the recovery process. Ensuring you visit an experienced and highly trained practitioner is extremely important as they will have a better anatomical understanding and be able to use certain techniques to minimise the chance of bruising as much as possible. Post treatment the area should be kept dry and clean and ice and arnica can be applied to help speed up the healing process.
My lips are bleeding after fillers, is this normal?
You may notice some slight bleeding from the injection points but this should subside quickly. To avoid any sort of infection the area should be kept clean.
How long do lips take to heal?
Treated lips should heal within a few days but we always recommend allowing 2 weeks for them to completely settle. If you have an important event coming up we would recommend allowing 4 weeks to allow any tweaks to be made.
Can I dissolve my lip fillers?
If you are still very unhappy with your results after allowing the product to settle, then dissolving may be the best course of action. Find out here if you’re suitable for a dissolving treatment.
In conclusion, brusising and swelling are common side effects from lip fillers however, the severity can be minimised with excellent precare and aftercare.
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