How Long Does It Take For Lip Fillers To Heal?

How Long Does It Take For Lip Fillers To Heal?

Lips are one of the most recognizable aspects of the face. People having smoother, fuller, and more proportioned lips look aesthetically appealing. Perhaps, those who don’t have fuller, softer, smoother, or well-defined lips can opt for lip fillers. 

Lip fillers are temporary or semi-permanent injectable substances that are administered into the soft tissues of the lips. They can serve two purposes: as an anti-aging treatment and as an aesthetic choice. They are a great option to restore or enhance the volume and plumpness of the lips. The most commonly used lip filler in Bangalore is hyaluronic acid- a gel-like substance capable of retaining water. It provides a natural feeling and fullness or suppleness to the lips and even helps smoothen lip lines. 

If you are seeking lip fillers, some of the things that you might wonder about are what will happen after getting lip fillers and how long will it take for lip fillers to heal. This post by Dr. Rasya Dixit, a dermatologist in Bangalore talks about lip filler healing and ensures you get answers to your questions from the expert. 

What to Expect After Lip Filler Treatment?

Following lip filler treatment, the candidate can expect to experience the following:

  • Swelling and bruising: The first usual thing that the candidate will notice is swelling and bruising. Swelling tends to peak within 48 hours after the procedure. But it may take up to a week to subside. Soothing remedies such as cold compresses and arnica creams can help relieve swelling or any other discomfort. The candidate must take a few days rest after receiving lip fillers as being physically active can increase heart rate, lead to sweating, and therefore prolonged swelling.
  • Numbness and pain: It is normal for the candidate to feel numbness or sensitivity of their lips after getting a lip filler injection. This feeling is usually temporary and resolves on its own within a few days. Pain at the injection site usually goes away within 12-24 hours of getting lip filler. 
  • Lumps and bumps: Sometimes the filler can form small clumps or irregular spots on the injection sites of the lips. It is advised to massage on the injection sites to allow the filler to equally spread in the lips. Usually, lumps and bumps on lips caused by filler disappear independently within a few weeks. But if they persist, a medical professional should be consulted.

How Long Do Lip Fillers Take to Heal?

The recovery time for lip filler will vary among the candidates depending on the candidate’s unique lip condition, the type of filler injected, and how well the procedure took place. However, candidates can resume their daily routine activities soon after reaching home. 

The healing time of lip fillers is almost instant so candidates can notice immediate lip improvements. But, the optimal results, the desired look, are only achieved when the lip filler has properly settled into the lips. This typically takes about 4 weeks.

Healing Stages of Lip Filler Treatment

  • On the day of filler treatment

It's natural to be both nervous and excited. A thorough discussion with an aesthetic expert will begin the treatment journey. Local anaesthetic is used to numb the mouth and make the process more comfortable. When the lip filler treatment is over, the lips appear swollen and bruised to some extent. The candidate may be surprised by the swelling when they look in the mirror, but they must trust the provider and the recovery process. 

  • Day one after treatment

The candidates may wake up with their lips more swollen and a few new bruises. The lips may also be sensitive. Lips swell and bruise as a result of their high vascularity and sensitivity. Therefore, the candidates are recommended to apply an ice pack to soothe their lips. The majority of the visible swelling will subside within the first 3–5 days, although bruising on the lips will usually reduce by the seventh day. In most cases, concealer and lipstick can disguise bruising. 

Keeping in mind the potential after-effects of getting lip fillers, the provider asks the candidates to ensure that their filler is not scheduled immediately before an occasion or event that they might feel uncomfortable attending due to swelling or bruising.

  • Day five following treatment

Most of the bruises have faded, and the majority of the swelling has subsided. The lips become a little rigid, firm in some areas, and even lumpy. Many candidates get afraid that something has gone wrong at this stage of the healing process; nevertheless, it is completely a typical aspect of the lip filler journey. After the initial swelling has subsided, it can take two to four weeks for the filler to integrate with the lip tissue and soften and mold to the lip while drawing moisture to the area and plumping it. If the lip asymmetry is corrected with additional treatment to one portion of the lips, this area may be more visible during the healing process but will fade with time.

  • Two weeks after treatment

The candidates have an assessment appointment with the clinician around this time. The provider massages firm areas, stiff portions of the lips, and minor lumps or bumps as needed. At this time, the provider may advise candidates to start getting daily massages at home, as instructed, to let their lip fillers settle. 

The hardness of the lips softens between two and four weeks after treatment. The lips become moisturised, the new shape begins to emerge, and the candidate’s lips no longer feel as odd as before. If the candidate still feels a little swollen or stiff lips, that's okay; the filler may take longer to absorb into the body for some people. Everyone's healing process is different.

  • Four weeks after treatment

The filler has settled and hard areas or lumps or bumps have resolved. At this time, an individual can plan on getting additional treatment to further improve the lips or any other area.

It is important to remember that to achieve the desired results, multiple lip filler injections in Bangalore are needed to contour the lips and increase volume. 

The aesthetic skin doctor in Bangalore at Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic makes a treatment plan outlining the expected number of sessions of treatment to achieve the desired results. 

Sometimes, fillers can take more than 4 weeks to set or up to two months, depending on the type of filler, depth, and any external factors. Every candidate’s lip anatomy, treatment journey, and obtained results are different. So, if any candidate has any concerns or questions during this time, they should contact the provider. 

Do you have any more questions or wish to learn more about lip filler treatment cost in Bangalore? Contact our experts today for more information on lip augmentation and its overall effects on lip rejuvenation!

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