What to expect after the procedure
Some common injection-related reactions might occur, such as redness, swelling, discomfort, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the injection site. Typically these side effects are short lived, with most discomfort gone within a week of the injection into the lips. Tissue disturbance and/or uneven results are uncommon. Pain relief such as paracetamol may be used to reduce swelling and relieve discomfort. Aspirin should be avoided as it may increase the chance of bruising in the treated area. Excessive movement in the area around the injection site is not recommended.
The patient should not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. solarium and sunbathing) or extreme cold for the first few days after the treatment. This is to avoid the risk of inflammation since the area has been disturbed by the injection procedure. However, once the products are integrated in the body they will adjust to a normal body temperature. Occasionally patients with almost no lip tissue at all need more extensive filling, and may be disappointed if relying on the usual amount of filler for correction. However, results are generally excellent and most patients are delighted with the outcome.
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