Heat exposure is also important to avoid, particularly heat from hot water, showers, saunas, hot tubs, and tanning beds. Intense heat on the skin can make your filler break down more quickly or produce less effective results.
There are no restrictions on showering after getting lip filler injections. Keep your face clean to decrease the risk of infection.
Avoid excessive touching or massaging the treated areas for about 6 hours after the injections. The treated areas can be washed with a gentle cleanser such as Cetaphil® Cerave® or Dove® unscented. Your satisfaction is important to us!
You should avoid hot showers for the first 24 hours. Hot temperatures cause your blood vessels to dilate and may increase swelling. Make sure the water is lukewarm if you take a shower after your lip filler procedure.
You will see the final results of your treatment about four to six weeks after your treatment, which is about the time it takes for your body to kickstart collagen production to restore facial volume. This is also because it takes about two weeks for this dermal filler to settle into the hollows of your skin.
Will Results Improve Over Time? Absolutely! This injectable gives you improved results over time, unlike many other similar treatments. The active ingredient in Restylane works with the natural regenerative properties of your body, extending the results you'll see after treatment over the course of several weeks.
Hydration is one of the best things you can do for your health and for your dermal fillers, especially hyaluronic acid based fillers. Drinking water not only keeps wrinkles and fine lines at bay but enhances the longevity of your dermal fillers.
Avoid itching, or picking around the injection site. Avoid applying intense heat to the treated area, that includes hot tubs, saunas, sunbathing or tanning. Don't drink alcohol the day of treatment, and try to avoid it for 2 days after. Avoid exercising for 2 days or until swelling subsides.
Make sure to sleep on your back with your head elevated using 2 pillows for 3 nights-this will ensure that the newly injected filler stays in place. Another option would be to use a wrap around neck pillow to stabilize your head.
After your dermal filler treatment, you should remain in an upright position for 3-4 hours and avoid rubbing or applying any pressure on the treated area. This will prevent the filler from migrating to other areas.
Restylane typical has some mild swelling after injection particularly around the eyes and lips. This is due to the product absorbing water and from the “trauma” of the injection. This usually takes 2 weeks to completely settle down.
Avoid touching the treatment area 6 hours after the treatment. After that the area can be gently washed with soap and water and light make-up can be applied. Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. solarium and sunbathing) or extreme cold.
During the post filler stage (after your injections) the area can be washed gently with soap and water, but do not scrub or exfoliate. Do not apply makeup or any other cosmetic product for at least 2 hours after your treatment.
The filler can take several weeks to soften and settle into your skin. This means that patients won't see the ultimate results of their treatment immediately. Although individual results will vary, many people achieve the full effect within two weeks after receiving their injections.
After your treatment, you may experience side effects, such as swelling, redness, pain, bruising, headache, tenderness, lump formation, itching at the injection site and impaired hand function. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 7 days in nasolabial folds and less than 14-18 days in lips.
Lying down too soon increases the chances of the Botox migrating to different areas of the face. Although this will not cause any long-term damage, it may reduce the effectiveness of your treatment. In addition, if the proteins migrate to different muscles, it can increase the risk of complications.
Sun exposure speeds up the aging process on the skin and is one of the leading causes of wrinkles. Those UV rays can also cause certain fillers to break down faster and being absorbed by the body more quickly. To get the best results, use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 every day.
The Results Improve Over Time
Because these injections stimulate your body's production of collagen and elastin, the final results of treatment won't be seen for several weeks. Even as the hyaluronic acid is processed by your body, healthy collagen and elastin grow at a more significant rate.
Try to sleep on your back for 24-48 hours after filler injections. After that, you can safely sleep on your side without worrying that the filler will move with gravity.
IMMEDIATE after care – What to do at home
Apply a cool compress to the treatment area (do not apply ice directly to the skin) for 10 minutes every half an hour on the day of treatment. Avoid any heat inducing activities for 24 hours such as strenuous exercise, spas, saunas and hot showers.
The more relaxed you can keep your face, the longer your results will last. For one thing, repeated facial expressions are the number one cause of dynamic wrinkles; the more often you make an expression, the more likely the skin will remember the way it folds, which leads to the development of lines and wrinkles.
Answer: Restylane for Lip Augmentation
Typically 1 syringe is all that is needed to achieve a patient's desired look. If you are looking for a larger look than you may require 2 syringes. I do not like to inject more than 1 syringe at time as to not over inject.
While Restylane is not a collagen-stimulating filler in and of itself, it does stimulate collagen production.