Lip injections are considered to be a minor treatment, usually without complications, and hardly any pain is to be expected. However, in rare cases, injections with foreign materials can lead to infections or allergic reactions. Therefore, an allergy test before the procedure is essential in the case of collagen-containing filling substances. In very rare cases, it can lead to rejection reactions. Despite good tolerance, the lips may be sensitive or feel numb in the first days after the treatment, as the lip skin itself is very thin and sensitive. Therefore, you should expect swelling or possibly bruising for a few days after the treatment.
After the lip injection, you may also experience a slight feeling of tightness in the initial period.Considering these side effects, you should follow a few steps as aftercare to support wound healing and speed up the resolution of symptoms. Immediately following treatment, cooling the affected areas with cold pads or compresses is recommended. In addition, elevating the head and avoiding exaggerated facial expressions is beneficial to keep the irritated tissue calm. You should not touch your mouth with your hands for the first few days after lip injections.
Also, no lip balm or other creams should be used at this time. Kissing and hot drinks such as coffee or tea are also taboo. In addition, you should avoid sun exposure (solarium) and sauna for about two weeks. It should also be noted that for a short period of time there may be impairments in speaking, drinking and chewing (although this is extremely rare). A straw can be used to help absorb liquids. By the way, you should drink a lot after hyaluronic acid treatment. On the day of the treatment you should refrain from sports. However, this is usually possible the next day, of course, if injuries to the lips can be excluded (i.e. no soccer, tennis, boxing or the like).