Glossy, plumped and pouted lips are the desire of every girl, and most go to huge lengths to achieve them. Many natural ingredients can help one achieve the look, but the results are temporary. For longer lasting results, many individuals opt for fillers, such as hyaluronic acid lip filler injections.
It's natural for lips to get thinner with age. However, a short session with a trained lip injector can help you achieve those luscious and plumped lips that you see regularly on your Instagram feed. But before any such procedure, it is important to be well-versed with what the procedure entails and the importance of after care.
The after care of your lips is just as important as going to a good cosmetic surgeon, if not more. If you want to prevent your lip fillers from dissolving quickly, you should religiously follow the tips given by your surgeon. The following is a run down of the advice you’re likely to get from them and a few more tips to expand the lifespan of your lip fillers.
Follow The Post Surgery Advice
Following the advice of your doctor is imperative. He will most likely instruct you to avoid alcohol and heavy cardio exercises within the first 24 hours of treatment. Alcohol makes the lips dehydrated while heavy exercise can bruise the recently filled lips. Being gentle with your lips post surgery is important, enabling them to have a better chance of looking good in the longer term.
Stay Out of The Sun
UV radiation aggravates the process of wrinkling and thinning out of the skin. Most lip fillers are prone to breaking down before their time and getting absorbed by the body quite easily. To prevent this, try your best to cover your face with a hat or scarf and wear SPF containing moisturizers or lip balms specially when the sun is shining bright. The Leovard Lip Luster contains titanium oxide, which works as a sunscreen, helping to avoid UV damage.
We all love to snack on our favourite gummies and chips here and there but sugar is one of the worst enemies of your skin. It can easily break down collagen and elastin that keeps your skin healthy and flexible. Salty chips can also cause inflammation and dehydration. Try to avoid junk food whenever you can and you're good to go.
Some stress is normal and unavoidable. However, unregulated stress levels can result in the production of different hormones in the body that can dissolve your lip fillers sooner than you expect. Managing stress through meditation, therapy or support groups is important, not only for the maintenance of your lip fillers, but also for living a wholesome and fulfilled life.
Use Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is the most recommended lip filler aftercare product. Not only does it hydrate the lips, attracting and locking in moisture, it also helps to prevent wrinkles and fine lines. Infact, most lip filler injections are hyaluronic acid fillers. Therefore, incorporating a hyaluronic acid based lip balm like the Leovard Lip Luster will help the lips maintain their shape and volume, extending the lifespan of the lip fillers.
Consuming 8-10 glasses of water is necessary for the maintenance of good skin health. The hyaluronic acid in the lip filler injections has the ability to attract and retain moisture, making your lips look plumper and fuller. Staying hydrated will help the hyaluronic acid do its job, making your lip fillers last longer.
Balanced Exercise Regime
High metabolism can increase the rate of your lip fillers dissolving by more than 30%. So if you're one of those lucky ones with high metabolism you might have to cut down a little bit on your exercise routine and design a workout routine to suit your new lifestyle.
Few cups of coffee is a normal part of everyone's daily routine. However, the caffeine-containing beverage is one of the most dehydrating drinks after alcohol. Consuming large amounts of coffee can result in quick dissolving of the lip fillers, so try to limit your caffeine intake to about 1 to 2 cups. You can also replace it with different types of non-caffeinated teas such as green tea and oolong tea.
Avoid Exfoliating Agents
Using harsh exfoliating agents or cleansing brushes on your lips could cause them to lose their shape and volume especially within 36 hours of treatment. Try using gentle cleansers or lip balms to avoid cracked lips, and quick healing.
Avoid High Temperatures
High temperature can cause bruising and inflammation on your lips due to high blood flow and blood vessel constriction. So try to be in a comparatively cooler environment for about 48 hrs after the treatment to help the lips recover and heal faster.
Avoid Cheap Skin Products
Many of the cheap skin care products on the shelf contain ingredients that are quite harmful and shouldn't be in your serums and lip balms to begin with. These ingredients can cause allergic reactions and can be harmful to your skin and to your health. These ingredients may include:
- Propylene Glycol and Butylene Glycol
Getting lip fillers is a quick and comparatively painless way to get plump and luscious lips. However, the after care is something you should definitely be careful about.
The first 24 hours of the treatment, your lips are the most delicate. Try your best to avoid any harshness to the lips, especially avoiding activities that could cause bruising and inflammation such as eating junk food, drinking from straws, using harsh exfoliating agents and doing cardio exercises.
Your lips fillers could last much longer if you take care of them by applying a lip balm that contains hydrating and healing ingredients. The Leovard Lip Luster is especially designed to help you kickstart the recovery and healing of the lips post lip fillers. Made up of hyaluronic acid, polypeptides, titanium oxide, and botanical oils including castor oil and jojoba oil, the lip luster can help you achieve smooth plumped lips so that you can be your bold and beautiful self, every single day.