What to Avoid

What to Avoid

     The post procedure experience is different for everyone. One thing is for certain, however; there will be bruising and swelling. Some people swell and bruise more than others, so don't be alarmed if you look a bit purple and blue following the procedure. The following are things to avoid following the treatment to help with the healing process.


1) Avoid laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels for 2 weeks following the procedure.

2) Do not use AHAs, BHAs, Retinol, or Vitamin C for 24 hours after the procedure.

3) Do not consume alcohol in the first 24 hours to avoid thinning the blood.

4) Avoid itching or picking around the spots that mark the insertion or filler.

5) Avoid intensive sweating, exposure to extreme temperatures and swimming for the first 48 hours.

6) Avoid Blood thinning medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen 48 hours before and after treatment. 

7) Avoid smoking 24 hours after treatment.

8) Avoid saunas, hot baths, and steam rooms for a week after treatment.

9) Avoid the use of makeup for a week after treatment.

10) Avoid drying or cracking the lips, apply ointment.

11) Avoid exercising including sexual activity for 48 hours after treatment. 


     Lumps and bumps in the area are also common. These lumps will soften out over time. To make sure everything is looking good and recovering well, your provider will have booked a follow-up appointment a couple of weeks after the procedure to review the area. During this appointment, you can run over any concerns and ask questions about your recovery.

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