|Post-Op Instructions for Your Lip Augmentation Treatment|
- Although a very thin needle is used, common injection-related reactions could occur. These could include: some initial swelling, pain, itching, discoloration, bruising or tenderness at the injection site. Those reaction could increase if you are using substances that reduce blood clotting such as aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Advil.Â®
- These reactions generally lessen or disappear within a day or two.
- As with all injections, this procedure carries the risk of infection. The syringe is sterile and standard precautions associated with injectable materials have been taken.
- Some temporary lumpiness may occur before the balance of a normal tissue pressure can result from absorption of the Juvederm, Restylane or fat.
- Some patients may experience additional swelling or tenderness at the implant site and rarely pustules might also form. These reactions might last for as long as approximately 2-weeks, and in appropriate cases may need to be treated with oral corticosteroids or other therapy.
- Restylane or Juvederm should not be used in patients who have experienced this hypersensitivity, those with severe allergies, and should not be used in areas with active inflammation or infections (e.g., cysts, pimples, rashes or hives).
- It also should not be used in areas other than the tissues of the face.
- If you are considering laser treatment, chemical skin peeling or any other procedure based on a skin response after Juvederm or Restylane treatment, or you have recently had such treatments and the skin has not healed completely, there is a possible risk of an inflammatory reaction at the implant site.
- Most patients are pleased with the results of Juvederm or Restylane use. However, like any cosmetic procedure, there is no guarantee that you will be completely satisfied. There is no guarantee that wrinkles and folds will disappear completely, or that you will not require additional treatments to achieve the results you seek. While the effects of Dermal fillers can last longer than other comparable treatments, the procedure is still temporary. Additional treatments will be required periodically, generally within 6-months to one-year, involving additional injections for the effect to continue.
- After treatment, you should minimize exposure of the treated area to excessive sun or UV lamp exposure and extreme cold weather until any initial swelling or redness has gone away.