Some people ask when they can use sunbeds after the lip fillers. This article explains what lip fillers are, when to use a sunbed after the lip fillers and the frequently asked questions.
Many patients have undergone cosmetic procedures to achieve a youthful and attractive appearance. Aftercare is critical in cosmetic treatment. When the fillers are well taken care of after the treatment, they heal fast and last longer. Patients are advised to avoid using sunbeds after the fillers to give the fillers enough time to heal.
What Are Lip Fillers?
According to Mahendran et al. (2020), lip fillers are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that many patients prefer to add volume to their lips and make them plumper and fuller. They are also used to give lips a good structure and shape. They are made with hyaluronic acid. According to Dovedytis et al. (2020), hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body and retains and traps water molecules. The hyaluronic acid keeps the skin moisturized. The fillers give patients youthful and attractive fillers.
When Can I Use a Sunbed After Lip Fillers
Sunbeds, intense heat and sunbathing should be avoided ideally for two weeks after the filler procedure. When patients over-expose to the sun rays, they can activate cold sores around and in the treated area. Consistency sun exposure is generally okay after the cosmetic procedure. Exposing yourself to the sun rays should not negatively affect the filler as long as oneconsider the sun precautions. Cosmetic doctors advise patients to use protective clothing and sunscreen after receiving the lip fillers to prevent them from the sun’s rays. Sun rays affect the skin by forming wrinkles and creases in the face. The face exposed to the sun also looks tired, angrier, and unattractive. There is no research that the sun rays can cause any complications to the injection site. Professional cosmetic doctors advise patients to reduce their period in the sun. However, the treated area may encounter discolouration due to too much exposure to the sun. Intense heat from the sun rays after the procedure irritates the skin and minimizes the effects of fillers. It is because it reacts to the injection during the recovery process.
According to Islami et al. (2020), UV light in the sunlight can damage hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body. It can potentially keep the body moisturized since it retains and traps water molecules. When the sun degrades HA, the fillers injected cannot last long. Patients should understand that their lips are very fragile, and exposing themselves to the sun may worsen their swelling and bruising. They can experience sunburns when they expose themselves to the excess sun. Cosmetic doctors advise patients to avoid sunbathing after the treatment for two weeks. It will make the fillers heal fast and last longer.
Other Aftercare Tips After the Fillers
Apart from avoiding exposure to the sun, there are other tips that patients should practise to make the fillers heal faster and last longer. Patients are advised to avoid exercising and any activities that could affect the fillers. Some patients exercise like a morning run, gym, or jogging daily. However, cosmetic doctors advise stopping it for a short time after having the fillers to give them healing. The exercises make the body’s temperatures rise, resulting in sweat. The sweat makes the bacteria penetrate easily into the treated area leading to infection. The increased blood flow makes the swelling and bruising worsen. Some patients practise yoga. It is very dangerous since it results in the movement of the head, which may cause relocation of fillers. The filler moved because they were not settled. It results in complications, and patients must look for a professional cosmetic doctor to correct the treatment. It is a good idea to relax after receiving the fillers. It will give the treated area enough time to heal, settle, and last longer.
Cosmetic doctors advise patients to drink a lot of water after the fillers. Generally, water is essential in every human’s body. It helps moisturize the skin, digestive system, brain functioning, and many others. After the fillers, water contributes to the healing process of the injection site. Since fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, patients should keep their bodies hydrated. According to Chae et al. (2022),HA retains and traps water molecules in the body. It helps moisten the skin and gives patients a youthful and attractive appearance. Cosmetic doctors also advise patients to eat hydrating fruits and vegetables. These allow the body in the healing process. It makes it vital to fight any infection in the injection site. It helps the treated area to heal fast and makes the fillers last longer.
Patients are advised to avoid applying makeup on the injection site. When applying makeup, there is pressure applied to the treated area. It makes the swelling and bruising worse. Patients should avoid anything that could put pressure on the injection site. After the injection, the lips become tender, and when friction is applied, the swelling may worsen. The pressure can also cause shifting of the fillers and settling on the unintended area. It may cause asymmetry of the lips. It is a good idea to stop applying pressure on the treated area to avoid achieving uneven results. Massaging lips, using arnica cream, and rubbing the lips are other things that patients should avoid, as they should observe hygiene. They are supposed to make the treated area always clean. When cleaning, they are advised to do it gently to prevent pressure on the injection site.
Frequently Asked Questions about Fillers
When Can I Use Sunbed After Filler?
Cosmetic doctors do not advise patients to use sunbeds after the fillers. They should wait up to two weeks to use them. Excessive sun exposure is not suitable during the healing process of the injection site.
What Will Happen If I Use Sunbed After the Fillers?
Patientsexposing themselves to the sun after the fillers may activate cold sores around and in the treated area.The UV light found in the sunlight can damage hyaluronic acid. It is an excellent idea for patients to avoid exposing themselves to excessive sun rays.
What Should I Use to Prevent Myself from Sun Rays?
Patients are advised to wear sunscreen and protective clothing to prevent themselves from sun rays.
Patients should not use sunbeds after the lip fillers. They should be for at least two weeks after the procedure. The sun’s rays may activate the cold sores around and in the treated area. Cosmetic doctors advise patients to use protective clothing and sunscreen after receiving the lip fillers to prevent them from the sun’s rays. The sun degrades hyaluronic acid. Due to this, the fillers may not last long. It is a great area to avoid exposing yourself to the sunny weather to give the fillers enough time and heal and make them last longer.
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