Swelling after lip injections....
Hey nyc_lady. I would recommend doing warm compresses to the upper lip and advising your doctor of what reaction you had. She may be able to put you on a steroid pack to help with some of the inflammation. Look for signs of increased redness, drainage, or fever to the touch as these would be indicators of an infection.
Swelling/Bruising/Lumpiness (early) from Fillers
I always tell my patients to not love their filler
injections for 2 weeks. Swelling is very common and sometimes immediate. It can
last 3-7 days and a good idea is to use cold compresses. Cold compresses may be
used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling only if needed. This may be
applied for 3 minutes, 3 times per day, for up to 3 days. This is best done
with a bag of peas in a zip lock bag. Only apply light pressure to the area but
gentle massage might be necessary if the bump is from the filler material
itself. Get Arnica gel if you can find some and apply a few times a day as well
to help treat any swelling. Avoid any blood thinners. Bruising can also last
1-2 weeks. I don't recommend hyaluronidase this early and wait a few weeks
until the swelling has resolved. If it is persistent or you are worried, set up
a follow up appointment with your dermatologist.
Fillers can causes swelling that have been injected into the lips. I would advise that you call the doctor that gave you the injection and see what they suggest. They may give you a steroid pack or have you do warm compresses. Best of luck and thanks for your question.
Swelling and Lip Injections
Swelling can last more than a week and will gradually subside. This is one of the expected consequences of lip injections. Best, Dr. Green
Fillers injected into the lips tend to cause a lot of swelling and can last for a week or more. Best of luck.