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Immediately after treatment, there may be bruising, redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The inconvenience is temporary and generally disappears in a few days. If it continues or if other reactions occur, please contact us. The initial swelling after treatment may last longer. Some patients experience swelling for about a week and the lips and other areas can look somewhat uneven during this time. This means that the results directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final result.

1. Apply ice. Continuously for the first 45 minutes after Ice the lips on and off for an additional hour
or so. (Do not apply ice directly to the area)

2. Keep the head elevated for the first night to prevent any additional swelling.

3. If there is still some irregularity or bumpiness after the first few days, massage the area to smooth

4. If swelling continues buy Benadryl Allergy Relief (containing acrivastine): Available in Superdrug, works in 15 minutes, take as instructed.

5. Arnica cream: Available in Superdrug, apply generously before going to bed, will help resolve bruising.
void touching the treatment area 6 hours after the treatment. After that the area can be gently washed
with soap and water and light make-up can be applied.

6. Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g.
solarium and sunbathing) or extreme cold. If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores. If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

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