Can you Exercise after Lip Fillers?

exercising after lip fillers

More and more women turn to lip fillers to achieve the perfect picture-ready pout. Fillers are a rather painless and safe procedure that patients get to treat wrinkles, unevenness, or any imperfection on their face. Lip fillers, made from hyaluronic acid, act as moisture-holders on different areas of your face, giving you a volumized and glamorous look.  

Although done frequently, lip fillers are a cosmetic procedure that need to be taken seriously. You need to take a few precautionary steps after lip fillers, and a frequent question is exercising. 

Some patients require only a single day resting period, while others may need rest for up to 6 months. Continue reading down below to learn more about the correlation between exercising and lip fillers!

What are Lip Fillers?

Dermal (lip) fillers are substances that are injected into different areas of the face to produce more volume. They can be used for: 

  • Plumping thin lips
  • Even out wrinkles from nose to mouth area
  • Cheek fillers

Fillers help make the wrinkles appear less noticeable and make volume in lines that have grown thin with age. The lines that run from your nose to mouth can be even out with dermal filler. 

The most popular fillers, commonly used by celebrities, include:

Many patients confuse fillers with Botox, but they couldn’t be any more different. Botox doesn’t fill deep lines – it just freezes the muscles. The only thing they have in common is that both cause the face to smoothen the smile or forehead lines. Fillers are used to literally fill in lines where the face has lost its volume. Cheeks and lips are some of the most often chosen parts for fillers. 

Can you Work Out after Getting Lip Fillers?

Doctors agree that the optimal waiting period for exercising after lip fillers is 48 hours. The waiting period is given so the patients don’t experience any bruising or infections around the injected area. 

Also, swimming and sweating can cause your fillers to absorb harmful bacteria into the injected spot. The infection is the main reason why you should rest for a couple of days after getting your lips done. 

Some exercises that are safe to do after lip fillers include: 

  • Long walks in the park 
  • Sitting non-strenuous exercises 

Doctors often advise patients not to partake in any jogging, yoga, swimming, or any activity that involves a lot of movement or pressure to their face. 

Can Working out affect Lip fillers? 

Lip fillers do have an expiration date, and it usually takes 6 months after your first session. However, a crucial thing to note is that lip fillers might not last as long if you are a CrossFit-enthusiast. 

Once the hyaluronic acid enters your skin, the body treats it like it’s fat. So when exercising, you burn the fillers and lose their effect. Exercising right after lip fillers should be put on hold if you want your lips to look as luscious as long as they can. 

Can you Work Out before Getting Lip Fillers?

Doctors suggest that you should lay off the exercise even before getting your lips done. Exercising raises the blood flow, which can result in bruising within the injected area. The following are some of the other things you shouldn’t do before getting lip fillers: 

  • Consuming aspirin
  • Taking Vitamin E 
  • Fish oil
  • Primrose oil

These are some things that can make the blood grow thin, hence doubling the chances of darker bruises. Your doctor should prescribe you a proper supplement that will eliminate any chances of bruising. 

What else not to do after lip fillers?

Medical professionals might advise you to stray off some other activities that might be regarded as healthy. A visit to the sauna or steam room should be put on hold for at least 48 hours. This is because the sweat can cause an infection, swelling, or bruises around the injected area. 

You should also pay attention to the position that you sleep in. Depending on what area you have your filler, you may need to sleep on your back or side for 3 days. 

Another thing that medics suggest is avoiding visits to the dentist. These procedures may need your mouth to be wide open, causing the filler to migrate. 

The following are some of the most important things you shouldn’t do after fillers: 

  • Drink alcohol
  • Take ibuprofen
  • Facial exercises 

Lip Fillers & Exercise: Bottom Line

Whether you just got them done or have been a fan of lip fillers for a while, it is agreeable that exercising right after the injections is not a good idea. Like most medical procedures, it involves delicate steps, which can go south very easily. So hold off of exercising for a day and have voluptuous lips for months to come.

Dr. Carol Eisenstat

Dr. Carol Eisenstat

is a highly trained and skilled board-certified anesthesiologist with a passion for facial aesthetics. She completed an accelerated 7-year combined Bachelor of Science – Medical Doctor program from CUNY – Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and SUNY-Stony Brook University. Her education was achieved with high honors and she graduated with Magna Cum Laude distinction.

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