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4 Important Things to Know Before You get Lip Filler

1. Take steps to avoid bruising BEFORE your appointment While most lip filler treatments result in minimal bruising and can be easily camouflaged with make-up, it only makes sense to take a few preventative steps before hand and afterward to minimize the bruising and swelling you may experience. The most important thing you can do is avoid things that thin your blood or affect your ability to clot. This includes avoiding common pain medications such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin. It also includes avoiding some supplements such as fish oil, vitamin E and Ginko Biloba if possible. Discuss the exact timing of when you should stop these medications with your provider. In general, stopping about 1 week before your treatment is best. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have a tendency to bleed or bruise easily. Avoiding strenuous activity for the remainder of the day after injections and icing the injected area lightly can also help avoid bruising and swelling. Alcohol and sa