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Is Vaseline Good to Use After Lip Injections?

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Discover the dos and don’ts of using Vaseline after lip enhancements

Just got lip fillers? While you love your new pout, you may also be feeling tightness, dryness, and tenderness. 

  • Should you start slathering on Vaseline right away for relief or wait? 
  • How can Vaseline help your lips recover faster and more comfortably? 
  • What precautions should you take?

Read on for expert advice from Dr. Soni at Ethos Spa on making Vaseline part of your lip filler aftercare routine.

Wondering how Vaseline fits into lip filler aftercare? Ask Ethos Spa’s experts at your appointment. Book today for a beautiful pout.

Can I Use Vaseline Right After My Lip Filler Procedure?

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Yes, Vaseline can be safely used immediately after a lip filler procedure. Dr. Soni at Ethos Spa gives the green light on it because it offers beneficial moisturizing properties and does not negatively interact with common fillers like hyaluronic acid.

However, always follow your provider’s instructions and apply just a thin layer gently with a clean applicator.

Vaseline creates a protective barrier that seals in moisture, helping relieve dryness and chapping which are common temporary side effects after lip fillers. Its thickness allows it to adhere without excessive rubbing, avoiding irritation.

Vaseline’s hypoallergenic petroleum jelly base is generally non-reactive, making inflammation unlikely. It can be safely used right after the procedure without disrupting the fillers.

Can Vaseline Be Part of My Aftercare Routine Post Lip Fillers?

Yes, Vaseline can play an important role in aftercare starting 3 days after lip filler injections, according to our experience. When you wear Vaseline after your procedure, you’ll be able to continuously enjoy the benefits of well-moisturized lips, free from irritation. 

Precautions When Using Vaseline After Lip Fillers

While Vaseline can certainly help with lip recovery for fresh lip fillers, Dr. Soni urges patients to keep a few precautions in mind:

  • Apply Sparingly – Only use a very thin layer of Vaseline on post-injection lips. Using fingers or a disposable applicator, lightly dab it on without rubbing. Vigorous rubbing could shift the filler material.
  • Watch Out For Contamination – Always use a new, sealed jar of Vaseline to prevent spreading bacteria to the sensitive lip area. Never double-dip.
  • Don’t Overdo Occlusion – If used excessively, the thick occlusive base of petroleum jelly can potentially block oxygen from reaching the lips and delay healing. Use the minimum amount needed.
  • Combine With Other Hydrators – On its own, Vaseline does not add moisture, only seals it in. For extra hydration, Dr. Soni suggests looking for lip products containing shea butter, hyaluronic acid, or other moisturizing ingredients to use along with the former.
  • Discontinue if Irritation Occurs – Immediately stop using if any redness, swelling, itching, or other irritation develops and notify your provider.

By following these tips and Dr. Soni’s advice, Vaseline can be safely incorporated into your lip filler aftercare routine to aid comfortable, smooth recovery.

How Long Should I Wait to Use Vaseline After My Procedure?

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At Ethos Spa, Dr. Soni advises that Vaseline can often be gently applied sooner than the 24-48 hour timeframe recommended by some providers after lip filler injections. As long as it is done with a light touch, avoiding pressure or massage, Vaseline may provide benefits.

Proper Technique is Crucial

The key, Dr. Soni emphasizes, is avoiding vigorous rubbing, massaging, or pressure when applying Vaseline in the first 24 hours. Using a clean fingertip or disposable applicator, gently dab on the absolute minimum amount needed.

This provides the benefits of moisture protection while allowing the area to heal properly.

Follow Your Provider’s Advice

Always follow your own provider’s recommendation, as some may still advise waiting 24 hours or more before applying any products like Vaseline after lip filler injections.

Soothe lip filler pain the right way. Book a Vaseline aftercare consultation at Ethos Spa now!

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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