A liquid facelift doesn't require surgical incisions, so the recovery time is relatively quick. In fact, many patients can return to their normal activities the same day as the procedure. The most common problems encountered after a liquid facelift include bruising, redness and swelling at the injection sites.
The best way to reduce swelling is to apply ice to the area that received derma fillings. The swelling will subside within a few days. Avoid alcohol immediately after the procedure and stop taking vitamin E, aspirin and NSAID's, such as Motrin and Aleve. These drugs can contribute to the swelling at the injection sites.
Reduce Stress to the Face
Avoid strenuous exercise for two days after the liquid facelift. Exercise will increase the blood pressure and blood flow to the face, leading to redness and soreness at the injection sites. Don't spend too much time in the sun after the procedure.
Try not to forcefully rub the areas that have received derma fillers. If you received botox injections, avoid rubbing the area for 24 hours and don't lie down for a few hours after the procedure. Juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane fillers should not be rubbed with force for three days. Sculptra is the exception, which requires periodic massaging for the first five days.
Use a Mineral Based Makeup
A mineral based makeup can cover up any bruising from the procedure, while allowing your skin to breath. This type of makeup will promote healing.
The best way to maintain the liquid facelift is to apply a medical grade, skin care regimen. Your dermatologist can recommended a skin care regimen that is right for your skin.