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    What is the best type of lipstick to wear after hyaluronic acid lip injections?

    Zoe Diana Draelos, MDLipstick is an excellent camouflage technique to use after hyaluronic acid lip injections. If the proper lipstick is selected, it can cover up bruising, needle marks, and swelling. The best lipstick to choose is a dark burgundy color in an opaque or full coverage lipstick. These are typically the long-wearing 8 hour lipsticks. When purchasing, the patient can rub a little on her hand at the cosmetic counter. If any skin is visible, the lipstick is not suitable. No skin should be visible through the lipstick. Patients who are concerned about looking good immediately after lip reconstruction with fillers should bring the lipstick and a complementary lip liner to the office. If the lips are swelling, the lip liner can draw just inside the vermillion to minimize the size of the lips and then cover any bruising with the opaque lipstick. This camouflage should be used for several days until the lip appearance issues subside.

     

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    Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D.
    Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D., is a consulting professor of dermatology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, N.C. She is investigator, ...

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