Swelling from injection usually resolves at 48 hours. If there is truly misplaced product, ask your injector to use hyaluronidase (Vitrase) to melt away misplaced filler.
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This can happen following injections. It will subside in a few days. Try icing. Place several ice cubes in a baggie; wrap in a thin piece of material; place over area for 10-15 minute intervals. Time will take it away. If not, see your doctor
Swelling will subside gradually usually withina few days after injection with Juvederm especially around the lips.
Swelling and bruising often happen after fillers and really should be
expected. In the lips the skin is very thin so bruising and swelling can often be worse than in other locations. Additionally, Juvederm draws water to itself after injection so it will more commonly swell or have lumps initially. Here are some
suggestions: 1. ice it on and off (do not freeze your skin), but ice on
and off for the first 24-48 hours; 2. take Arnica (available at heath
food stores) and/or apply Arnica cream too; 3. keep your hands away from
the area (pressing on it can make swelling worse, and can also move
product); 4. sleep a bit elevated.
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Swelling after filler in the lips is common, especially with Juvederm, but can certainly be distressing. Ice packs for five minutes every hour while awake and sleeping upright (in a recliner or with a few pillow under your head) will help. The biggest cure, however, is time. It can take 1-2 weeks for everything to settle down.
Swelling is very common after Juvederm and sometimes can take 1-2 weeks to completely resolve. Icing the areas is more effective when used within the first 24-48 hrs and perhaps next time taking a homepathic anti-inflammatory like Arnica before and after will help you to resolve swelling in the future.
Swelling after Juvederm injections is common, especially in areas like the lips and the nose. You can try applying some ice to the area for the first 48 hours after your injection. There's really not too much more you can do other than that. It just needs time. Don't worry it will get better. Make sure to schedule an appointment to see your injector for a follow up if you haven't already.