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How Long Before I See Juvederm Results?

How long does it take to see results from Juvederm?  I just got some in my nasolabial folds and lips, and I can't wait to see how it really is going to look.

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Juvederm Results

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With Juvederm or Restylane you will see immediate results. However, I find that they absorb some water and you will see your final results in 3-5 days. Remember, there can be some trmporary bruising and swelling for a few days.


Houston Dermatologic Surgeon
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Waiting for Juvederm results

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Hi Lilley,

If anything, the results you would see immediately after injection would perhaps be a bit fuller than the final results because of swelling. The amount of swelling depends on the skill of the practitioner, the area injected and the amount of icing used before and after treatment.

If you've got swelling after your injections, then the "final" results should be seen after about 1 week. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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You should see results already

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With most of the injectables, what you see is what you get. There is some minor swelling and bruising, but for the most part, you should see the results the same day. After a week, most of the swelling should be resolved. Many doctors correctly under fill the areas being treated, with the expectation that you may need further injections. This is not a scam to make more money, but a way to ensure that you are not overdone. Once the filler is put in place, it is very hard if not impossible to remove it. So, it is better to come back for a second injection rather than have to suffer through months of overcorrection.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

Immediately see Juvederm results

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With Juvederm or Restylane you will see immediate results. If anything, the results you would see immediately after injection would perhaps be a bit fuller than the final results because of swelling. Swelling can be multi factorial: a patient individual response, the skill of the practitioner, the area injected, the type of filler used, if a cannula (blunt type of needle) is utilized and the amount of icing used before and after treatment. Remember, there can be some temporary bruising for a few days. I find that all and all you typically will see your final results in 3-5 days.

David J. Myers, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
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How Long Before I See Juvederm Results?

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After the injection of Juvederm you should see the results immediately. Unlike the filler Sculptra that stimulates the body to make its own collagen, a hyaluronic acid filler like Juvederm immediately provides results. If, at the time of injection, you don't achieve your expected result, express your concern to your injector. It is most likely that an insufficient amount was injected and you need more.

See Juvederm injection results immediately!

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The wonderful thing about many dermal fillers today is that you will see immediate results. Juvederm is a hyaluronic acid or sugar that will attract water.

Because of this, you will see some additional swelling or fullness usually within 2-3 days. This usually resolves within the first week following injection. Rare patients may develop significant swelling, but is less likely.

Sanjay Grover, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Facial Fillers: Juvederm Results are Immediate

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Facial fillers fall into three categories:

  • True Facial Fillers that act to fill atrophic tissue: Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane
  • Facial injectables that stimulate cells to produce collagen: Sculptra
  • Facial Injectables that are true fillers and stimulate collagen: Radiesse

Juvederm is composed of hyaluronic acid and is thus characterized as a true facial filler. These products fill areas of atrophy and results are immediate.

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

You will see Juvederm results instantly, with subtle changes in the 1st week

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Juvederm is a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) based filler. You will see immediate results after the injection. HA based fillers are hydrophylic, which means they attract water. In the first few days after injection the area typically gets softer and any bruising or swelling resolves.

Occasionally, patients may benefit from additional volume of filler to acheive "optimal correction". I would wait about 2 weeks after injection and if you have any questions about the result then follow up with your doctor.

John E. Gross, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Before I See Juvederm Results?

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The results from Juvederm injection or any other like filler is visible immediately.  You may experience some swelling a day after the injection which may make the results too excessive but that swelling resolves within a day or two and the results go back to what they were right after the injection was done. 

Victoria Karlinsky, MD
Manhattan General Surgeon
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How Long Before Seeing Results of Juvederm and Other Fillers

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Thanks for the great question. 

Fillers to the Nasolabial folds are one of my favorite procedures to perform, because the results are instantaneous. In fact, I always inject patients on their worse side first. Then I show them a mirror, and it is amazing how the 'worse side' looks better than the other side! Afterwards, you will have a little bit of swelling (more so on the lips), which settles down after a few days. With Juvederm, it works like scaffolding and actually absorbs water. So the peak effect is usually at around a month of so. If you feel that you aren't seeing the effects of Juvederm yet, then most likely, you just need a little more. I would recommend you let it settle for at least 2 weeks, and then go back to see the doctor who injected you. Be thankful that person was conservative and didn't overfill you to begin with, because it is always easier to inject a little more and tweak it, than it is to remove it when it is overdone. 

Dan Landmann, MD
Ridgewood Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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