Juvederm Recovery Time

How long does it take to completely recover from Juvederm injections? Days or weeks?

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Juvederm recovery

Most patients return to normal within a couple hours of the procedure. You'll probably experience some swelling, redness, discomfort and possibly bruising during the first few days following the injection. Most of this settles down within 3 days. Occasionally, the swelling can last up to one week. Follow your injector's post care instructions to help your recovery.

What to do after your facial injection:
  1. Extra strength Tylenol is usually adequate to manage any discomfort.
  2. Cool, soft, flexible ice packs may be used (or small packs of frozen peas) to keep the swelling down. Place the ice pack on the treated area(s) for 15-20 minutes at a time, 3 or 4 times per day.
  3. Keep your head elevated and use several pillows at night to help diminish the swelling.
  4. You can wash with soap and water, and apply make-up, the day after your injection.
  5. Avoid exercising strenuously, going out into the sun, exposing yourself to cold, or drinking alcohol the day of the treatment.
  6. Most patients can return to work the day after the injection.

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm recovery time


Juvederm is a Hyaluronic Acid Filler, which works extremely well to increase facial volume and elasticity - as well as increase the body's natural collagen production.  Juvederm is an excellent choice when used to treat moderate facial lines, nasolabial folds, hollow areas of the cheeks and face, and scars. 

Recovery time after Juvederm is quick, you should be able to return to work and other normal activities the same day.  The possibility for side effects does exist, including redness, swelling, bruising, firmness, itching, and more rarely, thickened bumps around the injection area.  These should all be temporary, and they will resolve on their own in 1-3 days. 



Narin (Dr.Joe) Apisarnthanarax, MD
Houston Dermatologist
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Juvederm Recovery Time


The most common complications related to juvederm treatments are swelling bruising which generally resolves in a couple of days. Proper technique by an experienced and expert injector and the avoidance of products such as Aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E and fish oil will help minimize or eliminate complications. Proper use of ice and compression may also help minimize bruising and swelling.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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The most common complication of injectable filler treatments is bruising which usually will show up immediately after the treatment and last a few days. While the majority of patients do not get any bruising, for those who do, their bruising can easily be covered with makeup and/or a concealer. Aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E and fish oil are just a few of the things that can contribute to bruising and so are good to avoid in the days prior to your procedure.

The use of ice and pressure in the office during or after the treatment can also help to minimize any bruising that may occur. On the whole, most of our patients go right back to work after their treatments and are thrilled with the results of their treatment.

Channing R. Barnett, MD
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Juvederm injection recovery


Juvederm injection is a great way to achieve fullness in areas of depressions. This is best for deep facial lines especially in the nasolabial folds. There really is not any significant downtime from Juvederm. There may be some minor bruising and some swelling initially after the procedure, but that is really it.

Steven Wallach, MD
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Recovery from Juvederm injections is fast but varies by area


When skillfully done, Juvederm injections result in very little swelling most of the time. However, it does vary from person to person, and areas such as the lips will stay swollen for a day or two. Avoiding antiocoagulants such as ibuprofen or aspirin for several days prior will minimize bruising.

Richard Baxter, MD
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Recovery is quick for Juvederm


The most common complication of all fillers is bruising. If you don't bruise, you are good to go out the very same day. If you do bruise, concealer usually works to hide it, but the bruise could last several days. To prevent bruising, avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E and fish oil for 2 weeks before treatment. Try Prevedem lotion from Neocutis for 2 weeks before the planned injection. Finally, Bruise Relief at your drug store can reduce the incidence, severity and duration of bruises if used immediately after the injection.

Mary P. Lupo, MD
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Recovery from Juvederm


The majority of patients look great the next morning with a little makeup to cover any little red dots that they might have, and most don't have any by then. Bruising is always a risk, and sometimes it is more difficult to hide the bruise with your general makeup, and you might need to use a concealer underneath your makeup.

Ronald Shelton, MD
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Recovery from Juvederm only takes a few hours


Juvederm is a true lunchtime treatment. There are occasional areas of swelling or redness but these can usually be covered by make-up. They usually only last a few hours. Cold compresses can help. If there is a bruise it might take a little longer to recover but again the bruise is usually small and can be hidden by cover up.

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Juvederm recovery time typically minimal


There is typically minimal recovery time (measured in hours) after Juvederm. Most commonly, I inject Juvederm into the lips. In order to do this, I utilize a dental block which leads to numbness of the upper and lower lip for about 1-2 hours. The sensation of numbness also affects proprioception and the lips feel large until the block wears off. Swelling is typically mild and resolves with 2-12 hours. Bruising rarely occurs unless a patient is taking aspirin or another NSAID.

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