How Soon After Juvedern Ultra in Nasolobial Folds Can I Use Retin A?

I just had juvederm done today. Also, they mentioned something about liquid food for today. Can i really move filler by chewing? what about brushing teeth/using dental floss? thank you!

Doctor Answers 11

Aftercare following Juvederm

You should be able to resume Retin-A the day after your treatment. Fillers are injected in a deep dermal, or subdermal plane (beneath the outer skin layer) and they really shouldn't move around or be affected by your diet, chewing, or flossing.

Toronto Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Anything goes after a Juvederm filling session

Telling people to only take liquid food after Juvederm injections is just plain silly.  I only recommend cool compresses, avoiding aspirin and other products which could augment bruising.  It is also best not to manipulate the areas as we send people home with the product feeling smooth to the touch.  There is always a bit of post injection swelling, so let that resolve before assessing for need for touchup.

Steven Swengel, MD
Los Gatos Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

No worry...use it right away if you want, no problem...and eat whatever you want...

want to avoid excessive heat for awhile to minimize the risks of swelling for the trauma of treatment but eat whatever you want...especially things that taste cookies...and don't worry about dental floss and tooth brushing...not an issue

Ken Landow, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

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You can eat normally and brush or floss your teeth after Juvederm.  If you have any redness or irritation from the injections, wait a few days before restarting your Retin A.

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I never heard of someone having toi have a liquid or soft diet after fillers. The fillers should not prevent you from using the retin-A.

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Retin A after Juvederm

Hi Dalila.  You can use Retin A immediately after Juvederm.  The only issue would be if you were pressing on the face, messaging the area or getting something like a facial.  You would not want to do these things for a couple days after treatment.

Not sure why someone would mention what you eat or brushing your teeth.  Neither one matter for injections.

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Resume your usual routine after Juvederm.

You should be able to resume your normal skincare routine right away after Juvederm.

No, you will not move your filler around by brushing your teeth or eating. However, if your lips are numb for a few hours from pre-injection nerve blocks, you might want to wait until you have more normal sensation before eating.

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