I had juvederm done yesterday and one side of face is fuller than the other. What can I do to make it even?
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What is normal swelling after filler injections?
I had juvederm done yesterday and one side of face is fuller than the other.
Swelling (early) from Fillers
I always tell my patients to not love their filler injections for 2 weeks. Swelling is very common and sometimes immediate. It can last 3-7 days and a good idea is to use cold compresses. Cold compresses may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling only if needed. This may be applied for 3 minutes, 3 times per day, for up to 3 days. This is best done with a bag of peas in a zip lock bag. Only apply light pressure to the area but gentle massage might be necessary. Get Arnica gel if you can find some and apply a few times a day as well to help treat any swelling. Avoid any blood thinners. Bruising can also last 1-2 weeks. I don't recommend hyaluronidase this early and wait a few weeks until the swelling has resolved. If it is persistent or you are worried, set up a follow up appointment with your dermatologist.
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Juvederm is a great product for replacing lost facial volume. There can appear to be facial unevenness or swelling after the procedure for up to two weeks. You should wait two weeks and if there still appears to be asymmetry return to your treating physician for more filler to correct it. Please consult a board certified dermatologist for the best cosmetic results who is experienced with facial fillers.
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