Extreme swelling after Juvederm lip filler? (Photo)
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Swelling after lip injections
Swelling/Bruising/Lumpiness (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 if the bump is from the filler material itself. 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.
Swelling after filler injection
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One explanation for the excessive swelling that you have in your upper lip is due to the amount of volume that was injected. A full syringe of Juvéderm is a significant amount of filler to place in your upper lip. Swelling after hyaluronic acid injections into the lips is the norm. Generally speaking, the more filler that is injected, the more swelling that will occur. Juvéderm is also quite hydrophilic, and binds a significant amount of water, so it can sometimes swell more than other fillers.
Although we typically recommend cool compresses to reduce swelling and bruising following lip injections, excessive and/or prolonged application of ice (especially in direct contact with the lip) can create additional trauma (mild frost bite), and lead to additional (some times significant) swelling as well.
Given some time, this should slowly improve. Contact your physician for further guidance. Best wishes.
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