How Long for Juvederm Swelling to Go Down for Lines on Sides of Mouth?

I had juvederm injected to the lines on the sides of my mouth...I feel SLIGHTLY like a chipmunk. Not bad as the lines I can still feel swelling and slightly see it. But should I expect that this will go down for a more natural look? It is just slightly that I feel like this and I don't want to look like a chipmunk!

Doctor Answers 6

Swelling in the folds around the mouth

Thank you for your question.   It is very common for the folds to look swollen the next few days.  I would recommend icing on and off throughout the first day or two.  I would then wait a few days to a week and then return to your injector if you still have concerns after that.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Typically puffiness and bruising resolves in 7-10 days but varies from patient to patient. Arnica gel will help with the healing process.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm swelling is temporary

If this is from swelling it will go down within the first few days of your treatment, with a little residual swelling (that you will probably love!) lasting another week or so.  If it lasts longer you may have had too much product injected.  It can be removed with hyaluronidase, an enzyme that dissolves Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane.

Lorrie Klein, MD
Laguna Niguel Dermatologic Surgeon
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Swelling and Juvederm

You did not mention when you had the injections?  If you had them recently, then more than likely the swelling will subside in a few days.  If you notice swelling persisting, this may be due to the chemical breakdown of the product which occurs through water absorption.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm swelling

On average the Juvederm swelling or edema can lasts for a few weeks. I have seen it last for months rarely. Discuss with your injector of choice to determine the risk/ benefit ratio.

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Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling after Juvederm

There may be gradual reduction of swelling for one to two weeks. If your swellinng doesn't decrease then your doctor could inject hyaluronidase to thin it out if you are very unhappy.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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