Juvederm Recovery Time

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

Doctor Answers 15

Juvederm Recovery

Thank you for your question. Juvederm is a great product it can last anywhere from 6-12 months and downtime usually depends on the person. Some people bruise differently than others. I always give a week or less for downtime. There will be swelling and bruising for a few days. Avoid using any Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Fish oils or any herbal supplement this helps with bruising. Best of luck!

Dhaval M. Patel 

Double Board Certified 

Plastic Surgeon 

Hoffman Estates 




Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question. This answer can vary from person to person. Usually most of the swelling is done within a week. However some people have even less downtime, and others can swell and bruise for up two weeks. Where you are injecting the product, how much you are injecting, and how you are injecting it can all effect your recovery time. Good luck!

Janet Allenby, DO
Delray Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
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Recovery from Juvederm

Facial fillers are usually accompanied  with the risk of bruising. It is hard to predict but does not occur frequently at all in a healthy person. These bruises can be  covered by makeup and are usually gone in 7 days. Facial swelling is usually gone in 24 hours. Avoid ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil, garlic, excess vitamin E and red wine for a week before treatment.

Hardik Soni, MD
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

Juvederm recovery

Most swelling resolves in about three to five days, but it can last up to two weeks. Bruising will also go away in this time. While you can go back to work right after your treatment, your appearance may be affected by swelling. You should also refrain from drinking alcohol, smoking, performing vigorous physical activity or extreme temperatures for the rest of the day to help facilitate your recovery.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 176 reviews

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 (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
4.5 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Easy recovery from Juvederm

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
New York Dermatologist
4.1 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

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
New Orleans Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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