Juvederm Recovery Time

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

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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.

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. 



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
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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.

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
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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
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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
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Recovery from Juvederm

The majority of patients look great the next morning with a little makeup to cover any little red dots that they might have, and most don't have any by then. Bruising is always a risk, and sometimes it is more difficult to hide the bruise with your general makeup, and you might need to use a concealer underneath your makeup.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Recovery from Juvederm only takes a few hours

Juvederm is a true lunchtime treatment. There are occasional areas of swelling or redness but these can usually be covered by make-up. They usually only last a few hours. Cold compresses can help. If there is a bruise it might take a little longer to recover but again the bruise is usually small and can be hidden by cover up.

Janet M. Neigel, MD
West Orange Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

Juvederm recovery time typically minimal

There is typically minimal recovery time (measured in hours) after Juvederm. Most commonly, I inject Juvederm into the lips. In order to do this, I utilize a dental block which leads to numbness of the upper and lower lip for about 1-2 hours. The sensation of numbness also affects proprioception and the lips feel large until the block wears off. Swelling is typically mild and resolves with 2-12 hours. Bruising rarely occurs unless a patient is taking aspirin or another NSAID.

Stephen Prendiville, MD
Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 74 reviews

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