Massaging 24 hours after Juvederm caused bruising one one side and swelling on the other - is it possible I damaged the filler?
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Massaging After Lip Augmentation
Tips to reduce bruising and swelling after lip injection
Thanks for your question. Rest assured that you haven't ruined your lip. Gentle massaging of the lip after an injection won't cause permanent damage, and bruising and swelling are common side effects after lip injections, especially within the first 24 to 48 hours. They will subside. The lips take about 2 weeks to settle with the new product in them. Be patient with your results, because the rate at which people heal and recover varies.
Knowing how to reduce bruising and swelling prior to your next injection may help avoid them altogether. You can minimize bruising by not consuming certain ingredients that cause bruising such as green tea, ginger, and over-the-counter supplements like Omega‑3 pills. Icing the lips immediately after injections and repeated sessions of icing on the lips for the first 24 hours can help relieve symptoms quicker. Elevated sleeping the first night is recommended to reduce any swelling in the face and lips.
Massage of lips after filler injection
Great question! Massaging too early after injections can cause
increased bruising & swelling. It is important to be gentle with any massage that you do. What you are experiencing is likely normal and resolve over the next 3-4 days. If you notice uneven appearance after a week or two then please see the provider who did your injections for
follow up, he or she can help assess your results.
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Thank you for your question KathLA12345. Juvederm is a filler that can be used to enhance the lips. For my patients I recommend gently massaging the area for 5 minutes at a time, 5 times per day, for the first 5 days after a treatment. Swelling and bruising are not uncommon after a treatment. Application of cold compresses such as ice packs help. In our office we treat bruises as early as the next day with a laser; this makes the bruising go away much faster, 1-3 days rather than 1-2 weeks. Swelling and bruising may last for two weeks. I have my patients return two weeks after their treatment to take after photographs and assess their results. At this time more treatments can be performed if desired. Please follow up with your doctor for specific recommendations. Good luck!
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