Prolonged sore lips after Juvederm injections?
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Sore lips after Juvederm
Thank you for your clinical post. Juvederm is usually an excellent product selection for a lip augmentation. Depending on the injection technique, sharp needle versus microcannula and the instance of bruising after the injection there can be a short period of time or a prolonged period of time when there is swelling and pain. Generally, by one week most of the swelling has dissipated and the pain is gone, but prolonged discomfort or sensitivity can occur. Occasionally, the body can react to the Juvederm as if it was foreign and this pain and swelling with persist.
At this point, I think it’s wise to return to your injector as they are in the best position to physically examine the location and know what was performed at the time. If prolonged swelling and pain persists you may be having a foreign body reaction and the Juvederm would then react to an enzymatic digestion with a product called Hyaluronidase. At this juncture a short course of oral antibiotics and topical ice packs should help minimize the risk of the swelling and discomfort spreading.
If there’s been no improvement within the next several days a return to your injection physician would be important.
I hope this information is of some assistance and best of luck.
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Juvederm and Sore Lips
It is possible to have soreness that can last for some time if there is also swelling from the injections. The soreness should go away after a few days. If it persists you should return to your treating physician for examination. Best, Dr. Green