Vigorous Massage of Face 3 Weeks Following Juvederm?

Three weeks following Juvederm injection in my face, I went for a body massage. I did not anticipate the therapist massaging my face. She did it a few time vigorously in areas that had Juvederm before I asked her to stop. Could she have moved or molded the Juvederm? Thank you.

Doctor Answers 6

Massage of face 3 weeks after Juvederm treatment

Thank you for your question. It’s unlikely to have the filler move 3 weeks post treatment. If you notice any changes or asymmetry please follow up with your injector for an evaluation. Best of Luck!

Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
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Massage 3 wks after injection of Juvederm

Did you notice any difference aesthetically? It should not have changed the shape 3 wks after the injection. If you noticed changes, follow up with your provider.

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Massage of face 3 weeks after Juvederm treatment

After 3 weeks, massaging the face should cause any issues with your result. If you notice any asymmetry, I would recommend following up with your provider. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck. 

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Facial massage After Juvederm

You should be fine. Having a facial massage 3 weeks after treatment  should not move the product. Your Juvederm is well settled by now. We really don't want massage for the first day of treatment.Enjoy your Juvederm.

Esta Kronberg, MD
Houston Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Facial massage 3 weeks after Juvederm

At 3 weeks out, the Juvederm should have been well-settled and not disturbed with a facial massage. While we ask people not to press on an injected area, this is really only for 24-48 hours after as that's when the product is still very moveable.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Any problem with Vigorous massage of face 3 weeks after Juvederm?

Juvederm is the most movable in the first 6 hours after injections. While it is possible to move the Juvederm a little with massage 3 weeks after injections, it is not likely that any real harm was done.  Does it look uneven or has your appearance changed since the facial massage? If not you shouldn't  worry. The product does expand with moisture from your body and spread out a bit. But at 3 weeks it should be pretty settled in it's position. If you see any loss of correction or irregularity you could see your provider for a follow up appointment to discuss your concerns. 

Sam Naficy, MD, FACS
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 221 reviews

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