Juvederm for Nasolabial Folds

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This is the second time I've had Juvederm injected...

This is the second time I've had Juvederm injected and I wanted to give some advice that I don't see frequently enough on this site. This is not like having a manicure. There will be downtime, so don't expect to go from the doctor's office straight to lunch with the girls. There will be swelling, small bruises at the injection sites and some soreness for days. Ice for about 3hrs after the procedure, don't smile or laugh, and sleep on your back on for the first night. Despite the marketing, this is a serious procedure. Your face is being injected with foreign matter and that matter is being spread subcutaneously. Allow time to heal and don't expect to be up-and-running for at least 3 days. Having the injections on Friday may be a good idea, to allow at least 2 work free days to heal.

I had Juvederm injected into my nasolabial folds and the downturned corners of my mouth. My doctor and I are conservative in the amount injected and I don't have unrealistic expectations. Be the same. Filler in the nl folds lasts longer than in the corners of the mouth so expect that also.

Most of all I think it's important to counter the short, carefree posts of many people who have had the procedure. A short post is just that: Short. It's not telling the whole story and thereby giving a false impression. Juvederm is fine, if injected by a well-trained doctor, but it's not a "quick in and out" procedure with no downtime.

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