A Helpful Guide to Recovery After JUVÉDERM® Injections

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JUVÉDERM® is a family of fillers that can treat different areas of the face, including the lips, cheeks, or chin. It can help remedy age-related volume loss, improve your profile, smooth out facial wrinkles and folds, and fill in hollow areas under the eyes.

At Brickell Cosmetic Center, Dr. Lauren Dozier or a member of our team can customize JUVÉDERM dermal fillers for patients in Miami, FL, as well as those near Brickell, Key Biscayne, or Coconut Grove, FL.

Below, we’ll provide some advice on recovery after JUVÉDERM and what you can expect from a typical aftercare regimen.

What should I know about JUVÉDERM injections?

Dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM are safe overall unless you have an allergy to one of the ingredients, such as lidocaine, Gram-positive bacterial proteins, or hyaluronic acid. Patients with a history of excessive scarring or pigmentation disorders may also choose other options.

JUVÉDERM may not be suitable for you if you take medications that depress the immune system, prolong bleeding, or increase bruising

What aftercare instructions should I follow to maximize my results and speed up healing after JUVÉDERM?

While not all potential actions have been studied, and therefore not all JUVÉDERM side effects are known, we do know that it’s best to avoid certain activities following these dermal filler injections.

In the 24 hours following JUVÉDERM, patients will get aftercare instructions, and they will include avoiding the following:

  • Drinking alcohol

  • Picking or scratching at the injection point

  • Vigorous exercise

  • Sun exposure

  • Touching or leaning on the treated areas

  • Smoking

  • Using NSAID pain relievers

  • Makeup application

Other tips for a speedy recovery include:

  • Applying cold compresses

  • Elevating the head to prevent excess blood flow to the head

While aftercare is important, it should not interfere with too many of your daily duties. In fact, many patients return to work and other daily activities almost immediately after JUVÉDERM treatment.

However, it is important to rest in your spare time because the body needs a chance to heal.

What are the potential side effects of JUVÉDERM?

Redness and swelling are the most common side effects after JUVÉDERM. Others may experience pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, discoloration, and itching. You may recognize these side effects of other cosmetic treatments as well. They’re rarely serious, but if you have side effects you can’t explain or plague you longer than a week, consider contacting a member of our team or your regular primary care physician.

The majority of JUVÉDERM treatments do not lead to serious side effects, and most patients start to see some results right away, but the full results will be visible in around two weeks.

Get JUVÉDERM injections in Miami, FL

Whether you’re in Miami, FL, or the surrounding areas of Brickell, Key Biscayne, or Coconut Grove, FL, Dr. Lauren Dozier or a member of our team at Brickell Cosmetic Center can explain your dermal filler options for you. There are a variety of JUVÉDERM injections to choose from, and we can help you select the type of filler that is best for your skin and your long-term aesthetic goals.

All you need to do is schedule a consultation today to find out if you’re a good candidate for JUVÉDERM or another treatment.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.