As with most injectable fillers, JUVEDERM ® requires very little aftercare. In most cases, patients can go about everyday activities immediately after completion of the treatment. However, for optimal results, some precautions should be taken. Your doctor will provide aftercare information, so be sure to pay attention to this and follow the instructions you are given.
Post Procedural Precautions
Some typical precautions recommended after JUVEDERM ® treatment include:
- Do not rub or massage the area, as the gel can be moved away from the appropriate treatment site until it "sets," which takes 24 to 48 hours
- Avoid excessive heat or sunlight for a few days to minimize the possibility of excessive swelling
- Avoid additional facial treatments such as facial peels
- Avoid stretching or moving the treated areas of the face for about 24 hours
Ice packs or cold compresses can be used to minimize any discomfort or swelling.
JUVEDERM ® is administered with a fine needle. Puncture marks might redden, and there is a slight chance of infection, though this is rare. If you have had JUVEDERM ® treatments to modify lip shape or fullness, there is more likelihood of discomfort and swelling, as typically more filler is used in this application. Swelling can be reduced by elevating the head while sleeping for the first night or two after treatment.
In general, JUVEDERM ® patients report very little discomfort and few issues after treatment. Most patients can have the ten- to twenty-minute procedures done over a lunch hour, for example, and return to work or other activities immediately after. As with any medical procedure, though, be sure to report any unusual side effects or unusual discomfort to your doctor.