Juvederm

Juvederm Pre-Post Care:

1) Juvederm treatments typically consist of a few injections using a small needle.  To minimize the chance of getting a bruise from the treatment, it is recommended that you stay off medications and supplements that may thin the blood.  Common examples of these are listed below.  Consult your physician before discontinuing any medications or supplements that have been prescribed or recommended for you for medical reasons.    
Supplement / Medication
   
Stop # Days Prior to Procedure
Fish Oil
  10 Days
Aspirin or Aspirin Products
  7  Days
Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, other NSAIDS
  3 Days
Vitamin E
  3 Days

2) Mild to moderate swelling and bruising are common following a Juvederm treatment.  If swelling occurs, it may appear lumpy or eneven and will typically lasts 2-5 days.  Ice may be used to help reduce visible swelling.  Should  bruising occur, it may last for as long as 7-10 days.  Make sure to consider the possibility of bruising and swelling when selecting a date for your treatment.

3) Other treatments, such as laser, IPL, microdermabrasion, and peels, should not be done on the same day as Juvederm.  These treatments can stimulate blood flow to the skin which may increase the likelihood of bruising and swelling in the area.

4) No massages or pressure to be applied to the treated area for 6 hours after the procedure.  

5) There are two different grades of Juvederm injectable gel – Juvederm Ultra and Juvederm Ultra Plus.  Juvederm Ultra typically lasts about 4-6 months and Juvederm Ultra Plus typically lasts 12 months or more.  Your practitioner will determine which grade of Juvederm is most appropriate for the area being treated.