Juvederm/Restylane Filler Aftercare Instructions

Juvederm/Restylane Filler

  • Ice to prevent swelling as needed.  Place gently on area of injections.  Swelling will depend on placement of filler/technique/amount placed.
  • Do not massage treated areas post injection.
  • Expect some swelling for up to 7 days.
  • Bruising is common, especially to lips.  You may use arnica, bromelain or eat fresh pineapple to help decrease bruising.
  • When will bruising go away? This is totally up to how fast you clear your bruising.  Bruising is simply old blood below the surface of the skin that needs to be reabsorbed.  Think of past bruising to help determine.
  • Use sunscreen.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours to reduce swelling/bruising.
  • Avoid laser treatments or other facial treatments for 4 weeks.
  • Avoid dental procedures for 2 weeks if possible.
  • No makeup on the treated area for 12 hours.
  • Lips – use new/clean lip balm given for 12 hours.
  • Avoid touching your face/lips post-injection.
  • Unevenness of filler may occur until the filler settles in place.
  • You may be able to feel the filler for several weeks, it will soften with time.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours.
  • Take Tylenol, if no contraindications, as needed for discomfort.
  • Don’t love or hate your filler for a week at least!  Give time for the filler to settle and integrate with your tissue.
  • Skin/lips should remain pink.  Q-tip pressed to skin should turn skin white and then return to pink when Q-tip is removed.


  • Intense pain to the treatment area and surrounding area.
  • Color change to skin/lips around the treatment area.
  • Skin is cool to touch.
  • Blistering and/or scabbing of the skin.
  • Call/text/send a picture immediately for any abnormal post-injection signs.  719-331-9483.

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