What You Should Do Before and After JUVÉDERM® Treatment

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While dermal filler injections are considered quick, routine, and convenient, it is still important to understand how to prepare for your appointment (and what to expect afterward) in order to ensure the most comfortable experience and pleasing outcome possible. At White Pearl Med Spa in Des Plaines, IL, double board-certified physician Dr. Philip Conrardy and our expert team of cosmetic injectors enjoy helping patients look and feel their best with a wide range of cosmetic injectables, including JUVÉDERM fillers. Before heading to your filler appointment, be sure to review the helpful information below on what to do (and what not to do) before and after JUVÉDERM injections.

Are fillers right for me?

Before making the decision to get JUVÉDERM injections, it’s important to understand a little bit more about what fillers are, how they work, and what they do. JUVÉDERM is a hyaluronic acid (HA)-based filler that can be injected into certain features to add volume, restore lost volume, or smooth out lines and wrinkles. The results of JUVÉDERM injections are noticeable almost immediately, though it takes about two weeks for the fillers to soften and settle – revealing a stunning, natural-looking final outcome. On average, patients can expect their JUVÉDERM results to last for about 12 months. Some fillers, including JUVÉDERM, can be dissolved with another injectable agent should a patient be unsatisfied with their results or have a change in preference.

What can fillers help with?

Some of the most common concerns that can be improved with JUVÉDERM injections include:

  • Static lines
  • Deep wrinkles
  • Facial folds
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Hollowed cheeks
  • Sunken circles under the eyes
  • Thin lips
  • Deflated facial features
  • Set-back chin
  • Weak jawline

How to prepare for JUVÉDERM injections

To ensure the best possible results, minimize bruising, and have a comfortable, enjoyable experience during filler injections, be sure to do the following for about 2 – 3 days prior to treatment:

  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Do not take NSAIDs
  • Do not drink alcohol
  • Do not use harsh skin products

Is there anything I should avoid after getting JUVÉDERM injections?

Again, proper filler aftercare is essential for minimizing bruising and keeping your results looking fantastic for as long as possible. Below are some helpful tips on what to do and what not to do after filler injections:

  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Keep the skin moisturized
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Do not drink alcohol
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 1 – 2 days
  • Do not touch or rub your face
  • Sleep on your back with your head elevated

Patients should also be sure to tell their provider if they have had filler injections in close proximity (about two weeks) to another cosmetic procedure. Some treatments, like laser skin rejuvenation, should be performed prior to filler injections or deferred for up to two weeks after receiving fillers.

With an experienced injector and proper aftercare, patients can enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking, long-lasting outcome with JUVÉDERM injections at White Pearl Med Spa.

Give your look a little boost with JUVÉDERM injections in Des Plaines, IL

Everyone deserves to look and feel their best. With JUVÉDERM injections, you can finally get the plump pout you’ve always wanted or take years off your face by smoothing out deep lines and wrinkles. To learn more about the exciting results that may be possible for you with JUVÉDERM in Des Plaines, IL, call White Pearl Med Spa to schedule your consultation with double board-certified physician Dr. Philip Conrardy today.

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