How long after having Juvederm do you need to not massage or rub the area?

shutterstock_79702981QUESTION from Australia, AU: Ive had Juvederm on my mouth lines, nasal lines and some on my frown lines. The dr said that I need to avoid pressing too hard for around 2 days when I cleanse my face and I should avoid having any kind of facial massage for the next two weeks. Is this right?

 Answer from Dr. Dean Kane, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon from Baltimore:

Any injectible has the ability to migrate or move initially following injection particularly with massage. I recommend to my patients that they may cleanse their face but avoid massage for 2 full days. Thereafter the gel will be more settled and fixed to the surrounding tissues. You may then gently massage using a lymphatic or squeegee technique to even out any swelling. ​ ​Always return to and follow the directions of your injector. He /she was the one that performed the injection and should know what is best for you. ​ ​All the best! Dr. Dean Kane  Center for Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa 410-602-3322
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