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How do you reduce the pain caused by getting Juvederm injections in your lips?

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According to Dr. Brandith Irwin of the Madison Skin and Laser Center of Seattle, Tylenol helps reduce the pain caused by Juvederm. She recommends that a patient take Tylenol only, and no aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil or Excedrin for two days after treatment; the Tylenol should be taken only when necessary. She also recommends additional after-treatment plans for Juvederm and other cosmetic injections.

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The pain from Juvederm only lasts a short time; and, it typically feels better after a few days. Meanwhile, there are certain measures required to treat and minimize the pain. Dr. Irwin recommends the following: limit exercise except walking for 24 to 48 hours, apply cold-compresses to any swollen area for five to 10 minutes every hour, and avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours. The doctor suggests that the patient also: treat redness with makeup, use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, avoid excess sun, and refrain from squeezing or massaging the treated area.

After Juvederm treatment, the symptoms take approximately seven days to clear up, according to Dr. Jyothi Sarma, a cosmetic dermatologist in California. However, if the pain becomes unbearable, with excess redness or severe swelling, the patient should not hesitate to contact the dermatologist immediately.

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