Dermal fillers are a popular way to improve the shape and symmetry of the cheeks, revealing a youthful, glowing complexion. However, swelling may occur after any dermal filler treatment. It's temporary and often resolves on its own within a few days, but it can take up to two weeks for the swelling to go away completely. Most fillers, such as JUVÉDERM and Restylane, are made of hyaluronic acid.
This gel can attract and hold water in a similar way to a sponge, which can cause swelling after dermal filler treatment. This swelling can last anywhere from a few hours to two weeks after the injection. Cold compresses and keeping your head elevated for the first few days can be helpful in reducing swelling. If after two weeks you are still in doubt, return to your injector for evaluation.
If desired, the product can be dissolved with hyaluronidase.It's important to be aware that bruising may also occur after filler injections. Some parts of the face are more likely to swell and certain products are more likely to create this effect. Delayed swelling may also occur after the initial injection due to the water attraction of the filler.