Hyaluronic acid risks and recovery information

You can resume most activities immediately following injection with hyaluronic acid skin treatment. Just be careful not to rub the area.

Most people tolerate injectable hyaluronic acid therapy without irritation or complications. Right after your treatment, the area may be red, swollen and bruised. This tenderness should go away within a few days.

Almost everyone is a good candidate for hyaluronic therapy. It is almost always suggested as an alternative treatment to people who have a skin test for bovine collagen and develop an allergy. Some people, however, may experience:

  • An allergic reaction
  • Red and/or thickened nodules that arise in the injected sites. They can persist for several weeks or months.