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Anyone try to dissolve juviderm injection in lips?

  • maryann
  • 6 years ago

My juviderm lip result is awful. It is too big and mis-shaped. I think it is worse than ever. My lip itches, peels, cracks, and bleeds constantly (and I have large lump(s)). I am so embarrassed.  I can't face anyone with what will be left after this is dissolved. ANYONE OUT THERE that can help?

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I have tiny lips and almost no upper lip at all. I wanted just a tiny bit of fullness put into my upper lip. The PS injected a full syringe of juvederm into my upper lip and I look RIDICULOUS. Like a character from the Simpsons. For those thinking about having this stuff injected... be careful! It's easier to add more, but hard to take it away. I'm off to have it dissolved today. What a waste of money.
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I made a bad choice about six years ago when I got bio gel injected into my lips.which resulted in hard balls that has mad a very puffy look that is even futher out side of my actual lip itself.i recently had a lip reduction in hopes my lips would look smaller and less hard,which is a result of scar tissue.so now there a baby bit of change.because truely most doctors are not filmar with correcting this issue.yes they are still hard and still some lots of hard ball like thick hard tissue.should I get monthly kenilog injection,is there lip lipo .i just want a more natural look ,im not into full lips to many risk,and make a more over done look

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Hi I read about your unhappiness about your lips, I just had mine done on the 1st of this month, I called my person that did it and she said that the bruises will go away, I had a lot of bruising, and that the swelling and lumpiness i feel will also go away, and its true, i still have some bruising but have noticed that the swelling is starting to go down every day, the uneveness, she said will also go away, it is just that it takes a good 2 full weeks to get the full effect i am looking for, i too paniced like you, she said that the lumpiness will even itself out in time, i ice it for 10 minutes daily every 2 hrs. I even started to wear a lite color lipstick, untill it all goes down, this duck look (which i have) will go away she promissed me, and told me not to panic, that i will love the look as soon as the trauma from the needle goes away, cuz there is not much skin in the upper or lower lip, so the pain and the trauma will show more,so it will go away today is my 6th day and i have been taking video pics of each day and i noticed a huge difference already, i still am bruised after all these days, it was so bad by jaw felt as if it hurt and she never injected the jaw, its just all truam. remeber the lips dont have much skin like the face or if they hit alittle vein then there will be more swelling just like when you get your blood drawn sometimes you get a ok person who draws the blood and you never know its been drawn, and then there are times were you have a black and blue mark were the person drew the blood, it all depends on how fast or slow the injector was or if they were gentle, but at the office they took a before and after pic, and the after pic looked really great until i got home and i paniced because of all the bruising i all of a sudden got, plus the horrible swelling. i had to have my husban go to the store for me because i didnt want anyone to see me like this, it getting alot better, wait at least 2 weeks, then if it isnt better go back and they have stuff to disolve some of the juviderm i u are unhappy and they shouldnt charge you either. so good luck, my mind is at ease now plus i look alot better daily use ice dont forget it really helps the swelling go down and the lumpyness. good luck
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hi...i had an injection a month ago exactly.im 22...it looks terrible!i have like a ball in the middle ,then my lips go thin again and at the ends small balls again! and today morning something like an allergy,itchy and red looks like a pimple,small balloons appeared.. i dont want to inject any more fillers,i just want it gone.im so depressed! the filler contained the word acid,it sounds stupid not to know what i was doing...but i really wanted the fuller lips..anyway..would hyaluronidase work me?i want to remove the whole filling...i want my old lips back??is it possible?
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I was injected Hylauronic acid yesterday, My lips were already full lips, I just wanted the top to be more meatier. I told the doctor I wanted very little. When she was finished she said she put almost 5cc all over, I really do not know if that is too much, it sounds like too much!. Now my lips are huge I look like a Duck and after reading all your answers to other people I have learn that time and patience is the best healer. However I am still in a panic mode, I will not go outside at all. My question is how long and how much swelling really goes down, my doctor said 30%, even 30% looks like to little. Can you tell me when I should start worrying that she might have put too much. Thank you and God Bless You guys for having this support chat.
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Hello Doctor. I had a mini lift about 2 1/2 weeks ago by a plastic surgeon. It smoothed my jaw line, but I had mainly gone because of the lines around my mouth, which are irregular and I think a little deep. And also wanted my former smoker's lines above my lips filled. Upon removing the stitches at the ear, I got the Juvederm. It did not fill the lines above the lips and only softened the lines at the top of the parentheses. It did not seem to do anything for the irregular "C" lines that were below the lip line. thankfully, i didn't have any reactions like so many here, but I'm a bit surprised, let alone disappointed that the parentheses lines were not looking better especially at the lower half. Had he told me I wasn't a candidate then I'd have accepted it. Would more Juverderm help do you think? And to fill the smoker's lines, is the Juvederm supposed to fill only the lines, or give a 'duck bill' look. I don't want to look like a duck and I did have a little of that.
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I had Juvaderm 5/09 and 3 days after the injection I developed a pimple which exploded into this painful abscess approximately 3 cm in size just about my ear. My nurse practitioner ordered Septra. I currently as of June 28th have developed a 5 cm red raised site on my neck just under the jaw which is painful, hot, raised from the jaw to the clavicle bone. I had Juvaderm placed in the folds around my mouth and between my eyes. Have you heard of these occurring with Juvaderm and what is the treament.
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Hi I had teosyl injected into my lips a week ago. Happy with results from front view, but side view looks like a ducks beak. Can I inject a tiny amount of enzyme to just slightly dissolve the pointed tips without dissolving all the filler? Thanks Roslin
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Hi Dr. Sinclair: I had my lower lids done about 6 years ago when I was 43. After surgery, at my follow up visit, The Plastic Surgeon I went to at the time suggested taking fat from my abdomen and injecting it under my eyes. I couldn't understand why he would suggest doing that after just removing the fatty pockets under my eyes to remove the bags, so I never got it done. Now...6 years later, I have noticed how hollow it looks under my eyes especially when I smile, so I went back to the same doctor and he suggested Juviderm injections to fill them in. I was all for it...but After reading some of the post here at the web site, I am afraid that the eyes will look uneven or I may have some major swelling and lumps or bumps. He told me if I didn't like it, it would disolve within 6 months or so. I am really self conscience of how hollow my eyes look and don't know what to do. Any suggestions?
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I have Restylane, is it the same as Juvederm or will it go away sooner, what about massage?
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Dear Kaykay, Juvederm that is injected too superficially will feel a little bumpy and may turn somewhat blue in color. This is called the Tyndall effect. If you want to wait until it dissolves on it's own, you could be waiting a long time. In areas with little movement, Juvederm can lost for a year, even longer. If it really bothers you, then Hyaluronidase would be a reasonable treatment.


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I have Restylane, is it the same as Juvederm, or will it go away sooner. What about massage, will that help it flatten out or go away sooner since you are creating movement in an otherwise immobile area? Thank you for taking time to answer my questions.
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Dear Kaykay, Restylane and Juvederm are very similar. Massage may help break either of them down a little sooner. I think it would be hard to massage it enough to make a significant difference. The Hyaluronidase will remove 90% of the material within 24 hours...that may be a better choice. Michael Sinclair, MD www.epilution.com
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Dear Sally, After 5 years I would expect that the Perlane would have dissolved long ago. If you can feel a nodule it might be worth a try. If not, it still might work but I would look for another cause of the lip swelling. I don't think the Hyaluronidase would be harmful to you but I wouldn't think that the Perlane would still be causing problems 5 years later. Although Perlane is made out of Hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occurring substance, the Hyaluronic Acid in Perlane is crosslinked. Theoretically, this could lead to an allergic reaction. Tiny injections of steroid into your lip might also help.


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Dr Sinclair what about Restylane under the eyes? I had it done and 5 weeks later one side is lumpy and has a bluish tinge. The person who injected said it will get better in the next few weeks, that it is is still swollen and bruised, but I think after researching this that it is too much and too close to the surface. Should I wait or look into having it dissoleved. How long will it take to go away on it's own. I hear under the eyes last much longer than any other area.Also will massaging help?
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Hi, I wonnder if you could give me some advice, I had perlane injections when I was about 18, im now 23 and my lips have never returned to their pre-injected look, they are substansially bigger and not the same shape they also seem to swell up randomly now and again. Would the hyalauronidase have any effect on this and are there any possible side effects? Kind Regards, Sally
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Hi sally did your lips ever recover from perlane?
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Dear Rose, Most of the time, the injections of dermal fillers into the frown lines work out very well. The problem is that the area between the eyebrows is especially prone to vascular compromise (decreased blood supply) due to fillers. If that happens, there is very little that can be done to fix the problem, which might leave you with a very ugly ulcer that could last for months. Cosmetic proceudures should be fun and low risk! If the injector tries to inject this area, and sees that the skin is blanching (turning white)they can try to prevent the ulcer by massagin the area, applying nitroglycerin paste and possibly injecting hyaluronidase. Those maneuvers don't always work. If you are going to try it anyway, it might be a little safer to inject small amounts, very slowly and waiting a few weeks between injections. If you want to try for a longer term result, then Botox, followed by a fractional resurfacing laser, such as a Palomar Lux 2940 or a Fractional CO2 laser would be a great combination. I hope this helps!


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Recently a doctor injected perlane into my scalp and now it seems as though I've suffered some hair loss. Is this permanent? He said he wanted to level out an old scar. I've had the dissolver put into it by another doctor. Thank you
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Hi Dr. Sinclair, I wish I was in Florida (I live in California) so that I could come see you to take care of the line between my brows (frown line). I hate it! I had Botox a few weeks ago and it has improved a great dal but hte docotor recommended restylane to "puff it back up". I see that you recommend laser treatment. It seems like you really know your stuff and I am now completely confused! Rose
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Rose, I might have someone for youto see in California. Are you in southern or Northern? Ten years ago I had a horrible experience with botox and was sick for about 4 years from an injection. A couple days ago I had Juviderm put in my 2 frown lines between the brows by a very experienced and skilled surgical nurse who works for a renowned plastic surgeon. She was conservative and used jut the right amount. I had Mixto laser skin resurfacing on august 21st just 6 weeks ago on my face and eyes. I would not recommend it to anyone. It did absolutely nothing for the lines above my lip and it caused ptosis on my eyelids and new scars and saggy skin. My face is still red and skin is irritated. BEWARE OF LASER RESURFACING It is very harsh on the system. Everyday for three weeks straight I had unbearable itching and benedryl di not help at all!!! Please let me know your where abouts? Are you anywhere around San Francisco?
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Dear Julesc, Hyaluronic acid fillers are much better at fixing contour defects than fixing wrinkles. The area between your eye brows should probably be treated with Botox first and then a resurfacing laser. The Botox will relax the muscles underneath the frown lines so the wrinkle stops getting worse. The laser can stimulate the growth of new collagen to try to smooth out the wrinkle you already have. Fillers between the eyebrows can be risky. Putting filler in between the eyebrows can cause an ulcer that will last for months. By treating the frown lines first with Botox and then waiting 2 weeks, you will minimize the volume of filler you will need. The upper lip wrinkles (aka smoker's lines or kisser's lines in non smokers) are very hard to treat with fillers. The best result I have seen using fillers is to have the filler injected perpendicular to the lines and then massage the filler to try to flatten the skin of the upper lip. Trying to inject filler into each individual wrinkle usually raises the skin underneath the wrinkle but does very little to get rid of the wrinkle. In my opinion, treatment of upper lip wrinkles is much better performed with a resurfacing laser.


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I have lines on my upper lip and deep frown lines between my eyebrows from squinting. Will Restilyn correct this?
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Bless your heart....I'm so sorry. The only thing I do know for sure is that the more the area injected is stimulated, the quicker it is absorbed into the body (dissolved). I was told that if the area is massaged regularly, it will go away faster. I hope that helps some. Blessings, Linda
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