Post to Forum

How to keep from passing out/fainting during Juvederm sessions?

  • missteacher29
  • 1 year ago

That's right! The past two times that I have gone, I have passed out while the needle is in my lip! I'm able to alert the doc right before it happens so nothing bad has ever happened but it's so uncomfortable! I'm calm going in so I don't believe it's an "aversion to needles". The first time it happened I was getting botox in the forehead. During that session I was also getting my lips done and passed out then too. I had to go back two weeks later to finish my lips. I actually did better during that session. Instead of it happening right away, it took me a few minutes before I started feeling light headed again. That was in November of 2012. I am going back this Friday and am dreading passing out again because I feel sick to my stomach the rest of the day. The next day I am fine. Have any of you experienced this? If so, have you figured out a way to prevent it? The doctor has me sitting straight up which is not the most comfortable position. I'd much rather be lying back and relaxed but she says that wouldn't be good because the Juvederm will move around to unwanted places and I definitely don't want that!

Comments (6)

I had a similar situation however mine was a bit more serious. I am 50 yrs. I historically had "needle aversion" and fainting out issues as a young adult but this time it appears not to have been that which caused my situation. I had had a previous Juviderm injection with no issues (from a plastic surgeon office). Was pretty pleased with myself given I did not pass out! All was well. 6 months later I went to a medical spa and received some botox in my forehead and then some juviderm. BTW, the juviderm is going into my nasiolobial folds on both sessions. I was stating to get light headed after the botox and one side of my nasiolobial folds were done. Took a break, got the other side done. Laid down for a bit and went home. Definitely not fun. Well, as vanity goes, I had to do it again but this time I went back to the surgeon's office. Had full confidence walking in as I gathered that the injector at the spa was the reason, not the botox or juviderm. This time, no botox. Only juviderm. Got 1 side done and could feel the fainting coming on. Told DR about it and then we waited. Evidently I did pass out and had a "mini" seizure like thing. Never had anything like that happen. I didn't even know. My daughter was there and she said that I had a weird look in my eyes and that my entire body shook. My blood pressure dropped to a dangerous low. Needless to say, the Dr office called 911 and off I went to the hospital for the next 3 days. Not sure how to proceed or think now. I want it again but clearly cannot given the potential risks to me. They say Juviderm is safe but not 100% I guess I am that .0001% (why can't I be that way with the power ball?! lol). Wondering if Restalyne is an option? Is it formulated a bit different? Need to ask DR office when I get my nerve up! any thoughts or input?
Reply
I had juvaderm in my nasiolobial folds and botox on my forehead today for the first time ever. I felt great going in to the appointment and when we moved into the treatment room it was extremely warm in there, the heater was on and blowing right on me during the procedure. As soon as the doctor finished up I felt like I was about to vomit. My heart was pounding so hard I could feel it in my throat. I put my head back against the headrest and passed out momentarily, I came to as they put ice cold wet paper towels on my neck. I guess I was only out a couple of seconds, they were fanning me, gave me water, then moved me out of the hot room and as I walked to the next room I was sweating and thought I was going to pass out again. They brought me a small danish and a protein drink. Eating small bites of the danish instantly started to make me feel better. After being fanned for ten minutes or so I felt fine again. *my appointment was late in the day and I skipped lunch, the nurse said my blood sugar was low since I had not eaten in 8 hours. I hope I do not have to go through that every time.
Reply
Whoa- was it your first time getting juvederm?
Reply
Yes it was. Won't deter me from getting more in the future. Wonder if it will happen again??
Reply
yes it was my first time, I also had 30 units of botox in my forehead.
Reply
Hello, Missteacher29, I know exactly what you are talking about. Needles have never bothered me, and ive never fainted in my life. Im 35. The nurse injector had given me 4 needles with local in it. Both lips were numbed. She had done my top lip and I started to feel really hot and my heart was beating a million miles and hour, was feeling light headed and thought I was going to vomit. I had to get up off the table and sit on the floor and take a few deep breaths. After 5 minuted felt better and she did the bottom lip. Very weird. Never experience it before. The nurse said every now and then she gets this reaction from people. The nurse was very professional and caring. How did you go when you had to return?
Reply