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Juvederm side effects - discussion

  • miss50
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  • 7 years ago

My derm told me there's no difference between juvederm and restylane. She said both gave long lasting natural looking results for wrinkle treatment. but googled juvederm and their official site sure makes it sound more effective. Has anyone heard about Juvederm side effects?

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I had Juvederm done in April 2014 for undereye circles by a doctor and it has been a horrible experience. First the product was injected under my circles and she said she had to build it up. I bruised horribly at both injection appointments (weeks of black and blue). The final result is a white almost highlighted area directly under my circles along with what looks like black and blue spots from needle sites. The white highlights actually makes my circles look worse. Oh and it was $2,000 and it can last up to two years. One of the biggest mistakes I ever made.
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I almost died. Went into coma from Juvaderm Voluma injected in my cheeks
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Two weeks ago I had Juvaderm injected into my cheeks and have been bed ridden sick the entire time. Major swelling and it looked like two walnuts on my cheeks. I went back to the Dr for I have never reacted like this and she said just wait it out and it's not an allergic reaction. Bologna!! For 10 years I have been going to a dermatologist where I have had Botox and Radience fillers done. We moved so I went to this new place where they use Juvaderm. The new place is more expensive and is a full Plastic surgery facility. I will never use Juvaderm again. I would guess all of these products react differently to the individual.
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Two weeks ago I had Juvaderm injected into my cheeks and have been bed ridden sick the entire time. Major swelling and it looked like two walnuts on my cheeks. I went back to the Dr for I have never reacted like this and she said just wait it out and it's not an allergic reaction. Bologna!! For 10 years I have been going to a dermatologist where I have had Botox and Radience fillers done. We moved so I went to this new place where they use Juvaderm. The new place is more expensive and is a full Plastic surgery facility. I will never use Juvaderm again. I would guess all of these products react differently to the individual.
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I would immediately go to another PS office to see if you are having a reaction and or have the ingestion to remove it
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That happened to me too. It did last two years. It was horrible. I learned later that juvederm is not supposed to be used in that area.
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This happened to me too. It did indeed last about 2 years. It was horrible.
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Wow I had voluma xc injected couple months ago n my Dr just decide I needed juvederm ultra also he didn't really even ask me, he just knew how much cash I had to spend. Thank goodness no problems but two weeks before I was there for my first 3 voluma injections n he just decided I needed Botox even thou I said I'm one of 2% it doesn't work on! I did end up in ER with that!
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Is there anyone who shouldn't get voluma XC in cheeks, do to health problems or medication s? Anyone know of anything?
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I am curious...have not had injections but am scheduled for some on Friday. Mine will be for my cheeks and the () around my mouth. I am 59 years old and do the have $8500 for a full face lift at this time. Has anyone had positive outcomes? slm
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Hi matheiss55, I would love to hear how your injections worked for you. And, did you opt for a full face lift? If I had the money I would most certainly opt for one. I have a blepharoplasty scheduled for my lower lids to say goodbye to my major circles beneath my eyes. That's the procedure I can afford!
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Has been totally not worth the risk to me. I've thankfully found an amazing skilled facial plastic surgeon who has helped me (using hyaluronidase) in the past week. What I would give to have had him in the first place. My bottom line advise: Don't EVER go to someone who is not an experienced plastic surgeon for this stuff-- the nurses, injectable-certified PA's, what-have-you... just too risky. Not worth feeling more horrible about yourself. You don't want to be that person in the 30-some percent who have had a bad situation.
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I couldn't agree with boogie more. Also everyone needs to know that there are counterfeit fillers floating around that have identical packaging to the real thing. Make sure your doctor is ordering juvederm directly from allergan and get your medical records that day so you can verify that the product is legitamite.
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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?
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Eleven months since I was injected with Juvederm under my eyes, I am still suffering from its negative effects. It seems I had a bad reaction to the Juvederm immediately after I was injected. I've had low level inflammation since and still have bags under my eyes. The plastic surgeon who did the procedure was of no help. I sought out other doctors who advised me to just wait it out and do nothing as the juvederm will eventually dissolve on its own. Although I see some improvement, nothing will bring back my pre-juvederm eyes!!!
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How are you recovering these days? I have the same experience on my left side from Juvederm Ultra Plus. It was inserted in the tear trough area and was fine for 3 months, then it had a reaction and became swollen and tender. I had 6 Hylenex treatments (hyaluronidase) from a different PS and it's somewhat better. It was injected 7 months ago. I guess I'll be waiting out the rest of this. I'm just hoping it will all dissolve. Thanks!
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I'm lucky to have survived a Juvaderm voluma injection. Coma, paralysis etc. Don't know ifvit was rxn to Juvaderm or lidocaine. Had Juvaderm before wo rxn. Will never again. Juvaderm not my friend
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Has anyone had Juvederm injected into the frown lines between the brows or the smokers lines above upper lip area? 6 weeks have passed and i still cannot get my mouth to speak properly or smile to show my teeth like i used to. My under eyes are puffy and i have red line on each cheek bone that i have to use cover up make up on. I am concerned about how long these symptoms will last. Any feed back would be appreciated about now.
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Sounds like they may have gone too deep with the product
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Hi Old Girl: Juvederm is made " only for the Naso Folds.This issue is You have Doctors popping up that are Not Plastic Surgeon's injecting this everywhere. Juvederm Holds fluid and puff's you up. It can also get very lumpy. You can read my experience . Did you go to a reputable " Plastic Surgeon" Or just a Juv office?
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I had juvederm injected in my tear trough area 15 days ago. One eye is still a bit swollen but ok. The other is lumpy, swollen and uneven (compared to the somewhat 'good' eye). My doctor of of course recommended vitrase to resolve. I'm inclined to just let it be, but my eye area looks a bit disfigured. I look worse than before, to put it mildly. However, I understand that vitrase can result in uneven dissipation of juvederm. I'm also hearing that the under eye skin can become more lax and crepe post vitrase. I'm beginning to sick that suffering for a year or 2 until the juvederm dissolves naturally is the better approach. Has anyone gone with this approach and had (eventual) success? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. I'm also happy to share photos if needed.
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I have found out that there are different types of Vitrase/Hyaluranidase. I did not have a reaction at all to what I was told was hyaluranidase. it actually dissolved some of the Juviderm above my mouth and in the cheek area , but because I was annoyed with the doctor due to major bruising for him, I decided to not go back for any more. ( I went 3 times to him btw) But after still needing a bit more dissolved, I went to a dermatologist who iijected Vitrase this time. She did a whole vial and it actually gave a different response. Instead of dissolving immediately what it touched, it actually became swollen and after a few hours, I then started to see a little difference in juviderm size but not as good as results with the first doctor. I also got some severe reaction like headaches, mild nose bleeding and sun sensitivity. Even up to now, If I go in the sun for a little bit, the areas that were injected by vitrase swell up. I have not gone back to ask about these symptoms, I am just hoping they eventually go away. For under the eyes, I would have just Hyaluranidase injected and not the Vitrase sister product
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Thank you for the tip! I was not aware that there could be different results depending on the type of Vitrase/ Hyaluranidase.
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your welcome. I would definitely stay away from the vitrase under the eyes being that the area is so small and delicate, but at the same time I would try hyaluranidase because being unhappy for 1-2 years will be brutal. It has been 4 months that I have been disfigured in some way from the Juviderm and to think I still have 2-6 months is torture for me. The good thing to remember though is that others don't necessarily see what we do. Good Luck :)
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