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Juvederm side effects - discussion

  • miss50
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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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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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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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Get is dissolved Immediately.If you are having this reaction now.. It will notgo away. I had a very small amt of /Hyaluranidase injected in my eyes after 18 months of suffering. It worked perfect.
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Please note that /Hyaluranidase is a enzyme and to much can actually devolve "good tissue" Injectors are not aware of this unless they are True Doctors! the best approach is a very small amount at first waiting two weeks to see how the effects are.
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I am amazed at the comments regarding Juvederm's effects on the eye/under eye area. My dermatologist told me Juvederm is not intended for areas above the nose. She has successfully filled my chins' lines on two occasions. Having heard her stance on Juvederm's use above the nose, and now these comments, I gratefully adhere to Dr. Laura's advice! But I am saddened for the women who did not receive similar cautions from their professional of choice.
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No. I am afraid of any possible adverse reactions. I would certainly not use the same doctor that injected the Juvederm.
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Have you had hyaluranidase injected?
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It's been five months after the Juvederm Ultra injections under my eyes and I still have some puffiness under both eyes. Although the eye bags have diminished somewhat, I look like I have aged 10 years. I am currently researching quality plastic surgeons that can correct the damage done to my eyes.
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Hello, I had juv injected under both eyes for lack of fullness, I was referee to the laser cosmetic center in Clearwater,it has been the worst thing I ever did in my life , the Dr overfilled both eyes it looked like I was In a car deck brushing under one eye its now a year and half later I look ten years older the skin his hanging from the water weight ,the Dr did not care nor offer a solution. I am now at my wits end I am going to a reputable plastic surgeon today to possible has it deflated, but at this point I am such a deck to have anything placed under my eyes and take a chance, in thought for sure by now this juv xl would have dissolved but its still there, the new Dr said that sometimes is never goes away and they actually have to go in and scrape it out, so please think twice about doing this, this product was never ment for the eye area ever!!!!
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The Photo above is the picture 6 months after overfill. Yesterday I went to a reputable surgeon to have it dissolved. He just did a very small amount of "H" and today the results are amazing after 1.5 years of looking like a train wreck..
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It amazes me when dumb doctors think they are doing a good thing when they overfill areas. Why can they not accept that we want to look natural. A little goes a long way. My doctor so overdid it that even using hyaluranidase 6 times did not get it to where I wanted. I was so bruised after it all I am just going to live with the rest. I feel so lopsided but the good thing is that most people think it's normal and say they cannot really tell. Even close aquaintances and even my husband! I can't understand How , as I see it crystal clear but I guess they see us from a 3 dimentional view where we can only see from 1 dimention in the mirror. Thank Goodness fo that!!!!
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OMG. This stuff should be off the market. I also have had other injectables Raddise and Restylane no problem. This is my first experience with Juvederm. I had it injected under eyes and in cheek area with the same Dr. that injected the fore mentioned products. NEVER again. It's been over 2 weeks and I'm crazy puffy and still yellowish. I am afraid to have it extracted. I could make a bad situation worst. Guess I'll just ride it out. Who paid off who??? to get this approved. This stuff is garbage and expensive.
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Its all about " THE MONEY" a true plastic surgeon will tell you the true facts. But we go to cheep clinic's to get a better price and get worse results.
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First, I want to assure you that I have had every injectable possible. Juvederm, Restylane, Raddise, Bolora, and Bovine Collagen. Obviously no stranger to the procedure. These products are a money makers dream for any physician or his nurse doing the injections for the Doc. You get hooked and keep on injecting no matter the cost. That is the long term goal for any Doc. with a mortgage. I will add at this point, that I had collagen to start with. The Dr. did not check to see if I was allergic and the following injections of every product know and thousands of $$$ later have all been to correct the holes in my face from the abscess due to the collagen. But, I digress, the point is yes, some do have allergic reactions to Juvederm. Not right away but several months after the injection. I had my tear wells injected two month ago and yesterday I woke up with a lump so large I could see it by just turning my eyes down. Mind you, this product and others like it are suppose to attract moisture to the area. Since I slept very sound that night I did not move around, the fluid accumulated in that spot. Today it has gone down but in the mean time I looked like I had been stung by a bee. By the way that was my story since I don't divulge that I have these injections. In summery, yes this product and others like it can cause adverse reactions. Buyer Beware!
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I had a juvederm injection in my chin four years ago to give the area more contour. I was told that that effects would be temporary. Not only did the swelling last months and months, but a scar capsule formed around the injection and now I'm permanently left with a chin that I don't like! When you call the company, they don't acknowledge this risk and certainly the doctors don't tell you this. I would NEVER have done it had my doctor told me that the effects would be permanent.
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