Juvederm, Are There Any Possible Side Effects?
As with any medical procedure there are risks and complications involved in the injection of Juvederm between the brows.
I have seen and heard of one patient who has an immediate allergic reaction to hyaluronic acid products (both Juvederm and Restylane). There have been reported cases of skin necrosis (dead skin) from injecting the product directly into a blood vessel. Along the same lines, there have been reported cases of blindness from injecting into the orbit.
Best to choose your injecting physician most carefully. Good luck and be well.
What are the side effects of Juvederm in the Glabella area.
Besides the typical, needle based therapy, of bruising and swelling...injecting any filler like Restylane, Juvederm etc. in the Glabellar area has the risk of skin necrosis of the forehead. When any thick material is injected in the glabella, it has the possibilty of collapsing the vein that caused skin necrosis of the forehead. This has been well documented and IMHO this is an absolute contraindication for using any fillers in this area. Botox or Dysport will soften unwanted lines and wrinkles, save the fillers for the face.
Botox is primary treatment of "11 lines" but filler can be beneficial
Botox to weaken the corrugator muscles will give you the most benefit with regard to reducing your "11s." If you still have a residual wrinkle this is likely imprinted on the skin and can be improved with Restylane or Juvederm. This can be difficult to treat without causing a bumpy contour or revealing the filler product so consult with an experienced injector before pursuing filler in the area between the brows.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Juvederm side effects
Consider injectables implants and not medicines and you will approach them differently when considering getting filler. Ask your injector if they know the side effects, including how to handle complications such as necrosis, loss of vision, in addition to bruising, swelling, and erythema.
Juvederm is risky between the eyes
There have been many people successfully treated with Juvederm or Restylane between the eyes; That being said; this is a particularly risky area with reports of skin necrosis of the forehead and even blindness because some of the product inadvertently entered an artery that communicates with blood flow to the eye; It is far better to treat this area with Botox to relax the muscles that are making the frown lines. If you keep your Botox up without letting it completely wear off between sessions (injections every 3-4 months) eventually the skin starts to recover and the lines get better. Other procedures such as some laser treatments in conjunction with Botox will also help improve those lines. Occasionally fillers are needed for the best result and in that case, please go to only an expert and hopefully they use a blunt tip canula which makes injections safer.
I hope this helps!
Dr. Quenby Erickson
Juvederm for 11s
Thanks for this question.
The 11s ( medial brow ) are best treated with Botox. This is easily preformed with very minimal complications especially if you don't have any eyelid or eyebrow issues.
Juvederm can be injected, by an experienced person in small amounts in the 11s. This is a highly expert indication, as there are reports of loosing some skin in that area and thus getting a scar.
I really recommend trying the Botox first.
Juvederm fills indention, with minimum side effects!
The first line of defense for wrinkles between the brows is
typically Botox, this stops the muscles that cause the wrinkle from
contracting.If your wrinkles are deeper
and present even when your muscles are at rest, then Juvederm would be the best
answer (we call these static wrinkles). The Juvederm fills in the indention to
smooth the area out. Juvederm really is a very safe product. Most of the issues
associated with Juvederm revolve around injection site issues, and many are
short lived. Most patients experience swelling and some degree of redness and
discomfort at the injection site.Bleeding and bruising can also occur, but are much less likely if you avoid
blood thinning medicines for 2 weeks prior to the injection (Aspirin, Motrin,
Aleve, Ibuprofen). Typically injected areas are a little firm at first, but
this usually softens over time. Itching or discomfort at the site also occur in
rare instances. Major complications or allergic reactions to Juvederm are also
extremely rare. These kinds of side effects can happen with any injectable
fillers and are not more common with Juvederm than with any other filler.
Side Effects of Haluronic Acid Fillers
Fillers in the glabella can have rare but serious complications such as tissue loss and embolization. It is very important to be aware of these potential complications. Make sure your fillers is being done by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Dermatologist with a proven record. Many physician extenders are now doing fillers and oftentimes the procedure is being done outside of a physician office.
Common Side Effects: Bruising and Swelling
It’s not unusual for patients with deeply etched vertical
glabeller frown lines to require dermal fillers in addition to Botox. When this scenario arises, Juvederm can
provide excellent clinical results. Although rare, side effects occasionally occur following this type of
most common complications seen following this procedure include bruising and
swelling.These typically resolve with
the passage of time. Rarely patients
have unsatisfactory aesthetic results which require additional filler or in
some cases reversal with hyaluronidase. In rare cases, skin loss from pressure necrosis or intravascular
injection may occur.
you’re concerned about the results from Juvederm treatments, it’s important to
discuss this issue with your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should be able to address your concerns.
Juvederm Side Effects
When injected correctly, filler between the brow can have fabulous results. However, if injected incorrectly, it can have potentially serious adverse effects.The most important thing to understand when it comes to having your face injected is to go to an experienced physician injector that not only understands how to treat the face, but also can treat the possible side effects. While the most common side effects are mild -- redness, swelling and/or bruising at the injection site. In addition, a very small percentage of patients may develop a hypersensitivity reaction resulting in prolonged red, tender or swollen areas. The most serious possible effect is skin necrosis (sloughing) and even very rarely, blindness.For deep wrinkles between the brow, one may also want to consider a combination treatment of a filler and a neuromodulator such as Botox for a synergistic effect to both fill and relax the area for a natural, youthful appearance.