Juvederm Fillers Have Ruined my Face! - United Kingdom, GB

In December 2012, I had Juvederm fillers to reduce...

In December 2012, I had Juvederm fillers to reduce the depth of the two frown lines between my eyes on my forehead (glabella "11" frown lines between my eyebrows). I previously had this procedure several years ago and it was problem-free and lasted for two and a half years.

The guy injected the fillers not only in the two original lines that were only just beginning to show again, but also further along the left and right side of my forehead above my eyes, and higher up in the middle of my forehead too, which has caused lots of terrible lumps and is pulling and pushing my forehead in lots of different bizarre horizontal and diagonal directions, which it never did before December.

It has made my frown lines across my forehead much more prominent and deeper, as the fillers are pushing up against them and I have developed lots more newer and much deeper lines, since having this procedure. I now also new lines developing at the top of my nose, where it is trying to move, but being blocked by the lumps of fillers just above. I now also have diagonal lines developing, which were never there before!

This has had a huge impact on me emotionally, mentally and physically. Since having this treatment, I have been depressed, tearful, obsessed with looking in the mirror and lost all confidence and self-esteem. I recently had a fringe cut, in the hope that I could cover this mess up, but this has not been possible because of where the fillers sit, all the way across my forehead, just above my eyes and as soon as the wind blows or my hair moves, the mess of my face is clearly on show to everyone!

The longer I leave it, the worse and more permanent these new lines seem to be getting and the more depressed I am becoming too, as this has now been like this since December last year. I would do anything to feel normal, confident and happy once again.

I returned to the guy, who told me there was nothing wrong with what he had done, it didn't look 'that bad' and he is not responsible for my feelings! You only need to look at the photograph that I have added to see how very wrong he is! He then said he could stick a needle into the fillers and try squeeze them out, but has never tried this before, so cannot guarantee any results. He also said he could inject hyalaronidase, but that I may have an allergic reaction and struggle to breath, as he has had bad experiences of this before! I don't really fancy either now, but can't live like this any more!

Has anyone else experienced this problem, or am I alone with this? Has anyone else tried to fix this problem successfully? If so, how? If you are considering having this procedure, I strongly suggest you rethink your plans, as the knock-on effects can be so much worse than your original lines and have a really terrible impact on your mental health, when you end up looking so much worse than when you started!

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The so-called Doctor visits a local clinic/salon close to where I live, once a month.

1 out of 5 stars Overall rating
1 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
1 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
1 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
1 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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