After Juvederm Dissolves, Do Wrinkles Look Worse?

I am worried that after the HA disolves the wrinkle will the more noticeble than before treatment. I did not like the result ( the injector left noticible bumps)so I do not intend to inject anything again. I wonder if the filler makes the wrinkle more deep

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You said the injector?? If the doctor did not have time for you as a patient to do the treatment, then go to some one who can give you the time and expertise.

That is the problem with injectors, does not matter what education they have, They are not doctors

Disolve your juvederm and you should not see any worsening of the wrinkles. See a plastic surgeon who can give you the time and be with you when you like the results and when you do not.

Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Juvederm dissolves, do wrinkles look worse

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Interesting question. The simple answer is there is no relationship. But if you see something than go see the injecting doc to discuss.

From MIAMI Dr. B

Wrinkles do not get worse after Juvederm

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Don't worry, if you have the Juvederm dissolved it will not make the wrinkles worse than before injections.  Injections of HA's do not cause enough trauma to the skin to adversely affect a wrinkle for the worse. 

I would like to encourage you to not give up on the product but rather find a better injector that is experienced in the area that you need injected.  Nodules can happen however with good injection skills it should not be the norm.  Plus there are certain techniques to resolve lumpiness without resorting to  dissolving the product. 

Lee Robinson, MD - RETIRED
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Fillers do not cause wrinkles to get worse

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After hyaluronic acid fillers dissolve, the wrinkle or crease does not look worse than it did prior to the injection of the filler.  If you had visible lumps, this can either be avoided or improved by the physician.  If lumps are felt but not visible, some patients live with them because they provide augmenation or filling, but you should not have to live with a visible lumpy surface.

Ronald Shelton, MD
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Wrinkles with Juvederm

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Juvederm is a great product and when it dissolves it should leave you no worse than what you liked like before. As for lumps, these could have been massaged out just after treatment or during treatment.  Find an experienced injector.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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No worse!

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You will gradually return to your pre-injection state, but if you are lumpy, consider getting the Juvederm dissolved by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. That way, you will look normal faster.

You will not see any of your own collagen improve the lines since you only did the procedure once. For that benefit, regular filler injections are needed.

Mary P. Lupo, MD
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When fillers disappear wrinkles return to their former appearance

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When temporary fillers disappear wrinkles return to their former appearance.  Skin is not stretched out enough to permanently stretch them or make lines deeper.  If wrinkles are treated for many years however, a person may not notice his or her wrinkles getting deeper with age and they therefore may appear deeper if they stop using fillers completely.  They will always go back to what they would have been naturally, had no fillers ever been used.

If you had bumps in your skin, it is due to poor technique by the injector, not the filler itself.  I would give it another chance, perhaps with Juvederm which is a very smooth product, but make sure you go to someone with a great reputation for injecting fillers.  Remember, doing one thing great doesn't mean someone does everything great, so make sure he or she is well known for happy filler patients!

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Dissolving Juvederm

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In most cases, Juvederm and other facial fillers are placed to soften wrinkles in the skin.  So, it makes since if you melt the Juvederm, the wrinkles will come back.  They wrinkles should not be worse than before the Juvederm, however.  Good luck.

Juvederm and Other Hyaluronic Acid Fillers Stimulate New Collagen Production

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If anything, research has shown that hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane, Preville Silk) stimulate collagen production in the area of injection.  Therefore when the Juvederm eventually dissolves, you should have a little more collagen in place, and your wrinkle should be a bit less deep.

Good luck and be well.

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No, they'll look the same as before or better

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Once the Juvederm gets metabolized by your body, your face will look the same as it was before. There is no evidence suggesting that treatment makes your wrinkles worse. However, hyaluronic acid filler does cause your own collagen production to be stimulated in the area the filler was injected. This will contribute to making your wrinkles look better!

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.