Juvederm for a Lyme Disease Patient Allergic to Penicillin?

I have Lyme Disease and I'm allergic to Penicillin. Would Juvederm be safe, or is there another filler I can consider?

Doctor Answers 6

Juvederm Is Ok If You Have Lyme Disease

There is no increase in the incidence of side effects or allergies to Juvederm in patients with Lyme Disease or Penicillin allergy. However, if your Lyme disease is active you might want to get treated first and then think about doing any aesthetic procedures. The reason being that Lyme Disease patients can be under tremendous stress at times and any aesthetic procedure might add to that stress.


Bedminster Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm allergy

It is rare to have an allergic reaction to Juvederm and Restylane. Lyme disease doesn't increase this risk. You should consult with the doctor treating your Lyme disease if you have any further concerns. Good luck.

Ran Y. Rubinstein, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Allergies to Juvederm are rare but possible

Although allergies to Juvederm are quite rare, there are reported cases of allergy to the product. There is no relationship between an allergy to Juvederm and allergies to PCN.  I am also not aware of any relationship between Juvederm and Lyme's disease.

Kevin Ende, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Lyme Disease and juvederm

I do not see why Juvederm would be contraindicated as a filler if you have Lyme Disease or a penicillin allergy. If you are concerned, I would consult with an Allergist.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

No Conflict

I can not see why there would be a problem. Juvederm is derived from the hyaluronic adic output of a strep bacteria, not related to the mold that produces penicillin. Similarly, I think Lyme Disease would not be relevant to Juvederm.

If you are still uneasy your physician can certainly place an inquiry with the medical director for Juveder.

Arnold R. Oppenheim, MD
Virginia Beach Dermatologist
4.7 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Juvederm allergies

I can't see why you would have a problem with Juvederm but what I do with any patient who is concerned is to do a small test on their arm like we used to do with collagen.  I charge them for the syringe and svae it for use after we see no reaction.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 67 reviews

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