Juvederm in top lip, 1 year ago, still lumps. Any suggestions? (photos)

I had juvederm a year ago and most has come gone but have a few lumps. Will they go away on there on with time or will they stay for Ever. It bothers me when I smile and look in the mirror, because I feel my top lip is uneven now.

Doctor Answers 4

Juvederm

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Thanks for your question. Lumps after one year are unusual and may have been caused by the injector’s technique resulting in scar tissue. You should consult with a board certified dermatologist to even out your lips for a more natural look. Best, Dr. Katz 


New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Juvederm

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Thank you for your question. A year is a long time for Juvederm to persist in the lip. I would recommend you get Hyaluronidase in the area to dissolve the remaining filler. I would consult with a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. 

Lenore Sikorski, MD
Orange County Dermatologist
4.4 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Lumps one year after Juvederm

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These can often be reduced using hyaluronidase. However, being there for 1 year sometimes creates a collagen response and that can not be corrected. See link.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Juvederm in top lip, 1 year ago, still lumps. Any suggestions?

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Hello, and thanks for your question and photo. You could have the filler dissolved with injection of an enzyme called hyaluronidase. In order to determine the best treatment plan for you, I recommend an in-person consultation with an expert. Best of luck, Dr. Frucht.   

Corey Frucht, MD, PhD
Santa Barbara Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

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