It has been almost 9 months since I received juvederm injections, and there are still lumps/bumps everywhere it was injected into my top lip. This was a VERY painful procedure for me. I received a dental block but no topical numbing agent. Scared to look to get the dissolving agent due to pain.
Are There Cases Where Juvederm Has Not Dissolved Naturally?
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Lumps and bumps after Juvederm
It is unusual for the products like juvaderm to remain as lumps in your lips after 9 months. They will most likely resorb over the next few months but if they bother you , you may be able to have them dissolved by hyaluronidase.
Juvederm has not dissolved naturally
Very unusual. I would try excision or injection of hylaurondiase by an expert injector with experience. Also maybe some more time with massage the area could help.
From MIAMI Dr. B
Fillers in the lip and bumps
Although fillers including Restylane and Juvederm, often dissolve faster in the lips then other areas, I have seen patients who retained their product for more than a year. If you had that much pain during the procedure despite a dental block, it is understandable that you are reluctant to undergo the procedure again or to have hyaluronidase injected. There are different ways to peform a dental block and a different physician might be able to make you much more comfortable!
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Juvederm typically lasts 6-12 months. At 9 months, I would just wait another 3 months until it resolves completely. If it does not resolve naturally you should discuss options with your dermatologist. Though most often the best approach is just waiting.
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