Juvederm Correction?

Had had juvederm injected above the lip, in the lips, and at the corners of the mouth. My goals had been to get rid of the vertical lip lines. Also, I had been worried about the corners of my mouth turning downward. Now, those vertical lip lines are more prominent and the left corner of my mouth is turning downward more. Also, my chin is revealing some new winkles. The wrinkles around my mouth were less prominent before the juvederm. Can this be reversed?

Doctor Answers 5

Yes Juvederm can be reversed

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yes Juvederm can be reversed.  I would recommend waiting a few weeks to see if it settles down and calling the issues to the attention of your doctor.  Juvederm is dissolvable with hyaluronidase. 

Paramus Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Reversing of Juvederm

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It is important to wait at least 2 weeks after injection to make any decision about reversal of Juvederm or any other hyaluronic acid filler. If after that time you still aren't happy with the result, talk to your physician about augmenting the filler placement versus reversing it with hyaluronidase.  Be sure your physician is experienced with reversing Juvederm.

Matheson A. Harris, MD
Salt Lake City Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Juvederm is easily reversed with hyaluronidase

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I'm sorry that you don't like what you are seeing. It is important to do a few things though: 1. evaluate your pre-pictures - if some of the lines you are seeing now are more prominent, perhaps it's because those around them are gone and therefore you're focusing more on them, even though they were already there before the injections, and 2. wait until all the swelling and bruising is gone to fully assess, about 10 days. If you're still not happy and want to get rid of the Juvederm, it's easily fixed with hyaluronidase.

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I'm sorry to hear you have had such an unpleasant experience.  Fortunately, Juvederm can be reversed with hyaluronidase.  You should follow up with your provider to review the opitons.  I would recommend you waiting at least 1-2 weeks after your initial injections in order to make sure what you are truly seeing is not just swelling.

Good luck.


Dr. Grant Stevens 

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

Juvederm Correction?

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 Give yourself a few days for the swelling to settle down and then if you're still unhappy, go back to the MD that did the Juvederm injections for evaluation and possible hyaluronidase injection to dissolve the Juvederm.

I have used Botox (and more recentky added Dysport) to soften the vertical lines around the mouth.  I have found this very effective over the past 22 years.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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