I'm thinking of having Juvederm for deep wrinkles between brows. Are there any side effects?
Juvederm Side Effects
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What are the side effects of Juvederm in the Glabella area.
Besides the typical, needle based therapy, of bruising and swelling...injecting any filler like Restylane, Juvederm etc. in the Glabellar area has the risk of skin necrosis of the forehead. When any thick material is injected in the glabella, it has the possibilty of collapsing the vein that caused skin necrosis of the forehead. This has been well documented and IMHO this is an absolute contraindication for using any fillers in this area. Botox or Dysport will soften unwanted lines and wrinkles, save the fillers for the face.
Botox is primary treatment of "11 lines" but filler can be beneficial
Botox to weaken the corrugator muscles will give you the most benefit with regard to reducing your "11s." If you still have a residual wrinkle this is likely imprinted on the skin and can be improved with Restylane or Juvederm. This can be difficult to treat without causing a bumpy contour or revealing the filler product so consult with an experienced injector before pursuing filler in the area between the brows.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Juvederm, Are There Any Possible Side Effects?
As with any medical procedure there are risks and complications involved in the injection of Juvederm between the brows.
I have seen and heard of one patient who has an immediate allergic reaction to hyaluronic acid products (both Juvederm and Restylane). There have been reported cases of skin necrosis (dead skin) from injecting the product directly into a blood vessel. Along the same lines, there have been reported cases of blindness from injecting into the orbit.
Best to choose your injecting physician most carefully. Good luck and be well.
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Dr. Quenby Erickson
Juvederm for 11s
The 11s ( medial brow ) are best treated with Botox. This is easily preformed with very minimal complications especially if you don't have any eyelid or eyebrow issues.
Juvederm can be injected, by an experienced person in small amounts in the 11s. This is a highly expert indication, as there are reports of loosing some skin in that area and thus getting a scar.
I really recommend trying the Botox first.
Juvederm fills indention, with minimum side effects!
Side Effects of Haluronic Acid Fillers
Common Side Effects: Bruising and Swelling
The most common complications seen following this procedure include bruising and swelling.These typically resolve with the passage of time. Rarely patients have unsatisfactory aesthetic results which require additional filler or in some cases reversal with hyaluronidase. In rare cases, skin loss from pressure necrosis or intravascular injection may occur.
If you’re concerned about the results from Juvederm treatments, it’s important to discuss this issue with your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should be able to address your concerns.
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