Will Juvederm Injection Holes Be Noticeable After the Treatment?

Are they noticeable around the lips or mouth, or are the juvederm injection needles so small that it isn't obvious?

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Juvederm injections

The dermal filler Juvederm comes in two forms:  Juvederm Ultra XC for more superficial lines and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC for deeper lines such as prominent nasolabial folds.  These products are both injected through small bore needles (30 gauge and 27 gauge respectively).  Although some patients can see needle marks the day of treatment, it would be highly unlikely to see any marks after the first day.  Some patients do have minimal bruising, and swelling for a couple of days though.

Yuba City Plastic Surgeon
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Injection Sites

There will not be any permanent injection site marks from Juvederm treatment.  You may have some injection site bruising that will resolve in a few days.

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
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Juvederm Injection Sites Should Not Be Noticeable After Treatment

Juvederm is packaged with very tiny needles, the injection sites are extremely tiny.  They should not be visible after your Juvederm injection.

Regardless of where you have your Juvederm injected, it should be difficult to impossible to find the injected entrance points. 


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Roy Kim, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Needle Marks after Juvederm Injections

I have never seen nor heard of needle marks after the use of very small needles to inject Juvederm. There may be some temporary points of irritation for 24-48 hours after treatment.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Injection sites usually heal after filler injections

The sites should heal within a week or so. Using petrolatum usually helps. If you have bruising or swelling, icing the area also helps.

Gary Goldenberg, MD
New York Dermatologist

Needle Holes post Juvederm Injections...

The size of the needle is very small when injecting Juvederm.  Needle holes are not typically seen after injecitons.   However, if there is a small capillary that is hit during the treatment, you may see a small pin point bruise at the sight of injection...


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Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Juvederm Injection holes visible

The Juvederm injection needles are very thin and  they should not be visible even after 30 minutes, unless bruising occurs at the very  site  of injection.

Make sure that you are being treated by an experienced, Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon

Eugene Mandrea, MD
Chicago Dermatologist
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Injection holes should not be noticeable after a filler treatment

There can be some bruising at the site occasionally but the actual needle stick should not be visible.

Steven E. Rasmussen, MD, FAAD
Austin Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Will Juvederm Injection Holes Be Noticeable After the Treatment?

The needles used for injections of Juvederm, Restylane for Lip Augmentation are quite small.  These typically do not leave holes that are visible.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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No Holes with fillers

No, The needles are thin and the most that you will see left behind, if anything, is a little bruising. 

Jo Herzog, MD
Birmingham Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

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