Is It Possible That Juvederm Lasts over 18 Months ?

I've done fillers in my lips before without problems but a new doctor injected Juverderm in the vermilion border of my lips. ( I didn't know the doctor would do that). I hate the weird effect around my lips. I was hoping that after a few months the product would go away but it's being 18 months since then and I still have the lumpy area surrounding my lips. I am wondering if I got something else injected other than Juverderm considering that it is supposed to last less than one year.

Doctor Answers 9

Juvederm can last a long time and can also be injected away with hyaluronidase.

Juvederm can last a long time and if you are not happy with it, it can be injected away with hyaluronidase.

New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 66 reviews

See your injector again

Generally, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC lasts for approximately 9-12 months, but this can be shorter or longer depending on your body. I recommend you see your injector again and discuss your concerns with them. Hyaluronidase can be used to dissolve any residual filler or another treatment may be more suitable.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 176 reviews

How long does Juvederm last?

A Juvederm injection to the nasolabial fold will generally last up to one year.  On some individuals I have seen it last longer and on others not as long.  It all depends upon the rate at which your body metabolizes the product.

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

How Long Does Juvederm Last?

Extensive trials and reports have shown that Juvederm typically dissolves within 6 months to one year after injection. However, anecdotally, many patients have reported feeling the substance up to 3 years later. If you are concerned about the appearance of your lips, I recommend returning to your physician and requesting that they use hyaluronidase to dissolve whatever product may still remain.

Cameron Rokhsar, MD, FAAD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Juvederm lasts one year or less

While you may have the feeling that the filler material is still there, it is highly unlikely that it really is. Juvederm simply doesn't last that long, nor does any known approved hyaluronic acid-based injectable filler. For the sake of discussion, let us assume it is still there. You have now waited 18 months. Rather than having any hyaluronidase injected into the lips, just give it more time. You have waited this long. Just give it a few more months as it is a self-solving concern.

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

Juvederm and resorption

Although most variations of juvederm will last between 6 months to one year, in some areas as it is inejcted more superficially will last longer. IT can be dissolved with hylauronidase.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Duration of fillers can vary

Unfortunately, it seems the filler that lasts longest is the filler put in the wrong spot. Juvederm can last 18 months or longer in rare individuals. It can, however, be dissolved by hyaluronidase, if you want to remove it sooner. It is not the best filler for the vermillion border, but it certainly was not "wrong" to place it there. Perhaps it was just too much.

Mary P. Lupo, MD
New Orleans Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Not happy with Juvederm lip injection

Piece of cake, just get the Juvederm dissolved with hyaluronidase injections. Tell the next injector to plump the lips but not the vermillion.

Peter T. Truong, MD
Fresno Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Juvederm in the vermillion border of the lip

Although this is an area that tends to dissolve the filler quickly, it is possible that the result can stay for more than a year. If you are unhappy with the result, it might be worth having hyaluronidase injected into the area to see if it dissolves.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

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